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“Late night call but top class welcome”

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: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Ireland
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119 reviews
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“Late night call but top class welcome”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We were driving home from Clare to Sligo late lastnight and spotted a sign for Morans. It was after 9 but we were hungry and said we'd see were they still serving food. They had stopped but told us it was no problem as it was a Saturday and they were busy anyways. The waitress seating us was very polite and said it was no problem at all.
Now I'm not a fish person (unfortunately) so the menu didn't suit me (as there's only duck or ham salad choices without fish), but my parents we so impressed with the selection on the menu. They had the salmon and fish&chips. Both were so impressed. I ended up getting a steak. Now it wasn't on the menu but the kitchen obliged my no-fish order (now that's great customer service!).
They steak was delicious and I would highly recommend it as an addition on the menu. Mains were served with mash/home cut chips and veg or salad. Loads of food and top quality.
I couldn't fault the service or the food quality. Very impressed and would highly recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent oysters”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Beautiful setting, the freshest oysters you can get, straight off the oyster beds, coupled with huge portions of mussels and friendly service. We'll worth the drive from Galway City.

  • Visited July 2013
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Galway
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Cosy venue with great options”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal on New Year's Eve 2013. Staff are friendly and the restaurant is beautifully appointed with cosy corners and a larger seating area. Large fires add to the warm and cosy atmosphere. The baked goat's cheese starter was delicious served with brown bread. Starters were very large, so arrive hungry ! Main course was hake, which was beautifully cooked. Strongly recommended for a walk away from the city, even during the day, the location beside the weir is very relaxing.

  • Visited December 2013
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“wonderful!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

the best, freshest oysters I have ever eaten. Visited on a rainy night and we had oysters on the half shell and chowder and wine. Everything was superb. service was excellent, atmosphere cozy and relaxing. It was a rainy cold night so the location of the restaurant near the water was not relevant but I imagine it ads to the charm in better weather .

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank clabbers
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Galway, Ireland
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“Portion control gone mad”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We r locals and regulars - very disappointed with open prawn sandwich portion size and then the tiny portion of extra sauce that arrived when asked for. Poor service from untrained staff - wine took ages to come. Quality is always good. But very hard to pay €70 for 2 sandwiches, 2 soups, 2 chips (which were lovely) and wine. Who is advising this team on portion control? Go back to decent portions.

  • Visited December 2013
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