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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
11:30 - 02:00
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Kildare, Ireland
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163 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Finished the night here on Wednesday ! great fun , great crowd , great service and great music , late bar most nights i believe and in close proximity to everwhere ! Spread over multiple floors ! A must if you want an alternative to going to a club !

1 Thank Stephen R
County Mayo, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We decided to eat at the Front Door after shopping in Galway, I ordered the Steak sandwich with a pint of hop house 13 and my girlfriend had the special chicken wrap, the first pint I received was completely flat and almost warm, so I asked for another which was much better, could have been an oversight ! But the... More 

Thank danny1984785
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi danny1984785, We just read your post and needless to say we're disappointed to hear your visit to The Front Door wasn't at the standard expected. As you can see from our reviews we normally receive such positive feedback for both our food menu and drinks. It could have been just a very busy time for the kitchen, which isn't... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Ended up here and got a table in the first bit of the cafe; the old shop. Perfect atmosphere and such friendly personel. Had a great time, sorry we had to go cause we could have stayed in our nook/at the bar for some time. When in Galway: must!

1 Thank Robin d
Roscommon, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Favorite pub in Galway! Good atmosphere all day everyday, brilliant! Staff are lovely and friendly!!

2 Thank lindsayyy2016
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Brilliant Spot - looks a bit deceptive from the outside you would think it was a small Old man's bar but keep walking and you will find a huge Bar over two floors! Staff all exceptionally friendly and very professional. Food absolutely to die for. Music at night time is also brilliant. Everything you could want in a Pub you... More 

2 Thank wegalDublin
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201 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A very lively yet friendly pub with restaurant. We stayed only for a few beers as we were dining elsewhere that night but would have come back had we the time.

1 Thank Paul C
Galway, Ireland
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

great local haunt. Inside is a warren of different bar and eating areas avoiding a feeling of being too big, by having lots of attractive nooks and crannies.great place to meet for a drink - we haven't eaten there so not sure about the food options

2 Thank MaggieZoe1
Cork, Ireland
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a stay in Galway city recently with my wife. Stumbled across this place, and decided to have some early evening bar food. It was a great decision. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. They have v GD young waitresses. The bar is a number of bars over a few floors,with loads of little nooks and crannies. It's... More 

1 Thank John O
St. John's
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I'd popped in for a drink one evening and returned the next day for a birthday celebration with my daughter. The Cajun chicken pasta was wonderful and my husband raved about the lamb burger. A must stop in Galway.

1 Thank rumoli
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service staff friendly and efficient helpful very varied menu to select from had soup steak special wife had cod chips desert tea was here before no change would recommend this place to anyone to visit

1 Thank Seamus M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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