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Shells Cafe

Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (81 reviews)
“poached eggs” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (52 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We came into Shells Cafe already expecting a great feed as it was busy. We didn't wait too long for a table, took a peek at the shop attached to it. The staff was very friendly and they worked well as a team. The food...More

Thank Braydon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lambwich (lamb sandwich) is literally the tastiest sandwich that has ever graced my lips. I will never eat a more delicious sandwich in all my days. All future sandwiches will be regarded as garbage! This place is class! Nice atmosphere, good service and tasty...More

Thank jsblakey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch I had a good smoked fish chowder with fish and chips(not a fan of pangasius).Mywife has good veggie soup as well as an amazing grilled chicken sandwich with melted cheese and red peppers lettuce tomato on a brioche roll.

Thank billkid00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, Shells produces great food, clever specials and service is prompt. Sometimes noisy, small but worth it. Cheers.

Thank MTP T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Regularly head out for breakfast/bunch. Always great. The only negative is it does get busy and it can be disappointing if you have your heart set on something and you cant get a table. For cool healthy fresh but very filling I would go for...More

Thank st4838
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to shells based on other's recommendations. What struck us first was the number of people dining either outside or in and lots of families. Food was good, but not cheap.

Thank Halfhighlander
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a cafe in Strandhill, Sligo. Coffee is excellent, the cakes are good and freshly made. Brunch menu covers a wide range of options. The only problem is finding a seat!

Thank Cartwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped into Shell's last Sunday for some breakfast. Their special was the Smoked Kipper with poached eggs and spicy tomato on toast. Absolutely delish, great combination of flavours and topped off with a lovely coffee. Only quibble was my dining companions orders were forgotten and...More

Thank johnnyomahony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the smashed toast it was so good that I went back for it the next day, great buzz in this little gem! Staff were super friendly!

Thank Leeann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy little seaside cafe. Had to wait for a table in the shop next door. Very cramped and no space between tables which was rather uncomfortable and difficult to have a conversation. The food is quite good although the menu doesn't change so ok if...More

1  Thank maykenny
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July 28, 2015|
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Response from MARYINTHEROYALCOUNTY | Reviewed this property |
I would concider it in the normal price range...food is delicious and lovely atmosphere
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo  >  Strandhill
  • Phone Number: +353 71 912 2938
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