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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)
“eggs benedict” (20 reviews)
“cakes” (54 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 1 week ago

We use to take our breakfast one saturday morning out of two there. It's great, the staff is nice and the view from the window is very enjoyable

Thank Enori E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited before I had high expectations and I was not dissapointed. The food here is full of flavour and really good. It's well worth the 30 km diversion out of my way to visit and the fresh brown bread in the shop is beautiful...More

Thank sid1947
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food. Wonderful choice, menu to suit everyone . Wonderful service, nothing was a problem. Service with a smile. Highly recommend.

Thank Zena1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

normally a beautiful place to eat but on this date we had seafood hotpot. Was just a seafood chowder really over priced at 12.90 just in a small bowl, and mad hot sadly heated in microwave. Got two Chia lattes were cold and 5 euro...More

Thank laurenjackmaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I’ve lived in Sligo for nearly 6 years now, until today I’ve never had the gastronomic pleasure of a meal at Shells cafe. We did try to visit a couple of summers ago but the place was packed to the rafters so we were...More

Thank baron66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot for lunch after a stroll in the beach. Expect to have a wait to get a table as it's very busy. Food is excellent as is service.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This venue enjoys a spectacular reputation. I opted for a regular Irish breakfast. It was served promptly. The food was good but nothing spectacular. There is a very good choice of dishes. Prices are above average. The toilets were untidy and the maintenance chart revealed...More

Thank Brendan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great place and great staff. Cute and nice place to stop by during a road trip. If you are near by great spot to take a break.

Thank Amira M
Reviewed November 23, 2017

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 November 18, 2017

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
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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