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Morans Oyster Cottage

The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
0035391796113
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Kilcolgan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $22 - $34
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Heard about this place 26 years ago and always wanted to visit. I wasn't disappointed. Excellent food and service. Sitting outside on a sunny spring afternoon was lovely. Recommend the oysters.

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limerick
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have dined in this restaurant 3 times now just to give it the benefit of the doubt,it ticks all the boxes from the outside quaint setting in a lovely fishing estuary,inside all is well pictures of film stars & politicians but really it dosen,t finish well. I have order different meals each time the last one being garlic mussel,s... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is probably one of the best seafood places in Ireland. The choice of food is great, the food itself is of a very high standard and extremely tasty. I've had pan-fried sweet chilli prawns - highly recommend! The atmosphere in this place is warm and welcoming.

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Essex
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

An Irish friend in Kinvara told us not to miss Morans, and am I glad that she did. We had not reserved, which I always try to do as a matter of courtesy, but were made very welcome and loved the intimate interior of this one-time fisherman's cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed a warm visit on a beautiful early spring day,... More

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Galway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I visited Morans with friendly recently. Down through the years since 1970, I have dined here from time to time. Management changed, extensions were added to cater for more customers, but one thing which has not changed is the high quality of the seafood platter, the homemade brown bread, the good taste of guinness And selection of good white wines.... More

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limerick
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stopped by for an evening meal in this lovely establishment. Had organic salmon and crab meat salad. Was delicious. Friendly and efficient staff.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The last time I visited Morans was over 20 years ago. It was brilliant then and it is remains fantastic now (October 2013). I have never tasted oysters as fresh and delicious as here. I was further impressed by how well my gluten free diet was catered for. I have never had proper fish and chips before due to having... More

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St.Ives
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Went here on the way from Galway to Athlone, heard about it from a fishing programme on tv. When we arrived the restaurant was closed, but while looking around the owner came out & asked if he could help. When I explained why we came he said to come inside & made us all coffee with biscuits, he couldn't do... More

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We dined here twenty years ago on our first trip to Ireland. It was such a memorable experience, that we went out of our way to dine here again on our most recent trip to Ireland. It did not disappoint - oysters, garlic crab claws, lobster were fantastic-- excellent service, wonderful host and great atmosphere. We even dined in the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I find it impossible to go anywhere near Morans without stopping for lunch or dinner! Fantastic service and amazing food everytime. The highlight of the annual trip to Galway races is Morans on Friday afternoon for the craic and ceoil and platters and platters of outsanding seafood.

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