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“Awful”
Review of The Shack

The Shack
Ranked #32 of 100 Restaurants in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Restaurant details
Athlone, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Awful”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Went for a sunday dinner with my husband and 3 kids and it was awful.
kids had chicken nuggets and chips and could not eat them.the nuggets were so hard the tomato sauce tasted sour ..we told the waitress n she just shrugged it of.we had the roast beef and it was fatty and potatos lumpy
meal cost nearly e50 would have been better of going to mcdonalds.
will never go there again

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank fionaf676
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  • English first
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English first
The world
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Best pub in Ireland:”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Having travelled the world no pub comes close to The Shack. The food is of great quality. The staff and owners are the nicest you'll find anywhere. The place is always spotless. You can book a private room for a party. Watch the sports on big screen or just sit by the fire on a cold winter’s day.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Paul T
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Galway, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great fast wholsome comfort food”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We go here regularly for a quick business lunch. Food is wholesome fair like mother used to make. Service is super efficient guaranteeing you can get served and enjoy your meal without having to rush back. Outdoor area is excellent suntrap on a warm day, inside by the fire is nice on the colder ones.

  • Visited July 2013
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4 Thank ThriftyScot
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Athlone, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Lovely old fashioned pub, with a great selection of food and drink. Convenient spot for a lunch break on your journey, or after a shopping trip. Service fast, friendly, and helpful.
The venue is close to the town of Athlone just off the N62. Watch for the "Shack" signs as it is a few metres down a narrow roadway on East (or Dublin) side of the town.

Visited June 2013
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4 Thank denis_cunnigham
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Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have eaten here on a few occasions. Food and service has always been good. My last visit, 6th May was no exception but one difference is the price has seen a sharp increase. So less value than previous occasions.
Still a very interesting establishment to visit with its nooks and crannies and items to distract the mind.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank locationspy
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