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The Shack Restaurant

#155 of 2,015 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
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24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located opposite / at the side of the Temple Bar pub Visited at around 7pm on a Tuesday evening The restaurant was almost full bar a couple of tables The service was excellent and efficient The food was superb - two starters - mushroom soup and crab cakes - and two mains - lamb shank and venison sausages - all... More 

Thank John T
Maria de Huerva, Spain
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service and good value for price. We went twice in three days during a short visit to Dublin. The dinner menu (Pláta bia bheaga, with three small dishes) is a great value for price, it is a pity it is only valid until 6 pm. We liked the shepard's pie and the fish and chips. It is worth a... More 

Thank AntonioOller
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter had the mussels which she enjoyed very much. My beef casserole was good but nothing that we could not have made better at home. For me a casserole should have meat that just melts... the dessert she had was ok ... I think it was the Brandy cake .... my cheese plate was very good. If I was... More 

Thank Liz-likes-to-Travel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to eat in the temple bar area. The service is really good and the food even better! We had a lamb shank and a Irish stew and it's was much better than I expected. Can only recommend to eat there and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere before going to a pub.

Thank Inci S
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my partner on Valentine's Day. We had a prawn dish and a steak and they where both amazing that we swapped half way through. Well worth the money

Thank Samantha C
Fayetteville, Georgia
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a perfect place to grab some proper Irish food. The quality of the food was very good and it was priced well for the area. Try the venison sausage, it won't disappoint

Thank MNgirl4ever
Montville, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after getting a discount offer through the CitySightseeing tour bus. We weren't sure what the deal was exactly, but it seemed worth the shot regardless. We went in around 6 PM..perfect time before it got busy. We were a group of 6, and they were extremely accommodating to move a table together to fit us all. We... More 

Thank Kayla L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had got very wet to day and were looking for some were warm to eat 💝 and we found it 😃 lovely staff great food good music 🎶

Thank Angie S
Camberley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located next door to The Temple Bar, it is a perfect place to grab some proper Irish food between pints. The quality of the food was very good and priced appropriately. Appears to be one of the more upmarket places to eat in the Temple Bar area although I was not there long enough to try too many places.

Thank hannahlmalley
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply: great food and service, excellent value for money, and perfectly situated in the heart of the city.

Thank tonythebigfella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 0043

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