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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 28
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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
Return visit as good as first

Great coffee, great cakes, fabulous views and lovely shop. well worth a visit my daughter couldn't wait to return as lunch was so good on our First visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
chefie02
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great coffee, great cakes, fabulous views and lovely shop. well worth a visit my daughter couldn't wait to return as lunch was so good on our First visit

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Ashbourne, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I called in here for a coffee and cake. We were not disappointed very good food we had the lemon square and the chocolate cake yum. I loved the decor .

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Sligo, Ireland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to Shells many times and the food never disappoints. There is something for everyone incl the kids. As its very popular among locals and visitors alike you may have to wait a short while for a table but its never to long and the wait will be worth it. While waiting you can browse in their shop... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I just had coffee and a scone and looked out at the sea in Strandhill and the surfers, had a window seat and could have stayed there all day.

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Uk
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very popular small restaurant at Strandhill facing the sea on the Wild Atlantic Way. No booking - first come first served. Good variety of food and drink. Try their homemade fizzy lemon drink. - very thirst quenching!

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is of great quality. The staff are very friendly. I recommend whoever in Sligo should try once atleast in Shells. Great place to eat.

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Sligo
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant for an afternoon lunch. Food is fantastic and the service excellence. I would highly recommend this place for a nice meal.

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Eire
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

beautiful wee gem of a cafe/resturant in Strandhill. well worth a visit..a beautiful beach with surfing waves

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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Standhill on a Saturday and stopped here for lunch. Waited outside as our name was on a list for seating inside which seemed busy - good buzz. Thought sitting outside would be too cold but they have a nice sun trap out the front, shielded from the wind so we ended up sitting out and it was great. Good... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I dined here for breakfast. The views & scenery are beautiful. My eggs benedict was excellent & the coffee was first class. I bought some of the coffee, eggs & brown bread to take home. Will definitely be back for 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: Coffee Shop

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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?