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The Shack

Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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Ranked #25 of 61 Restaurants in Kinsale
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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32 restaurant reviews
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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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29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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