Galway Bay Irish Pub, Restaurant and Gift Shop

880 Point Brown Ave NE, Ocean Shores
(360) 289-2300

Recent Reviews


The worst burger ever dried up, limp wilted lettuce. Will never go back and will not recommend. Service was slow and not paying attention.

Jaime Vogt

We had a great time here. The service was very friendly. The space is huge and is divided by a classic Irish pub and a larger kid friendly eating area. We were there on a Friday and there was a piano player which was a nice surprise. I appreciated that it was open late, we were there in the off-season. We would definitely go there again, I noticed they have breakfast and would love to try it.


Very dark and dingy atmosphere. We were told 15-20 min wait even though there were a bunch of empty tables. Cocktails were weak. They were out of all fish…. Service was ridiculously slow (again not even busy)- waited over an hr for our food. In the end food was horrible! burnt burgers/also tasted freezer burnt, no Mayo on sandwiches, no condiments on burgers, dry dry dry…. Waitress was super nice though.


This pub is not what it used to be. Cold soda bread. Ice cold. And very much the equivalence of industrial rubber.

April Luman

VERY tasty food, I think my only complaint was they do soda bread as a muffin and it didn't hit the mark for me texture wise. Staff were very friendly, and the Shepard's pie was very hearty and delicious. Inside is very tastefully decorated while still providing a lot to look at. They have an awesome gift shop attached, we walked away with some stuff we didn't plan on buying ? but the products are great quality. I'm glad we found this spot, we will be sure to stop in any time we are in Ocean Shores.


Woefully understaffed. Faux Irish decor. So dark as to require our phone flashlights to read the menu. Our waiter, who was also host and busboy, was flippant, called me brother and friend -- neither of which I am or was -- didn't seem to care whether we wanted to wait until there was a table or whether we left, and never did deliver the water or catsup we requested. The fish and chips were mediocre at best and the clams were scrawny and tough. The cheese plate was good, but it's hard to get that wrong. Like most things in Ocean Shores, it was over-priced and seemed designed to get as much money out of tourists as possible. Not impressed! Take down the huge sign outside of town about how to this place is world famous! it has no reason to be.

Rita S

07/31/22: We were lucky to find this place after cruising the streets of Ocean Shores searching for lunch. Big biker event crowded many other places so finding something different set back from the street was great. As soon as we walked in and were warmly greeted, we had a feeling we scored a good one. Fish & chips and a burger dip were very tasty, served with two pints of a beer I wish I had remembered. We snagged two comfortable overstuffed chairs by the wood stove and enjoyed the cool ambiance. Eye Candy everywhere and great music to dine by. Such a friendly place, beautifully decorated and fine food. Don’t hesitate to visit and visit the shop next door. Bought a beautiful Irish wool sweater and plaid scarf. Live music starts at 5pm. May go back for it!

Daniel French

Galway Bay Irish pub is the most authentic to Ireland experience I have had on this side of the Atlantic. If nothing else, it is by far the best I have found in Washington or the PNW. The atmosphere cannot be beat. Pub feel, good traditional music and lots of Irish traditional foods, along with some extras that mix it up. Prices are on par with what you would expect in the state.Beer selection is not huge, but is exactly what you would expect at an irish pub. We went on a sunday at lunch. My wife had an irish coffee and I had the galway bay irish red(specially brewed for Galway bay!). Both drinks were great. We also ordered the cheese curds as an appetizer, and they were very good. We also got complimentary soda bread muffins which were fantastic.The only reason this is not a 5 star rating is the dissapointing main course. We ordered the mushroom chicken pastys and the shepherds pie. The "whiskey cream sauce" on the pasty just looked and tasted like white gravy. It was also sparsely filled and my wife had to get through 2 inches of pastry on all sides of the dish to get filling. The shepherds pie was much better, but also had some shortfalls. Both dishes were advertised to come with colcannon, but all we got in both was unseasoned mash potatoes. This was particularly dissapointing because my wife never had colcannon and was excited to try it.After eating we wandered around a bit. There is a very nice patio and game room, along with an attached gift shop which sells all kinds of irish gifts and snacks. While in the dining room we noticed that they usually have live music on Friday and Saturday nights, which would be great to see.Overall if you are in Ocean Shores, Galway Bay is worth the stop. Maybe just stop in for a pint and an app or sandwich, and grab something at the gift shop.

darcy schober

You won’t be disappointed coming!Extremely well done Irish pub- best I’ve seen. Looks and feels as if you have traveled to Ireland. Has a great vibe with lots to look at and lots of seating options both inside and out!


I thought with such reviews and they’ve been here so long it was worth a try. They were out of corned beef, go figure, Irish Pub out of corned beef…I had a steak sandwich, it was the smallest sandwich ever! The bread was definitely not a soda bread, it seemed like a grocery store deli bread, it had dry, hard to swallow steak with little to no flavor. The biggest issue was the amount of steak…it could not have been more the 2.5-3 oz. Literally had four tiny slices on each side. My son had the dip burger…same issue, the burger was about as thin as a McD’s patty. It too was dry and sad. My husband had a fish dish, which he said was ok but ridiculously small. The servers were friendly though. I’d never go here again. We had to go get something to eat after.


Wanted to try this place after reading ~ good ~ reviews. Sadly, our dinner and experience was not the best. My husband’s sandwich ~ 1/2 a corned beef with slaw was okay, he stated the slaw saved it. My daughter & I split their Mac & Cheese, which was barely warm although the plate the waiter brought it on was hot and the garlic bread that came with tasted stale. We did not send back, as they were short staffed and seemed to have forgotten about us. We will not be eating here again.


The shepherds pie, French fries with vinegar, cod stew, and everything else was very good. The wait was long, but it meant we had fresh food


This is the second year we have been turned away. Not enough staff. Sat other groups before ours. Not motorcycle friendly at all. Ride on. Try the PortHole. Way better.

James P

My wife and I ate here twice over the past week. Once for brunch and once dinner. We both had corned beef hash (with eggs and soda bread) for brunch. It was delicious and perfectly cooked. I'm a corned beef lover and have not had better. The eggs were cooked perfectly (which is extremely rare with fried eggs). For dinner, I had shepherd's pie which was very tasty and formidable. I don't usually fail to finish a dish, but this was more filling than I had anticipated. My wife had fish and chips and was quite happy with her dinner. I have always visited Galways whenever I visit Ocean Shores and it is always the best restaurant in town. It lived up to its reputation this time as well.


Disappointed. My family and I waited for over an hour for food to be made improperly, dry, and cold. When we asked for food to be sent back to made properly, they just wiped off sauce and sent the same plate back. Fish was dry. Felt like it had been cooked yesterday and just reheated. Not even piping hot. Also- menu offers kids fish and chips. You’d think that there would be a difference between the adult and kids fish and chips. NOPE. We asked and they said,” because the fish was so big they only give one piece.” One piece of dry fish and some chips for $16. No thanks. The most flavorful item here was the bottled ketchup.

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Galway Bay Irish Pub, Restaurant and Gift Shop

880 Point Brown Ave NE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
(360) 289-2300