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Morans Oyster Cottage

The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (340 reviews)
“chowder” (115 reviews)
“crab” (53 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sooooo good. The crab claws in garlic butter were the best I’ve ever had. I like them hot not cold like Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami. Oysters and sides great as well. Wonderful homemade sauce.

Thank asmith6688
Reviewed 6 days ago

I got the wonderful birthday gift of a voucher for what locals call "Moran's on the Weir". We booked Sunday lunch, having checked that the tide would be in. The location and menu lived up to the high recommendations I had heard about this restaurant....More

Thank Isabelle_Smyth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found Moran’s online , then used the gps on our rental to get there. The food was well worth the trip from Oughterard . The Galway Bay oyster were unreal. Coming from the west coast the U. S. We are used to pacific and blue...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an oyster lover and was recommended its fantastic the native flat oysters are delicious and such a change from the normal Pacific oysters The service was great and the other main dishes above average.I would certainly come back I would change the name...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw great reviews and was not disappointed. Charming inside and great food. Irish coffee was excellent also.

Thank Arianna G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently had a fabulous meal at this restaurant while on a getaway to Galway. It is nice to get out of the city for a while and relax in this rural, homely setting. For starters we shared open crabmeat sandwich and crab cocktail. This was...More

Thank johnosullivan137
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is so delicious here, we ordered the grilled oysters and mix of seafood I really find the flavors unique and worth to try. It could be a little pricey but its worth it. I found staff very friendly, nice to talk with and...More

Thank mohdahli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were referred to this lovely gem by a very friendly local Irish. It was an accidental discovery. We fell in love immediately upon arrival as the Cottage was located just next to a lovely lake, the sun setting at the particular moment makes it...More

Thank HuiM74
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this little gem on a tidal river just south of Galway as we made our way back to the airport! The owner invited us in to sit by the fire even though it was not yet open. We toured the place and enjoyed...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been here several times over the years and it’s excellent every time. This place is magical. Whenever we’ve visitors we bring them here and it always goes down like a treat. The seafood is consistently fresh, the service is good, the Guinness too! In...More

Thank Sara S
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from Jacob G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do accept credit.
Amanda G
October 11, 2015|
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Response from Mike P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if reservations are recommended. We went on a sunny afternoon & dined outside. There was plenty of space then. I would think that reserving a table might be a good idea.
Anna M
July 14, 2015|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
I did NOT make any reference to a "Bloody Mary" in my review ! !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kilcolgan
  • Phone Number: +353 91 796 113
  • E-mail
Moran's Oyster Cottage Seafood Restaurant Galway, The Weir, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, is a traditional thatched cottage that dates back over 250 years. Today Morans is run by the 7th generation of the Moran family in the business. It is renowned the world over for its superb seafood and Galway oysters which attracts people from the five continents, and is open all year round
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