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Shells Cafe

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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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09:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 20:00
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shells is awesome. That's pretty much all you need to know. If you like food and/or hot beverages and like ingesting them then go. Burgers are legendary, healthy stuff is well tasty and the coffee perfect. All delivered by friendly, efficient, fun staff. Every time I'm in the area I make sure to drag whoever I'm with out to Strandhill... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth going out of your way to eat here. Quality, quality, quality! What else to say? What more can I say?

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Thank FermanaghKeys
Gnesta, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and good gluten free food. Sat outside to eat and was great to watch the sea. Gluten free chocolate cake is unreal!!

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Thank brimantee
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch. Lucky to get a table, busy restaurant. Not surprised as food and ambience terrific. If you travel to Strandhill definitely include Shells!

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Thank Trekker30122012
Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there because I've heard nothing but good about it. Now in defense of Shells, it was very busy and in the middle of tourist season. I felt that the food was pretentious, the service very slow and thoroughly over priced. I brought some children and they all did not like it at all. Frankly I wasn't mad about it... More 

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Thank Oilibhia M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I eat here at least once every two months and I love the food. From breakfasts to dinner or even a coffee and cake its just delicous

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Thank Brian F
Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shells and Strandhill are the perfect combination for a perfect Sunday. The soup of the day is always a good idea, I really suggest it to everyone! Light but satisfying.... And if you are around for breakfast... should try their amazing scones and cakes! And the employees are super nice!

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Thank valesarag
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to eat.. always busy so you may need to book in advance. but great for a take away option to eat along the beach..Fab food a little expensive but great ..

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Thank Marie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is spectacular at Shells. Their homemade brown bread with treacle and daily juices make a visit at breakfast extra special!! It's situated across from the sea and a coffee and brekkie from here is the best way to finish a morning walk at Strandhill.

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Thank Sandra H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommend this lovely little restaurant by the sea to have brunch at. We were surprised and delighted by the service and most of all the food. It's no wonder it has a Best of Ireland 2017 award. I had the BLT and my boyfriend had the BAP. Both wonderful before taking a stroll along the beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 20:00
Monday
09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 19:00
Thursday
09:30 - 19:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:00
Saturday
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo  >  Strandhill
  • Phone Number: +353 71 912 2938

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