County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Restaurants

McDonagh's Seafood House

  • 22 Quay St. Map It
  • Spanish Arch
  • Seafood

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This longtime Galway landmark is partly a self-service fish-and-chips bar ($) and partly a "real" fish restaurant. If you haven't yet tried fish-and-chips, this is the place to start: cod, whiting, haddock, or hake is deep-fried in a light batter while you watch. The reasonably priced fish is served with a heap of fabulous freshly cooked chips (which have won a nationwide competition for the best french fries in Ireland), and eaten at communal tables—a great way to meet the locals. Or go for the slightly more expensive Seafood Restaurant menu: Galway oysters au naturel, perhaps, followed by seared scallops with black pudding; or splurge on a seafood platter—local mussels, scallops, prawns, and oysters in a garlic-and-wine sauce. The McDonaghs are one of Galway's biggest entrepreneurial families, in charge of several hotels in addition to this spot.

Restaurant Information

Address:

22 Quay St., Galway City, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Phone:

091-565–001

Website: mcdonaghs.net

Restaurant Details:

  • Restaurant: closed Sun., no restaurant lunch (fish-and-chip bar open noon–9 Mon.–Sat.)

Published 01/10/2017

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