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    McDonough's Fish and Chips: Disappointed

    by kharrima Written Jun 29, 2008

    I was disappointed when I had heard so many good things about this restaurant. I didn't care of the batter used for the fish, and parts of it was still soggy. You had to pay 80 cents for a very small container of tarter sauce and 60 cents for 1 packet of ketchup. It was certainly nothing special.

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    The "Quiet man" -pub: The most popular pub of Ireland is just a grocery

    by globetrott Updated Jul 8, 2005

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    One of the most popular pubs of all Ireland is certainly this one - although it never had been a real pub, but a simple grocery store.

    But in the movie 'The Quiet Man' it was used as John Wayne's pub, and a lot of tourists would like to see the 'famous pub' and they are quite disappointed not to be able to take a drink at the place, where John Wayne had to fight against his brother in law...

    Favorite Dish: It is a grocery, so you may buy also packed food and drinks there and you will also find a big selection of black&white pics of the movie !

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    Moran's Oyster Cottage: The world is your oyster at Moran's Oyster Cottage

    by nynaeve1723 Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Moran's Oyster Cottage on the Weir in Kilcolgan, Co. Galway is one of the best restaurants in which I've ever eaten. In fact, my husband and I plan our itineraries to Ireland to ensure the inclusion of a dinner here!

    The ambience and service are not of the absolute highest standard (4 stars out of 5)but the food and the value more than make up for it.

    Moran's is family owned and has been in operation for more than 250 years. The oysters come from the area directly in front of the restaurant and are, therefore, as fresh as can be. The menu also includes other seafood, such as smoked salmon, prawns and crab.

    If you like seafood, don't miss Moran's!

    Favorite Dish: We really should branch out, but we can't bring ourselves to when we order here. My husband and I always start with a plate of the garlic grilled oysters to share as an appetizer. We then have the sampler plate, which includes generous portions of prawns, lump crab meat, crab claws and Irish smoked salmon. We finish up with the Pavlova and wash everything down with Guinness or Murphy's during the meal and a liqueur with dessert.

    Everything is fresh and presented in a pleasing manner. The portions are generous but not overwhelming. The oysters are grilled with a light coating of bread crumbs that enhances their natural flavor, rather than masking it.

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  • Mitchells, Clifden, Co. Galway: Kids not made feel welcome

    by IrishAtHome Updated Oct 7, 2004

    The restaurant has a nice ambience but on the day we were there the staff were as wooden as the furniture. My wife, my 4yr old ,my 2 yr old and myself came for lunch. What struck us first was the prices on the childrens menu. The items were listed much the same as the items on the regular lunch menu but about €1.50 dearer than the adult option!!!! Average price for a kids portion burger and fries €11.50 ($14). We asked could we get a plain ccorned beef sandwich for the 4yrold, this arrived at a cost of €6.95 ($8.60). My wife had the burger and fries, I had fish and chips, 3 cokes....Total €35 ($45).Tip ...dont go back!!! Food was mediocre, staf were dreadful. Our feelings on leaving this restaurnat were mixed. We wondered is there an unwritten policy that kids are not welcome in this particular restaurant?, Is Ireland the most expensive country in the world to travel in? Am I turning into a grumpy old man? Our conclusions were ...YES YES and NO...not necessarily in tht order...or maybe yes. With this sort of attitude Im not sure when we'll be holidaying at home in Ireland again.

    Favorite Dish: Plain corned beef sandwich at the extortionate price of €6.95

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    Java's: Late night coffee

    by sue_stone Written Jul 11, 2004

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    Java's is a small cafe that is very popular for a late night coffee/snack.

    It is a great meeting place after the bars/clubs close and is open till 4am most nights.

    We had a quick coffee here and enjoyed the music and atmosphere.

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    McDonagh's: Galways Best Chipper??!

    by sue_stone Written Jul 11, 2004

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    We had heard so many good reviews about "Galways Best Chipper" McDonaghs, that we thought we had better see what the fuss was about.

