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Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place in kinsale

Best place ta eat in kinsale... live here so have tried dem all its amazing a must try... love it service was fab so friendly and food was amazing well worth a visit u wont be disappointed unreal

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
lainy2202
via mobile
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had difficulty finding anywhere to eat in Kinsale early evening on a Thursday & tried our luck here. They did manage to find a table for us - tucked away under the sloping ceiling, not the most comfortable space. They were clearly very busy & we had to wait some time to be served, in itself not a problem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Best place ta eat in kinsale... live here so have tried dem all its amazing a must try... love it service was fab so friendly and food was amazing well worth a visit u wont be disappointed unreal

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Orlando, Florida
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Shack was a great find !! A bartender recommended the place for "the best Irish Burger ever." It's a small place, pretty basic, super cool server and pretty amazing burger. Enjoyed the meal and prices was good. They don't serve alcohol but we were told we could bring some beer in. I liked the place - recommend it !!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Small family run establishment with a hint of Mexican based menu. We all really enjoyed our meals and the service was efficient and friendly. Was probably one of the best burgers I've had in recent years as I managed to get it rare which is almost an impossibility in the health & safety nightmare that is the UK!

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Caloundra, Australia
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189 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Dined here during our stay in Kinsale and wasn't at all impressed. Yes the staff were friendly and there were lots of "family" photos on the walls but the food was very very average. Wife had the Enchilada , and the sauce was more like an Italian spag Bol sauce than a Mexican sauce .Not very nice at all. I... More 

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westmeath
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Staff very friendly . Food was only ok . Chicken wings were terrible . Not s bit crispy . Mains tasty . Dessert was a let down .

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

From the start we were made to feel like we were taking up room, given that the restaurant was half empty at the time this was not true. All female members of the party were all but ignored for the majority of the meal. When we asked to see a dessert menu we received but one (party of 3), once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited here during our stay and cannot fault anything. The service was too class and the food was beyond our expectations. It was really busy on the night we dined and the service was prompt and efficient. We had children in our group and they were treated brilliantly. This is a top class family restaurant we were in and out... More 

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Binghamton, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife, daughter and I visited The Shack on recommendations from the B&B we were staying at. It is quite small and was crowded on the night we went. It was late and we just wanted a quick bite after travelling around most of the day. We ordered two sandwiches and the pasta bake and a bowl of soup, trying... More 

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dublin
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food was fine, all eaten. Service was the let down, got the impression we were a hindrance because there were children in our group.

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Additional Information about The Shack

Address: Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 274 0972
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 87 274 0972

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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