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Shells Cafe

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

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  • 316
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  • 25
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  • 6
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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
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Avery busy and popular venue . You can't book so be prepared for a short wait . Great variety on menu and very tasty food ,The decor is fresh and funky . Look up at the lampshades ! You have to buy their amazing cookbook, not just a cookbook .Seaviews and outdoor seating , blankets provided . Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
unahughes
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Balbriggan, Dublin, Ireland
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Balbriggan, Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Avery busy and popular venue . You can't book so be prepared for a short wait . Great variety on menu and very tasty food ,The decor is fresh and funky . Look up at the lampshades ! You have to buy their amazing cookbook, not just a cookbook .Seaviews and outdoor seating , blankets provided . Our waitress had... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

wait was very quick food good and price very good too.menu had good choice staff very friendly and the vodka flavoured hand wash was novel

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Sligo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I regularly visit Shells as I live locally. Just for information purposes, Shells is a busy, trendy, little beach-side cafe which is decorated in shabby chic / beach style decor. The ambience is therefore very casual. (Think surfers hangout). So, if you are expecting a sophisticated silver service restaurant, Shells is not that. However, this is one of the reasons... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I came to shells for a breakfast, everything was of high quality. I had the simple breakfast with added white and black pudding, with a latte. Everything was nicely cooked. My only complaint was my poached eggs were hard, but then we were in a party of 7 so may have gone hard whilst everything was served together, and also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely seaside place serving great homecooked food and coffee. The only downside is the noise- it's difficult to have a normal conversation with the clatter- maybe some sound insulation or something would help. Eating outside is easier if you can bear it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In my brief 4 years in Ireland... It is the most welcome restaurant I have been to... The food is absolutely fantastic... Really the food... Is... Absolutely... Fantastic! Service is excellent... I will probably turn up in Sligo just to eat there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

A lovely well run restaurant serving delicious food. A large variety of food to choose from on the Menu. It is situated in Strandhill Co Sligo. Mary & John in Roscommon

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Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a delightful little cafe to have something to eat in during a visit to Strandhill. It is quaint, with small individual tables tastefully decorated. The food is excellent, and very reasonably priced, and the service is friendly and helpful. Beware, during busy times, you may have to wait in the little shop before a table becomes available. Try... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I usually go to this restaurant maybe once a month - whenever I'm on the west coast surfing I try to find an excuse to go here for a meal or two. Super-friendly staff, soooo good food at a very reasonable price. If I lived close to this restaurant I'd probably be there all the time. The fact that they... More 

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West of Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I go here quite regularly and it never disappoints. The food is excellent and the staff are so friendly, attentive, hard working and accommodating. I love going here with friends, my own, with the kids or a mix of everyone. Always a Great meal.

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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: Coffee Shop
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?