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3 Eyre Street | Wood Quay, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 917
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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669 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited midweek, really busy, large restaurant/pub in a number of rooms on a number of floors, v friendly staff, extensive and v interesting menu but limited beer choice, food superb - we ate stuffed chicken rolled in bacon and cod - v tasty and large portions. Would recommend and revisit.

Thank j w
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ok, I am biased because I live in Galway but this is one place to visit. Great food, lovely atmosphere. Super staff and excellent service. Don't miss it!

Thank PJL552
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to be recommended the restaraunt in McSwiggans by our hotel receptionist and it did not disappoint. We arrived at 7 pm without booking and thankfully they had room for our small family of 3. The restaraunt is very nicely laid out and the menu was perfect chicken fish and beef dishes with plenty of variety. The... More 

Thank Mark D
Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great old pub, with a mix of clientele: young & old, friendly staff - one of my favourite pubs including: JJ Bowles in Limerick, O'Donoghues in Dublin and Foxy John's in Dingle

Thank aengusd
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had been to McSwiggans 6 years ago for our anniversary and ended going there both nights of our stay in Galway because it was so good. So we were excited to be able to come back with our friends that we were vacationing with. We had 10 people but they were able to get us a table. Our waitress... More 

Thank Kposter
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times and was never let down always guaranteed good service and good food, was here last Saturday and it was extremely busy the place was buzzing we were seated at the very top floor were there were a lot of hens/birthdays and groups it was quite noisy but we were definitely not forgotten about staff... More 

Thank elaineb1993
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was really nice and attentive. The restaurant itself has a nice atmosphere and is big yet feels comfortable. Only problem was that it was a bit dark inside. The food was delicious and definitely enough to get full. Can definitely recommend eating there!

Thank Annika M
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a little biased as my wife is related to the owners, but objectively, i was very pleased with my meals. We ate here twice during our stay and the steaks and seafood were terrific. My only complaint is that I couldn't purchase a shirt as the one my wife purchased for me 20 years ago is ling gone.... More 

Thank Jeff J
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal - we were a party of six that all ordered something different and all enjoyed the meal. Nice ambiance and good service and food. Highly recommend while in Galway.

Thank Jim M
Athlone, Ireland
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shopping or sightseeing in Galway city? Seek out this pub/restaurant for a very good lunch, served fresh by friendly cheerful staff. Old style surroundings, and a quality pint of Guinness. Just off the main shopping area but very close ( only a few metres from Eglington Street).

Thank denis_cunnigham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$32
Irish, International, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Eyre Street | Wood Quay, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 917
McSwiggans is a city centre bar and restaurant which has been open for over 30 years. We serve food in the bar from breakfast to early evening and casual dining in the restaurant on the top two floors until late. Specialities include steak, seafood and amazing desserts. We have a great section of wine, beers & cocktails with live sport on our big screen and live music at the weekends. With a labyrinth of rooms we cater to family gatherings, romantic nights out and groups of all sizes.

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