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The Shack Restaurant

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24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
1 6790043
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 109
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  • 64
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  • 28
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Irish food

Found this restaurant in the Temple Bar area. Great food, prompt and attentive service at reasonable prices. Left with a full belly and the standard set for Irish hospitality..

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Maitlandboy
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Maitland, Australia
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Maitland, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant in the Temple Bar area. Great food, prompt and attentive service at reasonable prices. Left with a full belly and the standard set for Irish hospitality..

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Marathokampos, Greece
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were six friends going out a late sunday night. We found this nice restaurant, and got a table right away. None of us wanted a big meal this late, but there was no problem just ordering a starter. A varied menu had something for every taste, and the food both looked good and tasted very good. Friendly staff and... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for a late breakfast. It was amazing! Everything tasted fresh and healthy. Tried to go back for dinner but it was too crowded. Would definitely go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You have to try the Beef Ireland dish, it's delicious, big portion and served in its own casserole dish! The cherry pie for dessert ended a lovely meal, with good service and great atmosphere - this restaurant is a must on a visit to Dublin.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Simply put one of the very best meals out I've ever had, service was great and the food was stunningly good. Couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended and looking forward to being in Dublin again just so we can have another meal at the Shack!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Reasonably priced,good food.We ate a little early on our first night at the Shack.They had a special deal until 7PM .They brought all three courses to the table at once.There was just enough food to satisfy our appetites and we washed it down with a pint.Worth eating here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The service was friendly enough however the food was a tad colder than it should of been. Out of all the places we visited to eat, it was average!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went here yesterday for dinner with a friend and was a bit let down by the price of the food. I got Sweet Chilli Prawns as a starter and although it was presented nicely it was not worth €6. For the main I got Chicken Enchiladas where there was more vegetables tehn Chicken inside it. The Chicken was also obviously... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Irish Stew was beyond amazing! Everyone in our group proclaimed that his or her food was THE BEST!!! Eat here instead of The Temple Bar for quality food and Irish coffee.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The food was delicious, the staff were very friendly and gave very good service. The atmosphere was great. Would definitely return, great value for money.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 1 6790043

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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