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Morans Oyster Cottage

The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (320 reviews)
“chowder” (110 reviews)
“crab” (47 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
All hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

The fish and chips here is the best we've ever eaten. They are so consistent with the food. The service is just lovely, so helpful, attentive and with a smile. Beautiful location for a relaxing and enjoyable meal.

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We called in to Morans at 5.30 on a Saturday evening and the place was buzzing already, great atmosphere extremely friendly staff. My husband had the mussels to start (very large portion) I had the smoked salmon fish cakes both were delicious, we had fish...More

1  Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely remote restaurant just outside Kilcolgan, down a country road. Excellent sea food is served daily. You need to book a table if you go there at busy periods, Friday night - weekends etc There are a couple of private rooms that...More

1  Thank Tomsheedy1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful Sunday Lunch . Food was delicious and service excellant. I bought a pot of Marmalade with Dingle Gin delicious.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Pub with restaurant, nice fireplace on a cold day and souvenirs on the walls. Fresh delicious oysters and mussels, perfectly cooked fish. Friendly and competent service as well. Very enjoyable :) :) Hire a driver and visit!

Thank Jan U J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited Morans many times over the last 30 years and it was always a special day out as is was a great location with great food and atmosphere. We had not been for over two years and recently we dropped...More

2  Thank MunsterDuncan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Call in for lunch, fantastic old building with lots of character. Had the oyster tasting plate, with 2 types , fresh and delicious. For mains , the duck , very tasty and a good size meal. Off the main road but would highly recommend the...More

Thank Dieter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove here from Galway to taste local oysters and Moran's didn't disappoint. We were sat in the dining area at the back of the cottage (which was cute) and ordered both the Gigas and Wild native oysters. Both the wild native ones were our...More

Thank Trinh V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll keep the review short in the hope that no one reads it as this place needs to be kept secret! Fantastic fresh seafood, great location, amazing atmosphere and wonderful staff! Ticks every box!

Thank pnmar5h
Reviewed January 8, 2018

just popped in en route to galway for a chowder and a pint . excellent in every respect as usual .great to get a good tasty chowder .

Thank raymond090
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Liz L
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Jacob G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do accept credit.
Amanda G
October 11, 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.
July 14, 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
$25 - $62
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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