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The Shack Restaurant

#140 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food and friendly service in a nice place just opposite to the Temple Bar. We tried irish dishes with meat which were quite good, a delicious clonakilty salad and excellent desserts. The prices were normal, given the cost of life in Dublin.

Thank rogerakos
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an excellent meal. The food was cooked perfectly and the staff was very friendly. The location is great, directly across the street from Temple Bar. Finish dinner abd then walk across the street for drinks.

Thank Kristin B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch and the food was very good. BUT we got charged more because of a mistake made by the waiter. The manager then reacted very rude. All in all ths food is good but staff is not.

Thank Carlotta S
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't booked so were pleased that they made the effort to fit 6 of us in for dinner when the restaurant was clearly busy. The service was friendly and efficient throughout the meal. There is a great choice on the menu to suit most tastes. Between us we had a range of meat, fish and vegetarian starters and mains.... More 

Thank Jenny M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant on our first day while looking for a place to eat mid-afternoon in the Temple Bar neighboorhood. Were influenced to go in because of TripAdvisor reviews. Had truly excellent meals! Mussels and dark bread/Irish butter with stout "to die for". My friends also had incredible stews. The cherry dessert was outstanding. Can't wait to go back... More 

Thank beth2527
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant to taste and eat Irish meals. The tomato soup was really tasty. And the bread really very good. The typical Irish breakfast was normal but tasty.

Thank achillefss
Sacramento, California
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153 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch after having a drink at a nearby pub. The food was good and our server was very friendly. The meal was reasonably priced. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank Patty Z
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noticed this little place opposite Temple Bar Pub, very welcoming and great atmosphere, Food was delicious and very reasonably priced, will visit again of we ever go back.

Thank Michelle B
Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutley loved this place, food to die for, excellent staff and customer service, will definitely return when in Dublin again

Thank Julie F
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a great lunch. My friend and I ve enojeyed the food. You have enough choice on the menu. Delicious is the tradional steak served with a pint of Guiness.

Thank c0c0travel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 0043

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?