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Shells Cafe

Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (66 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (20 reviews)
Open Now
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 2 days ago

Sunday morning and hugely popular so don't be surprised if you have to wait 15-20 minutes to get a table in this vibrant café with an interesting menu and home-made goodies. It's worth the wait and you can always use the time for a brisk,...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think I am now addicted to their raspberry and coconut muffins, but fortunately can get my fix from the wee shop every day! Great cafe for brunch or lunch, really friendly staff and couldn't ask for a better location right over the beach

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this little piece of heaven with friends for breakfast. Short but nice menu prices not cheap but worth it. Toasted soda bread was fabulous! Coffee perfect temperature and taste. Overlooking the beach this cafe is a great escape and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Lovetravellinglots
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice breakfast on a Saturday morning. Good prices. Staff are really nice. There's a good feel inside. Its quirky with the beach / sea type decor. Attention to detail with their menu design, little wooden boxes on each table. Breakfast was really nice. Egg...More

Thank Amjf234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my friend a few weeks ago. This place is amazing. Not long to wait for table. Everyone friendly and waiting staff are on the ball. Had the mackreal salad and was absolutely amazing will be back.

Thank Goldenage_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful lunch, lamb sandwich was the best comfort food. Cute little shop attached and beautiful ocean view!

Thank carlysanders914
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and service, catering for all diets, gluten free selection on offer. Loved the service, very polite. Busy cafe. Colourful. Good menu

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here a few times, parking is hard to get, the wait times are typically 30-60 mins for a table, the daily specials are usually sold out by early lunch time and the menu therefore gets limited pretty quickly. The food is nice but...More

2  Thank joeyboy79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had 2 great lunches with very creative cooking pulled beef , grilled fish, chicken and amazing salads . Owner bakes superb cakes and they serve fresh juices wine and beer all facing the sea, lovely young staff all proud of what they do.

Thank oreganoItaly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Shells after hearing rave reviews from everyone. Can't fault the food. It definitely did not disappoint. I had the poached eggs with bacon and my OH had the fry. I also ordered some freshly squeezed orange juice which was delicious. The only tiny...More

Thank bubbles1984
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Price average
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, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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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