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The Chili Shack

19 Abbeygate Street Upper | Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway H91 N2P1, Ireland
+353 83 810 8892
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili” (53 reviews)
“burgers” (55 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
19 Abbeygate Street Upper | Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway H91 N2P1, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be the best place for burgers, not anymore. The burger was dry and chips were cold. Handsome burgers are much better

1  Thank Tracystankard
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Myself and my son visited the chilli shack for the first time. I'd heard friends taking about the place and really needed to visit. It's located just 1min from the AIB in shop street at the center of the Galway action. We ordered cheese burger...More

1  Thank Athenry72
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I regularly visit The Chili Shack and usually purchase the full size chunky Irish beef bowl as it is my favourite dish. I received my large chunky Irish beef bowl today and immediately noticed it was barely half full and I was quite frankly disappointed...More

1  Thank duser1
Reviewed 28 November 2017

I love chili shack, it's the place to go for the ultimate comfort food! I've tried the naked wings and they were good but my favorite has to be the chili! However the beef chili is a little lacking on the actual beef. Great place...More

Thank sarahF6816FE
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Went here after seeing some amazing pictures of the food served here, and needless to say we were not disappointed! Both my fiance' s burger and fries and my chilli fries were delicious and the portions are massive for the prices, really impressed and will...More

Thank sophhhb95
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

As previous comments in the timeline burgers are the best with a exception of maybe one, get some. Chicken wings weren’t great.

Thank Tomas C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Nice place and great food. Burgers are amazing, so are the chips. Can just recommend to go here and try the food.

Thank TheNewVentures
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Yabadabadooooo! This place rocks! Great food - no pretences! And great chef on the grill - tiernen the main man!

Thank James G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This food is to die for. Best burger around. There's a lovely atmosphere inside. My loyalty card will be full very soon.

Thank William_Hayes_1000
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is my favourite place to eat in Galway!! I have never had a disappointing experience here. I would highly recommend it to everyone!!

Thank Darragh K
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Questions & Answers
caoimhe i
6 April 2017|
Response from Leah M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do gluten free buns but othere is a vegetarian burger on the menu and it has a portobello mushroom as a bun.
Maisie M
22 February 2017|
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Response from TheChiliShack | Property representative |
Hi, We aim to provide Cheap and cheerful food! Our average meal with a drink costs roughly €10. Hope that helps! Thanks The Chili Shack Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Abbeygate Street Upper | Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway H91 N2P1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 83 810 8892
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Started by two friends who wanted to bring the taste of American style chili to Ireland, The Chili Shack started life as a little shack on wheels that toured around this fine Country and fed the masses at festivals. Now The Chili Shack Boys are bringing that same deliciously comforting chili to their new home in Galway City. The Boys are cooking away and can't wait for you to come down and experience everything The Chili Shack has to offer!
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