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The Shack

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3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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Tuesday
Closed
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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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend in October on a Saturday night . We actually both live and are from Kinsale but neither of us had ate at the shack before so we said we would tick it off the list. I had the enchilada and my boyfriend had the burger , portions were really big which to be honest a... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

didn't have a reservation but they were very accommodating we sat in the window watching the world go by there were three of us we ordered two starters between us my sister and I both went for the ribeye for mains I must say it was exceptional my aunt had the burrito which was also really good give it a... More 

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Thank Jackie J
Kinsale, Ireland
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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

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Thank Tuf1954
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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.

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Thank Marco D
West Hartford
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

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Thank ConnecticutGina
Cork
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

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1 Thank Laura B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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 

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New Jersey
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59 reviews
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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.

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Galway
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147 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?