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Morans Oyster Cottage

The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (318 reviews)
“chowder” (108 reviews)
“crab” (47 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
All hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'll keep the review short in the hope that no one reads it as this place needs to be kept secret! Fantastic fresh seafood, great location, amazing atmosphere and wonderful staff! Ticks every box!

Thank pnmar5h
Reviewed 1 week ago

just popped in en route to galway for a chowder and a pint . excellent in every respect as usual .great to get a good tasty chowder .

Thank raymond090
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family dinner here recently was a thing of beauty! What a characterful, atmospheric bar/restaurant. Absolutely beguiling. Well worthy of its reputation. Chowder and Soup were declared excellent, accompanied by delicious brown bread. Battered Cod & chips, Baked Salmon, the Seafood Special, Pan Fried Chili...More

Thank Gonzo185
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family dinner on the 27th Dec. We were offered a table in the main restaurant or a private room in the cottage - we chose the latter and it was lovely. Food as always was amazing. Really fresh fish. And the service was fantastic. I...More

Thank SFWOxford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time in moans oyster house food excellent staff very nice and friendly service was great I would recommend this place to everyone

1  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite places when we come over from the UK to visit my parents and lunch today, as always, lived up to expectations. The vegetable soup was delicious as was the prawns, chorizo and baby new potato salad and as for...More

1  Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Regular visitor to here and it remains one of my favourite restaurants Dine here often with family and friends and some people say it can be overpriced for small portions, I disagree though, seafood,particularly shellfish is hard work and theirs is second to none! Crab,...More

1  Thank mcgrub
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I had the oyster sampler and the seafood chowder. Both were amazing! The oysters were some of the biggest and juiciest that I have ever had. You can tell they were nice and fresh too. The seafood stew tasted so good and was very filling....More

Thank Tonya V
Reviewed 30 November 2017

For me the best seafood restaurant in Ireland. We had the most delicious Galway oysters crab claws, clams (with garlic) and a salad with shrimps. Everything tasted fantastic but the crab claws were definitely the best!!! The service was also excellent and very attentive. I...More

Thank Karin M
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

A wonderful gourmet restaurant. Tasty dishes, fresh oysters, unbelievable service. Thank you, MORANS Restaurant.

Thank hildalen
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Liz L
2 August 2017|
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Response from Jacob G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do accept credit.
Amanda G
11 October 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.
14 July 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$61
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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