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Galway Hooker
Irish Pub$$
Today 4PM–12AM
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17044 Kenton Dr Cornelius, NC 28031
17044 Kenton DriveUSNorth CarolinaCornelius28031
$$Irish Pub, European Restaurant
Irish Pub
European Restaurant
American Restaurant
Comedy Club
Live Music Venue
Today 4PM–12AM
Monday 4PM–12AMTuesday 4PM–12AMWednesday 4PM–12AMThursday 4PM–12AMFriday 4PM–2AMSaturday 4PM–2AMSunday 11AM–10PM
The Galway Hooker Irish Pub is the premiere restaurant and entertainment spot in Lake Norman. Minutes from Charlotte, the Hooker serves an eclectic mix of Irish/American fare and offers live music.
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Cozy, old-school pub serving Irish & updated bar food originally stood in Ireland then rebuilt here.- Google
"The food is good, service was great, the Irish is questionable."
"For such a small place, they get some great standup comedians!"
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Ted Eliakis
2 months ago
This place has a lot of potential. Good beer selection, has good band. Kind of a local bar. Nice area. Great outside seating.
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The food here is great, the beer is pretty much anything you would like it to be. Only one downside to the Galway Hooker. It's about the loudest place inside that you could ever attempt to eat a meal at. I don't know if it's the acoustics, or just the crowd, or whatever; but when you have to shout to make those at your dinner table hear you? That's a huge detractor. If the weather allows you to sit outside on their patio? It's a great place. In winter or anytime to sit indoors? No, don't bother then.
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Chris Knell
2 months ago
Very simple review... They pour Guinness the way a Guinness is meant to be poured. That's enough for me.
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Jessie Saunders
a year ago
My family and I had an excellent experience here last weekend. We had a reservation for 7:00PM. When we arrived our table wasn't ready, but the staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable while we waited. To compensate for our wait, they gave us a private room and a complimentary round of drinks. Excellent customer service.
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Ben Heinz
a month ago
I call Blarney on the pub being "stick by stick" from Ireland. This is a sports bar that tries to play an Irish pub. Some of the decor may have been from some irish pub or washed up on the shore somewhere on the isles. No Football (Soccer) on the telle. The Fish and fries I had were good. The Fish was hat through the last bite and the crust was in no danger of falling off. Yes, I said fries, as "chips" are not what I was served, and over half of those were shorter than my first knuckle. Must have been the bottom of a bag or something. Guinness was on special (Sundays) and while it was delivered while still cascading, a shamrock would have led some credibility to the Irish claim. The food is good, service was great, the Irish is questionable.
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10 months ago
No one goes to an Irish bar for the fare, and Galway is no different. That said, I went there on a first date and was impressed both with the setting and the friendly service. The 'Piccata Flounder' was uneatable - literally - the sauce was the furthest thing from a lemon piccata sauce and the fish was fried. That said, some assistant manager walking around noticed my putting the dish aside, came over and checked and promptly took it back, offering a variety of different, complimentary options. His professional service and resolution was quite unusual. My date's fish tacos were quite acceptable and the table they gave us by the fire delightful. I would go here again in a second.
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Tekora Tehandon
11 months ago
My husband and I LOVE this restaurant! They have great food at reasonable prices and the service is awesome. This is our favorite date nite spot.
Alison Eanes
6 months ago
Such a great place! Great food, music and people! :-)