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The Shack Restaurant

24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #591 of 1,797 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had three nights in Dublin and ate here two nights out the three. The waiter recommended an excellent bottle of wine once we had told him our tastes and then went on to recommend the starter and main from the menu. The food was excellent and very tasty and well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and ate there again the... More

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abingdon va
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Good food, good service, good atmosphere, etc. And if you buy your City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off tour ticket [good for 2 days] at their office on O'Connell St. you get a voucher for 2 for 1 meals here. And it is not as loud as other places in Temple Bar.

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Cardiff
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My friends and I were looking to try some Irish cuisine, if that is not a contradiction in terms, in the busy Temple Bar area. We managed to get a table at this busy restaurant at lunchtime and while waiting for the table another tourist who was paying his bill said to try the Seafood Chowder. 3 of us went... More

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231 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was here a few years ago and back again. It seems like this is our favorite place in Temple Bar section of Dublin. The food is good, the service fairly prompt and the atmosphere very nice and pleasant. It is not as rowdy as the next door establishment so it creates a unique opportunity to hear and see the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I visited for a lunch on Saturday 31 May. We went for a late lunch so although several tables occupied it was not packed otherwise I would have had concerns the tables were a little too close. That said, all staff we met were very welcoming and helpful and the service was excellent. The food did not... More

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Helsingborg, Skåne Län, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Nice staff and friendly. The fresh tuna was really delicious, and also the fish & chips. All made to order. In the Temple Bar area.

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Taranto, Italy
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260 reviews 260 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The place is nice situated in the very centre of Temple Bar, a bit dark, the tables are very near one to the other. Quite packed both at lunch and dinner time, the menu has a large choice both fish and meat; the first page suggests a quick typical Irish lunch with four light course. I’ve got this one. Nice... More

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DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pietro, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. In a world where we have little time, I really appreciate your time in this regard. We are proud and please to say that yes, we have a busy restaurant, but in saying that, we learn every day and never take our customers for granted. On your visit,... More

Wigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stopped in for lunch. Had a lovely tuna wrap with salad. Staff very friendly. Got a nice post card with the bill to take away as a souvenir. Price really reasonable as well for the temple bar. Worth a try

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DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Kirsty Thank you so much for taking the time to review my Restaurant. Im delighted that you had a good lunch and that you were happy with our Post Card. Positive feedback is so helpful for our self esteem and further customer service. Thank you very much. More

Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this quaint restaurant while visiting in 2013. We adored the interior and the menu was exactly what we were looking for! I grew up in Ireland and was craving some traditional leek soup and brown bread. That's exactly what I got along with a perfect Irish Breakfast. My boyfriend got the bangers and mash... More

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DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback on your visit. I will relay your comments to the team at our weekly management meeting. It is great to hear positive comments as it encourages us to try even harder in the pursuit to provide excellent food and service. Thank You and I hope we will see you again at The... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stopped by this restaurant at the busiest time to try to get dinner without a reservation. It seemed we were not the only ones hungry at that time! The man that met us at the door said the wait would be over 2 hours! It must have been my disappointed look or the rumbling in my stomach that made... More

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DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback on your visit. Im delighted that we could accommadate you, Its great to hear positive comments on our staff and food. it further encourages us to try even harder in the pursuit to provide excellent food and service. Thank You and I hope we will see you again at The Shack Restaurant. More

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