We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Shack Restaurant

#167 of 1,976 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

673 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 465: English reviews
Norwich
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Shack staff greeted us enthusiastically and accommodated five adults instantly. We were made to feel very welcome by the friendly and knowledgable staff. The recommended wine was gorgeous and the beef Ireland just melted in your mouth. Excellent start to our city break in Dublin.

Helpful?
Thank Andrea E
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
423 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recommend this place we were impressed with the quality of the food and The good service. They have a good Menu we tried the special of the day, fish and a variety of vegetables

Helpful?
Thank HapyGuy7
Arizona
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner at this gem in the Temple Bar area of Dublin. Our waiter was great, very cozy and toasty restaurant which was welcomed after a day of touring in Cold Dublin!!!! We had the mushroom Risotto and the seafood pasta. Both were very good, but the Risotto was our favorite. Moderately priced. Worth a visit!!!!

Helpful?
Thank Tracys4444
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, great location. Meal was a reasonable price and service was very good. No complaints from us

Helpful?
Thank Tom S
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere and excellent food. A good welcome to the city and a happy restaurant. In the middle of Temple bar, very busy but welcoming and a good menu with a wide range of options.

Helpful?
Thank LynCooke
Belfast
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was outstanding, the service was fast and friendly. Really made you feel welcome! Brilliant sized portions for your money. Very much value for money. Loved it! Would recommend!!

Helpful?
Thank Corey K
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best fish & chips we ate during our time in Dublin and London. We happened to just wander in and I am so glad we did! If I return to Dublin, I will make sure to stop back in!

Helpful?
Thank Roxhannah
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish and chips and Guinness we have eaten in Dublin. Great service. Very nice people. Love stopping by for a nice lunch.

Helpful?
Thank Tom L
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little restaurant was just what we needed after a full day of exploring Dublin. Located in the Temple Bar area our wait to be seated was short but well worth the time. The waiter was engaging and his recommendations were on point. We are three generations of travelers all of which enjoyed our meals. When a 13 year old... More 

Helpful?
Thank 116DMC
County Down, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the atmospheric District of Temple Bar, Dublin, we visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. The restaurant was full, buzzing, playing traditional Irish music over the sound system and there was generally a convivial atmosphere.The waiting staff were friendly and attentive and we didn't have long to wait for our food. My companions were pleased enough... More 

Helpful?
Thank SCampbell2014

Travelers who viewed The Shack Restaurant also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
 
Dublin, County Dublin
 
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
 

Been to The Shack Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
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 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Shack Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?