The 5 Best Burger Restaurants in Galway
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The 5 Best Burger Restaurants in Galway

It’s no surprise that burgers have long been a favourite comfort dish for the Irish. There will be days when all you can think about is a juicy burger, right?

So for your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the best burger restaurants in Galway!

How much do burgers cost in Galway?

Ireland is among the most expensive countries in Europe for food and beverages. 

In recent years, the price of a burger meal has changed and become steeper. In fast-food chains, you can get a burger at lower rates.

The table below presents how much burgers cost in Galway’s top restaurants.

RestaurantBurger Prices
Handsome Burger€9.50 to €14.50
Scotty’s Famous Burgers and Wings€9.95 to €20
BóTOWN€11.95 to €15.95
The Burgerstory€10.50 to €14.90
Harry’s Bar€11 to €13.50

Top Burger Restaurants in Galway

We utilised the following criteria to rate the best burger restaurants in Galway.

Menu variety
Does the restaurant’s menu offer a wide selection of choices?
Are the customers happy with the quality of the food? Does the restaurant use high-quality ingredients and maintain a hygienic workplace?
Does the restaurant offer reasonable prices?
Does the restaurant have a good standing in the community?
Customer service
How are clients treated and their issues addressed by the restaurant? Is there a quick response to any issues that arise?

 1. Handsome Burger

1. Handsome Burger
MENUBeef Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Vegan Burgers, Fries, Chicken Tenders, Additional Sauces, Soft Drinks, Ice Cream Shakes, Cocktails, DIY Burger Kit
ADDRESS49 Dominick Street, Galway
CONTACT DETAILS091 533992, [email protected]

Mon–Tues: 5:00 PM–9:30 PM

Wed–Thu: 12:30 PM–9:30 PM

Fri–Sat: 12:30 PM–10:00 PM

Sun: 12:30 PM–9:00 PM

MENU VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
QUALITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)

Handsome Burger is an award-winning burger restaurant in Ireland. They were ranked 35th in the World’s Best Burgers in 2019.

We like that the ingredients they use are locally sourced from the city, ensuring the highest quality and freshness possible.

Handsome Burger’s monthly specials are one of our favourite aspects of the experience since they invite anticipation. What if the burger that you’ve been looking for all this time is their monthly special?

Perfect for burger lovers, this restaurant offers various burger choices: they have beef, chicken, and vegan burgers. However, only four types of fries and the regular chicken tenders are available as side dishes, which may disappoint the adventurous eater.

However, their sauces and dips make up for the lack of sides. Enjoy pairing your burger with tasty condiments such as blue cheese, sriracha mayo, or garlic aioli!

The restaurant also offers a kit called Handsome at Home, which allows customers to make their own delicious burgers at home with a few simple ingredients. We think this is a fabulous and inspired idea!

Handsome Burger has lovely staff, but it’s a shame that their burger patties apparently aren’t always as lovely, despite their large serving size. We hope that the restaurant will take this is as a sign to revisit the quality of their ingredients.

Because they have a small space, you might want to take advantage of their takeout and delivery options. Handsome Burger provides catering services as well.


  • Several burger options, including vegan burgers
  • Big servings
  • Monthly specials
  • DIY burger kit
  • Welcoming staff
  • Takeout, delivery, and catering available


  • Limited choices for sides
  • Some reports of needing to improve burger patties
  • Small place

Customer Reviews

Service was fast and friendly

“Cozy little restaurant not far from the pedestrian zone of Galway. We were welcomed nicely and service was fast and friendly. The menu has a lot of variety and we almost couldn’t decide what to get. Prices were alright for the portion size. My partner had the Smokester and thought it was fantastic. The burger was juicy, smoky, but not overwhelmingly so. My Smash Patty was also very juicy and flavourful. Chips were crispy but also fluffy and nice and salty. Also tried their house ale! We tried many burger joints during our time in Ireland and this one was the best by far. Highly recommended!” —MarinaFollowsTheSun, TripAdvisor

