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The Shack Restaurant

24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #632 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We ate here yesterday evening before going to a show and I still have a bad taste in my mouth. Ok, so it's in the heart of Temple Bar so a little paddy wackery is to be expected but I wish this kind of tourist trap didn't exsist. None of the four staff were Irish to start with which I'm... More

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Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We popped in here as it seemed less busy/easier to get a seat than many other restaurants in the Temple Bar area. Service was a bit slow, but the servers were friendly. We ordered appetizers to split. The potato skins were lacking a bit, but the chicken wings were delicious and plentiful. Really reasonably priced for the location as well.

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

Dear Sarah N Thank you for your kind words and your feedback about our restaurant The Shack in Temple Bar. You were lucky to catch us on a quiter moment which is great, usually in Temple Bar its extremely busy at all times. We are delighted you picked the Chicken Wings, there a very popular Starter here in the Shack.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We came in as a large group and felt immediately not welcome. The waiter was nervous and impatient. He didn't smile even once. We asked nicely for separate bills, he said it cannot be done period. In the end, after we managed to identify each one's orders and collect the money another waiter came with individual bills. Which shows that... More

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manchester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have travelled extensively in Greece and I think I can say I know exactly what a Greek salad is. It is NOT a collection of cherry tomatoes, chopped olives, a few cubes of white cheese, and a mountain of inedible varieties of lettuce coated in something that does not taste of olive oil. The apple crumble was hot on... More

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Manchester
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good food, good service, resonable price for capital city centre. I had black pudding salad for starter followed by the salmon, lovely!!!!

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

Dear Simca1301 Thank you for taking the time to review the Shack Restaurant in Temple Bar, were delighted you you found us good value and enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you back again at the Shack Restaurant Thank you More

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20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We had just arrived in Dublin and wanted some traditional Irish food for a light lunch and this place was perfect. With a small but varied lunch menu it suited the whole family and was delicious. Service was lovely and cheerful and it was all very reasonably priced. Definitely a lovely welcome and start to our Dublin holiday

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

Dear Torzibabez thank you for your recent comments on the Shack Restaurant in Temple Bar. We are delighted with the feedback and that we were your first experience of Traditional Irish Food. We are delighted that you found us welcoming as this is one of our qualites with the team of staff that we have at The Shack Restaurant. We... More

Duncanvillle, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

For the actual food quality, flavor, and presentation, this was one of our best meals in Temple Bar, Dublin. Although the dining space was warm and friendly, the space seemed very cramped we felf as though we were on top of the diners on both sides of us. The service was ok. Again, great food,though.

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

Dear Phlegg thank you for your review of the Shack Restaurant in Temple bar on your recent trip to Dublin. We are delighted you enjoyed the food here while you were with us, we understand that it may have been extra busy on the day, we hope this wouldnt hinder your return to us in the future as usually we... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Went here for dinner tonight and had a great experience. Service was excellent and food was authentically Irish. Highly recommend seafood chowder, beef and guiness stew and apple crumble - delicious!

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

Dear Dnoose, thank you for taking the time from your trip to review our restaurant on tripadvisor, we appreciate any feedback that we get. We are delighted you went for the beef and guinness stew and our Chowder is always a popular dish. We do pride ourselves to be traditional Irish and we are so happy this came accross at... More

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went to The Shack after a wee visit to Temple Bar. The food was terrific. Try the Baked Brie, the Rib Eye and the Banoffee for desert. The service was very friendly and there is a decent wine list.

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

Hi KathrynF thank you for your wonderfull comments about the Shack Restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and it was a great choice recommending the brie, we usually have great feedback about our brie and our Ribs. We hope to see you again soon when you visit Ireland again thank you again More

Dublin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Me and my friends had dinner in City Centre several times, I have to admit we really enjoyed our dinner in The Shack, busy, lively and full of good energy. The staff is polite, helpful and looked happy and alert all the time! Well done! Can't wait to be back.

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

Hi Stranger 1969 thank you for your review of the Shack Restaurant, we appreciate you taking the time from your trip to review us on tripadvisor. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal at the Shack and that our staff were accomadating to you, we feel its one of the best things about us is how our team work well... More

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