Fish Shack Cafe

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€30 and under
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Seafood

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Just outside the hustle and bustle of temple bar, you will find the FishShackCafe. Here you will find our wonderful fresh seafood and a warm welcome smile. So pop in, relax and enjoy.
What 65 People Are Saying
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J
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Always lovely to eat here, food great and the staff are so friendly and efficient,

v
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and staff,but 7 stars to Jenny who keeps all happy whit there visit,

JM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great and staff excellent and friendly. Overall good value and go there hungry

DL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great fish, lovely wine, crisp lager, great atmosphere, attentive and sparkly staff. Made us feel welcome and looked after. Great meal. A little pricey, but Dublin is not a cheap place these days. Would definitely go back.

SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place we have been many times the food the staff and the atmosphere are all lovely we will definitely be returning again

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waitress was very good and helped us find a great table. The food was very good, and the atmosphere was buzzing. I'd recommend this restaurant very much.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this place. We got the seafood chowder and the seafood platter for 2. All the food tasted so fresh with each item distinct in flavor. Price was good also. Overall, a great meal for a great price!

HC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service, no pressure to rush. Food portions were large and really good

AD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Deadly food...Good staff ..Easy to find..Really enjoyed

D
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went on a voucher and had to sit in the centre of the restaurant despite asking for another table.
The starter platter was quite bland, and the main course of burger af chips comprised of an over cooked dry burger and odd shaped chips.
The wine was perhaps the worst I have ever tasted... a disappointing experience overall

J
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We got a voucher for a gift although I had been there many times,starters were perfect a lovely platter of food, mains were good too it’s just a really noisy place

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious seafood cooked perfectly at a very reasonable price. Will be back

IM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The food Was very good but the Portion was too small for the price.

SH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good dinning experience. The food was tasty and good value for money. The portions were descent and the staff were very friendly. I would recommend though that you provide more fish options for the grilled section like sea bass or salmon.

GC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this restaurant searching “best fried calamari”... Was not disappointed! Very good! Not the best in the world, as said by other customers (i’m from Italy the match was tough), but really good and also all the other courses were excellent!

MM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Molto buono il cibo. Raccomandiamo la zuppa di pesce

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J
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I’ve been here maybe 7 times, I find the portions are getting smaller especially the chips portion, my husband had to give his Guinness back it tasted awful, it’s also really annoying when people who r waiting to be seated are squished along side your table. It’s a really nice place and it’s awful to see standards slipping

E
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

we had dinner at the Temple Bar Fish Shack Cafe and it was a lovely experience, definitely one of the best of our holiday. My partner had 3 naked oysters as starter and they were very tasty, then we both had the Sailors shellfish medley and we loved it! The fish and tomato stock was delicious and we particularly liked the squid and the prawns.
We definitely recommend this restaurant.

MH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Small resturant with great food. Not many dinners when I was there so very quiet. Very fresh seafood

SR
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes would recommend Fish Shack Cafe chowder delicious

FP
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good fresh fish, for little money. Staff is very friendly and prepared. I recommend this place.

GS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great service. Great value. Tap water in carafes without even having to ask.

L
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The fish was very good, one of the best I’ve had. The chips were just ok, but pretty crispy. Overall the place has picnic benches and not much ambiance for a dinner date, but the food is good and so is the value. Small place!

C
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food

CD
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We normally go to coastal locations to eat out and in particular visit seafood restaurants. As we had a reason to take a trip into the city we booked a table for 2 in advance. We are so happy we visited this restaurant. The setting is lovely and cosy, the staff were lovely i.e. friendly, busy and attentive, the food was excellent (we had a wide range of shellfish, squid fish etc.) and the time between servings was just right. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice dinning experience! Already recommended to our friends! Everything was so nice!

FS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, we had the "fish of the day" and fish & chips. The 2 service women were extremely friendly and professional. A clear recommendation!

MR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

there is nothing, NOTHING to beat really fresh fish beautifully cooked and Fish Shack did not disappoint

RM
Denver
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful lunch. Great service, good food and fine value.
Will go back if the opportunity presents itself.

DS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish Shack was FANTASTIC! Great food, great service. We had the seafood combo and chowder to start, and between 6 of us we tried most things on the menu - all delicious - would definitely recommend!

JS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely fish and chips. Fast and pleasant service. Would recommend.

P
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Scampi was very nice (definitely get it if u like scampi) and so was the Tatar sauce. The fish tasted nice but the batter wasn’t the best I’ve had. The chips portion and portions overall were small for the price. The calamari was a little chewy compared to others I have had. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, I would say the nicest staff in Dublin. Overall I enjoy the food but the prices were high for the amount of food received

H
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, we got the seafood platter to share as a starter, it was more than enough for a starter and it was all well seasoned and fresh. We then got oysters and a pitcher of ale. The service was impeccable, the girls are so nice and positive, it brings a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Will definitely be back to try the seafood linguine :)

KR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our meal overall was great. I was disappointed by the half lobster special, as the lobster was TINY. I had only three bites of it and it was finished. There is also a grilled fish section on the menu, but not much of choice. There was only one fish, which was very boney. Most of the main dish options seemed on the heavy, greasy side, rather than healthy grilled.

The appetizers were wonderful especially the mussels and clam chowder.

VP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came one evening after I read many good reviews. We were not disappointed: the staff was super nice and the food was very good. I had the seafood chowder and it was outstanding, I ordered garlic bread and shrimp piri pure that was a little too hot for my tongue ahahah but was really good.
I would definitely come back there!

DQ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good good, friendly service & great value. Definitely recommend

BG
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice meal, friendly staff, casual dinning at its best.

CA
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I booked a table here from reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and we weren’t disappointed! The ambience was lovely and had a cosy welcoming feel about it and the staff attentive and helpful. We both chose the fish medley which we really enjoyed. I had the Orio cheesecake which was delicious as was the Key Lime pie my husband chose. All in all I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant for food and atmosphere!

JR
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good as last visit - portions were rather 'quaint'...had a special of ray on the previous visit which was excellent though so will be back and hoping for something similar next time around...

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and nice service!

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