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Shells Cafe

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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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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
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123 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the place requires a complete overhaul. Small tables, everything on the shabby side, so crowded it is really unpleasant. Would not bother going back.

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Thank 240fedora
County Sligo, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely specials on the board. Got the last chilli beef and it was mouth watering. Best view ever. Local produce in abundance and served slightly different to other places. Lovely place.

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Thank BenbulbenShadow64
Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the long journey from the East we arrive in Strandhill. After the mandatory walk along the front and the climb/phot opportunity on the Cannon out of the way it was time to eat. I’ve been to Shells before for a very welcome hangover breakfast so was also looking forward to a late lunch. With a short wait in the... More 

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Thank 542malone
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here last Saturday. It was absolutely fantastic. Would highly recommend!! Will definitely be going back to try their lunch menu.

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Thank Lilym7
mayo
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the Strandhill Lodge Hotel for two nights. This place was a must both mornings for the coffee fix. Got a latte, very nice. Place was very busy which was good. Had a nice menu. Plenty options. Also shop next door selling various arts and crafts.

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Thank Damof89
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both had a superb Thai fishcake salad. the portions were more than generous. The flavours were great with coconut permeating the lot. We rounded it off with excellent coffees and a Portuguese style little cake to share. The staff were helpful and got us a place after 15/20 minutes on a busy day. The whole scene is wonderful and... More 

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Thank Bkbuckley
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fab, staff were lovely. Perfect for lunch after a walk on the beach. The little shop attached to the cafe had a nice selection. Great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

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Thank floormpf
Dublin
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be fantastic .. Last visit was just ok. Coffee adequate .. Cake nice .. Sandwich bland .. Not as good as my many previous visits .

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quaint little cafe is situated right on the beach front with some of the most stunning views you will ever witness. The banana bread with fresh yougurt was delicious. The full breakfast was home made beans was plentiful and tasty. The eggs benedict were sublime and the coffee was quite simply outstanding. The staff were very friendly and this... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best local eateries in the Sligo area, occasionally at peak times may have to wait for a while, but well worth the wait. The food is cooked to order and the different specials each day give extra choices to what is a comprehensive menu. The young staff are very friendly and interact with the customers. Prices are... 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?