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Morans Oyster Cottage

The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (373 reviews)
“chowder” (119 reviews)
“crab” (57 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 1 week ago

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
1  Thank pragadishw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to visit Morans when over in Ireland visiting relatives and this visit was once again excellent. We had booked in advance, highly recommended to avoid disappointment and had specifically asked for a snug, which was wonderful, private and cosy. Our food was wonderful:...More

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

I have visited this nice cottage with my partner and her family. The thatched cottage (authentic Irish cottage with straw roof) and its location within the fields overlooking the lake creates the cosy feeling that you will have a unique Galway experience. The food is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Utku Ç
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends recommended me this place as i am a pig when it comes to seafood, and I’m so glad we came here because everything was absolutely amazing. We ordered way too many entrees and by the time our mains came out we were in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank mazzargh85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the places that we always plan on visiting. The fish is amazing and I'm not even a seafood lover. It's a beautiful little place with the best service. Sit in front of the fireplace and prepare to be amazed with their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank twoboden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there for a work lunch. Ordered crab for starter which was plain and small but nice. I was a bit shocked at the prices of the main courses. One collegue had the seafood platter - it was nice but at 28 euro really over...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Susie M
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This not just delicious oysters but all types of great seafood and a very friendly staff. Tryt the duck

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Rgreenwald
Reviewed December 4, 2018 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
1  Thank BestDeHaved
Reviewed December 1, 2018 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
1  Thank billkid00
Reviewed November 24, 2018 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
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, View, 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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