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The Shack

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3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here without a booking on a busy Saturday night, waited just a half hour in local pub, then returned to enjoy a lovely meal, with a real home-cooked feel to our food selections.

Thank AlSedge
Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Was directed here by our B&B owner. When we arrived at this tiny establishment, they were full but asked if we would come back in 30min. After having a pint at a pub down the street, we returned and were treated to a wonderful meal. Lovely staff, DELICIOUS food, pleasant surroundings. So pleased that we chose to go back!

Thank jla1cle
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend in October on a Saturday night . We actually both live and are from Kinsale but neither of us had ate at the shack before so we said we would tick it off the list. I had the enchilada and my boyfriend had the burger , portions were really big which to be honest a... More 

Thank reneroo92
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

didn't have a reservation but they were very accommodating we sat in the window watching the world go by there were three of us we ordered two starters between us my sister and I both went for the ribeye for mains I must say it was exceptional my aunt had the burrito which was also really good give it a... More 

Thank Jackie J
Kinsale, Ireland
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited with family friends, excellent foor served in a mid-range price and very suitable for families with children.

Thank Tuf1954
United Kingdom
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice and caratteristic this restaurant is offering local fresh food , in very generous portions for an affordable price. The place is nice , clean and the service is very friendly and polite . Definitely a place that deserve a visit.

Thank Marco D
West Hartford
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68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a restaurant used by the locals by my observation. Family run and attentive along with reasonably priced food. It served our purpose.

Thank ConnecticutGina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

As usual the Shack did not let us down! Food was lovely - I had the chicken wrap and my husband had the burger. We could just about finish them after having the pizza garlic bread between us for starter. Busy restaurant, family friendly and great atmosphere.

1 Thank Laura B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Four of us stopped in on a Saturday night and all had delicious food in an atmosphere that made us feel at home. There is a wonderful story about this family restaurant on the first page of this menu and so we were immediately enchanted. Francis, one of the owners greeted us and we well served by our waitress who... More 

1 Thank Judith T
New Jersey
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Kinsale has a lot of pricey restaurants. We just wanted a dinner with some vegetarian options. The Shack was perfect for us. My daughter had vegetarian pasta with a mushroom sauce that she loved. I had a superb burger. Everyone was happy with their food. A nice, unpretentious place for a family dinner.

Thank Global_Nancy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 87 274 0972

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?