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Food 4 Thought is a fine choice for a healthy, fresh and delicious meal in Galway, This charming cafe serves up a delightful menu that is packed with creative vegan and vegetarian dishes, alongside a few non-vegetarian options as well. The made-while-you-wait menu is especially popular and includes pancakes, salads, sandwiches and more. For a quick take-away meal, opt for the pies, wraps and rolls instead. Coffee, tea, biscuits and scones are served as well; perfect for a quick snack to satiate those pesky after work hunger pangs.
Located beside the Druid Theater, Cactus Jacks is a fully licensed restaurant serving straightforward but tasty dishes. Thespians, locals and tourists alike frequent this restaurant, which features a combination of Irish, Cajun and Tex-Mex influences. A warm and friendly atmosphere awaits you and the staff are generally friendly and helpful. Steaks, seafood, vegetarian, chicken and pasta are all featured on the menu, along with a wondrous selection of desserts and ice cream. Groups are welcome and there is also a children's menu.
Goya's is one of the nicest places to sit in Galway, and they offer some of the best baked goods. This airy cafe is located in the lovely medieval quarter of the city, and the scent of freshly baked cakes fills the air when you enter. A wide range of cakes, pastries and other treats abound, served with teas or fine freshly ground coffee. This cafe is also completely non-smoking, a rare thing in Ireland.
McDonagh's Seafood House is simply one of the best seafood restaurants in Ireland. Located in the old medieval section of the city, it's divided between an upmarket fish and chip shop and a seated restaurant. The seafood has been recognized with a range of awards and favourable reviews in the New York Times, Le Guide Du Routard and the Irish Press. The catch from the local fishermen is bought by McDonagh's, only hours after leaving the boat and the fresh smoked salmon is famous worldwide.