It is fair to say that while travelling, food plays a big part in how we schedule our day. Before arriving at our destination, we’ve researched where to eat, what to eat and the options can be endless.
To make your planning a bit easier, we have picked out 5 great restaurants to try out in Galway city when you’re feeling like something greasy but great. If you’re looking to refuel after a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher or looking for a good feed before some live music in Taafes pub when the ‘need for grease’ hits, choice is key, if you’re going to do it, you might as well do it correctly.
5. The Charcoal Grill
Away from the crowds, a 5-minute walk from Shop Street, you will find this little gem of a restaurant. Casual atmosphere, fast service and filling food, The Charcoal Grill is a Turkish restaurant with tasty twists and is a popular choice for people of all ages looking for that greasy fix. The menu really does cover all bases, a classy range of doner Kebabs (Lamb Shish Kebab, Kofte Kebab, and a Super Charcoal Special Kebab to name a few), Superb meal deals, fries done 8 ways (including Garlic Cheese Fries-yum!) and a selection of vegetarian dishes. It is known for fast, friendly service, reliable grub and a guarantee that you will not leave hungry.
Address: 3 Prospect Hill, Galway, Ireland
4. Pizza & Pasta Napoli
Not a traditional Irish delicacy, Pizza & Pasta Napoli is definitely worth a spot on this list. Located on Cross Street in Galway city, this takeaway offers some quality Italian meals. Take advantage of the GIANT individual pizza slices available with a range of toppings to suit meat lovers ( including homemade Italian sausage!) and cheese fans. Or if pizza is not what you fancy, try a Calzone or traditional pasta dish with garlic bread on the side.
Address: 15 Cross Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
3. TGO Falafel Bar
Street food has associations with being greasy food, right? But TGO’s Falafel bar is a warranted exception to this unwritten rule. What started as a food truck, the TGO Falafel Bar has established a home on Mary Street in Galway City. A middle eastern vegetarian mecca has a simple menu of authentic items for insanely reasonable prices. TGO take pride in sourcing their produce as organically and locally as possible all year round. Falafels wraps, salad boxes, a curry of the day and homemade chips are just some of the items available. We recommend getting a selection of everything to share!
Address: 11 Mary St, Galway, H91 T227, Ireland
2. Scotty’s Galway
Next, we have ‘Scottys’. We’re talking Greasy but Great food, whether you’re looking for a family friendly casual meal or a hangover healer. Scottys has you covered with diner-style offerings with carefully sourced meats, 100% Irish Beef Burgers, Chicken Wings made 5 ways and Scottys Classics like ‘THE BACONATOR’ and ‘The Backyard BBQ Pork Ribs Platter’. If you’re feeling adventurous enough you could try taking on ‘Scottys Challenge!’ (check out their website here). Delicious food, warm atmosphere, and service with a smile? Would be a shame to pass it by.
Address: Cúirt Na Coiribe, Headford Rd, Galway, Ireland
The fact that McDonagh’s waste oil is collected and recycled into biofuel IS just one of the reasons its a #1 choice.
Since 1902, McDonagh’s has been serving customers, local and visitors, from their family base for over four generations. The menu of the Fish & Chip shop offers an unusually diverse option of fish including salmon, cod and plaice, side dishes of mushy peas and more and, of course, chips.
The Seafood Restaurant is suitable if you’re looking for a slightly more formal sit down meal. This wider menu includes Native Oysters and a 12oz Irish Angus Striploin Steak, a selection of Irish beers and classic desserts
It is no surprise that McDonagh’s has been featured in global restaurant reviews like ‘The New York Times Magazine’ & ‘Lonely Planet’. It is a hugely popular spot for locals and visitors alike, all year round.
Address: 22 Quay St, Galway, Ireland