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The Shack Restaurant

24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“irish stew” (52 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went here for a traditional Irish meal last night. Complete disappointment. We were seated quickly but completely ignored for at least ten minutes by three servers. We contemplated leaving and suddenly someone came to our table. Ordered the Irish Stew. It...More

Thank CalgaryMeetcho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit this restaurant one time each visit in Dublin. The food is a bit over average, the meals are a bit to small compared to the price, but ok, that's the price for eating in the middle of the high life district. The service...More

Thank S. R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been traveling on the Hop-on Hop-off bus around Dublin all morning, and had worked up a hunger for some Irish food. The bus driver recommended that we try the Shack restaurant which happens to be next to the Temple Bar. I enjoyed their...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a quick lunch, place was not full at the time we arrived (Sunday around 1:30). We were seated in a nice corner and handed over the menu's. We ordered a omelette cheese with bread instead of fries and a salmon platter with...More

Thank MaxPeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place whilst walking past Temple bar. Centrally located and very popular. The staff are friendly and service good. From the menu the prices wasn't too bad. I had the Beef Ireland and this was amazing, very good portion size and the quality...More

Thank Dobbo16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this restaurant, & found the experience very enjoyable. Not being able to book, the staff seemed very flexible & efficient, & managed to find us a table quickly. The food was very good, with generous helpings,...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't make reservations and had to wait 45 minutes. The wait was worth it because the food was very good. Only caution would be that they only had one beer on tap. Wasn't a major issue as the Temple Bar was across the street.

Thank GNBuss
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The restaurant had a cozy atmosphere, and the service was relatively quick. We had the 'fish and chips' and 'Irish stew' and both were absolutely delicious. The only negative was the two waiters who walked the floor. It felt like they were stalking the costumers....More

Thank Emilie L
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The place is opposite to famous Temple Bar and the prices are reasonable, also the food is good (at least for a non-Irish, maybe Irish people think it's too touristy but for us was good). The smoked salmon was delicious, the Irish stew with lamb...More

Thank Elisa M
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We randomly went in this restaurant because the bars were all occupied. We've ordered an Irish lamb stew and mussels. The stew was amazing delicious , please do visit this restaurant! The mussels was delicious too but it's not something new. Give a try ,...More

Thank Chai S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 0043
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Set in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin’s Cultural district, The Shack Restaurant is a bustling and friendly place to come for the best of Irish and European cuisine in a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere.
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