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The Shack Restaurant

24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“irish stew” (59 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (33 reviews)
“lamb shank” (31 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here on our first night having not eaten since 11.30am, we were starving by 5.30pm! I chose traditional Irish Stew and got a very generous plate of the most delicious lamb stew accompanied by sourdough. My husband had the beef and enjoyed that...More

Thank holyport4
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love eating in this place the staff are well mannered and usually very attentive ,price is reasonable considering where the place is in the hearth of Dublin ,I love the food and the coffee ,good luck to you and continued success,look forward to my next...More

Thank max n
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant twice whilst we were in Dublin, great location next to The Temple Bar, as soon as you walk in the staff were friendly and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. We had mussels and seafood pasta, incredibly fresh and tasty. On...More

2  Thank AthenaP16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little restaurant in Temple bar area. Food was average as was the service. Prices were high for what you got and the experience was just okay. I had the lamb shank with mashed potatoes and it lacked flavour and presentation. My...More

Thank Kimij543
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know when you go away on rugby weekends ,you should expect a bit of a less than average meal, But you should give the shack a miss!!! What a rip off for Wishy washy beef & guiness Then chicken shack which was chicken in...More

2  Thank shaun e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, Great food.,Great atmosphere This is what you want as a non Irish person. To sample great food and not to be rush. Recommend that is a definitely yes.

Thank AnneEathome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shack is a very good traditional irish restaurant located in Temple Bar zone, close to the Temple Bar Pub. We came here the last day of the year to do the last lunch of the year. We wanted to finish the year with a...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here on Tuesday 13th for dinner. There was 1 server dealing with around 20-30 people by herself, doing an amazing job. We ordered breaded camembert and spicy bbq chicken wings to start, both delicious, then we opted for something a bit more traditional...More

1  Thank KieranDean
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Many years ago we lived in Temple Bar and this used to be one of our favourite restaurants. The food was always good and very reasonably priced with excellent portion sizes. The staff are friendly too. My husband had a Thai curry and I had...More

3  Thank Sandez
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind and supportive review. Im delighted that you enjoyed your food with us and indeed thank you for you business and support over the years. I hope you enjoyed revisiting Temple Bar this trip. I have just launched my...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

We wanted to have traditional Irish grub and found The Shack in Temple Bar on the busy street and decided to go in because there wasn't too many customers - well that should have been a warning sign. Starters were ok but nothing special -...More

2  Thank susannaw317
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Essex Street East | 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
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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. If you dine with us and you are happy. Please tell the world. If you are not happy. PLEASE TELL the MANAGER on duty who will do their best to ensure you ARE happy
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