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Morans Oyster Cottage

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The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
+353 91 796 113
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant lunch stop, can't believe it's been over 10 years since I last visited! The location is idyllic, the Oysters are fantastic and the Gluiness isn't bad either. Can't wait to visit again soon.

Thank Charles G
Cork, Ireland
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch on our way north and were not disappointed. Beautiful fresh crab on brown bread with salad, children's fish was beautifully prepared as well. Lots of comfortable seating, beautiful setting.

Thank Ionracas
Dublin, Ireland
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very highly recommended seafood restaurant, a short drive from Kinvara. Friendly, helpful staff and lovely food.

Thank Mariao6
Waterford, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For two years in a row I have visited Morans Oyster Cottage particularly for the delicious and flavorsome food they serve. This year I tried the garlic mussels that just melted in your mouth. I had heard of their family generational recipe Seafood Chowder, so I began ordering seafood chowder as I travelled throughout Ireland, which provided some examples to... More 

Thank Jess B
Co Clare
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to one of my favourite restaurants last week. The seafood platter as usual was excellent. Unfortunately the portion size has been greatly reduced. Just a hint of prawns. I would much prefer a return turn to the old portions even if they charged a little more.

Thank foodfandon
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I have ever eaten fresher seafood in my life. Excellent location, excellent service and fantastic food. Well done.

1 Thank ksire
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146 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moran's is an institution of the area, and having experienced the wonder that is a good fresh Irish oyster from afar, we had to stop by. We didn't have a reservation, but found seats at the bar and enjoyed a meal in its pleasant surroundings. There is a broad seafood menu (you don't have to be an oyster fan to... More 

Thank Drew and Maria ... N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mussels, baked oysters, home made brown bread, prawns and Irish smoked salmon all of the highest possible quality, pints of Guinness poured with skill and care, need I say more, go visit on a sunny day and enjoy the food, Guinness, outstanding views and fantastic Irish hospitality.

Thank Dave996NL
Waterford, Ireland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we were coming home from Ballina to Waterford and we had the brightest idea we've had in years. Stop for lunch at Moran's on the Weir. We were greeted by lovely staff who gave us a seat in the old cottage. We started by sharing half a dozen Irish Oysters. Simply delicious, now we were lucky on the 26th... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a great fish fry on our way from Connemara to County Clare. The food is always delicious and the oysters, fresh. Lovely private dining room was offered by our wait staff and we gratefully accepted. It is the perfect way to end a day, and watch the sun go down on Galway bay.

Thank Deb D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 56
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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
over a year ago
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?