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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” (367 reviews)
“chowder” (119 reviews)
“crab” (56 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 6 days ago via mobile

I’m a native Floridian and have never had a problem finding fresh seafood...that being said, this is the best seafood I have ever had. Ever. I saw some reviews that it is a tourist trap but I didn’t get that vibe at all. Truly tasty...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BestDeHaved
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch had dozen cooked oysters with garlic;perfectly cooked and cold Guinness really hit the spot.My wife had the open crabmeat on brown bread said it was amazing.the staff are a bit slow but the good seafood makes up for the wait.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank billkid00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moran’s was recommended to us by a local and we were so glad we went there for dinner. The oysters were superb as was the rest of our dinner. Excellent service and staff were very knowledgeable about what they were serving. Highly recommend to anyone...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sandyred52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and each visit is a joy. The most recent visits were October and November. Now I'm not a huge oyster fan so I can't comment on them...and this place is know for its oysters, instead my go-to starter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Happysham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the sort of place that'll stay in my memory forever. Beautiful sunny day, super simple irish-pub style setting, set a good km back from any main road and right on the water. We had garlic crumb oysters(insanely good), buttered clams, smoked salmon fishcakes,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fran H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here yesterday. Good seafood selection. Pricey for the food that we got. Nice staff. Surprising busy for a Monday lunch time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JamikGalway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, with fab and friendly staff. The food is wonderful and delightful and the service is 100%. A must stop for any fish lover.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

If you are travelling between Limerick and Galway, don't miss the opportunity to eat at this fantastic restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food so fresh tasty and good value, all of this in a beautiful setting by the river.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rich d
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for excellent food and very nice service this is the restaurant to go to. Our favorite in the area. The Irish brown bread was the best on the trip...we even took some back to our rental house for breakfast the next...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Schmooglet
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Once again Moran’s never fails Fresh seafood at its best I tried the special oysters with tomato sauce, bacon and Parmesan cheese, filled by Moran’s seafood special Will always make a return visit when in Galway

Date of visit: October 2018
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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$57
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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