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The Shack Restaurant

#212 of 1,957 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
1 6790043
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Murray, Utah
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful dining experience at The Shack in Dublin! We ordered from the "meal deal" menu, which offers an appetizer, main course, including side dish, and a desert for a very reasonable price. You can also get two for one from the large menu if you can produce the ticket to the Hop-on, Hop-off bus, so if you... More 

Thank Chris S
Bothell, Washington
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a good Irish restaurant to visit. This was recommended. The food was very good. Excellent service. It's right in the heart of Temple Bar. I would recommend this myself

Thank rbeise
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful restaurant in the centre if Temple Bar. (This is not Fish Shack). Fantastic atmosphere and ambiance. Service excellent. GREAT RANGE on menu. I had fillet steak that was cooked perfectly. Veg comes with your meal so you don't have to pay for extras. Added bonus is if you have your bus ticket from the hop on, hop off... More 

Thank Veronica R
Hastings, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our trip on the Hop-on-hop-off bus included a 2 for one deal at this restaurant. The day was warm so we sat outside enjoying the sights and sounds of the lively area. My fish and chips were of the best quality and my husband enjoyed his steak too. Both meals were from the Light snack section and were more than... More 

Thank Chrisp25121949
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking for the best one in dub? Well this is the place. Try it. My recommendation the Irish lamb stew, steak & Guiness casserole, the cabbage salad and more. Number 1

Thank Adrian V
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is on the 'red' Dublin bus tour's 2 for 1 discount offer so we thought it was worth a try: it was. The food was excellent and quickly served. Three of us had the lamb shank and all left happy.

Thank John J
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was full when we arived, but a table for three was pretty soon available. Service and food were of high quality, but still. The something extra was not there.

Thank timok918
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Temple bar is the best part of Dublin when talking about foods and drinks. The Shack Restaurant seems to be a nice place, apart from the fact that the waiter avoided talking to me. I trully understood that it was because I'm a woman and I was alone. Jus behaviour with other people was completely different, pleasant and talkative.... More 

Thank Fátima B
Slidell, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since most of the restaurants on Fleet St. were packed with tourists, we tried The Shack, which did have available tables. We enjoyed the decor and the atmosphere, although there was no live music. The service was adequate, however I can not recommend the food. The beer was tasty but was served in small glasses, rather than the traditional pints.

Thank npooler
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be a great restaurant, so we went there today and we both were totally let down by the food. It was a disaster from watery soup to a tasteless main course. I had the Tuna and it was dreadful and there would be no point in complaining because I'd say it was the best the so called... More 

Thank arcants
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

I generally don’t waste my time respond to subjective reviews, such as those posted on Trip Advisor, but this review is written with malice and nastiness. If you were so unhappy with your meal, why not complain to the Manager, who would have resolved the matter for you there and then without the need to crawl into a corner to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Irish, Bar, European, British, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 1 6790043

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