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Shells Cafe

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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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Today
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Shells for the first time last weekend. I had a really lovely time, it's such a unique spot and offers a nice variety of food.The waiting staff were really nice and did everything they could to make sure my friends and I had a wonderful time there. The food was amazing and easily the nicest brunch I've ever... More 

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Thank s00162324
Sligo, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff. Great food. All homemade made fresh. Delicious. Usually a queue to get seated and not great space for waiting but definetly worth a visit!!

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Thank Moya T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and staff were great, everyone very friendly and even thought the cafe was busy the waiting time was not to long. We will be back soon again 😀👍

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Thank Conor F
Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beach front cafe with plenty of seating.Especially cosy and welcoming on a cold day of snow and hail .Looking out to Strand hill beach.Wide range of food available, menu and daily blackboard choices.My poached eggs were cooked to perfection.Such tempting yummy cakes beckoning also.Art work and quirky pieces on the walls, plus a gift shop attached. Well worth a return... More 

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Thank nonnanz
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat lunch in Sligo, food was very tasty and location is perfect a party of four of us ate here and I would definitely return

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Thank Mel C
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place - but often a bit crowded and you can have to wait for a table - but once you are sitting down - no problem! Love the menu - and they actually put something on the menu that I asked for via Facebook - I called it 'eggy bread' but they call it French toast - yummy... More 

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Thank Janet W
Athlone, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food hence the large numbers eating and waking to eat. We had a 15 minute wait but it was worth it. Food was very simple but done right. There was a good variety on the menu with several dishes I would have liked. The staff were prompt and friendly. I would recommend for a lunch anytime especially if... More 

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Thank Michael D
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really popular spot in the beautiful setting opposite Strandhill Beach. Be prepared to wait for a table but the food and service is worth the wait. Also voted Best coffee in Sligo.

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Thank David O
Sligo, Ireland
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lovely lunch here with friends. Food very fresh and all dished prepared to order. There is varied menue and several 'specials of the day'. The specials go quickly. It seems to be always busy with queues frequently at busy times. Seating indoors and out of doors for the good weather days. Nice views - on the seafront! There is... More 

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Thank breegedoodes
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had never been to the famous supper club before, and was super excited to finally get to go! It did not disappoint! The food was superb! Beautiful entrees, and very creative and interesting menu... Had a winter salad with pigeon and it was beautiful! Great atmosphere and a fantastic night, would be a great gift to receive. Food is always... 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, Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?