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Morans Oyster Cottage

The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (283 reviews)
“chowder” (96 reviews)
“crab” (43 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been several times so a gang (12 lads) went for my sons stag party as I had eulogised over it- we weren't disappointed! It's a major pressure to go there at my recommendation hoping it would meet expectations but it did.Everyone loved the...More

Thank paulgray1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We sat by the fire in a small cosy bar, staff very friendly. We had oysters and mussels to start both were very nice served with homemade bread. I had the seafood platter huge portion of the freshest fish and the fish and chips were...More

1  Thank Molly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the place was quaint it lacked atmosphere. Service was slow and poor. I had the famous Chowder but found it a little gloopy and with too much potato. It was without the usual chunks of fish, and didn't have any prawns or mussels either....More

Thank Martina F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood platter best in the world....Old worldly pub/fish restaraunt at the side of the river. Menu is essentially fish related...fab oysters that they farm themselves.

Thank Derry9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no reservation, but they squeezed us in. So happy they did. The baked salmon with dill sauce was wonderful. Going back for the fish and chips.

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the oysters are that good! They have their own oysters, grown locally, in the bay just a stones throw away, and they are world class... tasty and meaty! During the off season, they bring in oysters that are darn near as close to their...More

Thank Jacob G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint little restaurant that does a great business. Food and service were excellent. Best seafood of our entire vacation. I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu. Service was also excellent even though they were very busy. Can sit out front...More

Thank LVhjrider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came back for a second visit after 18 years and it is as good now as it was then. Lovely fresh grilled Kelly's oysters were the highlight. Service was a little shaky (maybe the beginning of the season?) but staff were very friendly. If...More

Thank Kerry1206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on vacation and a friend from Ireland had recommended this restaurant. Great spot. It is off the beaten track. A lot of history in this place. Many celebrities have found it and there are pictures on the wall to prove it. The atmosphere...More

Thank DonnaandGary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Galway city - about 25 minutes away - and had a delicious dinner here. Very friendly, and a good mix of locals and travelers. We had fantastic crab claws in garlic butter, and a platter of smoked salmon, prawns, crab meat and...More

Thank ppw
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Amanda G
Does the restaurant require or recommend reservations?
12 October 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.
What were you doing ordering a Bloody Mary in a Seafood Restaurant?
14 July 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
US$22 - US$56
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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