Best burgers in town

“Definitely the best burgers in town without a doubt. The staff were extremely friendly and so, so accommodating. Great atmosphere.” —Edel Wade, Google Reviews

 2. Scotty’s Famous Burgers and Wings

2. Scotty’s Famous Burgers and Wings
MENUBeef Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Veggie Burger, Chicken Wings, Skin, and Strips, Chips and Nachos, Salads, Tater Tots, Ribs, Fries, Onion Rings, Additional Sauces/Dips, Desserts, Milkshakes, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea, Wine, Beer
ADDRESSCúirt Na Coiribe, Headford Road, Galway
CONTACT DETAILS091 751006, [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSFri–Sat: 12:00 PM–9:00 PM
MENU VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
QUALITY★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★☆☆ (3/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)

Scotty’s Famous Burgers and Wings is a family-owned restaurant that has been operating since 1991. The long-established diner is known for their American-style flavours.

Interestingly, this retaurant is famous for another good reason: they have over 60 burger varieties! We think this is an incredible treat for burger lovers. 

We would recommend browsing their menu prior to going to the restaurant, else you find yourself paralysed by indecision. 

With mind-blowing number of beef and chicken burger choices, we appreciate that Scotty’s Famous Burgers and Wings didn’t forget to add a veggie option for non-meat eaters.

You can also enjoy veggie chips and nachos among their abundant selection of appetisers and sides. Of course, their chicken wings served with their original barbeque sauce are a must-try as well.

We like that Scotty’s Famous Burgers and Wings offers daily specials. A different burger and dessert every day is truly something to look forward to.

Most of their burgers, particularly their signature varieties, are served with chips or a small garden salad, which is a good deal albeit quite pricey. Nonetheless, they have generous servings and a friendly staff eager to be of service.

It’s just a tad disappointing that Scotty’s Famous Burgers and Wings is open only on Fridays and weekends. They have short opening hours, too.

The restaurant is quite small and there isn’t much parking space. At any rate, you’ll be pleased to know that they have takeaway and delivery services.


  • Over 60 burger varieties, including a veggie option
  • Huge selection of appetisers and sides
  • Generous servings
  • Daily specials
  • Excellent customer service
  • Takeaway and delivery available


  • Pricey
  • Short opening hours
  • Place is relatively small

Customer Reviews

The only thing that could match the food here is the friendliness of the staff

“Absolutely fantastic spot. The wings and the burger were the best I’ve had in a long time. I had the Biden burger and it was definitely presidential!!! The chips were big and chunky, but crispy on the outside, but soft in the middle, gorgeous!! The children’s portion of wings is more than enough for little bodies. The only thing that could match the food here is the friendliness of every one of the staff. Could not recommend highly enough.” —Aidan M., TripAdvisor

The portions are generous and more importantly the food is so good

“The staff are friendly and attentive. The portions are generous and more importantly, the food is so good. I’ve been many times and it’s always very high quality because they focus on doing the simple parts really, really well. The basic burger is made with fresh high-quality ingredients which means when you decide to try a more specialised one the foundation is still perfect. Can’t recommend the place enough. 10/10” —Neil Gordon, Google Reviews

 3. BóTOWN

MENUBeef Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Veggie and Vegan Burgers, Fries, Mac N Cheese, Chicken Wings, Cauliflower Wings, Cheese Sticks, Coleslaw, Milkshakes, Wine, Beer
ADDRESS57 Dominick Street Lower, Galway
CONTACT DETAILS091 534834, [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMon–Sun: 12:00 PM–10:00 PM
MENU VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
QUALITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)

If you’re in Galway’s West End and a fan of burgers and beer, BóTOWN is the place to be. The restaurant was a “labour of love”, to quote the two founders who are long-time best friends.

BóTOWN is located in a protected structure in the city and it took two years for the owners to complete the renovations. In 2018, BóTOWN premiered to widespread praise.

