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12 Of The Best Places To Eat Oysters In Ireland

By Shirleydonlon

August 4, 2018 at 3:47pm


It isn't news that our little island is an absolute treasure trove for oysters.

But with so many different restaurants offering oysters nowadays, it can be hard to choose the right place to go to get the best oysters around.

Luckily for you, we've compiled a list of the top oyster spots in the country, so you know exactly where to head next time you're feeling peckish.

1. Moran's Oyster Cottage, Galway

Famous for their oysters, Moran's Oyster Cottage is the perfect spot to enjoy a creamy pint of Guinness and get a taste of the delicacies of Galway Bay.

2. Aqua Restaurant, Howth, Dublin

Situated in the picturesque village of Howth, Aqua Restaurant offers a wide variety of seafood, including mouth-watering Connemara oysters. And if you're looking for gorgeous views as you get stuck into a plate of juicy oysters, Aqua is the one for you.

3. Klaw, Dublin

Klaw is one of the trendiest seafood spots around, serving oysters from Galway Bay, Waterford, Dooncastle and the Flaggy Shore.

The best part about this Dublin spot is its chilled-out, no-fuss atmosphere. Perfect for a post-work catch up with friends.

4. Out of the Blue, Dingle

Out of the Blue is so committed to serving only the freshest seafood around, that if they can't find a suitable catch of the day, they won't open their doors.

Therefore, when you're digging into a batch of oysters for dinner, you can take comfort in knowing that they really are the freshest that Dingle has to offer.

5. Kealy's Seafood Bar, Donegal

This family run restaurant is situated in the picturesque fishing village of Greencastle in Donegal. It's exterior looks plain, and you could easily walk by without discovering the gorgeous seafood selection that waits behind its doors.

6. The Oyster Tavern, Tralee

You'll find The Oyster Tavern in the heart of Tralee Bay, so you can enjoy stunning views while you dine.

They source their ingredients locally, and ensure only the freshest seafood gets served up at the restaurant.

7. Deep Restaurant, Howth

This fabulous seafood restaurant is located right on the West Pier of Howth, meaning the smell of the fresh water is only but a few footsteps away.

Their early bird menu offers two courses for €25, including their gorgeous oysters which come straight from Achill Island.

8. Oscar's Seafood Bistro, Galway

Oscar's in Galway update their menu seasonally, so they can ensure the freshest and most on-season dishes.

They serve up a batch of Galway Rock Oysters as a part of their starter menu, and their muscles are also a popular choice.

9. Linnane's Lobster Bar

What was once built as a traditional thatched cottage with a small pub has now been transformed into a gorgeous little seafood restaurant located on New Quay Pier, Co. Clare.

It's the perfect spot to enjoy oysters and a cold pint outside in the summertime.

10. Fishy Fishy, Cork

This cute little Kinsale restaurant is at its best in the spring and summer, and the queues outside give an indication of just how good the food is inside.

Their oysters and seafood are sourced by the owner (it's owned by a husband a wife) who buys only the best produce from the area's local fisherman.

11. Octopussy's, Howth

A favourite among the locals and a popular choice for visitors to the area, Octopussy's serves up a rake of tapas-style seafood so it's the perfect place to head with friends.

Their oysters are sourced from Carlingford, a well-known oyster haven, and served with lemon and tabasco sauce; a combination made in heaven.

12. Matt The Thresher, Dublin & Tipperary

Matt The Thresher gives customers a choice of different oysters with some coming from Carlingford Lough and others originating from Galway.

With locations in Dublin and Tipperary, it definitely gives the feeling of a more upmarket restaurant, making it perfect for special occasions.

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