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“burger” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Shack

The Shack
Main St, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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Ranked #23 of 61 restaurants in Kinsale
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Cork, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“burger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

been here a few times, the burger is great! the best in kinsale. i was told they make their own in-house patty. i get the mushroom sauce on the side. haven't strayed from the usual burger when i visit, and im happy every time! very affordable, can't ask for much more. burgar and a glass of wine = under 20 euro, for dinner

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Dublin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very dissapointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Came here based on the reviews on Tripadvisor however found the place very disappointing compared to the great reviews.

I had chicken wings which were insipid and fatty and not nice and crisp like a good chicken wing should be.

My husband had 'crunchy garlic bread' which was a cuisine de france roll with a bit of bland garlic butter.

We both had steak for main course. I asked for mine medium but it was burned on the outside and well done inside. There was a choice of chips or mash, so I asked before ordering if the chips were home made or frozen, as I would have gotten mash instead of frozen chips. I was assumed they were home made, but as it turned out they were frozen.

I didn't eat a single one, and left most of my steak, however when they were clearing away the plates they didn't once ask how the food was or comment on the barely touched food.

We had a lovely cheesecake to share as a dessert, definitely the highpoint of the meal.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“The Shack In Kinsale !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

First time in that restaurant in the town center of Kinsale , very nice decoration, service very friendly and efficient by the ladies. Food were also excellent, very fresh and well cooked. Our fishes - filets of hake - with her sweet sauce were just a dream. Desserts were a regal...Not a lot of wines on the list but good ones like the white Sauvignon from Chili we drink. We spent a very great moment in the Shack and we'll be back as we return in Kinsale.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Top-class food @ a nice price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Had our dinner at the Shack last sat evening, and as usual it was excellent in every way! The food, service, & atmosphere excellent here, and it was good to see lots of locals dining here! Thanks to Anthony & Frances and staff for a lovely meal!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, OR
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“This place rocks!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Best meal by far in Kinsale - went there based on reviews on trip advisor and they were not wrong. Great European dishes - they have all kinds of different types of food - had a burrito which was the best I have had anywhere including spain and mexico!! The sauce was spectacular. Great good, no pretense, loved it!!

Visited August 2012
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