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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

) #21 of 362 Restaurants in Galway ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , European
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“shepherds pie” (21 reviews)
“nachos” (19 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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131 - 140 of 626 reviews

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Oh and by the way the food is good too! The Front Door was recommended to us by a waitress at a place we stopped at for a snack on the way into town and it didn't disappoint! It has 4-5 bars, one specializes in...More

1  Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 24 September 2016

On holiday in Galway, we visited this bar twice, it is amazing with 4 bars and loads of little nooks and crannies to sit. Lovely ambiance with its low lighting and staff so friendly. The second time we visited a few days later the waitress...More

1  Thank parsopat
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch and a pint. The food was decent nothing special, nice sized portions and good service, the pub is busy, but the service was fast and efficient.

Thank Ash1984_12
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very tasty bowl of spicy chicken wings served with celery sticks and blue cheese sauce.Good value at under €6. Washed down with couple of very nice pints of Peroni. Very busy place with constant flow of tourists.Was sitting at front bar and could not fail...More

1  Thank The_Gilpins
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The fish and chips were really tasty . Great service , Staff really friendly . will visit again next time i go to Galway

1  Thank angi333c
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner. Very good place. This place is huge inside. Does not look big from the outside. The Shepard pie is very good. The nachos are good too. My favorite was the crime brûlée. This is a good place for kids. They have...More

2  Thank Ivanshantel
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The staff were so lovely, the food was great ! Good quality Guinness too :-) traditionally Irish, loved it!

1  Thank Carlos A
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I frequent Galway often and a visit wouldn't be complete without a few drinks and an attempted dance in The Front Door. I love the atmosphere in this place. I'm primarily writing this review today though to compliment their fantastic staff. I was there during...More

3  Thank TESS0202
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I love the front door, its right in the heart of galway city you cant miss it. great on a summers day to sit outside and watch the world goodbye, or a cold day sat inside in the warmth. They do a great pint of...More

1  Thank whatwaytothebeach
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We just happened to be in this nice area in Galway and saw the inviting & interesting facade of this restaurant so we went in. The place is actually bigger (inside) than it looks. There's also a 2nd floor with more seating. I had a...More

1  Thank floRDMichigan
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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