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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” (343 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 today via mobile

When I saw the images in internet I said to my self "this will be really a good place to eat good fish". But the realty has been totally different. A part for the chowder that was really nice the rest was middle low level....More

Thank cima1977
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am going to sound like a nitpicker but the devil is in the detail. 3 for lunch, fantastic location , beautiful buildings and very friendly staff. Steamed mussels starter to die for. Cooked to perfection. Oysters were spot on too. We all went for...More

Thank Niall S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic seafood. Stuffed mussels and steamed clams were great. We want to go back again before we go home.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us, and three chose the salmon with a Hollandaise sauce. The other choice was a mushroom risotto. Both dishes couldn't be faulted and the Australian house white wine was great as well. Followed by a perfect apple crumble and coffee. A perfect meal...More

Thank Peter and Ruth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way from Dublin to Co. Clare and wanted to stop for a break. It was a rainy Wednesday at 2 o’clock and thanks to our GPS we found this place. The outside plate said: World-famous Oyster Cottage, est. 1797. So, let’s...More

Thank Burkhard042
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want the perfect location for the fantastic meal then this is the place. Great food. Great service. This is the place to visit when in the area.

Thank MarkFlannagan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is as good as their reputation. We enjoyed the oysters (of course), fresh fish and the shrimp salad with chorizo. Reasonable prices. Make a reservation for dinner.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly lovely spot off the beaten path, seafood lovers paradise! We have delighted in watching this place grow over the years. Decadent chowder, the freshest of fish, sumptuous desserts, they get it right. Simply delicious!

Thank honestreviewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal at Moran's. It was a beautiful evening and the drive from Kilcolgan was pretty and not too far. My partner had seafood and I had lamb. We both had oysters grilled to begin. The meal was prepared beautifully. We were...More

Thank Ourlabradoodles
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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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$23 - US$58
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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