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The Shack Restaurant

24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (53 reviews)
“lamb shank” (26 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to sit outside and enjoyed the lamb shank paired with a great white wine. Touristy but was still a great experience. Wait staff was attentive and friendly.

Thank Jodi J
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words and Im delighted you enjoyed the Lamb Shank. I will pass this positive feedback to the team. Thank you also for your valued business.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting this restaurant on our trips to Dublin. The atmosphere is great and we think it's good value also. We love the chowder and the brown soda bread is delicious!More

Thank AnCapallDubh
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your great feedback on the Chowder, one of my own favourite dishes in my Restaurant. You will be able to cook your own Chowder as we are launching our Cook Book at the end of Septembem, it will be available on line....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not one local. Fish n chips ok. Pricey but it Temple Bar. My son had pasta special which was very good. People next to us raved about bread and wanted to buy some to go. Service was good.More

Thank NorthVancouvergirl
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your Fish and Chips and your Son enjoyed his Pasta. Our demand for our Brown Bread has become so strong that from September we will be selling our Bread in the Restaurant...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy Sunday night in Dublin, looking for some traditional Irish. We were able to get seated after about only 5 minutes, and the service was fast and super friendly. Even though it was busy, we never felt rushed or pressured to move on. Every dish...More

Thank Michael B
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review. Thank you for providing us with such a great review, we pride ourselves on Great Service and wonderful food, it is great when our guests tell us of their enjoyment. Since opening the Restaurant almost 20 years ago, we have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the cottage pie and it is Irish comfort food that fills you, warms you, and makes you want more and more. We walked around, letting our noses decide where to eat after a long day of touring the west coast and we finally...More

Thank rrjenkins
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review. Thank you for providing us with such a great review, we pride ourselves on Great Service and wonderful food, it is great when our guests tell us of their enjoyment. Since opening the Restaurant almost 20 years ago, we have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for a traditional Irish meal last night. Complete disappointment. We were seated quickly but completely ignored for at least ten minutes by three servers. We contemplated leaving and suddenly someone came to our table. Ordered the Irish Stew. It...More

Thank CalgaryMeetcho
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review. Thank you for providing us with your feed back, however, are you sure you had Irish Stew? We do not put Mushrooms in our Irish Stew. If you were unhappy with the food, it would have been more prudent, to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this restaurant one time each visit in Dublin. The food is a bit over average, the meals are a bit to small compared to the price, but ok, that's the price for eating in the middle of the high life district. The service...More

Thank S. R
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review. Thank you for providing us with such a great review, we pride ourselves on Great Service and wonderful food, it is great when our guests tell us of their enjoyment. We have priced ourself to be the least expensive Restaurant...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had been traveling on the Hop-on Hop-off bus around Dublin all morning, and had worked up a hunger for some Irish food. The bus driver recommended that we try the Shack restaurant which happens to be next to the Temple Bar. I enjoyed their...More

Thank Michael E
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review. Thank you for providing us with such a great review, we pride ourselves on Great Service and wonderful food, it is great when our guests tell us of their enjoyment. Since opening the Restaurant almost 20 years ago, we have...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Went here for a quick lunch, place was not full at the time we arrived (Sunday around 1:30). We were seated in a nice corner and handed over the menu's. We ordered a omelette cheese with bread instead of fries and a salmon platter with...More

Thank MaxPeen
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review. Thank you for providing us with such a great review, we pride ourselves on Great Service and wonderful food, it is great when our guests tell us of their enjoyment. Sorry about the Crusty Brown Bread, its one of my...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Came across this place whilst walking past Temple bar. Centrally located and very popular. The staff are friendly and service good. From the menu the prices wasn't too bad. I had the Beef Ireland and this was amazing, very good portion size and the quality...More

Thank Dobbo16
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for your review. Thank you for providing us with such a great review, we pride ourselves on Great Service and wonderful food, it is great when our guests tell us of their enjoyment. Since opening the Restaurant almost 20 years ago, we have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 0043
  • E-mail
Description
Set in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural district, The Shack Restaurant is a bustling and friendly place to come for the best of Irish and European cuisine in a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere.
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