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County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Restaurants

McDonagh's Seafood House

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

Updated 04/09/2014

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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, mackerel, 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.

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

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Restaurant: closed Sun., no restaurant lunch (fish and chip bar open 12–9pm Mon.–Sat.)

Updated 04/09/2014


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