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The Shack Restaurant

) #133 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin €€ - €€€ Irish, European, British
24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“irish stew” (50 reviews)
“steak” (47 reviews)
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Irish, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here on a whim because we had a coupon from the hop on hop off tour bus. Couldn't have been mor pleasantly surprised. The place is beautifully decorated and cozy. The staff were incredibly warm and welcoming and the service was top class....More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food, very good service. We were looking for and found many great places to eat but this one was a great one. Good beer and wine, Friendly staff.

Thank rnurton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in one Monday lunchtime in mid May. We were welcomed and shown to a table in this busy restaurant. We skipped the light bites and went straight for mains. I chose Irish Stew and my wife took a cheese and mushroom omelette. A...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here one night before going to Temple Bar - food was delicious (Chicken Connemara, wife had Mussels). Location is great, staff are very friendly & nice. Would highly recommend if you want a nice place to sit down and enjoy a good meal before...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants to choose from but this was recommended. The food was quite nice however the waiter we had wasn't. Sarcastic rude and arrogant spring to mind and not good at his job. Restaurants aren't just about the food and this guy has ruined...More

1  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of places to restaurants in Dublin with the same sort of food, but we thought we would try there lunch menu and it was great and lovely service

Thank Goofball99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled on this place after we'd gone to wave to folks back home on the Dublincam​..as ya do. Was packed inside..always a good sign...so we sat outside..it was a gorgeous, warm May evening. I had the seafood chowder...my friend had soup of the day..which was...More

Thank cathiecoco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurants cottage pie was very good reminded me of my mom's - if you take the hop on hop off trolley u get a meal free!

Thank Kbj20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent quality food, plenty of choice , high quality with friendly staff.Would recommend the lunch specials available until 1900 hrs daily.

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the bree to start which was delicious then I had the chicken supreme with cheese and garlic potatoes, also lovely. My other half had chicken wings and Irish Stew which he said was also very nice. The service was also very good and...More

Thank Charlotte K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, 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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