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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (24 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (25 reviews)
“guinness stew” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

A fun and bustling joint, this is a great place for traditional food, especially locally sourced seafood and traditional music. Many levels to the bar, each with it's own personality. Get here early as it fills up quickly.

2  Thank THEJetSetGirl
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very fun & interesting place! You have options of upstairs or several rooms with their own bars in each, plus, patios. Looks like an ancient building from the outside. What a surprise when you enter. Great service & food! Galway really is a bouncing town!

2  Thank b_alkire
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Great food as per usual all seafood locally supplied...The pub is "broken up " into two floors and patios with multiple "enclaves " so privacy is accommodated as well as efficiency of service. Our young waitress got my wife's drink order a bit mixed up...More

2  Thank Ed I
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The service here was the fastest we had while in Europe (we spent time in England, Scotland, and Ireland). The servers were friendly and attentive. The food! Oh my, the food! The beef and Guinness stew will be one of the best you'll ever have....More

2  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Located just off of the bustling High and King Streets with their buskers and shoppers, The Front Door pub is a treasure of pure pub gold. We stopped here during our recent day in Galway and were floored by every aspect of this iconic Galway...More

2  Thank Louis G
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had a lovely lunch, served with a smile and we were not waiting long. The menu is good and the atmosphere is so relaxing.

2  Thank annamarie592013
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We had cocktails there a couple of times, and ate there once. The servers are friendly and the prices are reasonable. There are a lot of tables, and the ambience is traditional with a modern twist.

3  Thank Dena H
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Stumbled upon this place while looking for something to eat at our two hour stop in Galway during a tour to the Cliffs. We were not disappointed with the food either. I got the lunch special, wile my friend got the steak sandwich. Both were...More

3  Thank Laura W
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We have been here before and during that stay we dined here all nights. In fact we returned especially for the Front Door, but were a little disappointed. The staff was OK, but not that friendly as they were known for and, even bigger disappointment,...More

Thank Gerald T
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Gerald T, Thank you for your email but needless to say we are disappointed to hear your feedback. We work with a selection of local producer and suppliers so the quality of our food is something we focus on continually. Can we ask what...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Just looking for lunch after a day of shopping and glad we stumbled across this pub. The food was overly delicious and fast. The service was great and the bar lady was super friendly, very chatty with a fantastic attitude. One thing that let us...More

2  Thank Eudaimonia30
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7 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757
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