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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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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to morans a few times now since I live the other side of galway so we go when we are going that direction. I've never been let down with the quality and service. Food is fresh, decent portions , reasonably priced and very tasty. Old school simplicity at its best, Fresh food cooked well is the best way... More 

Thank Ger R
County Galway, Ireland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and two friends visited the restaurant for lunch I had grilled oysters My friends had seafood chowder and raw oysters. The grilled oysters were delicious The raw oysters were very good and they were local, the soup was also very good . The atmosphere was very welcoming the maneagress who I think was owner was very attentive to us.... More 

Thank Paschal M
Galway, Ireland
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited with family. There were 7 of us. Had a lovely private area. The food was excellent and the staff also. Great oysters, crab,mussels etc. A lovely view of the weir from our table.

Thank Maggie123531
Rocky River, Ohio
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful local treasure filled with history and great seafood. Its well worth the time to drive off the main road to this outstanding establishment for a great meal. Great daily selections of fresh food, great menu, and exceptional service. They also have great wine to go with any meal, and the pub is very Irish!!

Thank Tim292
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 3 weeks ago

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

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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?