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Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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Today
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    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 in tosn

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Marycummins
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Caloundra, Australia
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
1 helpful vote 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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County Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a great example of a family restaurant at it's best. The menu is interesting and has something delicious for everyone - great for a group. My favourite is the Oh So Blu' Burger..top class and hard to move on from but many of their other dishes I have enjoyed immensely. Friendly and helpful service and located in the... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A very small family restaurant but the service was unparalelled and the food was excellent. I ordered a beer they didn't have -- the owner went next door to the pub, brought me back a glass of the right beer and charged me the same rate as the pub!

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Averill Park, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went tonight for diner at the Shack. I had the "Chilli chicken pasta". Very tasty - very spicy too! My husband had the enchilada that he said was very good. We've been disappointed with a lot of the restaurants in Ireland but the Shack didn't disappoint!

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Branford, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I know this place is not in all the guide books like some others in kinsale but they should be..it felt like a place for locals...honestly the fish of the day is one of the best fish dishes I ever had..service was very good and atmosphere not fancy but nice and comfortable!

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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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