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Shells Cafe

Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had 2 great lunches with very creative cooking pulled beef , grilled fish, chicken and amazing salads . Owner bakes superb cakes and they serve fresh juices wine and beer all facing the sea, lovely young staff all proud of what they do.

Thank oreganoItaly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to Shells after hearing rave reviews from everyone. Can't fault the food. It definitely did not disappoint. I had the poached eggs with bacon and my OH had the fry. I also ordered some freshly squeezed orange juice which was delicious. The only tiny...More

Thank bubbles1984
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to eat at!Right next to the beach.Amazing food served quickly .The staff is so friendly.Our waitress Marcella was the best.Great tips on sites to visit ,such a sweeheart!A must place to eat at if you are in Strandhill!

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Met a friend at shells for a coffee & a chat. Had beautiful slice of homemade apple pie with icecream & lovely Cappucino. Shells do quality home cooking. Lovely Café at Strandhill Seafront. Take a walk on strand (Tide out obviously), refreshed, drop into Shells....More

Thank Eamonn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, very well organised cafe. Food was tasty and served promptly despite being very busy.Delighted shop as part of the cafe.

Thank Biddy148
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here today which was very good! Snadwich and Soup and a Chicken burger and chips however there was a "Fishy" taste of the chips which wasnt pleasant the burger was quite dry too ! Coffee was excellent and the service was very good...More

Thank Rhinolk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly our recent visit Shells has seen our last trip to Strandhill, we have dined in Shells previously and had recommended it to everybody, I could not have faulted it in any way before. However our recent visit was last Friday, my wife and I...More

Thank NRR64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited shells today for the third time in recent months, busy outside so opted for table inside,waitress was extremely rude and uninviting,couldn't hear our own conversation with all the shouting back and over between staff talking about a night out they had together,chips were cold,calamari...More

Thank 1Madyoke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure to taste twice their menu . We tried their lunch and their breakfast ... it was absolutely delicious. The staff is very kind, like to have a quick chat with you . Cherry on the cake = the super view on...More

1  Thank Delphinepouiche
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a sandwich and ended up having dinner and ordered the burger, it was amazing. We had to wait to be seated but it was most certainly worth the wait, went back the following day and got the sandwich! Everyone working there is friendly...More

Thank Our_rendevous
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28 July 2015|
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Response from MARYINTHEROYALCOUNTY | Reviewed this property |
I would concider it in the normal price range...food is delicious and lovely atmosphere
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 19:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo  >  Strandhill
  • Phone Number: +353 71 912 2938
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