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All 79 Sligo Restaurants

Shells Cafe

Sea Side, Strandhill | Strandhill, Sligo Co Sligo, Ireland
071 9122938
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Ranked #3 of 79 Restaurants in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Innsbruck, Austria, Europe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Very friendly place with great view and amazing atmosphere. The place is very busy with locals and seems to be the place to go in Strandhill. The Shop is made with so much love and very much effort. We had lunch at Shells and could hardly finde a place to sit. We shared a table with some locals. The staff... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Hands down the best fish and chips. Team that with the stunning panoramic views of the beach and it's a winner!!!!!!!!!!

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Stourbridge United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I love this place. Great site. Great food. If you get the weather it is a good spot to sit outside and watch the comings and goings in Strandhill Recommended

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Cheshire, UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a great café/restaurant/shop! Ate there twice and visited shops also for take-away cakes. Can recommend the goats cheese, walnut and blackberry salad, the raspberry coconut cakes, chocolate pistachio brownies and the bakewell tarts. Everything is made on the premises and is wonderful. Shells overlooks a massive surfing beach - perfect!

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Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Gosh. We were spoiled. Fabulous chicken and mayo sandwiches with real crusty loaf, freshly prepared...... And then carrot cake to die for!

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited Shells Cafe on three occasions when staying in Sligo. Not only is the view of the beach and sea amazing the food is excellent. Plenty of staff for such a small place, friendly and helpful. Food arrived quite quickly and very tasty. It was clean and very busy with locals, which is always a good sign. They have specials... More

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Dalkey, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Heard so much about this restaurant I knew when I was in Sligo I would have to try there food. The food was very fresh, and the services was very prompt once you were seated. They have a good selection catered for all kinds of needs. Bread was like cake you would eat it all night.

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Ballymote, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Although the food is ok, the place really could do with a good clean at this stage. Everything feels a bit greasy and dirty and tired. Cakes and desserts sit uncovered next to the cash register. Ugh. Some of the waiting staff seem to wear their uniform/tshirt no matter how dirty it is. I appreciate the surf cafe chic vibe... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Have been to shells about 4 times now. On every occasion have been greeted with pleasant and capable staff who know their job. Would recommend the fish and chips as they are beautiful. However I myself am not as mad on the rest of the menu. It is a bit limiting and taste wise not extraordinary. Nevertheless, it is of... More

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NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food and service were top notch. Small cafe on the beach in Strand Hill. Had lunch here and all dishes were given thumbs up by this family of 4 hungry travellers. The coffees/lattes/hot chocolates were well received on a cold rainy day.

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