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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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“cakes” (67 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (21 reviews)
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9:30 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shells is an absolute must when you're in Strandhill. My favorite breakfast is the egg with a cute little hat and "soldier" toast. The bacon is perfect. And the latte- oh my. Wish I had one now!!! It's truly an experience- especially make sure to...More

Thank Kenda W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here twice during our weekend visit to Strandhill. You can understand why it is so popular. Everything about the restaurant is great. Lovely staff, delicious food and a good atmosphere. I will definitely be back

Thank tritri5
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The porch has nice picnic table seating for a nice day or to bring a dog. The food is great: fresh and yummy. Waitresses are very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. Worth the drive.

Thank JHB1178
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here twice in the last week. The menu is very good with lots of local produce and from looking at their little shop, is mostly made on site. I had the fish and chips which was excellent, though the addition of mushy peas...More

Thank Patrick T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to Strandhill every few weeks to walk on the beach, watch the surfers and to sit at a table outside Shells and have a late lunch. The staff are always friendly even when they're run off their feet. I have whatever vegetarian dish...More

Thank Mardyros
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Shells for brunch on the back of lots of great reviews and we were not disappointed. We were told on arrival that there was a 20 minute wait and so we happily explored the gift shop next store and enjoyed the lovely views....More

Thank acostigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped into Shells for cuppa after being out for a walk on the beach. We were welcomed by some lovely friendly staff. We ordered some coffees & tea, the others in my group ordered scones & cake. Then to my delight the waiter mentioned...More

Thank Grainne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered this great little restaurant more by accident than design, when I took a trip to Sandhill which is a wonderfully relaxed town on the Atlantic coast of Western Ireland. The staff were incredibly polite and helpful, which makes all the difference and although...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food and friendly staff. Busy little spot but we got a table quite quickly and the food was served without any delay.

Thank lindam993
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shells exudes cool. You'll find surfers, families, coast guard crew and a whole mixture of people eating at Shells because the food is great and the views are incredible. A must visit of Sligo.

Thank Saoirse23
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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
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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