We were excited to discover that they have 10 types of burgers that come in big portions and with a side of chips. You can choose from beef, chicken, veggie, or vegan burgers.

We like that there is also a decent selection of sides available at BóTOWN, some of which are vegetarian-friendly. In addition, from noon until 3:00 PM, they offer a special “Bubbles & Brunch” menu.

What’s more, you’d definitely enjoy your meal in the restaurant’s rustic and classy aesthetic. The red-brick fireplace, authentic stone arches, timber-clad walls, and antique Victorian sash windows make for a great Instagram snap.

We reckon your wallet would also have a good time because of their budget-friendly menu items.

While they have lovely staff, the waiting time for orders is a bit of a let-down. We’ve heard that at times, the food is not longer hot when they arrive at the customer’s table.

The good thing is that they have many chances to get this right because BóTOWN is open seven days a week! To boot, they provide takeaway and delivery services.


  • Beef, chicken, and veggie and vegan options
  • Lots of sides
  • Big portions
  • Budget-friendly
  • Open from Mondays to Sundays
  • Beautiful Instagrammable interiors
  • Takeaway and delivery available


  • Some reports of needing to improve food presentation and quality
  • Some reports of long waiting times

Customer Reviews

Nicest burgers we ever had

We stopped by this place yesterday on way home from Galway match, and it is safe to say it was the nicest burgers we ever had. I had The Blue Steel, and it was absolutely divine. My kids and husband had The Boss, and they all loved it. The burger fills you; kids didn’t even finish chips. No problem getting a table and the service was perfect. Will definitely be visiting again!!” —Deirdre M., TripAdvisor

Bonus points for friendly waiters

“If you are looking for some delicious vegan burgers in Galway, BóTOWN is the right place. We are satisfied not only with the great food, but also with the atmosphere of the restaurant upstairs. BóTOWN also gets bonus points for friendly waiters 🙂 Totally coming back on our next visit to Galway!” — Emerson da Silva, Google Reviews

 4. The Burgerstory

4. The Burgerstory
MENUBeef Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Plant-Based Burger, Chicken Wings and Fingers, Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Additional Sauces/Dips, Milkshakes, Soft Drinks, Coffee, Beer
ADDRESS1 Quay Lane, Galway
CONTACT DETAILS091 566987, [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMon–Sun: 10:30 AM–9:00 PM
MENU VARIETY★★★☆☆ (3/5)
QUALITY★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)

The Burgerstory is another restaurant in the centre of Galway that serves burgers U.S.-style. With 16 burger choices, we reckon this humble restaurant would leave you with a burger story to remember.

Customers have the option of ordering beef burgers, chicken burgers, or a plant-based burger. However, it must be noted that the Burgerstory does not provide a full veggie or vegan burger, which is a shame.

We appreciate that the restaurant has a good assortment of chicken wings, as well as chips. In addition to this, they offer specials for the day, which are appealing to customers looking for classic staples with a fresh twist.

The specials may include different burgers or a completely new side dish! We think that ordering the special of the day makes for a gustatory adventure.

More than being open each day of the week, what we like about The Burgerstory is they already accept customers before noontime, which means they also serve breakfast meals. 

The burgers are somewhat small compared to other restaurants on this list, but they are certainly more affordable. Additionally, all burgers are served with fries.

The Burgerstory doesn’t pride itself on space, but they have cool interiors that creatively mix bricks and neon lights. Their team of friendly and welcoming personnel would also help you enjoy a hearty meal.

Both delivery and takeout services are available at The Burgerstory, which is always a good thing in our books.


