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Morans Oyster Cottage

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The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a well kept restaurant with excellent service. The raw oysters were great but the garlic breaded oysters were amazing. I had the seafood chowder- delicious. I want to go back to Ireland just to have another meal there

Thank rtn225
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous old building with great staff & service. Beautiful oysters and fish and buy the bread to take away, wish I had bought more !

Thank CSMNorwich
Pencader, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this late on a Friday night and a verity pleasant lady took our booking and managed to squeeze us in. We had a lovely table looking out onto the river. I had garlic mussels followed by Dover sole. Flavours and cooking were spot on. The girls and boys front of house did a sterling job during a very... More 

Thank jrf00die
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stoped here after Moher Hills visit for a dinner. We had a luck, friday evening last free table for 4 persons. Great seafood, nice and helpfull staff....specialy amazing griled goat cheese....

Thank Zdenek Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You'll need to drive there if you're staying in Galway but it is well worth it. The food was excellent with prompt and attentive service. We had fish and mussels which were fresh.

Thank StudentBum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You just know as soon as you enter Morans that you've come to somewhere special. The lovely warm welcome from the staff says it all. We stopped off on our way from Dublin to Clifden for lunch & the 15 minute detour was well worth it. If you've never tasted Oysters then this is without doubt the place to have... More 

Thank CocoDublin
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

15-20 minutes drive from Galway city, but very much worth taking the time to visit this authentic pub/restaurant. They serve amazing grilled oysters and fish & chips amongst other things.

Thank Petra A
Lismore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by and had clams, chowder and of course the oysters with Guinness . Very fresh and generous portions. Service was attentive and prompt. Wonderful character and full of history. A must visit indeed!

Thank U3367QDgarym
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting and food. Visited for lunch with family. Our open brown bread sandwiches were fantastic and the kids meals were just as good. Would love to visit again.

Thank 72kenn
Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off for a bite of lunch been a few years since last here , but delighted to report both service and good still as good as ever deserves its reputation .

Thank Kerrie ann L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $56
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 35391796113
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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Los Angeles, California
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County Clare, Ireland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?