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Morans Oyster Cottage

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Chowder, Irish, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
35391796113
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Moran's Oyster Cottage Seafood Restaurant Galway, The Weir, Kilcolgan, Co...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service and the best seafood chowder anywhere!!

We stumbled off the plane from the states early in the morning and went straight to Moran's Oyster Cottage. We had been planning on this for over a year. We were so early that they weren't even open yet but gladly opened to serve us. Hard to imagine anywhere in the states doing that. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stumbled off the plane from the states early in the morning and went straight to Moran's Oyster Cottage. We had been planning on this for over a year. We were so early that they weren't even open yet but gladly opened to serve us. Hard to imagine anywhere in the states doing that. The grilled oysters and seafood chowder... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We like to get here before the crowd so that means only items on the cold side of the menu are available which still amounts to 90% of what is on for that day. Simplicity is the key to the dishes overflowing with fresh seafood accompanied with delicate salads and fresh brown bread. They are all presented without fanfare which... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food and setting - would never have found it though were it not for recommendation and directions from Brenda at Careview in Kinvara. A great treat! Best fish batter ever!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited on recommendation of local friends and was not disappointed. The oysters were outstanding and fresh and live lobster was prepared perfectly. Couldn't get enough of the brown bread as well. Worth the cab ride from Galway

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a local favorite, with good reason. I had the best fish n chips in London or Ireland. (Had to try it to compare.) Everyone at our table was happy. The oysters, both grilled (with garlic) and raw, were excellent and you mustn't miss them. Get a half dozen of each. Moran's is a must if in Galway... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I love this place..I'm here any time I have chance also just for a quick glass of wine. Last time stayed for an amazing dinner. The staff is very friendly and present,they check our table often enough and they r never intrusive. We got mussels prawns and crab claws which were outstanding. Well balanced between price and portions. The place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One great seafood restaurant. We started with a dozen of their famous oysters. My husband then went on to the seafood chowder and I had the vegetable soup. It was creamy and nice and sweet. We then shared a plate of crab claws in garlic butter. Simply wonderful! They make their own brown bread on the premises. On your way... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Oysters were delicious, the salmon was fresh, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the view from the little two seater alcove behind the door was so pretty!

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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a fabulous meal and especially enjoyed the oysters. Although the service was a bit slower than what we are normally use to, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Spent the last few weeks sampling oysters throughout London and Ireland! The Oysters at Morans are absolutely the best I have ever had! Get yourself a pint,some brown bread, a dozen grilled and raw and like my friend who recommended this place said you will exclaim "Take me up now!!!"

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Additional Information about Morans Oyster Cottage

Address: The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
Phone Number: 35391796113
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kilcolgan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 22 - 55
Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Bar, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kilcolgan
  • Phone Number: 35391796113

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 55
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Bar, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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