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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (351 reviews)
“chowder” (116 reviews)
“crab” (53 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Happysham
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Fran H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JamikGalway
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Holly Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rich d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Schmooglet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Toreilly123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read reviews about this place and wanted to check it out because we love oysters!! Came here for dinner and had to drive the small roads at night to get here. Luckily there were signs along the way to tell us which way to...More

Thank dt_inthecity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the oyster taster platter with some homemade chips and it was delicious! It was nice enough to sut outside on one of their picnic table to enjoy some of their homebrew as well! Just a great place!

Thank Télissa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to pop into Moran's after passing by their sign on the N67 so many times. Glad we did. Food was great and we were treated to some Irish music and dancing while we ate.

Thank StevEire2018
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Questions & Answers
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$56
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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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