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The Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Kinsale, Ireland
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71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with family friends, excellent foor served in a mid-range price and very suitable for families with children.

Thank Tuf1954
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and caratteristic this restaurant is offering local fresh food , in very generous portions for an affordable price. The place is nice , clean and the service is very friendly and polite . Definitely a place that deserve a visit.

Thank Marco D
West Hartford
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is a restaurant used by the locals by my observation. Family run and attentive along with reasonably priced food. It served our purpose.

Thank ConnecticutGina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

As usual the Shack did not let us down! Food was lovely - I had the chicken wrap and my husband had the burger. We could just about finish them after having the pizza garlic bread between us for starter. Busy restaurant, family friendly and great atmosphere.

Thank Laura B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Four of us stopped in on a Saturday night and all had delicious food in an atmosphere that made us feel at home. There is a wonderful story about this family restaurant on the first page of this menu and so we were immediately enchanted. Francis, one of the owners greeted us and we well served by our waitress who... More 

Thank Judith T
New Jersey
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Kinsale has a lot of pricey restaurants. We just wanted a dinner with some vegetarian options. The Shack was perfect for us. My daughter had vegetarian pasta with a mushroom sauce that she loved. I had a superb burger. Everyone was happy with their food. A nice, unpretentious place for a family dinner.

Thank Global_Nancy
Limavady, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

In Kinale for a weeks holiday just a pity we didn't leave enough nights for a return visit to The Shack, couldn't fault starter,main,or desserts. very friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere, excellent value for money and the next time we're in Kinsale we'll be paying The Shack a visit.

1 Thank mattd1966
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147 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Went here on a friend's recommendations by my family. Great little spot in the middle of the town, good service and a nice menu selection. My son had one of their renowned burgers, my daughter had the chicken fillet burger, my wife had the spicy chicken pasta (yum) and I had the fish of the day. All fresh produce and... More 

Thank MayoForSam
Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The Shack is on Main Street in the middle of the town. It's small enough so can fill up quickly but worth while making a visit. The staff are very friendly and the service nice and quick. The menu isn't huge but has enough variety and always tastes great. They cater well for kids too.

Thank Phelim B
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Excellent restaurant for a casual but quality dinner in Kinsale. Very fresh fish dishes, and cosy atmosphere. My teen boys loved the chicken wings, hamburgers, and desserts.

Thank 20563Lisa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 87 274 0972

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