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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • 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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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank globaltrekker99
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

3  Thank stevielatphoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 B
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I was starving, popped in here for a really tasty bite to eat. It was really good. I had the sloppy joe burger & it was great! The paprika fries were crispy and the staff were lovely. I would definitely come back here again.

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend caught a glimpse of the menu while walking by and decided we had to stop in for quick meal. We weren't even particularly hungry, but the poutine on the menu was calling to us. She got the original while I chose...More

Thank SamuelClarke
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This place offers 3 types of chili including a veggie option. I went for the beef which was tasty but possibly needs a bit more bite to it. The full portion is definitely enough for a hungry person. The burgers looked good too.

1  Thank Aidan80
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic grub at great prices with very friendly & helpful staff and to top it all off, the very best of tunes!

2  Thank Oisín Ó
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The Chilli Shack hands down has the best burgers in Galway. If I could only survive on one thing for the rest of my life, it would be Chilli Shack's food. A meal from here can honestly turn a really bad day into a perfect...More

Thank mb1990795
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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
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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