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The Shack Restaurant

24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish stew” (57 reviews)
“steak” (52 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 610 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked around Temple Bar we needed to eat some good traditional Irish food. I had the Irish Stew whixh comprised of a plateful of second rate lamb with grissle and fat with a very small sprinkling of carrots and potatoes. Having all a ordered...More

Thank paolo s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleased to find this quiet restaurant among the noisy pubs of Temple Bar. I ordered two starters, mussels cooked in cider and the Shack salad with Irish cheese and pine nuts. Both were excellent. My husband had the cottage pie, which he said...More

Thank krobbins11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated next to the Temple Bar this restaurant has a nice atmosphere. One has the feeling to sit in a sitting room. The food is OK and the staff is very friendly.

Thank Philip_Bolster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you are all 'pubbed out' and getting fed up of live music and overcrowded pubs, this is a straightforward good quality food-wise restaurant to visit. Smaller tasty portions with good service in a clean cosy restaurant.

Thank Annie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here 3 times during my stay in Dublin and I felt welcome every time. The food is simply amazing! The staff are also very welcoming and professional. I seldom recommend restaurants but I really recommend this one!

Thank Cristian N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you order a meal that doesn't come with bread, ask for it. Their house baked bread with sweet cream butter is delicious. I had their house soup, a flavorful tomato and roast pepper, and am order of crab cakes. My daughter had the fish...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed May 11, 2018

popped in as we were passing. we were found a table quickly and our order taken quickly despite the fact the were very busy. the order the Boiled Cabbage and Bacon best I have ever tasted. the Beef and Guinness Stew was also the best...More

1  Thank Tonyclements
Reviewed May 8, 2018

This restaurant is in the busy Temple Bar area. The evening we went the streets were filled with thousands of revelers. We were fortunate to get a table immediately at the The Shack restaurant . The hostest seated us but forgot to bring us menus...More

Thank James V
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Im sorry about the hostest, it was an oversight,...More

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner at The Shack. Uta was a very gracious host. She has us wait outside with menus until a table was available. She never forgot about us. She came out several times to ask us if we wanted drinks and to...More

Thank Sharon M
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again for your business and I hope...More

Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a great dinner here! The service was very good, the food even better. I had a salade as starter, lamsrack as main course and we had the cheese plate together with 2 colleagues. There's also a shepherds pie on the pictures that my...More

Thank Nicky v
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful comments about our Restaurant and our Food. It is a delight to know that the hard work put into the Restaurant over the past 20 years has been worth the effort. Thank you again for your business and I hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 0043
  • E-mail
Description
Set in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural district, The Shack Restaurant is a bustling and friendly place to come for the best of Irish and European cuisine in a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere. If you dine with us and you are happy. Please tell the world. If you are not happy. PLEASE TELL the MANAGER on duty who will do their best to ensure you ARE happy
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