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“A MUST if you are within an hours drive!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Morans Oyster Cottage

Morans Oyster Cottage
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
35391796113
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kilcolgan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $55
Cuisines: Chowder, Irish, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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. 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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“A MUST if you are within an hours drive!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We were amazed at the hospitality, food and helpfulness of the staff! Katherine, the owners daughter, went out of her way to find us lodging as we were stranded. She took over an hour out of her time and way beyond the call of duty and found us a great B&B to stay in. Conner was an amazing waiter and full of knowledge and laughs. And then there was the food...!! We enjoyed it so much that we came back the next day for dinner and then drove out of our way a few days later to stop and have lunch there on the way to Dublin. The crab claws...OUTSTANDING! The seafood chowder....the BEST EVER ANYWHERE! All their food was delicious and well worth every cent! This is a MUST GO TO restaurant!! And the Irish Whiskey....DELICIOUS and my husbands new favorite!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great location, thatched cottage by a tiny little river, not TOO far from the main Limerick-Galway road. You would need to know where you were going though. Nice decor on the inside, clean, warm and welcoming. We both had oysters and they were delicious, washed down with a nice creamy guinness. The rest of the food looked lovely as wellStaff were friendy without being overpowering. Brought my girlfriend here on the way to Galway because we both love oysters and she did not lave disappointed. Looking for an excuse t go to Galway so we can stop by again.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Limerick, Ireland
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“The whole lobster is a real treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This restaurant has it all. Excellent seafood, a lovely open fire, and an easy going relaxing ambiance. The Irish Coffee is consistently the best in Ireland. Despite visiting this restaurant quiet often, we have yet to see any of the famous celebrities pictured on the walls. Perhaps a good reason to keep coming back!

Visited February 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Love their oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

As my girlfriend loves an oyster, we could do nothing else then stop here on her birthday weekend. We did not regret. The oysters tasted amazing, raw our grilled, both were great. We also had some seafood chowder after it and again, very tasty. Some chowders can be creamy, but here you really have the full fish flavour. I would love to have a place like this a bit closer to Dublin, but I think ze zill need to keep this as little treat for when we are around Galway.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Quick and good oyster-stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

On our trip from Doolin to Tralee we found the sign with Morans Oyster Cottage. We made a quick decision to take a closer look. And we weren't dissapointed. The oysters (2 with roasted garlic and 4 as they are) tasted delicious! What a pitty that we couldn't stay for a whole meal.

Visited February 2013
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