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The Shack

3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (29 reviews)
“hake” (11 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
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Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2017

We visited this place with a local family we met. The 6 of us packed ourselves into a corner and had a very nice meal. Reasonably priced, good food and drinks. Nice atmosphere to sit and talk about the day.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Fab food, friendly efficient staff, busy atmospheric restaurant. We will be back. We really enjoyed the ribs for starter, yummy burger and prawns with pasta dishes.

Thank brambles59
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Used this place on first and last night in Kinsale in between trip to Beara island. Steak was one of the best cooked medium rare I've had anywhere (and I'm fussy) so much so that I recommended it to my partner for our second visit...More

Thank Chiliclub
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We couldn't find the restaurant that was recommended so we stopped into the shack. We both had the burger which was excellent, and the price was quite reasonable. Good service as well.

Thank Marg W
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Design is bright, simple and relaxing. The service is lovely, quick, helpful and we were happy to come back. The food was very good, big portions ! The price is similar to other restaurants in the area.

Thank Mounira H
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Clean. Nice staff. Very limited menu. Food not good. Not sure where the great reviews are coming from. Wouldn't return.

1  Thank Maria D
Reviewed September 8, 2017

The shack is a place ive visited quite often.A good venue for uncomplicated eating.While still being very enjoyable.Good quality food at a very reasonable price.Another busy place,book a table and have a drink next door.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed August 22, 2017

We just stumbled upon this restaurant as couldn't get in anywhere else that was reasonably priced. Had excellent food at very good prices. Highly recommend.

Thank sullivantraveller
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Back in Kinsale again this year and had to go back to The Shack, this is a fantastic, restaurant with gorgeous well priced food and lovely friendly staff. If you're in Kinsale visit The Shack.

Thank mattd1966
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Wandered in to "The Shack" in Kinsale tonight. What a great experience friendly staff and fabulous food. I had one of the specials The Sirloin 8 oz and a glass of Malbec less than €30. Highly recommend a visit to this establishment

Thank Colm F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
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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