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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” (335 reviews)
“chowder” (114 reviews)
“crab” (51 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 yesterday

I've eaten here in the past, and while the food is good but not memorable, the table settings are something from a poor quality cafe. Cutlery is battered and worn, glasses are old , and dated., serviettes are poor. I know this isn't about the...More

Thank jayGalway
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has to be one of the best seafood restaurants in the world, not fussy, not pretentious not luxurious just the best food one can expect. I travelled for two hours from Dublin whilst in Ireland to lunch there, the oysters the finest in...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to go to this great place because of the YouTube video from the Vagabrothers. It didn’t disappoint. We got muscles as a starter. My wife got the salmon and I got the seafood platter. It was all fantastic. The atmosphere was great and...More

Thank Curtis O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best meal of our holiday in the West. The restaurant is kept very well. Service was very good. Food was stunning. I have the special of Dover Sole with a butter and herb sauce, served with potatoes and salad.I will remember this dish for...More

Thank L G
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a swim and a good walk, I was ready for a nice meal and was not disappointed. Greeted and seated instantly and in a pleasant manner. Water and brown bread on the table. I had the seafood platter (a little pricey at €27 but...More

Thank Ludraman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The birthday boy had the fish plater which was delicious and GF. The ladies had the fish and chips and these were excellent. The batter was crispy and the fish firm and tasty. The service was friendly, attentive and efficient. Deserves a return for another...More

Thank Pocaire
Reviewed 1 week ago

As always Moran's keeps up the high standard. Booking essential during summer months but generally advisable. Smoked salmon, prawns and fresh fish excellent. Roast duck I was told was the best ever and plentiful. The place was very busy but service was smart and friendly....More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is simply a little gem near the sea. Quite hidden away from the main road, I went there with my family to enjoy some nice seafood. We were not disappointed, the food the service all was perfect, and not pricy at all, The grilled...More

Thank LCSN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here during Race Week in Galway and weer not disappointed. There was a great atmosphere in the place, but service was prompt and excellent. The food was fantastic, what you would expect from Morans, we will definitely return.

Thank Oran30
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner with our kids at Moran's Oyster Cottage. The restaurant itself is a wonderful place. The atmosphere is warm, cosy and comfortable. And they serve good food. We had oysters, (grilled) mussels, salmon, crab and fish (haddock) and chips. The quality of the...More

Thank arendroos
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Liz L
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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