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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paprika fries” (18 reviews)
“burger” (87 reviews)
“wings” (19 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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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went this evening and ordered the naked burger which came with fries, and a side of onion rings. Food was grand - not terrible but not brilliant either. Portion size was pretty large but I don't think I'lll be back again.

Thank kievia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This food is absolutely delirious and very good size portions of your hungry. The staff are all extra friendly.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only been in to chilli shack a few times but never been disappointed. Lovely food if your craving something different and spicy. Being a vegan myself I find it difficult to eat out but the chilli shack make it easy with a tasty vegan option!...More

Thank Venture47070826368
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Place is so highly rated on trip advisor, said I'd give it a go but to be honest it's not even at Eddie rockets level, would eat it again but wouldn't go out of my way to

1  Thank Lordlevins
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Cool artisan interior ideal match to the tasty food. Had a delicious chili con cairne and a more than decent size. Very happy experience would go again.

1  Thank colmkellylackagh
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Great staff,very accomodating and helpful.The chili shack serves up comfort food at its best in a chill atmosphere calling on rustic decor to compliment the experience . Large portion sizes at a very good price my only problem would be the rice which at times...More

1  Thank globaltrekker99
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Went here on recommendation form TripAdvisor, and I genuinely can't see what the fuss is about. Lines of deep fat friers, when I saw the onion rings being tossed in to the same basket as the raw chicken wings. The fries were nice, but frozen...More

5  Thank stevielatphoto
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

All additional toppings included in menu price, so no hidden additional charges at the til! Vegan option is delicious!

1  Thank Cathal P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped over for lunch and had a great experience! Delicious bean chili with great toppings. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very generous portions too!

2  Thank Anastasia K
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I popped in here while walking around in Galway. My husband ordered a burger and I ordered the Poutine Fries. They were both amazing and I would definitely recommend giving them a visit if your in the area.

3  Thank alonn_bilbray
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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$9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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