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Irish, Seafood, European
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as good as it used to be. They seem to be compromising on freshness, not a good move for a fish restaurant. I'll give it another chance before removing it from my list of good places to eat.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 29 November 2021

We were looking for a nice place to enjoy some local food and we decided to stop by the Fish Shack Cafe. We had the fish and chips and my friend had the fish tacos. A cold beer was also in order. Overall we were...pleased with the experience. They were getting busy as we left so a reservation on the weekends is probably a good idea.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 24 October 2021

Arrived after booking, very friendly but NO Covid cert check, contact details taken, won't be back. Menu limited, much more than it used to be.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

It's awful to experience a total decline in any place. Ate here last Friday for lunch and from start to finish it was dreadful. The Manager ? was completely indifferent on our arrival -find your own table / menu even though there were few in...the restaurant. We had one very specific order with tight dietary requirements outlined at the outset which were completely ignored. A half hour after starter was delivered had to ask for main courses to be told they were on the way - 10 minutes later had to ask again. What arrived was of very poor quality and totally over priced. It can have dangerous health effects to ignore diner's specific orders. When I went to pay the staff were openly debating validity of order and as I paid ignored my presence. A restaurant to be avoided.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

Found this restaurant just round the corner from the station. Great chowder and fish stew, service was really friendly and prompt. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 October 2021

We dined in the Fish Shack Cafe on a recent Saturday evening. They had run out of a number of items on the menu which was disappointing but understandable given that it was a Saturday evening. It meant thought that my partner and I both...ended up ordering the same thing for our starters - seafood chowder - but we both agreed that it was nice. When our main courses were brought to our table, there was a very unusual and very unpleasant smell coming from the food. We eventually worked out that it was coming from the fish tacos that my partner had ordered. We brought this to the attention of one of the waiters and we were told that this was 'normal'. The smell was so unpleasant that my partner couldn't eat her meal and we ended up sharing my main course. The staff couldn't have cared less. The restaurant wasn't particularly busy for a Saturday evening and there seemed to be plenty of waiting staff but service was a shambles. We definitely won't be returning to the Fish Shack Cafe.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 October 2021

We popped in for dinner one evening. The staff was friendly and service was excellent. We had fish and chips, they were great. The fish was OMG hot (had to let it cool down to eat, but that isn't a problem!) The chips were fantastic...as well. The outdoor eating area had a great ambience to it. Would definitely eat there again!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021

2 small pieces of fish, a small bowl of chips, i was still hungry after that! i got a sea breeze cocktail for 9.50 promotion,it came in a small glass, and was not sea breeze, was something that should not be served and charged for...I...wont go back !More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021 via mobile

First time visit Malahide with train , turn left , before reach the sea view harbour,you will walk past a street with few restaurants on both sides. We just simply choice for our lunch at here . Friendly waitress , simple menu , foods serve...in right times . Tasty and fresh cooked . What to complain? No . Will try other branch if see them .More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 September 2021

Booked and ate for 8pm Saturday night. 8pm is a normal time to go out for food however my first choice was already sold out followed by my second choice, again sold out. And only 8pm. Had to settle for something that I didn’t really...want. Very expensive for something so basic. They forgot to bring the dessert we had ordered. They were slow with bringing drinks. In fact we got our starter before the drinks had arrived. There were only two of us! And lastly, the hygiene in the bathroom facilities was sub standard with bins overflowing and fairly filthy conditions. No thanks Fish ShackMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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26 August 2018|
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Response from ERH15 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we just turned up, literally 2 minutes from the station and friendliest of staff. Great spot!
Lottie 0
11 April 2017|
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Response from PadraicHanley | Property representative |
Hi Lottie, We do have a Take Home menu and if you would like to email us we will send you a copy of that menu. Many Thanks & Kind Regards, Padraic.
Laurence D
22 October 2016|
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Response from ceefax56 | Reviewed this property |
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4