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“BEST oysters I've EVER eaten!”

Morans Oyster Cottage
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Kilcolgan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, 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
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“BEST oysters I've EVER eaten!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Quite simply the freshiest, best, oysters I have ever eaten. I cannot praise this place enough. I want to be back there, eating from their menu again (& next time I'm in town I will be)! :D

Full marks. No complaints :)

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant right on river and scenic”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stopped on our way from Fenore to Galway. Service was very good and food was tasty, although we just had very light snacks. The restaurant is down a long dirt road right on a small river and it was quite scenic. It was sunny out in mid July so we sat outside and there were a few fly fisherman chasing salmon in the river. I had the baked oysters and they were very good. My kids just got french fries and a salad.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank omegamu
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I arrived at Morans by myself an hour before lunch service was meant to start. The staff were brilliant and after checking with the chef said there was no problem if I wanted to eat. I couldn't fault them. The service was brilliant, the setting perfect and the food delicious. One of the most relaxing and enjoyable meals I've had in ages.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Katy2000
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Galway, Ireland
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must visit for any fan of Good Seafood”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

There it not much to say about Moran's so I will put i simply.

Excellent Seafood
Fantastic Staff and Atmosphere.
Beautiful location.

A highlight of any trip to Galway.
An essential if you like good seafood

Visited May 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing family, amazing food!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I brought a large group into your pub/restaurant this summer and we all fell madly in love with the family and the food. Everything was just perfect. What really impressed though was the love between the family members, for each other, and for what they do. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go leir!

  • Visited July 2013
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