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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (283 reviews)
“chowder” (97 reviews)
“crab” (43 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 849 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Morals is consistently good and I love the old world atmosphere. Service was good and i love the young staff, always willing to please.the addition of cocktails is great, do try the daisy!!!, but it's the seafood we went for and we were not disappointed....More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chowder and oysters are a must...so fresh...generous portions...crab and salmon beautiful too...well done!

Thank fionaIreland
Reviewed 3 days ago

After just stopping for a drink on our first trip to Ireland, this time it was dinner and am glad we did. A bustling Friday evening, and even though we were a bit late, our table was waiting and received a warm welcome. All the...More

Thank cz75guy
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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
USD 22 - USD 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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • 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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