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Morans Oyster Cottage

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The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Moran's is an institution of the area, and having experienced the wonder that is a good fresh Irish oyster from afar, we had to stop by. We didn't have a reservation, but found seats at the bar and enjoyed a meal in its pleasant surroundings. There is a broad seafood menu (you don't have to be an oyster fan to... More 

Thank Drew and Maria ... N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mussels, baked oysters, home made brown bread, prawns and Irish smoked salmon all of the highest possible quality, pints of Guinness poured with skill and care, need I say more, go visit on a sunny day and enjoy the food, Guinness, outstanding views and fantastic Irish hospitality.

Thank Dave996NL
Waterford, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday we were coming home from Ballina to Waterford and we had the brightest idea we've had in years. Stop for lunch at Moran's on the Weir. We were greeted by lovely staff who gave us a seat in the old cottage. We started by sharing half a dozen Irish Oysters. Simply delicious, now we were lucky on the 26th... More 

Thank Frommelleray14
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a great fish fry on our way from Connemara to County Clare. The food is always delicious and the oysters, fresh. Lovely private dining room was offered by our wait staff and we gratefully accepted. It is the perfect way to end a day, and watch the sun go down on Galway bay.

Thank Deb D
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a birthday celebration and we had booked it well in advance before we left Australia . The food was delicious, setting just perfect and wait staff were really friendly. Some of the best seafood we've had on our trip. We sat by a window and the staff had remembered it was hubby's birthday from my email. Dessert... More 

Thank GrazNez
United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first stop (after a quick view of the Cliffs of Moher) after arriving at Shannon. We were very early - about 1 hour before the restaurant officially opened - the young man there let us sit down - and order some food. It was delicious - best seafood chowder ever!! This is one of our favorite places... More 

Thank TravelerUnitedStates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch in the perfect setting old thatched cottage in an amazing location warm and welcoming staff, they were happy recommend dishes. i went for the crab claws to start .. and a great portion size followed by the dressed prawns and crab simply DELICIOUS And a lovely pint of Guinness. value for money and really worth a visit

Thank Glen_k91
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156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner here on Paddy's night - it was very quiet. The menu was lovely - we had a selection of oysters for starters - you gotta! All good. Main courses were lovely as was dessert.

Thank IrishA
Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was average to good. Chowder, for example, had very little fish or shellfish in it. The most disappointing aspect of our visit was being told to sit and eat off a window sill. Another group from UK (who arrived after) were, on the other hand, given a nice table. Felt there was definitely a pecking order in the manner... More 

Thank Ciaran m
New Forest, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in nice location, off Limerick/Galway road. Stopped and had a nice break while on long journey. Food and service good but not spectacular. Seems to be aimed at tourist market which is fine, but perhaps a bit twee. That said, would recommend and would call again.

Thank primroseryeland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$54
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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Los Angeles, California
over a year ago
County Clare, Ireland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?