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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” (83 reviews)
“poached eggs” (16 reviews)
“cakes” (55 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 3 weeks ago

Called in on a grey, wet Sunday afternoon and the place was buzzing. Luckily we managed to get a table straight away. Having had a disappointing Sunday lunch somewhere else we were looking for dessert and coffee to cheer us up. A chocolate orange cake...More

Thank JamS75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in front of the beach. Amazing views of Atlantic Ocean. Just had coffee & cakes as we were in a hurry. Very busy spot, lunch time crowd , even with locals. Clean & friendly .

Thank geraldine52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic seaside cafe in strandhill. The breakfast is yummy especially the 'smashing Avo'. Their coffee is excellent particularly the coconut flat white. And the cakes are to die for. An institution in Sligo that is truely brilliant.

Thank bourkecm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super super cafe .....beautiful seafront location overlooking breath taking waves and scenery. Even on a cold Autumn day this place radiates sunshine the food is just amazing with home baked produce on display lovely cakes and scones but most of all their home baked breads...More

1  Thank Angie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little cafe on the front in Strandhill. We enjoyed coffee and cake but the food being served to others looked excellent. Staff were warm and friendly and there seemed to be a lot of regulars there. Always a good sign!

Thank BJDublin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited sligo as me and my bf came to the glamping in county leitrim. Although its 1 hour drive to this cafe from where we stayed , its quite worth it as the food is nice ! i had the mini soup and salmon which...More

Thank jiro6618
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy our Shells visit. Takes a while to get a table as it is always busy but worth the wait. Food is simple but tasty and very affordable. Nice atmosphere and a great view!

Thank patrick M
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Amazing foods and atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and the food is very good with lots of options to choose from! It was my go to place while in Strand Hill

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Dropped by for a quick lunch after a messy night in galway and looking a cure for our hangovers when our adventure took us to this wee gem by the sea. The place is quirky. It was packed and we have to wait to get...More

Thank Patrickstar86
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Situated in Strandhill Co. Sligo on the Wild Adlantic Way, a beautiful location with great food, pleasant staff. A lovely afternoon.

Thank Henry C
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Leanne M
December 4, 2017|
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Response from billkid00 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dog friendly when I was there
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
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
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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