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The Shack Restaurant

24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
+353 1 679 0043
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (54 reviews)
“lamb shank” (31 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (32 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Essex Street East | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 N297, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lunch and was really happy with the quality of food and the service. The portions are really big and delicious.The irish stew and the chowder were brilliant. Fantastic little restaurant full with history and flavours.

Thank Georgi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After enjoying the obligatory visit to the original, crowded, boisterous Temple Bar (within the surrounding district of the same name) sporting exciting live music, my wife and I were looking for a close by place to eat. The menu of a next door restaurant looked...More

Thank Voyageur073
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told to try this restaurant as it is considered to be one of the best places in Dublin where you can taste authentic Irish food. That was true. Prices are not scandalous, and the atmosphere is pleasant. Service is pretty fast and the...More

Thank ChiaraDG90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Irish pub atmosphere. The service has been efficient and friendly. The food was alright but not great.More

Thank Wama10
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and the time spent to tell us about your visit. If you were unhappy with the food, you should have told the Manager n duty who would have been to willing to arrange something to your liking. But what does...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a 2-for-1 coupon fro buying a hop-on-hop off bus tours. A bit pricey but loved the interior of the place. My wife order Irish stew and I had St. Patrick's chicken. we were not disappointed.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here because they offered a 2-for-1 meal deal as part of our 2-day Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket and I’m glad we did. Food was excellent, service was, too. Felt like a family restaurant that focused on quality. Great locale in the...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And unfortunately it missed the mark! We discovered The Shack restaurant in the early noughties on our annual trips to Dublin, we made a bee-line for this restaurant in the heart of temple Bar every visit and this weekend was no different, although we held...More

Thank N19NEH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right next door to temple bar , which was over packed at 12pm ... we flowed into here , nice place , plenty of windows you can watch the action on the street ! We had lunch for 3 including 4 beers no desert ......More

Thank MarPelletier
Reviewed 16 October 2017

After walking all over town we wanted a nice quiet restaurant that fit our family's different tastes and gave us a feeling of local fare. The waiter and staff were very nice and attentive. I had lamb shank that was delicious. It's one of my...More

Thank George P
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you so much for your feed back and positive attitude. Im delighted we surpassed your expectations. I hope you enjoyed our Dublin City. Thank you for your business also. Watch out for our upcoming Cooking with the Shack Restaurant cookery book.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

On our first night in Dublin we ate at The Shack Restaurant located on the opposite corner from The Temple Bar. I ordered the Steak and Guinness Pie and it was very bland and the steak quite dry. My husband had the soup and it...More

Thank pbell123
DavidPaulEllis, Owner at The Shack Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you so much for your feed back I am indeed upset that you were disapointed in your food. Did you bring the matter to the Managers attention? I would rather our guests raise these issues with the Manager on the day, so that they...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Essex Street East | 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
  • E-mail
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. If you dine with us and you are happy. Please tell the world. If you are not happy. PLEASE TELL the MANAGER on duty who will do their best to ensure you ARE happy
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