  • Several burger choices, including plant-based burgers
  • Breakfast dishes available
  • Open from Mondays to Sundays and before noontime
  • Friendly personnel
  • Takeout and delivery available


  • No full veggie or vegan burger
  • Portions are rather small
  • Compact space

Customer Reviews

Delicious burgers, which rival our restaurants here in Boston

WOW! We were nervous as we were dining with a burger aficionado, but the first bite put all fears aside! Delicious burgers, which rival our restaurants here in Boston! Seriously should be a line wrapping around the corner. Chips were accompanying stars, and the wings were wicked good. Top it all off with a stellar staff!” —Honest Reviewer, TripAdvisor

One of the best I’ve ever had

Had the cheeseburger, buffalo wings, and a cider, and have to say the cheeseburger was one of the best I’ve ever had! No nonsense, just awesome beef flavour. Just how I love it. Definitely in my top 3 burger places in Europe! Buffalo wings very tasty, too. Will be back!” —Niklas Stöterau, Google Reviews

 5. Harry’s Bar

5. Harry’s Bar
MENUBeef Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Veggie Burger, Ribs, Steak, Salads, Veggie Stir Fry, Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings, Mac N Cheese, Additional Sauces/Dips, Kids Meals, Desserts, Floats, Milkshakes, Smoothies, Coffee, Tea, Cocktails, Sours, Daiquiris, Mojitos, Shots, Full brunch and dinner menus are available on the website
ADDRESS77 Bohermore, Galway
OPERATING HOURSMon–Thu: 3:00 PM–11:30 PM

Fri, Sat: 9:00 AM–12:30 PM, 1:00 PM–12:30 AM

Sun: 9:00 AM–12:30 PM, 1:00 PM–11:00 PM

MENU VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
QUALITY★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
REPUTATION★★★★☆ (4/5)

Harry’s Bar is more than their electrifying drinks. This modern pub was recognised as the Best Burger Bar in Ireland last National Burger Day 2021! 

With their smorgasbord of yummy eats, we’re fairly certain that Harry’s Bar could get your appetite going just by looking at their menu.

High-end burgers and barbeque dishes are the highlights of their menu. We love that you can order a tasty beef, chicken, or veggie burger and get some mouth-watering ribs or fillet steaks to share.

In case those aren’t enough for you, a wide variety of starters and sides are available at Harry’s Bar. Moreover, you wouldn’t get thirsty with their huge array of cocktails.

Harry’s Bar has early opening hours, which means that they offer brunch dishes for their customers. In addition, they have kids meals on their menu, making them a family-friendly place.

Besides satisfying your burger cravings and tequila fix, Harry’s Bar is a superb place for relaxing the night away as they have a fireplace and regular live entertainment. When it’s sports season, avid fans flock here to watch soccer, GAA, rugby, and golf on their four huge HD TV screens.

With reasonably priced burgers, decent portions, and welcoming staff, it’s not difficult to enjoy a meal at Harry’s Bar – except when you’re greeted by a fully-packed place and long queues, as they sadly don’t take bookings.

Harry’s Bar offers takeout as well as delivery services.


  • Beef, chicken, and veggie burgers
  • Fair prices
  • Decent portions
  • Open from Mondays to Sundays
  • Early opening hours
  • Welcoming staff
  • Takeout and delivery


  • No bookings allowed
  • Long queues

Customer Reviews

A must visit place in Galway

“I  have heard great things about Harry’s and have been living in Galway for a while without trying! I have definitely been missing out. Conal has the best customer service I have seen in a bar, very friendly and welcoming, and the cocktails and food he recommended went down a treat! Great to see the vegetarian options, especially in a burger! A must-visit place in Galway and I have been practically everywhere, will definitely be back!” —Zoe B., TripAdvisor

Place is absolutely spotless clean, bar staff are very friendly

“Super spot for a pint and something to eat. Love the decor of the place and their food is delicious. Place is absolutely spotless clean, bar staff are very friendly. Look forward to coming back again in future.” —Dan Stenson, Google Reviews

FAQs About Burger Restaurants in Galway

Are you ready to loosen those belt loops and devour the greatest burgers in the city? Let us know in the comments if you’ve been able to satisfy your burger cravings with the help of our list!

Now, if everything here sounds amazing and a burger crawl is the only way to make the experience worth it, it always helps to make sure you’re as fit as a fiddle before digging into all those burger creations. 

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