The Shack

The Shack

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 23:00
Mon
12:00 - 23:30
Tue
12:00 - 23:30
Wed
12:00 - 23:30
Thu
12:00 - 23:30
Fri
12:00 - 0:30
Sat
12:00 - 0:30
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles121 reviews
Excellent
76
Very good
29
Average
6
Poor
6
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

kristine k
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We went for my birthday lunch as a family and were very impressed. The food was delicious and there was no issue feeding some of the fussier members of our party. Safety was paramount and in line with new Covid measures. Very relaxed and enjoyable.
Written 1 August 2020
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BarryP
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Went to the shack last Friday for some afternoon lunch. I was delighted with my meal as always in the shack. There's fantastic choice for everyone and I am always torn between the chicken curry, beef and chicken. The lady that served me was excellent and provided a friendly service. The food comes very quickly and they will bring out anything else you ask for with no fuss. Great service.
Written 26 July 2022
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Fafmir
El Campello4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
One of the best restaurants in Athlone. Delicious food ( my favourite one, the duck) , good prices, and wonderful people. We were in Athlone for a month and every time we went, the food was great and the service managed our large group (about 20) perfectly, especially Lindsey, who was our waitress most of the days.
Written 28 August 2022
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Lianne
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
Roast beef was lovely Service was a joke , Zero respect for customers ! Plates were thrown onto the table . Lady serving us was having a conversation with another staff member while asking what we wanted to order. Started our order walked away and came back with attitude . Such a let down as its cozy inside and food was nice
Written 5 April 2022
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Mollywog
131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
This is a wonderfully warm and welcoming spot for lunch with free parking and friendly staff. The cozy interior and chatty staff made us want to linger and linger we did. The food was superb not at all what we expected from pub grub, more fine dining than lunch menu with a host of delightful daily specials to choose from. Open every day from 12 so we cant wait to go back!
Written 11 April 2024
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Michael K
Enniskerry28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
2 of us had lamb tagine and agreed it would make our next few meals seem bland as it was awesome. My wife had a prawn and smoked salmon tagliatelle and found it the most tasty pasta dish she had in a long while. The premises has a great atmosphere and the staff very friendly and helpful without being over bearing. I highly recommend a visit. I will find reason to return.
Written 1 September 2023
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Paul M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Terrible service , standing in the hallway waits a cold breeze waiting for anyone to come to us, we decided to sit at the bar and order a drink and wait to see the server, I seen a man seating people and got his attention, I said to him that we had 3 of us for lunch and would have a drink at the bar, once he could find us a table , just let us know, he said “ you can’t do that, you have to stand back in line and wait “ I asked if he was kidding !! He said no and was extremely rude ! This was the second time , the first was our family if 6 was the a few weeks ago and we put two tables together, the server came over and said you can’t do that and separated the tables and our family !! This is a place I will never go back to ! Absolutely ignorant!!! The need to be trained correctly on how to treat customers !!!
Written 16 July 2023
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Lenny
Galway2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Highly recommend! There was a queue at the door to get a table which is always a good sign and we weren't left waiting long. The girls we extremely friendly and made sure we were settled in with drinks with menus in our hands in no time. 2 adults & 3 kids, loads on the menu to choose from. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were huge! Kids finished it off with m&m sundies which went down a treat! The two lovely waiters we had were so attentive and great craic. 10/10 can't wait to go back!!
Written 24 March 2024
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Brenda M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Well I have to say we heard about this place for months finally got to go Easter Sunday. Food was absolutely gorgeous we got lamb with all the trimmings definitely worth the wait and staff were supper friendly. We will be back
Written 31 March 2024
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Patricia O
Galway22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
First visit since lockdown and we were not disappointed. All safety precautions in place and staff very well trained in all safety aspects. Warm welcome and new procedures explained in a friendly way. Service excellent as was the food. A lovely varied menu and you can have half portions of some dishes. The food was very good and tasty and the staff very attentive. Bill brought to table and payment made there. All in all a very pleasant visit under the new rules. Definitely be back. Seen the tables and chairs being sanitised after each table were finished. Five stars from us. *****
Written 28 July 2020
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Lindaredmond2
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Went for lunch with my son, was really looking forward to having a chat and a bite to eat. We went in and the place was empty apart from two young fellas, looked like building site workers, sitting directly opposite the door. Myself and my son went up the stairs to the right to get a seat when we were called quite rudley after by I think was the owner. He said in an ignorant tone, "can I help you' and then directed us to sit down right next to the two young workers. We might as well have been at the same table. This was the most awkward lunch ive ever had. Couldnt even enjoy the food and could not have a conversation at all with my son. Was only after I thought how ridiculous this was when the place was empty and wish I had refused to sit there. This has put me right off ever going back. Which is a shame as myself and my family and my work mates used to always lunch here. Just hope whoever it was that day , reads this and realises his attitude is very rude and condensending and putting strangers right beside eachother while eating is awkward, especially when all other seats were available.
Written 11 August 2023
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Abi
Athlone29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
The lunch was delicious and reasonable for the quality. Such quick service too and lovely staff that bring everything together not like in other places you get the dessert, then you wait for tea then wait for milk etc but everything you needed was all brought together.
Written 29 May 2024
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Anne K
11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
It closes early. There is no website. It was very disappointing. We just wanted to get food. When we arrived the rude barman turned us away
Written 26 May 2024
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kathleen c
Rahan Khurd1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
we go here regularly love the relaxing feel of this establishment always fabulous food with a warm an cosy atmosphere friendly and attentive staff never disappoints
Written 26 April 2024
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Kevin M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
We come here for drinks during the week, such a cosy pub and Declan the barman is so friendly, he is one of the reasons we come every week. Great spot
Written 25 April 2024
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