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The Shack Restaurant

24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (57 reviews)
“steak” (52 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in as we were passing. we were found a table quickly and our order taken quickly despite the fact the were very busy. the order the Boiled Cabbage and Bacon best I have ever tasted. the Beef and Guinness Stew was also the best...More

1  Thank Tonyclements
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the busy Temple Bar area. The evening we went the streets were filled with thousands of revelers. We were fortunate to get a table immediately at the The Shack restaurant . The hostest seated us but forgot to bring us menus...More

Thank James V
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Im sorry about the hostest, it was an oversight,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at The Shack. Uta was a very gracious host. She has us wait outside with menus until a table was available. She never forgot about us. She came out several times to ask us if we wanted drinks and to...More

Thank Sharon M
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again for your business and I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner here! The service was very good, the food even better. I had a salade as starter, lamsrack as main course and we had the cheese plate together with 2 colleagues. There's also a shepherds pie on the pictures that my...More

Thank Nicky v
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again for your business and I hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a busy time - 2pm on a sunny Saturday and we managed to find a great corner seat for four. The service was friendly and prompt and the food excellent. Fish and chips shouldn't be a difficult dish to make, but it seems...More

Thank Kim M
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again for your business and I hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is lovely, helpful, provide advice on food so it is perfect for each customer, the quality of the food is marvelous, whether you choose fish or meat, sauces are sublime, and the restaurant is decorates with taste. Very cosy. That is the reason...More

Thank EmeraldIsle1703
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. You are very kind. Thank You It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant 3 or 4 times. The last was the last week. Ordered mussels and fish and chips. Was great. The restaurant, the music. The staff friendly.More

Thank achille000
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. You are very kind. Thank You It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Remembering this restaurant from years ago, I was happy that the food and service was still as excellent as back then. Food portions are huge, and we practically rolled out the door. The staff were super friendlyMore

Thank budgetfussy
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. You are very kind. Thank You It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Family lunch in Dublin shopping area Very good service nice to 2 small grandkids 5&8 food was delicious Would visit again bought their t-shirt as a souvenirMore

Thank patriciahP737EZ
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. You are very kind. Thank You It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Ah thanks for...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018

Stopped by for dinner around 5:00PM. The wife and I where shown to a table and then promptly ignored. By the time 5:30 rolled around we left, having never been so much as spoken to by the wait staff since being seated. Keep in mind...More

1  Thank waowens42924
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review I recall your review on Google, it amazes me how people like you will stop at nothing to bring others down. You never ate in the restaurant and our CCTV footage does not support your claim and I am NOT...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 0043
  • E-mail
Description
Set in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural district, The Shack Restaurant is a bustling and friendly place to come for the best of Irish and European cuisine in a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere. If you dine with us and you are happy. Please tell the world. If you are not happy. PLEASE TELL the MANAGER on duty who will do their best to ensure you ARE happy
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