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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (22 reviews)
“nachos” (19 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 656 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended come here and eat. We were seated at table, weren't very hungry. We shared nachos wings prawns and onion rings it was delicious very tasty. We sat had few drinks. We were still allowed sit at our table even though people waiting...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I make a trip to Galway at least once a year and always make sure we go here on a night out. Brilliant atmosphere even mid week, fab music would defo recommend a visit here. Staff are also lovely and cool structure...More

1  Thank Rebecca_1093521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Sonny's on the basis of my landlady's suggestion. The service was excellent, the food was great, and the beer was of course perfect. The daily special was a plate of barbecued pork ribs, and as a Kansas City boy I was intrigued. The...More

1  Thank Frank C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food Great service Best gluten free onion rings ever!!! Highly recommend Will definitely be back!!!

1  Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here one night whilst staying in Galway. This is a very popular venue and was very busy. Staff were friendly and the food very good. Only one gripe, this is a venue that likes to serve some dishes on wooden boards, I sent mine...More

1  Thank jagar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a busy pub but that dosen't take away from the excellent service from to the staff. Great interaction with the customer, the Irish welcome, chat and smile makes you feel very welcome. Bar staff well trained with good knowledge of their whiskeys, gins,...More

1  Thank Pauline F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok just ok. It's standard pub fare from what we got. Steak sandwich which had little bits and thin steak and more mushrooms than steak. However a lovely sauce. Wife had stew which was ok. Child's sausage and chips, cheap sausage and strange textured chips....More

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FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear norubbishplease, Thank you for your review, however we are surprised to hear some of your feedback. Our steak sandwiches is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, with all our meat sourced from local quality butchers. Did you mention it to your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

staff is very friendly, the location entertaining with TVs and an amazing atmosphere. unfortunately a little bit dark. but i ate there an absolutely delicious superfood salad with an incredible mix of tastes. and the burgers are tasty too. size of the menus are large.

1  Thank EldBjoern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of room in this place. Shepherds pie is incredible and they have a good selection of drinks too. Great atmosphere.

1  Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with very good food very pleasant evening reasonable priced would definitely recommend

1  Thank erics392017
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7 May 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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