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The Shack Restaurant

South City Centre
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24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
1 6790043
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 190
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Special lunch platter!

We found this restaurant by chance. It's small but had what we wanted - some Irish dishes! Good service they quickly moved tables round so 6 of us could sit together. My sister and I had venison sausages and colcannon which was delicious. The others had the lunch platter consisting of starter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rosie55_10
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant by chance. It's small but had what we wanted - some Irish dishes! Good service they quickly moved tables round so 6 of us could sit together. My sister and I had venison sausages and colcannon which was delicious. The others had the lunch platter consisting of starter, main. side and dessert all served at once... More 

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Thank Rosie55_10
Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shack is hidden in plain sight. You can miss it if you distracted for a second. 2 course meal cost me £75 for three people so not to bad price wise. The have loads to choose from, even veggies are catered for🍆. Cosy interior and friendly staff. Clean. They have traditional dishes. Starters are a must. The lamb shank... More 

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Thank Sven H
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

myself and my husband ate here on Sunday night. we were staying in temple bar for the night. the location of the restaurant is excellent. it is right in the middle of temple bar and was directly across from our hotel. we arrived at about 9pm. it wasn't too busy which was a nice escape from the madness of temple... More 

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Thank Sharon M
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't eat here but sat outside having drinks early evening, the streets were full of people milling about, great place to sit and watch the world go by

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Thank toni t
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the lamb stew and the lamb shunk. Perfect choices for dinner. The staff is very good, very servicial and friendly.

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Thank Carlos A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Lovely little restaurant serving traditional Irish food and other cuisines. Mr Man had the seafood chowder for starters and traditional Irish Bacon and Cabbage for main; I had Deep Fried Brie and Tagliatelle for main. Not overpriced and a lovely cosy atmosphere, although felt a bit neglected at times by the waiting staff. Definitely worth a visit for a meal.

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Thank Ruth920
County Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Had a nice turkey and ham with mushroom soup before hand great food great price and nice friendly service

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Thank Yanfangao
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by accident and glad I did. I would recommend the seafood chowder. Fast service and very tasty

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Thank nikproffitt
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went here as we had a 2 for 1 offer from the tourist bus tickets we had bought. The 2 for 1 only applies to the main course. We tried to order the house speciality, a take on surf and turf but were told it was off, which seems strange. However it is the most expensive dish on the... More 

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Thank Paul J
Dublin
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were going to a Simply Red gig and had a two course meal here for 15 quid.Food is edible and homely. Nice place

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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: Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?