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The Shack

3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 87 274 0972
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (29 reviews)
“enchiladas” (11 reviews)
“hake” (11 reviews)
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Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Fast and efficient service. Nice and friendly staff. They've got some cool atmosphere although limited seating inside; anyway they also have al-fresco seating (hoping it doesn't rain). Quite a number of choices for their donuts and they're all mouth-watering... Will definitely recommend to my friends....More

Thank daBartman
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I wandered in on a Thursday evening and noticed a transformational change with the interior decor and furniture as it has been some years since I was last here. This is a restaurant where there is always a good chance of getting a table by...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were visiting from overseas and catching up with friends/locals. So many choices for dining, we were guided to The Shack. Ordered the steak which was nice, along with chips and onions. Everyone seemed to know everyone else which I guess is what happens in...More

Thank sterwuv
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Wandering the meandering, quaint roads of Kinsale deciding on a place to eat dinner on our last night in this incredible harbour town/village, we happened upon The Shack. It was exactly what we were looking for. We ordered the burger (house specialty) and the grilled...More

Thank kellidh
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinning experience in this restaurant. There were 4 of us and each were impressed with our choices. Everything was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend eating here!

Thank William M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Dropped in last Monday night with my wife for incredible food, off the beaten track but well worth the fine. You won't find hake cooked like it anywhere and I mean anywhere. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Dakar2005
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

If you want great food on Kinsale look no further than the Shack. I've been there last August and this July and it didn't disappoint.

Thank Ronan C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
Reviewed 3 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....More

Thank jla1cle
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...More

Thank reneroo92
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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