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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best burger in town

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It has the best burger in town by far. The staff are always so friendly and professional. I am always welcomed with a smile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Galway, Ireland
via mobile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited here with my family last August.The place was busy,only one table available by the window.We ordered two starters,chicken wings and prawns and goujons for our seven years old daughter.Unfortunately we had to wait almost 30 minutes for our starters to arrive,my daughter had to wait even longer for her goujons &chips.We did enjoyed prawns but I have to... More 

1 Thank Diana C
Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It has the best burger in town by far. The staff are always so friendly and professional. I am always welcomed with a smile.

Thank Deirda
County Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Would recommend the shack to family,very friendly staff and food is very nice especially the blue cheese burger,😄😄😄

Thank lisa d
Springfield, Missouri
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great food and great service. We even asked where live music was playing and the waitress told us the best places to go for music and where the locals go.

Thank NurseJess
Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This place was so good we ate here both nights of our stay. The people working here are really nice and the decor is intriguing. Lots of character to go with the excellent food. I recommend any fish. Yum!

Thank Cosette360
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Searched around for a reasonably priced and cosy restaurant and eventually stopped here. Was not disappointed!! We both had steaks which were fantastic. Geeat serving size, good service and lovely little restaurant!!

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Fort Erie
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Higher end dining which was delicious and in a comfortable surrounding. It's cheaper to eat off the menu early by at least 10 pounds. Within walking distance of anywhere you may be staying in town.

Thank Roerickd
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Came in here when Bruno's was closed and Max's was full with only a place at the bar on offer. Looking at the menu with Mexican on offer we thought we would give it a whirl. What a fab decision, the food was simple, tasty but plentiful. The staff were lovely and when the locals starting filling the place we... More 

Thank North-Fire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend stopped in by pure chance and we left extremely satisfied . The food was perfect and the staff were so friendly and helpful ! Highly recommended!

Thank Finbarr M
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Small but cosy cafe style restaurant. Fast, friendly service. Hard working staff too. The food was very tasty. The enchilada was gorgeous with a lovely spicy sauce and my husband's burger beautifully cooked. The kids meals were a generous portion and perfectly plain which they loved! The bill was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend for fast, tasty, family friendly... More 

Thank lyndawylie

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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