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22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 565 001
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered the haggis after reading about it on here, even though I had a 7 minute wait for it to be cooked, it was worth the wait. Never had haggis cooked like it before. The fish and chips were lovely too and the service is good without being over the top. It is a take away after all.

Thank Andrew G
Augusta, Georgia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to grab fish and chips. Very informal and extremely quick. Food was all hot and tasty.

Thank Geep3623
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must place to eat in Galway, great fish and chips! Mussels were very tasty too. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Nancy N
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was good fish and chips but not the best. Not as cheap as you'd expect but this is probably an Ireland thing rather than this specific restaurant. Was very busy and the staff weren't the friendliest of people but at least we got a seat.

Thank D0M1NIC
Ancona, Italy
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best fish and chips ever!!! Good choice, minimal waiting time and the place is full of history: they make fish and chips from a lifetime!

Thank Elisa G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best fish and chip place in all of the West if not Ireland. Would highly recommend it to people. Been going there for years love it

Thank Julianne L
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyable visit this weekend. Sat in the restaurant side and had oysters to start which were incredible. So fresh. Both had the fish and chips which were great. The fish was fantastic and lightly battered. Crisp outside, fluffy inside. Same with the chips. Served by friendly waitresses. Lovely experience.

Thank apsmith92
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fish and chips wort a visit.. fish was very small for the price and I found it expensive and having to pay extra for tarter sauce I didn't like or agree with..

Thank Coonan M
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful experience. This fish bar has two parts. A fish and chip shop with benches indoor and outside and a fish restaurant, decorated with shells and rope and a mast. It's all the one space but it's brilliantly clever. We had fish and chips and the makeral. It was super. Lovely service, just so nice.

Thank James B
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back in Galway again for a shop and stay over at the park hotel. 1 o'clock we thought we would have fish and chips at mcdonagh,s we love the qualility fish &chips but this visit was a not so happy visit . Having waited to be seated , as usual , and the place wasn't very busy at all most... More 

Thank Sean353

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$28
Irish, Seafood, Fast food, British, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 565 001
Mc Donagh's have been tantalising the taste buds of both Visitor
and Local for four generations.
The Family knowledge of Fish and dedication to their customers
has earned them the reputation of being one of Ireland's
best Seafood's Houses.

Mc Donagh's is divided into two sections:

In the Seafood Restaurant you will find a great variety of fish dishes on our menu.
From native Clarenbridge Oysters, Salmon, Crab, Scallops,Prawns, Hake, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Haddock, Wild Mussels and Ray.
Smoked Salmon from Connemara and whatever else the Fisherman
can get his hands on.
A new addition to our menu is Irish Rib Eye Steak from Mc Geough's
Butchers Oughterard Co. Galway.

In our Fish & Chips Bar the fish is cooked to order, and you are
guaranteed the freshest of Chips, as our potatoes are peeled and
cut on the premises.
Our Fish & Chips can be eaten on the premises or taken away,
we also have outside seating during the summer months.

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