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The Shack Restaurant

24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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Ranked #592 of 1,827 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Eat here with friends in July, have eaten here on our last 3 visits to Dublin. The food is spot on and at a good price, considering the restaurant is on Temple Bar. The staff are very polite and friendly and make you feel welcome. I would recommend the Muscles and Lamb Shank! Yummy

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Victoria, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for a light lunch recently and were quite impressed with the quality of the food. The chicken breast on brown bread was nicely cooked and flavoured, and the salad was excellent. And fresh. We were a little concerned at first about a tourist-oriented restaurant in a very touristy part of town, but the meal was delicious. Standards... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I have been last week in Dublin for the third time and I was delighted to rejoin and to rediscover the good food and the fantastic atmosphere created by the staff in Shack .... I love beef Ireland and there is no place to taste such a meal in Dublin like this intimate and lovely place in Temple bar area... More

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Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Called here on Saturday night for dinner we had a small wait but quickly seated. The restaurant was packed but we didn't wait too long to our order was taken. I had potato skins and my other half had mussels followed by Cajun chicken and rib eye steak served with fresh potato and veg. Both courses were delicious and cooked... More

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

Dear Lynne McG We are delighted that you had such a great experience in the Shack Restaurant when you visited us on Saturday. It can be very busy in with us at the weekends. But it was great that our team looked after you quickly. The mussels delicious at the moment, we've had some great feedback about them recently. We... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I would recommend this if you are in the Temple Bar area in the day time. I loved the stout cheese on the chees board. Friendly staff and clean

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

Dear Abfree thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant on your visit to Temple Bar. It was a great choice to select our cheese board, the Stout Cheese is very popular and its always great to get the feedback on which of the cheese is most popular from the cheese board. We hope to see you again... More

Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Hi, I was also at the restaurant. I felt the staff did not instil confidence in me with their responses when we asked about gluten free options. The initial waitress really didn't seem to care about our gluten free requests. Then the second waitress was much more helpful but had to question the chef multiple times, it just seemed too... More

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

I see you are now using a different account to continue to launch your attack on my business and uphold your Raciest comments. Your review was and is RACIEST and has nothing to do with the subject matter of your review. FYI Our Menus clearly state what is and what in not Gluten Free. The Waitress is just that, a... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Menu had a choice of good old fashioned food like bacon and cabbage. The portions were very generous and had to leave some. The staff were attentive and friendly. The location of the restaurant was very good (one street in from the water edge of Temple Bar)

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

You are so kind to take the time to write a lovely reveiw on my Restaurant. Thank You. We love to hear good feedback, it is encouraging for the work and effort of the team. I will pass your good will on to them and again Thank you and hope to see you again at The Shack Restaurant. David Ellis More

Goshen, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

DO NOT eat here if you are Ceoliac or gluten intolerant, the staff did not have a clue as to what it meant, it maybe because they were Eastern European but that does not mean they cannot be aware of what they sell. We were finally told it was maybe best that our family of 4 ceoliacs left as they... More

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

Firstly this review is UNTRUE and is RACIEST. The Staff at the Shack Restaurant are fully aware that Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in a few people from middle infancy onward. A lot of our Menu is gluten free and our staff are fully trained to advise what is and what is not... More

Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I ate lunch at The Shack during our first day in Dublin. After an action-packed morning of sight-seeing, we were starving by the time we arrived. The food totally hit the spot and was wonderful, traditional and very filling. I ordered the shepherd's pie and my husband got the fish and chips. Both very good. The food... More

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

Dear Boggg3312 Thank you for visiting us at the Shack Restaurant on your recent trip to Dublin. We appreciate all the feedback and your excellent comments. We are delighted you chose us after your sightseeing around Temple Bar. It was excellent choice to choose the fish and chips and the sheppards pie, these are both very popular dishes and we... More

Philadelphia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We needed lunch in the crowded Temple Bar area on a Dublin Sunday, and this quiet and pleasant restaurant was just the ticket. Nice lunch choices at a reasonable price and a good place to watch the street action from afar and inside out of the drizzle.

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

Dear Nasus 59 We really appreciate you taking the time to review the Shack Restaurant on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal here with us, its great to escape the busy streets of Temple bar to enjoy some Traditional Irish Food and yet we hope you can still see and soak in the atmosphere that Temple Bar... More

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