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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” (307 reviews)
“chowder” (105 reviews)
“crab” (45 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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341 - 350 of 917 reviews

Reviewed January 10, 2016

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!

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I often stop into Moran's for a bite on my way to and from Galway and always find it really nice. On this occasion it was very busy and the staff seemed flustered. The food wasn't as good as it usually is and really, it's...More

3  Thank JoJo F
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

What a great place. went here for Sunday evening lunch, oysters, morans seafood platter. Absolutely delicious. The menu is great for the fish lovers but they also cater for non fish eating such as duck ham salads etc. Price is reasonable and the staff are...More

Thank wintersGalwayIreland
Reviewed December 17, 2015

Stopped in for a quick snack on a very rainy day. There was a lovely fire in the back restaurant part. Had a lovely bowl of vegetable soup which was hot and tasty. The homemade bread was divine. I will be back for a more...More

Thank Bannerone
Reviewed December 16, 2015

Whenever we come to Ireland we try to eat at this World family eatery which never disappoints. The welcome, the food and service is unsurpassed.

Thank Stuart170649
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Since we had a friend pick us up at Shannon airport, she had arranged for us to have lunch here. A very typical Irish pub/restaurant right on the Weir (river). Thatched roof and everything. Fish and chips and oysters were great. Cool cozy atmosphere.

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed December 4, 2015

Excellent food and atmosphere at Morans! Felt like we were a guest in someone's home and the food was absolutely amazing

Thank Lynsey A
Reviewed December 3, 2015

What a pleasant surprise! I was traveling from the NW part of Ireland down to Shannon area & was passing thru this area around lunchtime so opened up my handy TripAdvisor app & this restaurant was in the immediate area I was in. I'm so...More

Thank redtraveller69
Reviewed November 26, 2015

Called into Morans this drizzly dull afternoon on the way back to Limerick from Galway. Great atmosphere, cosy and warm and myself and friend were made feel very welcome. We had a pint each, followed by a great fish & chip + salad and a...More

Thank Tipp1955
Reviewed November 17, 2015

My wife and I ate here with our group tour. The restaurant itself has great atmosphere, the service was excellent and the food (especially the oyster) were the best. Not to be missed when in Galway.

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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
$24 - $59
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
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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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