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22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 565 001
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (593 reviews)
“haggis” (26 reviews)
“onion rings” (35 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Irish, Seafood, Fast food, Soups
22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Going to mcdonagh for years love the food. Part of the history of galway. Could be the best chip shop in Ireland

Thank Cathal C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great option for fast food but to sit down and can get a glass of wine too! Delicious big portions of chips and I had a fish skewer which was so nice . Great value and yummy food .

Thank Ronnierox
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Apparently doesn't operate a reservation system so we queued for 20 mins to get a seat. The menu is a bit limited but the daily catch fish was absolutely fresh, and beautifully cooked and presented. Service was pleasant and prices not extravagant. 6 oysters 10...More

Thank mikvmak
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best placefor fresh fish. Great portions and the best cod and hake. A family run place. Does takeaway as well and Is usually packed but worth the wait

Thank PJL552
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious! Chips were to die for. Good range of fish for fish lovers too. It stood up to its rep. That’s all I’ve to say!!

Thank Trixie696
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best fish and chip meals that I had. A little pricey but the fish was really nice and fresh, chips seems to be made out of real potato. Nice for a short break to just grab a bite and you're ready to...More

Thank EatLikePig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For uncomplicated dining in Galway City McDonagh's is the spot. I always visit when I'm up there and even though it is usually busy with a queue out the door the food is worth the wait. It is nice to be able to sit and...More

Thank conorryan2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admittedly, I ate here twice during my 3-day stay in Galway. What I particularly enjoyed was that in addition to the classics, they offered variations such as salmon and chips and haggis. Great casual environment on Quay street.

Thank maestrousmc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate cod chips with mushy peas and curry sauce. Was amazing!!!!!!!!! Nice staff and comfortable atmosphere. Will def be back.

Thank Lelo1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best fish and chips in Ireland. I choose to sit in the restaurant section and was greeted by a friendly and helpful waitress who was able to answer all questions regarding the food. I tried the oysters for a starter and baked cod for the...More

Thank sharkeyes77
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Mary K
17 October 2017|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
You may want to contact the restaurant with your question as I doubt any customer will know the content of food items.
Mary K
21 September 2017|
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Response from Brian O | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, to be honest with you.
10 August 2017|
Response from Laiss |
I've eaten 3 nights in a row at Mc Donaghs and I can assure you they really look after your needs, the staff are very friendly and accommodating. This is in Galway, not in Dublin, 2 hour drive from there (wild atlantic... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 565 001
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Mc Donagh's have been tantalising the taste buds of both Visitor and Local for four generations. The Family knowledge of Fish and dedication to their customers has earned them the reputation of being one of Ireland's best Seafood's Houses. Mc Donagh's is divided into two sections: In the Seafood Restaurant you will find a great variety of fish dishes on our menu. From native Clarenbridge Oysters, Salmon, Crab, Scallops,Prawns, Hake, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Haddock, Wild Mussels and Ray. Smoked Salmon from Connemara and whatever else the Fisherman can get his hands on. A new addition to our menu is Irish Rib Eye Steak from Mc Geough's Butchers Oughterard Co. Galway. In our Fish & Chips Bar the fish is cooked to order, and you are guaranteed the freshest of Chips, as our potatoes are peeled and cut on the premises. Our Fish & Chips can be eaten on the premises or taken away, we also have outside seating during the summer months.
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