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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (24 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (25 reviews)
“guinness stew” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

If I'm honest I'm always dubious about pub food in places I'm new too. But we decided to eat here and we all were not disappointed. My husband and friend had the shepherds pie which they said was amazing, I had mac and cheese and...More

1  Thank Lynda A
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

After enjoying a pint of Guinness here earlier in the day, my friend and I returned around 7 for dinner. We feared the worst when we saw how packed the place was, but a member of staff enquired 'can I help you gents', & we...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed July 6, 2017

A fun and bustling joint, this is a great place for traditional food, especially locally sourced seafood and traditional music. Many levels to the bar, each with it's own personality. Get here early as it fills up quickly.

2  Thank THEJetSetGirl
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Very fun & interesting place! You have options of upstairs or several rooms with their own bars in each, plus, patios. Looks like an ancient building from the outside. What a surprise when you enter. Great service & food! Galway really is a bouncing town!

2  Thank b_alkire
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Great food as per usual all seafood locally supplied...The pub is "broken up " into two floors and patios with multiple "enclaves " so privacy is accommodated as well as efficiency of service. Our young waitress got my wife's drink order a bit mixed up...More

2  Thank Ed I
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

The service here was the fastest we had while in Europe (we spent time in England, Scotland, and Ireland). The servers were friendly and attentive. The food! Oh my, the food! The beef and Guinness stew will be one of the best you'll ever have....More

2  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Located just off of the bustling High and King Streets with their buskers and shoppers, The Front Door pub is a treasure of pure pub gold. We stopped here during our recent day in Galway and were floored by every aspect of this iconic Galway...More

2  Thank Louis G
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We had a lovely lunch, served with a smile and we were not waiting long. The menu is good and the atmosphere is so relaxing.

2  Thank annamarie592013
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We had cocktails there a couple of times, and ate there once. The servers are friendly and the prices are reasonable. There are a lot of tables, and the ambience is traditional with a modern twist.

3  Thank Dena H
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Stumbled upon this place while looking for something to eat at our two hour stop in Galway during a tour to the Cliffs. We were not disappointed with the food either. I got the lunch special, wile my friend got the steak sandwich. Both were...More

3  Thank Laura W
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May 6, 2017|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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