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Morans Oyster Cottage


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$23 - US$57
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten regularly in Morans for more than 30 years and it has always been of a high standard. However, our latest visit was very disappointing. We had our favourite dish: smoked salmon and prawns. The salmon was rather tasteless (and obviously of the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JulianR109
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for food and a pint of Guinness. A little out of the way but not too far from Galway. Definitely will go back

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal was excellent Had crab and prawn salad really nice very good staff lovely setting with open fire, just what was needed after a day in Galway

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LouCoClare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I'm looking around far places to visit in new country. So I cam strongly recommend to visit this place. It's so beautiful. You can park your car in front of restaurant and take a rest with a delicious plate of fresh oysters. Each day...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Алексей Б
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend from Galway took us here as we would not have known about it. Finding was easy with GPS but it is down a lane or two which at night means it is very dark! Great menu and while not an oyster fan the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RiceyTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A trip home to Galway always includes a trip to Moran's. A nice old pub/restaurant that hasn't changed much over the years. Great seafood and a nice pint! 😉

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Fintan P
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic location beautifully decorated and the food 10/10. Friendly staff and attentive service. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank L4473FNmariam
Reviewed February 3, 2019

So I stayed in this area over New Year and was told this was the place to visit for shell fish .... Well it IS Great bustle and busy seating area, lovely friendly service, nice wine and great fish and shellfish Well worth a visit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FashionStylistUK
Reviewed January 23, 2019

The food isn't remarkable at all really. I had seafood salad was average my friend had the oyster humidor again was average. I have had far better in Kinvara for much less money. Ultimately I would have give an average review for average food if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EoinO130
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We booked a table for our 5th wedding anniversary. It was the best dinner we had in recent times. We've started with a pint of Guinness and half plate of Wild Native Oysters. Actually, I wanted to savor the Oyster tasting plate consists of 3...More

Date of visit: November 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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