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Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 912 2938
09:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 20:00
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 fault i have is that i feel coffee/tea should be included with your breakfast. It... More 

Thank bubbles1984
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Sligo, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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. Within walking distance of Strandhill Camping & Caravan site, for campers, ditto large tarmacadamed car... More 

Thank Eamonn W
Galway, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 and staff where very welcoming! Will be back to try the breakfast menu :)

Thank Rhinolk
Sligo, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 arrived about 12.45pm, first thing that struck me was that there was no waiting time,... More 

Thank NRR64
2 reviews
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 was inedible and soggy,chorizo was burnt on one side and raw on the other,best blt... More 

Thank 1Madyoke
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 the ocean !

1 Thank Delphinepouiche
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 and are able to asked any question you might have on the menu and are... More 

Thank Our_rendevous
Wroclaw, Poland
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 doubt as so many who come here love the place. The breakfast I got was... More 

Thank No-Parachute

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?