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Shells Cafe

Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (89 reviews)
“cakes” (60 reviews)
“blt” (23 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you come to Sligo, you must visit here.There is a beautiful sea and wonderful food. I had a perfect day.

Thank Samuel F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had breakfast there 3 times and it was excellent. Hotchocolate was one of the best i ever had. My dad says the cofee was good aswell. We both cant wait to go back. Along with the surf,Shells is one of our favourite things in...More

Thank Gerard L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my most favourite place in strandhill sligo. Not only is the food amazing but the decor is extremely cute and the sea views are stunning. Staff are lovely and nothing is a hassle. The shop attached to the cafe is fab-houses a beautiful...More

Thank Bekki987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its straightforward fare, but seems to get the PR right. I think its expensive for what it is and it always seem a bit crammed and uncomfortable. Guess its a big fish in a small Wild Atlantic pond

Thank Ciaran H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee and tea were very nice. By all accounts the food was nice also. Would recommend to anyone for a morning breakfast or lunch however there is plenty of other cafes and brunch spots floating around so its worth walking and browsing around.

Thank 918deem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee. Amazing Bakewell Tarts. Lovely location. Very hectic though - quite young staff and often a little overwhelmed.

Thank iwantacervelow5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a really nice lunch here. I was surprised and really delighted by the best dairy free hot chocolate. We had fish and chips, which as you’d expect so close to the sea, was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.

Thank Gabrielle O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just came across this place when visiting Strandhill. The food is really fresh and reasonably priced. Staff are very nice as well

Thank estateagentkildare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Really relaxed vibes, staff so lovely and friendly, especially the barista in the shop, wish I had gotten her name. We had take away coffees and also sat down to eat as we visited both days we stayed in Sligo. I had...More

Thank dublingirl08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service - all staff are very friendly. Depending on what time you get there you may be put on the waiting list which usually doesn't take long. When on waiting list you wait in the shop which has lots of nice quirky items so it...More

Thank Shauna B
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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, Scenic view, 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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