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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” (301 reviews)
“chowder” (103 reviews)
“crab” (45 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Great food, great service. Lives up to their reputation. A must for seafood. Oysters were wonderful and the lobster was excellent.

Thank Randy L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a highly recommended seafood restaurant, a 20min taxi from Galway city centre & not worth it. It is a well oiled machine, efficient yes but the staff rush the orders, pushy (& not friendly) with service & the kitchen pumps out the food...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again, I couldn't resist the fish chowder. Its a lesson on what chowder should be. Followed by a delicious chocolate cake (which happened to be gluten free), I enjoyed my lunch immensely.

Thank patrick M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To start the setting is just picturesque The meals here are beautiful. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The fish is locally sourced and so fresh. Would definitely ADVICE you try the mussels .The portions are so big it would take two to finish.i...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Morans is a great place to stop for lunch because the seafood is so fresh. We had fresh wild oysters to start and the fish and chips for the main course. All was fresh and tasty. I highly recommend the brown bread as well! Super!

Thank Tonypose
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered food, on the promise of good past experiences. Place very busy and understaffed - trying too hard to regain is erstwhile reputation. And singularly failing in the attempt. Symptomatic of the poor experience was the arrival of a side order of veg, that...More

1  Thank Emmesss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a drive from Galway to Kilkee via the scenic route, we had earmarked Morans for a bit of lunch. The location is brilliant, the venue itself is lovely, bright and spacious......however.... I had the chowder ( on the menu as a recipe handed down...More

1  Thank JABDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop over after a Long drive from Dublin. The view is great and during summer the weather is fantastic. Especially to get a table outdoor and shoot oysters and beers.

Thank Vic G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All round excellent! Beautiful setting and fab building, excellent food and brilliant service! Highly recommended! Good idea to book ahead as can be very busy - I understand why!

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely quaint venue, service good, the Grilled Garlic & Crumb Oysters were out of this world - everything else we ate that weekend paled in comparison. The fish and chips were good, my goats cheese salad was nice but felt the dressing could have been...More

Thank Ruth L
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Questions & Answers
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$60
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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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