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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
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 19
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Lovely !!!!

We had the pleasure off eating here when visiting for a few day .The staff could not off done enough very efficient friendly and helpful .The menu is great value for money and a great vegetarian choice .I look forward to returning to even just enjoy the sea view .

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
MartinaGalvin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure off eating here when visiting for a few day .The staff could not off done enough very efficient friendly and helpful .The menu is great value for money and a great vegetarian choice .I look forward to returning to even just enjoy the sea view .

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ROSCOMMON
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is always lovely to be able to sit out and enjoy the food and atmosphere at shells,lovely food and more than capable friendly staff,anytime we are in strandhill we call.

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely food and staff in this quirky restaurant always a buzz. The view of the waves are fab and the sunsets even better

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Sligo, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This bustling busy cafe is the best place on a sat or Sunday to cure a hangover! Great food and great vibe. Prices a tad 'dublin esque' but a quality operation no doubt.

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Sligo, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food at reasonable prices. Small restaurant by the sea, service was excellent, the food more so. Will definitely go back and recommend to anyone else, we have been back since with the kids in tow.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had brunch here with my sister and two nieces on Sunday morning. A lot of care has been taken with the internal decor of this cafe. Food and service was excellent. Very good choice of menu (the girls ate everything - 9yrs and 4 yrs). The quality of food was really high and the staff very friendly. Nice atmosphere, though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a cute and quaint little place to have a hot bowl of soup or a snack after a brisk walk along the beach

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Ballina, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Always crowded in Shells, with both locals and visitors - always a good sign! Had to wait a couple of mins for a table, and space is limited, but it is worth it! Lovely tasty toasted sandwich, with thick bread, and side salad. Every crumb devoured! Beautiful berry and fig cake afterwards with fresh cream. No problem with top up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I eat in Shells at least 4 times a week and find the food consistently good. The service is excellent and the staff very friendly. My treat every day is a takeaway shells coffee. Doesn't get any better - living in Strandhill with a great coffee shop on my doorstep. Sometimes very busy tho and a bit of a wait... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Absolutely love this place..great to go to when we have visitors in Sligo..great food and great staff and fab location!

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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?