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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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09:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 20:00
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch. Lucky to get a table, busy restaurant. Not surprised as food and ambience terrific. If you travel to Strandhill definitely include Shells!

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Thank Trekker30122012
Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there because I've heard nothing but good about it. Now in defense of Shells, it was very busy and in the middle of tourist season. I felt that the food was pretentious, the service very slow and thoroughly over priced. I brought some children and they all did not like it at all. Frankly I wasn't mad about it... More 

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Thank Oilibhia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I eat here at least once every two months and I love the food. From breakfasts to dinner or even a coffee and cake its just delicous

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Thank Brian F
Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shells and Strandhill are the perfect combination for a perfect Sunday. The soup of the day is always a good idea, I really suggest it to everyone! Light but satisfying.... And if you are around for breakfast... should try their amazing scones and cakes! And the employees are super nice!

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Thank valesarag
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to eat.. always busy so you may need to book in advance. but great for a take away option to eat along the beach..Fab food a little expensive but great ..

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Thank Marie D
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is spectacular at Shells. Their homemade brown bread with treacle and daily juices make a visit at breakfast extra special!! It's situated across from the sea and a coffee and brekkie from here is the best way to finish a morning walk at Strandhill.

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Thank Sandra H
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommend this lovely little restaurant by the sea to have brunch at. We were surprised and delighted by the service and most of all the food. It's no wonder it has a Best of Ireland 2017 award. I had the BLT and my boyfriend had the BAP. Both wonderful before taking a stroll along the beach.

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Thank lcampion86
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When shells came around first, it was my favourite place to have lunch or a coffee, but in the last year, the standard has dropped noticeably. (I am not the only one who thinks this, after recent conversations I have had). I am a regular customer (at least once a month) and what used to be all about quality has... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday breakfast here. Lovely food at good value prices. We arrived just before 10 and were seated straight away. The menu offers a nice choice. I went with poached eggs, rashers and toast and it was lovely. Nice portion size also. The breakfast bap also looked great and their scones and cakes got good reviews from our... More 

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1 Thank Voyager91819
Dublin
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Shells for lunch on a wet March day. It was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. The cafe is always busy and the service is very good. The food is also very good and we will visit again the next time we are back in Strandhill.

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Thank Dub-Ireland-Visitor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 20:00
Monday
09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 19:00
Thursday
09:30 - 19:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:00
Saturday
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo  >  Strandhill
  • Phone Number: +353 71 912 2938

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