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Morans Oyster Cottage

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The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us travelled from Castlebar to Moran's for Sunday lunch. It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The only problem was trying to decide what to eat. The seafood choices (although limited due to the time of year) were still amazing. Starters - seafood chowder, oysters, and vegetable soup; followed by steamed mussels, and fish and chips.... More 

1 Thank scottanne
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good friendly atmosphere.good food and very friendly staff. Food was served up very promptly and staff ensured that all your needs were catered for

Thank Fergus G
County Galway, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Moran's has been in operation for many years - sometimes run by the Moran family, occasionally leased out. The quality remains superb in either case. This is a fish and seafood restaurant with no more than a nod to the carnivores among us. The quality of ingredients is excellent and the approach to cooking is suitably simple to show off... More 

Thank corribryan
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For Oyster lovers and those who like an excellent salmon salad and crab claws this is the place to go. I have been going to Moran's each time I am in the Galway area. I remember fondly visits with my father for his oysters and guinness and it has not changed. Not cheap but a must to visit.

Thank Enda S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the back room for two tables of friends. The service was fantastic. I had the oysters and the Fish and Chips which were great. Also tasted teh crab claws as an app which were out of this world. Will definitely return.

Thank Ralph S
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to Morans every time I am in Galway for more than a day or two. I first went there thirty years ago and it was already a legendary spot. On that occasion I was so taken with the oysters that I had two dozen, some crab, and a plate of the salmon all washed down with impeccably poured... More 

2 Thank patrickpearse
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family gathering at the restaurant recently. The food was really excellent. You can order steak when booking and the steak was lovely. The seafood was really fresh and tasty. The starter of crab claws in particular was lovely but a bit expensive. They also cater really well for children. My children had the mussels and fish and... More 

Thank Marie M
Kilkenny, Ireland
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little lunch... oysters and mussels just amazing. Service lovely. Definitely didn't disappoint and will certainly be back

Thank kartrav
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Special place to celebrate any event and the food is delicious. I love the old part of this establishment where you can have one of the rooms in the cottage . There are only two however so it's best to book. A party of four adults and two children went there and had a very enjoyable experience. We loved the... More 

Thank Roisin S
Galway, Ireland
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Once more my favourite fish restaurant didn't disappointed our expectations . friendly staff and good genuine manners in a cosy venue . great food and superb Oystersas tradition for this hidden gem. keep going guys!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$53
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?