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The Shack

Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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Ranked #22 of 61 restaurants in Kinsale
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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91% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ennis, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was a very basic restaurant. Food was fine. It was highly recommended on Trip Advisor so we went. There are many more places in Kinsale that you will get a better meal for the same cost.

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Brisbane, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food, great staff and the atmosphere of this cute restaurant was great. Would definitely come back! Thankyou!

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Cork, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I've eaten here a few times and decided its time to write a review at last as I have had good experiences on each occasion. What I love is the simplicity of the menu. While it may appear limited it manages to offer something for everyone...be it pasta, steak,Mexican or fresh fish! The desserts are awesome as well so leave... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Our party of eight including four kids were planning to get dinner for the kids at the Shack. The adults were not eating as we had a dinner appointment later that night. We had hoped to enjoy a glass of wine while the kids were fed. The owner told the very helpful waitress that we could only come in If... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Had evening meal at the Shack over Easter Holidays. Menu displayed on widow was more reasonably priced that other restaurants nearby. Soup starter was excellent as was steak and chips main-course. service was efficient. would recommend it.

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northumberland england
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited The Shack 7 years ago when in Kinsale on holiday and the food was superb, just returned for a second visit and glad to say it was just as good. Had a very tasty Mexican King Prawn dish and hubby had beef burrito, they were both excellent, the service was great and the staff friendly, would definitely recommend.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I love this place. I have eaten here quite a bit and I have never been let down. The food is great, the staff are friendly helpful and quick. It is great value for money too considering the meal. The enchilida is a great choice. It is a really good location too in the center of town and right near... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had a meal here over the bank holiday week-end.The menu is very varied from burgers to pasta and lots more.We enjoyed our meal here and would definitely return again

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