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


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

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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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