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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 6 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you are a vegetarian, then Irish breakfasts are a must have for every visitor. I will be honest, my experience at Shells Cafe was not ideal in regards to the food service. However I am going to give the place the benefit of the...More

Thank No-Parachute
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived in strandhill at 6.30pm on a saturday evening and I was hungry after driving from monaghan and I called into Shells Cafe, the place was full and while it was very near closing time, I was met by friendly staff and was given...More

Thank Pat Pabbo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generally love the place and food is always very tasty. The only problem is that anytime I get chips they are undercooked most of the time, no exaggeration Such a simple humble food item, seems odd they are routinely undercooked given the quality of the...More

Thank HenryStench
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here today and it was very good. Only criticism was the length we waited. It took about 45 min's from when we ordered until the food arrived. It was a bank holiday Monday and there were queues to get in so the wait...More

Thank Bat100
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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