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Morans Oyster Cottage

The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (318 reviews)
“chowder” (106 reviews)
“crab” (46 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of our favourite places when we come over from the UK to visit my parents and lunch today, as always, lived up to expectations. The vegetable soup was delicious as was the prawns, chorizo and baby new potato salad and as for...More

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Regular visitor to here and it remains one of my favourite restaurants Dine here often with family and friends and some people say it can be overpriced for small portions, I disagree though, seafood,particularly shellfish is hard work and theirs is second to none! Crab,...More

Thank mcgrub
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the oyster sampler and the seafood chowder. Both were amazing! The oysters were some of the biggest and juiciest that I have ever had. You can tell they were nice and fresh too. The seafood stew tasted so good and was very filling....More

Thank Tonya V
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me the best seafood restaurant in Ireland. We had the most delicious Galway oysters crab claws, clams (with garlic) and a salad with shrimps. Everything tasted fantastic but the crab claws were definitely the best!!! The service was also excellent and very attentive. I...More

Thank Karin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful gourmet restaurant. Tasty dishes, fresh oysters, unbelievable service. Thank you, MORANS Restaurant.

Thank hildalen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the worst fish and chips on the first night of our holiday, so we wanted to end with some good fish and chips. That they were! The fish was so light and delicious! We started with some oysters on the half shell. You...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have wanted to visit this restaurant for years and finally made it there last night and boy was it worth the wait, we shared a half dozen gigas oysters baked tith garlic crumbs followed by starters of clams and claws all of which were just...More

Thank orla f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely seafood chowder to start. It was very filling, almost a full meal in itself. My guest had a cold prawn and salmon salad platter, while I had the fish and chips. Both were wonderful! 😁 Lovely place to while away an...More

Thank dtlibra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has one of the best seafood selection I have ever eaten I mean the crabs oysters clams whatever it is it is tasty and worth the drive

Thank Tomas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moran's Oyster cottage is tucked away on a back, back road at the mouth of the Kilcolgan River on Galway Bay just south of Clarinbridge, which itself is a 20-minute drive south of Galway. The thatch-roofed cottage is the perfect setting to enjoy one of...More

1  Thank mvdljca
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Liz L
2 August 2017|
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Response from Jacob G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do accept credit.
Amanda G
11 October 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.
14 July 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$24 - US$59
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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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