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Morans Oyster Cottage

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The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
35391796113
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
Fab Family Gathering Place

Service and a cottage fire like you never experienced before. Food delicious too. It's a place to meet up with family & friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Regina S
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Galway, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service and a cottage fire like you never experienced before. Food delicious too. It's a place to meet up with family & friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch, not our first time here but as in the past the food and service was excellent. I will visit again.

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the third time I have been here and certainly not the last. Every single plate is full of flavour. Excellent services, cosy fire.

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Thank Debbie O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Realistically this is one for the tourists. Thatched cottage, by the water. . . Whitewashed stone etc. However the experience is so pleasant visiting here that whether you are a tourist, native, a local, or a returning customer you will surely be equally as pleased by your visit. Mostly I have been for lunch. Sometimes it has been manic, if... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been at Moran's three times: twice on a business trip and once on a personal trip. The reason for the personal trip was, that I enjoyed my business trips so much I flew over with my wife just to have dinner there. Amazing fresh sea food in a low key environment.

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Earby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for dinner as it was highly recommended. Whilst i thought the food was good, it was dated. It looked like it came straight out of the 1980's and had not evolved. the wine list is ok but lacks vintages and there aren't many wines by the glass. I wouldn't rush to go back but it must have... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Galway. I must admit I was expecting more. The food was just OK and the considering that we were the only table in the place at the time the service was soso. Not so sure I will be back here if the opportunity presented itself.

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time today. I am from the area and had never been. It's a lovely looking bar/restaurant and the food and service were great. I will definitely be back, I'd say it's a nice spot on a summer's day. Highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always visit this restaurant when we are home in Ireland. We are never disappointed. It serves the best organic smoked salmon around. Visited on New Year's day. We sat by the bar, all 4 of us and had dinner. It was so relaxing to sip pints of Guinness and Smithwicks by the fire. Food was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on a rainy day. It must be a marvellous in better weather. Food was great. Amazing they could prepare it, because there was a power outage. Well- done!

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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 - 56
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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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