    We ordered the mandatory serves of fish and chips, and settled down at the communal tables to wait in anticipation.

    Favorite Dish: We were sorely dissapointed........the fish was overcooked and it looked and tasted like the oil was long overdue for a change.

    It left an unpleasant taste in our mouths......and we were forced to wander up the hill to the Golden Arches for a caramel sundae!!

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    Elles Cafe: Quick coffee and a snack

    by sue_stone Written Jul 11, 2004

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    If you need a quick caffeine or sugar hit whilst shopping in Galway, why not pop into Elles Cafe.

    Although we did not see the Super Model there, we did have a nice coffee and a tasty little treat.

    We were then able to soldier on till happy hour time!!

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    The Tearoom at Kylemore Abbey: Abbey lunch

    by sue_stone Updated Jul 10, 2004

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    The Tearoom at Kylemore Abbey puts on a great lunch.

    It is a cafeteria style set up, when you move along with your tray and select what you would like to eat. Hot dishes included a yum serve of irish stew.

    Good value for the location.

    Pretty busy too - all the tours seemed to eat here.

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    CASTLE DUNGUAIRE BANQUET: WANT TO FEEL MEDAEIVAL???

    by eden_teuling Written Oct 27, 2003

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    This castle once was a stronghold ...... today, in keeping with its noble entertainments, the Castle plays host to superb medaeival BANQUETS.

    Such a BANQUET is an enchanting evening with food to please the palate and entertainment to lift the soul.

    Much of the work of Synge, Shaw and O'Casey draws upon Irish history, myth and legend for its inspirations.

    While you enjoy fine food and wine, DUNGUAIRE'S castle entertainers will inspire you with the profound and the humourous.

    The Dunguaire Castle Banquet operates twice nightly, subject to demand at 17.30 and at 20.45 from May to October.

    Details from admission office, any tourist information office or from central reservations at 061 360 788........

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    GBC: Galway Bakery Company

    by chrissyalex Updated Feb 17, 2003

    This eatery has a cafeteria on the ground floor and a slightly more expensive restaurant on the first floor. They offer a nice variety on their menu and fresh baked goods. It is not the fanciest place, but great for a good quick meal.

    Favorite Dish: Brown bread
    mixture of seafood and vegetables in a puff pastry

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    Paddy Burke's: clarenbridge: a "michelin" seafood restaurant

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 8, 2002

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    From outside it looks like your average country pub with basic but herathy (and healty) meals.. but once you go indise and ask for the menu you'll notice something's not quite matching the "look". This friendly and csy pub and restaurant used to be on the Michelin guide 8and maybe still is). The food is really excellent, and the prices not too bad, considering what you get

    Favorite Dish: Anything with crab - they make it delicious: cornets of smoked salmon and crab as a starter for example. Their brochettes of king scallops are also to die for.

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    Fat Freddy's: Fat Freddy's

    by Krumel Written Sep 15, 2002

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    The place looks rather cramped, dark and dodgy, and this impression is emphasised by the Fat Freddy's portrait on the signpost, but the food is very great (especially the pizzas). I also quite like the atmosphere in there with its wooden tables, chequered tablecloths and candles. And not to forget the cartoons on the menu.

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  • KILRONAN, Inishmore, Aran...

    by sabsi Written Sep 12, 2002

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    KILRONAN, Inishmore, Aran Islands:
    The Aran Fisherman
    Well this isn't the best restaurant, and definitely not the cheapest (Fish & Chips for 12.95 IEP!!! Well I guess logistics are a bit complicated on the island)...but it's about the only real restaurant there!

    Favorite Dish: Catch of the day.

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  • Moran's Oyster House: Ireland's Best Oysters!

    by c-girl Written Apr 17, 2003

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    This restaurant dates back over 300 years and is world famous for their seafood.

    Favorite Dish: Native oysters on the half shell served with brown bread.

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