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Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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Ranked #23 of 60 Restaurants in Kinsale
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
County Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious dinner here. This looks more like a place were the locals hang out - exactly the type of place we like to go to while on vacation - not a tourist trap. Service was good and the meals were all delicious. Dessert was excellent!! Thanks to Michael at Desmond House B&B for recommending this great find.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One dish, the fish, was good, but the others were overpriced. Pasta bake particularly not recommended. Worst garlic bread ever seen. Next time we shall go elsewhere and pay more if necessary.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This family owned restaurant provided one of the best meals we had during our 12 days in Ireland. We got right in, the service was great, and the food fantastic! For what more could you ask from a place that was highly recommended by locals.

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Cork
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I ate here last weekend and it was fantastic. It's right in the center of Kinsale so it's a perfect location if you plan on strolling around or going for a few drinks in town after! It's a cosy little restaurant with a great atmosphere. I've been here a few times now and it's because it's so good! The food... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here and we were absolutely delighted with the quality of the food, service, hospitality and a lovely smiling staff. This restaurant is family owner and run. The father is the Chef and his wife and daughter look after the tables. The restaurant opened its doors at 18:30 +/- and very quickly the place was... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great spot for a great meal. Eat here regularly, every dish on the menu hits the spot. But, for me, the burger is just brilliant! Add bacon & cheese and it's heaven!

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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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