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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came for dinner and left very happy. It was excellent food. And great Jameson whiskey. Atmosphere was a bit loud but still good. Good location right on quay st.

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1 Thank Ryan H
Fort Collins, Colorado
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here while visiting Galway. It's a popular place so it can get busy and crowded. We enjoyed a light supper with a few beers. It's a great place to catch a rugby match.

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1 Thank Don M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favourite pub in Galway. Very good food , nice atmosphere. We want to thanks Ray he is the right person on right place, always taking care about good customers service always smiling always friendly and helpful. The Front Door Pub is the place every one should visit. We will do this for sure.

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3 Thank Kate P
Essex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I loose count of how many times i've eaten here now. I travel a lot alone and am always welcomed to eat, as of yet am also yet to have a bad meal. Very reasonable prices, friendly staff and good beer, perfect all round.

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1 Thank FishermanAndrew
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is the perfect example of a tradition Irish pub. The food was very good and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It has a funky layout with lots of rooms. We ended up going there 3 times in 2 days!

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1 Thank Jeffrey F
Phoenix, Arizona
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288 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

What a gem. From the outside, you'd never guess that this place is so large. It rambles on & on. The food is reasonable & quite good. In the traditional fashion, there's never a rush. I went back again because I liked it so much.

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1 Thank nanatravels2
County Donegal, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Was down for a weekend with 20 friends. Will never be back due to the most ignorant security staff imaginable! Where in the world would you get a 6 ft something security personnel push and knee a 5 ft girl out the door instead of asking politely to leave! Highly disgusting!!

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Thank danibyrne93
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi danibyrne93, Needless to say we are very surprised to hear your feedback from a night out in our bar. All our security staff are experienced and professionally trained, with many of the team having worked with us for a number of years without any issues of this nature. It's difficult for us to discuss the incident and provide a... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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346 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here, good prices and very tasty food. They had great gluten free options (fish and chips!!!!) that were delicious and cozy booths that provided a lot of atmosphere. Service was a smidge slow, but friendly enough. Would definitely go again if in the area.

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1 Thank efm16
Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is our daytime regular stop for food and a pint. Great staff and good food consistently. The nacho portions are huge and every steak cooked as ordered. Try the hot wings

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1 Thank John D
Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This was first time visiting this spot and I went again during the week. Good spot for food. Great menu and service. It's a lovely spot at night time and always packed. Highly recommend this place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?