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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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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The Front Door was recommended to me by a couple of friends before I visited Galway last weekend, so I made a point of calling there to check it out. Unfortunately I didn't make it through the entrance due to the unfriendly stubborn egotistical bouncers who in their opinion thought I had too much to drink. I asked to speak... More 

Thank Pastey08
Melrose, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

An authentic pub with multiple floors and multiple bars. I had the roast special (lamb) and it was very good. Add a up of Smithwicks Pale Ale and a very nice waitress and you have the perfect night.

2 Thank Uncle Jack
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

we recently visited this pub for dinner and drinks, the atmosphere is good and the place caters for all ages, the staff were friendly and attentive so service was very good, I had the bangers and mash, and it was really lovely, very tasty dish and would recommend it, overall we enjoyed the experience and would recommend The Front Door... More 

2 Thank annabananaDublin
Athlone, Ireland
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

A definite for all future trips to Galway.. Great pint, music, atmosphere and staff.. Premises are spotless which is a credit to all...

2 Thank Arthur1759
Wetteren, Belgium
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A nice pub, ideal to meet up and have a beer whilst you decide what restaurant to visit, although meals served there looked equally attractive. With 4 or 5 counters, there is always a place available.

2 Thank Koen P
Stirling, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great food, lots of choice and excellent portions. Staff were friendly and efficient. Nice place to eat and have a drink. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank Favouriteword
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place. I went in there to kill some time and ended up staying for 8 hours! The food was lovely, I ordered the pork belly... And then later on some tacos. Both of which were yum. And they had live music which was great. It was a lovely place that I would definitely go back to.

3 Thank creepingitreal
Paynesville, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Once we sat at the bar John C. welcomed us with Irish beverages, stories, and laughter. He definitely was confident serving the locals as well as making the tourists feel that they were at the right place. The atmosphere was lovely and cozy. The beautiful woodwork, fireplaces, several bars, friendly staff, and great food made this a pub that we... More 

4 Thank rrspaeth
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I wasn't too hungry, so ordered a Waldorf Salad, my husband ordered the ham. Service was excellent, and the meals were quickly served. My salad was served in a wooden bowl. The lettuce was browning at its cut ends. The apple, I actually thought must be plum, it was so soft & brown. There were lots of walnuts however!, but... More 

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

Dear Rafabear, Thank you for your recent review with us here at The Front Door and also on your kind comments with regards to the service you received as we pride ourselves in relation to taking care of our customers every need. I am however extremely sorry that your meal wasn't up to the same high standards we set ourselves... More 

Sligo, Ireland
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I and my wife have eaten there on a few occasions . It is a wonderful place to eat and the food is always excellent . The staff are friendly and helpful . The prices are also reasonable .We would highly recommend it.

3 Thank patjfeeney9823

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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, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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