McDonagh's Seafood House restaurant
22 Quay Street, Galway, Galway City
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.
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Reviewed 29th November 2014 (visited 26 September 2014 )
Amazing value, amazing food and so delicious and fresh. Should go more often. The oysters are very good.
Reviewed 10th September 2013 (visited 6 September 2013 )
Have started bringing my kids her for a treat rather than mc donalds or supermacs for 5euro they get a foot long sausage homemade chips and a drink they and never finish their meal and end up bringing it home with them i cant even finish it and the girls on the counter are so helpful and friendly 10/10 all the way
Reviewed 14th February 2012 (visited 11 February 2012 )
What can I say that has not already been said. Its reputation speaks for itself. Apart from the most delicious seafood I have ever had in any part of the world |I have travelled. Truly excellent and well deserving of its awards. The nicest seafood and nicest chips ever and not as expensive as I had thought bearing in mind its world renound. We ate here for lunch but to be honest we did not eat for the rest of the day it was so filling and tasty. I will definitely be back on my next visit to the city.
Reviewed 05th November 2011 (visited 3 November 2011 )
I'm a bit of a chip-fiend, and McDonagh's serves some of the nicest chips I've ever had. On a sunny day in Galway there is nothing nicer than getting chips from McDonagh's and enjoying them by the Spanish Arch with the locals who are quite possibly doing the same thing. If you're not a big seafood fan I recommend the fried chicken. I can't say that this place didn't have an influence on my moving to Galway.
Reviewed 27th October 2011 (visited 2 September 2011 )
If you like seafood this is one of the best around. Nice restaurant, great location, friendly staff and good service. The food was delicious and while not the cheapest in town it's not the most expensive either and definitely offers value for the few extra euro.
Reviewed 08th August 2011 (visited 31 July 2011 )
I called in here on the way for some lunch I was dying for some of McDonagh's chips having studied and worked in Galway I miss the chips since I moved away. As I approached at midday they were opening up and there was a queue outside already to get in a mix of locals and tourists. I got a takeaway portion of chips to eat down by the Claddagh the chips are amazing real proper chipper chips with loads of salt and vinegar the chips are proper fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Service is prompt and friendly I would recommend McDonagh's as it is a well established Galway landmark
Reviewed 05th April 2011 (visited 4 April 2011 )
I first visited McDonagh's of Galway back in 1986 and would try to go there on the rare occasions when I am in the city. Last night I called in on spec with two colleagues (J and S). It was a rainy Monday night and the place was busy enough but not full. I wasn't hungry enough for a starter, but J and S managed. J had mussels (I think) and S had prawns. My main course was scallops with black pudding. Very simple but delicious. J couldn't resist the scampi for her main course and I cannot remember what S had, except for her portion of proper chipper chips. J enjoyed her scampi but wasn't overly impressed by the portion of mushy peas. The menu is quite impressive overall. There were two specials on last night - hake and silver bream, which would have been grilled. Two starters, three main courses and a bottle of a French Languedoc white wine came to under €90. The waitresses were cheerful, friendly and helpful. McDonagh's is a great Galway institution.
Reviewed 14th September 2010 (visited 29 July 2010 )
came here straight from Ladies day at Ballybrit, as is usual during race week the queue was out the door, been here several times, even when the place is jammers its still the best fish & chip shop I've ever been to, standards never slip and the counter staff are great, the batter is amazing, would come here for the mushy peas and tartar sauce alone!!Fish is of amazing quality.Can't wait to go back again.
Reviewed 15th April 2010 (visited 6 April 2010 )
This was our second visit to MacDonaghs. We came across it last year and swore we would return on our next visit to Galway. We ate in the restaurant side which opens at 5pm. Slightly more expensive than the takeaway side but massive portions. Definitely the best fish and chips in Ireland complete with Mushy peas, side salad and a wedge of lemon. Great to be able to eat your fish and chips with a nice pot of tea too! The kids shared a bowl of mussels off the main menu and devoured them - they insisted on counting the shells afterwards and there were 44 in total. Pity the kids menu doesn't include mussels and other seafood. There is always a great buzz in the place and usually a queue out the door. Can't wait for my next visit to Galway now.
Reviewed 11th February 2010 (visited 3 February 2010 )
THE best fish and chips in Ireland.
Reviewed 01st February 2010 (visited 1 February 2010 )
went for lunch here food was delicious... we went to the cafe place as the restaurant part doesn't open till later in the evening so service wasn't really a major part! But food was tasty would reccommend!
Reviewed 12th November 2009 (visited 11 November 2009 )
Fish and Chips to die for. Was recently in Galway for a few days and had heard about McDonaghs. The smoked fish was superb and as for the amount chips. My friend had the cod and it was delicious. Great value and well worth a visit.
Reviewed 13th October 2009 (visited 10 October 2009 )
Come for the chips! YUMMY! A huge portion of chips and nice wooden tables to sit at, great atmospherere overlooking quay st. Can also sit outside during the summer. Avoid seafood plate! Also serve chicken, but fish is definitely the best. Its a pity they dont have french bread/sliced bread for the ultimate chip butty!! Service is very quick.
Reviewed 27th August 2009 (visited 25 August 2009 )
Comfort food at it's very best. McDonagh's have the best chips in Ireland and although they're famous for their fish, they also do the tastiest chicken. You won't be dissapointed here.
Reviewed 12th August 2009 (visited 16 July 2008 )
Perfect fish and chip shop...benches / take away on the left, proper sit down on the right. Fresh fish always of good standard, does exactly what it says on the tin.