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Shells Cafe

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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
071 9122938
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Today
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Brilliant food

Was at Shells yesterday and today, Had fish and chips yesterday and coffee and scones today. Food on both days was top class. Had to wait about 10-15 minutes each day for a table, but its worth the wait. Staff really friendly and efficient

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Was at Shells yesterday and today, Had fish and chips yesterday and coffee and scones today. Food on both days was top class. Had to wait about 10-15 minutes each day for a table, but its worth the wait. Staff really friendly and efficient

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

In Strandhill for August bank holiday weekend and have eaten 3 times in Shells. Great choice on the menu. Ate something different each day and each meal tasted fantastic! To top it off, the staff are really friendly and helpful.

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Cork
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely lunch of fish and chips... Shop has gorgeous bread and local produce.... Homemade lemonade is a must....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Was in Shells this morning for breakfast, absolutely delicious! Had the BOT (beans on toast) with a poached egg. It was seriously filling and so tasty. Coffee was very nice too.

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Service and food here are excellent. The staff are so friendly and even though we had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table, the staff were so apologetic. The power salad was one of the nicest I have eaten.

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Kinlough, Leitrim, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Food so good and worth every penny My husband ordered a sandwich for €5.50 and it was huge - with a side salad. He was as full as though he ordered a main meal.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A delicious, fresh coffee in the morning accompanied by a solid sausage toastie got the day off to a good start. The sausage toastie was substantial and was enough for two of us. We returned in the afternoon and, after a firm recommendation, ordered fish and chips. We were seated five to a table that was probably better suited to... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Usually only come for breakfast as I absolutly love their eggs benedict. They are seriously yummy & the perfect way to start the day Have also tried the ham & cheese toastie with pineapple chutney.. delicious & very filling!! Will defo check out their lunch menu soon.

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Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The view, the food the staff? difficult to say! I visited the place a few times during my holiday and every time it was better than the time before! If you arrive at lunch time you will probably have to wait for a while since the restaurant is always very busy, but it is definitely worth the wait! No matter... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The décor is lovely and the cakes are tasty. I was a bit disappointed that there was no WiFi as I was there for a business meeting and it WiFi can only be expected as a standard today in most places. The staff were very pleasant and friendly but I did notice one of them wearing yoga pants - an... More 

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Additional Information about Shells Cafe

Address: Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 071 9122938
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo  >  Strandhill
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo  >  Strandhill
  • Phone Number: 071 9122938

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm

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