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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
071 9122938
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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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shells is a great cafe. Food and coffee are always excellent. It just needs an extension as it is always hard to get a table! I would be in Strand Hill a few times every year and always eat here once however there have been a few times when we've given up as when we've arrived we know there's no... More 

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Thank Cathy C
Sligo, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expensive but so worth it. Chips are fab, very busy place . great food, and the staff are really helpful and friendly.

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Thank marie2405256
Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food at a reasonable price means this is a very popular place so be prepared to wait for a table but the wait is well worth it. The location right on the seafront is another plus. The food is all freshly made to order hence table turnover is not very rapid thankfully.

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Thank Keith L
sligo
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

not a bad spot but i don't see anything special except for nice coffee. overall nice location, overpriced, ok food, horrible furniture, some nice staff

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Thank johnjoe2009
North West, Ireland
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place, great food, Deli, inside seating and outside bench seating, good value, real quality simple snack and big plate food - great atmosphere, amazing location overlooking the beach in Strandhill, beside the Seaweed baths and great place to relax after a long walk on the beach.

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Thank Sidara
Exmouth
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a busy little place but they had this covered... they took our name and by the time we'd had a look around the gorgeous shop - they came to let us know our table was ready! I had the seasonal salad - strawberries, goats cheese and walnuts with a balsamic reduction... absolutely gorgeous with their homemade bread! The waitress... More 

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Thank Lois_Dani
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the spot for a great food experience. The breakfast is my favourite. You might need to wait a while because it's so popular.

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Thank David R
Enniskillen
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here today it was excellent had hake goughons and my wife had chicken salad will be back it has been recommended to us

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Thank Tofflo
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just had fish and chips X 2. First time I had farmhouse beer! See photo. A wide excellent menu. Great brunch and coffee. Dress for the coastal wind

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Thank Hamilton P
Montpellier, France
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a super lunch with my family there, the waitress was sooo nice and the food was excellent! My dad and brother had the fish and chips and I had the "day special" that was a cocktail prawn bun with salad, salsa tomatoes and spicy avocado and it was D E V I N E ! I recommend a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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: 071 9122938

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?