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The Shack Restaurant

24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
1 6790043
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Ranked #630 of 1,886 Restaurants in Dublin
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Stumbled upon the Shack one night looking for a pub to have "real" Irish food. The restaurant did provide an excellent selection of typical Irish cuisine; the mussels in cider were particularly tasty and the entree serving was enormous. The beef in Guinness was adequate; but the Guinness I drank was canned. Once again, as I often find in Ireland... More 

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Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was a Christmas night out but the restaurant lacked atmosphere. My main gripe would be the horrible seating near the door, it was a freezing evening and every time the door open ... well it was more that just a cold draft. The service was good in general. I had the scallops to start and they were very good.... More 

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Dublin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On our last trip to Dublin we had visit this lovely Irish Restaurant. Back in Dublin for few days only We could not wait to pay them an other visit as we promised. Ones again I have to say, not too many restaurants in the City Centre, are nice places to go for dinner, either they are expensive or the... More 

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norfolk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My sister and I were looking for pub food since it was her first time to Dublin so where else to go but Temple Bar. Someone in passing had mentioned The Shack and are glad they did. Traditional pub atmosphere, great service and excellent food. And at least at lunch they had fixed menu meals that were very reasonable and... More 

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Three of my colleagues and I visited Shack for a meal on a Thursday evening. We were happy with our meals apart from the cabbage and bacon which did look and taste (apparently) rather bland. Glad I chose the venison sausages. Service was fine and the atmosphere was good. Not a place I would return to.

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

Thank You for your constructive criticism of your recent visit to my Restaurant. I am really disappointed that one of your party was unhappy with their food, I will raise this matter with the Chef at our weekly management meeting and see how we can improve on the food dish as outlined. I am also disappointed and confused to note... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We'd been working in Dublin in the evening and foolishly hadn't researched where to eat. We found ourselves in the Temple Bar area, cold and hungry, and although we knew that anywhere round there would be overpriced and probably not that great, The Shack looked quite appealing. One of us had the seafood tagliatelle, which she enjoyed. Another had venison... More 

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

TRAP: a device or tactic intended to catch an intruder, enemy, error, or substance. By virtue of the word Trap it suggests the Customer is somehow Trapped, with no escape and no choice. But you had a choice to enter the Restaurant, nobody coerced you into the Restaurant, you had a choice to choose from the menu and you had... More 

Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was very impressed with my visit to the shack restaurant. We actually only ended up visiting after a restaurant higher on trip advisor was fully booked, but I'm pleased it was, one of the best meals I've had! Food was delicious, I had steak and mussels to start, and the staff were very welcoming and polite. The atmosphere was... More 

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

Dear Amy Thank you for your great feedback and comments on our restaurant the Shack Restaurant in Temple Bar. We are delighted that we were able to add some memories to your trip to Dublin and that we were able to provide you with a wonderfull meal. We hope to see you back again soon Thank You More 

Lawton, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The restaurant is right next to Temple Bar. The service was great and the food was to die for. Don't forget to leave a tip!

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

Dear Pellinor100 Thank you for your wonderfull comments from your recent visit to us at the Shack Restaurant. We are delighted that you had a great time and enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you back with us on your next visit to Ireland Thank You More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The early bird is really good value for money, it's like sitting in someone's front room and they gave Irish folk music playing whilst you eat. Great location in temple bar, we were there on Halloween watching all the costumes walking by. Then finished up in temple bar itself to find they had live music which was a real treat.

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

Dear Sarah P Thank you for taking the time to review the Shack Restaurant on Tripadvisor we appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your early bird meal with us and that you found it was great value. Our team and restaurant like to ensure our customers feel relaxed within the surroundings of the restaurant and that you... More 

Leeds
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We ate here twice on our recent trip to Dublin . The waiters were friendly efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a variety of starters over the 2 visits from the salmon, potato skins, seafood chowder and fishcakes. All were cooked to perfection. Our main courses varied from "bacon and cabbage" "Irish stew" to Tagliatelle and chowder. All... More 

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

Dear Leeds Francesca Thank you for taking the time to review the Shack Restaurant while you were on your break to Ireland. We are so happy that you enjoyed the food enough to return to us for a second time. You had a good chance to sample a good selection of our food and the atmosphere within the restaurant. We... More 

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Additional Information about The Shack Restaurant

Address: 24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 1 6790043
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
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
Cuisine: Irish

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