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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%
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“oysters” (320 reviews)
“chowder” (110 reviews)
“crab” (47 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 yesterday via mobile

I totally did 100% eat there and it was amazing, oysters were fabulous, also on a completely random side note my sisters cafe called "rua caife" in Inis Mor is very amazing too 😂

Thank pogmobum
Reviewed yesterday

This was our first dinner on our road trip around Ireland. We basically stayed near here to get to eat at Morans as our kids said it was their favorite place in Ireland. It did not disappoint. Had a great table and basically wanted to...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Moran's might just be my favourite restaurant in Ireland. Continues to be excellent with the freshest seafood and delicious dishes that make you want to come back time and time again. Staff are also excellent. Highly recommend the steamed clams, garlic mussels and crab claws,...More

Thank CrazyPenguin
Reviewed 3 days ago

The oysters (grilled or not) are just excellent, all the food is very good, even the desserts ! I could die happy after my lunch and diner there hahaha Thank you for your excellent food and your lovely staff :)

Thank Oumanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely late lunch in Moran's. The fish and shellfish are to die for. We love the garlic grilled oysters to start with. My favourite lunch is the open sandwich with crab and smoked salmon. Sunshine, a good glass of white wine and the...More

Thank helen o
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped into Moran’s on the way to the airport with some friends who love fish and have never been. The smell on arrival was welcome and we found an alcove at the front. Service was professional quick and excellent . The food was perfect tasty...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time I was in Galway I got through 6 dozen oysters in a day, and I don’t like to think how many pints of Guinness ! These days my constitution deserves more respect, so the consumption was less. But the pleasure was not...More

Thank DickSands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food - we are regular visitors for lunch and dinner so we have worked through the menu. Excellent sea food, fresh, tasty and staff are very helpful, witty and polite. Mushroom risotto great for vegetarians and home made deserts are just divine. I'd also...More

Thank berle123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to have some great food. Beautiful views with seating outside when weather allows. Visited with family who were in Galway for a break. I have been lots of times but it was their first time. They loved it. It's cosy, warm and has...More

Thank Maggie123531
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish and chips here is the best we've ever eaten. They are so consistent with the food. The service is just lovely, so helpful, attentive and with a smile. Beautiful location for a relaxing and enjoyable meal.

Thank Marie M
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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
12 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$25 - US$61
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Romantic
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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