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Shells Cafe

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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
071 9122938
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hampshire, England
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this cafe over a year ago and was keen to see if there were any changes. My wife and family travelled here for lunch and seating was just as busy as it was previously. We had a window seat but found it slightly cramped. We had the fish and chips on this occasion and it was perfectly cooked. Coffee... More 

Thank ConcordeSST
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this place with my husband today, whilst I'm aware they were busy 2 members of staff each walked past us twice without acknowledging we were there. Yet a local walked in and was immediately given a menu. Food seemed overpriced €6.50 for a toasted walked out and won't ever walk back in again

Thank Charlene M
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had breakfast in Shells Cafe, on a cold October morning, although the menu is breathtaking, and some exotic creations on paper, friendly staff, but one of my eggs weren't cooked properly, so it left me deflated even though I informed the servers' Jo and Jenny, and a discount wasn't forthcoming, so came out feeling taken aback by the lack of... More 

Thank PhilipC1981
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for breakfast and found the food cold , burnt , and compleatly dryed out beans when I ordered a full irish , the breakfast was also very small and way overpriced , very dissatisfied and will never go back

Thank Adrian C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a blustery October day in Yeats country we drove down to Strandhill to watch the waves crash in. We found we could do this from the window of Shells cafe whilst tucking in to some delicious and warming Autumn fare and enjoying excellent service. We enjoyed it so much we bought a picnic, from their eclectic and marvellous shop... More 

Thank WRanger2014
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, view of ocean just superb. Coffee was really good, and they had organic soya milk, (I dont drink dairy milk). Music a teeny bit too loud, only downside for me. Loved the decor.

Thank Meg R
lexington, kentucky
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped of coffee and couldn't resist the chocolate cake which was warm with fresh whipped cream. I asked for a bit more cream and the waitress brought me a sundae size bowl full. The view of the sea was beautiful as well.

Thank rafrnhm
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a Saturday morning coffee and some food. We sat outside which is lovely (weather dependant) and dog friendly all the locals seem to meet here as it was very busy. We had a large table which comfortably accommodated 8 of us. The staff offered us fleece blankets before taking our order which I thought was a nice... More 

Thank Ronan H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little cafe in front of the beach. Food was good and well presented. Next to a very nice gelato and dessert shop. Worth a visit for lunch

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
County Clare, Ireland
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little cafe on the blustery sea front at Strandhill. We had some warming drinks, spent a bit of time pottering around the shop and bought their lovely cook book!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, 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: 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?