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Morans Oyster Cottage

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (321 reviews)
“chowder” (104 reviews)
“crab” (48 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Morans is an institution and we feel lucky we stumbled upon it during our trip to Galway. It is certainly worth the drive- the oysters are magnificent and we loved the seafood chowder and platters too. The staff are gems and so helpful.

Thank louise111111189
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unique place, friendly with very good food (large portions). It was recommended to us by our B&B host. Go, you'll have a good time.

Thank northernpinesps
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here for one thing and one thing only “oysters “ ....and they are amazing! go the bar and order the 1/2 dozen of 3 and 3. Wash it down with a Galway Hooker beer! Quick service. Was waited on by the nephew of the...More

Thank Jerryalabama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended three times in three separate towns across Ireland so of course we had to check it out. We tried several items on the menu, grilled oysters, seafood chowder and then the crab Claws! They were to die for - they were...More

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a trip out to Morans after a wedding in Galway the night before! I would happily eat seafood all day long so i was in heaven. I had the 3 dishes of Oysters,Clams & Mussels while the rest opted for less fishy dishes. Everyone...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurant in Ireland. The fish is perfectly done, so fresh and the atmosphere is incredible. Never had fish so fresh. We had supper 2 nights in a row and we were not disappointed.

Thank Michel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a score and our only regret is that we didn’t get there before the sun went down. The food is beyond belief and although the menu is not extensive, it doesn’t have to be. We pounded the oysters, their speciality and could have...More

Thank Gregory K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed with the fantastic fresh seafood in Moran's On the Weir. A short detour today on the way back from Galway to Kildare was richly rewarded with superb food in a tranquil setting served by attentive and pleasant staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off at Moran's Oyster Cottage in Kilcolgan on the way to Galway last weekend for lunch. What a gem this place is. Its been a while since we last called and I was anxious to find out if the food was still as...More

Thank dcotter1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to admit that when we traveled down a bumpy, narrow road to get to this place, and then saw a tiny entrance, we parked and reopened the review. Is this the right place of the highly rated restaurant? The names didn't quite match,...More

Thank tjdilts
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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$24 - US$59
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
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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