Fish Shack Cafe

4.2
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87 reviews
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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 87 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Wine was overpriced!

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet place to relax while enjoing good food, good service as well

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely fresh food, friendly and helpful staff, good portions and a great evening overall

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing service. Everything was top notch.

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delmas
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our experience whould have been much enhanced had were seated on chairs with backs.

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KeithF
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience1

We went to have a wonderful meal in Dublin , we had no expectations . We arrived and we were seated , given the Menu and ignored for twenty minutes. The two young girls were excellent and we could not fault them. It looked as if there was no person working in the kitchen, we waited and eventually we got a drink and eventually eventually our order was taken . Our booking was for 7.30 , we got there at 7.20, our main course arrived at 8.50 pm , 90 minutes after we arrived. That is not good enough. There was a full house as we left and alot of people waiting a very long time for food with zero communication from the staff, we asked a few times where our food was and the staff sad "shortly" in as nice a way as they could because they too were in the dark about what was happening. The sad thing is when the fish and chips arrived the meal was stunning and we enjoyed the food not the experience.

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mollys
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service with a smile! Our favourite restaurant from out trip in Dublin! Thank you

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Craigs
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place oysters are to die for bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Very central location. Good set menu.

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WernerS
Munich
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very friendly service and excellent food

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Fern
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the evening and the food. We will be returning...

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DeirdreK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fresh and tasty and the staff are friendly & attentive. It never disappoints. Great value for money too.

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LizaR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 diners on a wet Thursday in Dublin. 2 of us had scampi - we agreed it was the best we have ever had. Third ordered the special which was not available. Fish & chips were an agreeable alternative. We had 2 desserts between us. Delicious key lime pie & Oreo cheesecake. With 2 bottles of wine & water & tip - the bill was a very reasonable €40 each. Lovely ambiance & even lovelier staff. We will be back for sure.

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GillK
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Lovely staff. Wine was lovely. Were able to have a good chat.

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RonaldD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was bland, really for the very young. and not for people over 50 im sure its fit for purpose, very basic food very little imagination in preparation, Service was good and friendly pity about the food,

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ColletteS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening on Saturday 16th November. Staff so friendly seemed genuinely happy to see us
Food was divine. Could not fault anything. Will definitely return and tell all our friends
Great restaurant and great atmosphere

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NicoleB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

super fresh; nice and friendly service, 1st and 2nd tables shivering specially when thev1st and the 2nd doors are open, but always again. top adress for fish👍🏻

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GraceH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is tasty and memu is reasonably priced but the Fish Shack hasn't changed menu in a long long time. But I would recommend for a first time visit. They need to offer better selection of alcoholic beverages - very limited number of wines and beers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and service. Fish and chips were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very good. However, service was lacking. Got seated in the back and had to wait 15 minutes to order a drink, then another 15 to order food.

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DesP
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff , food ,service , value for money ,decor.
Will definitely be back again and again.

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EoinM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, service was great and the food was delicious.

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Jeaniebop61
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

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vincents
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JohnM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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SuzanneM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DocLexie
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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HayleyC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnneD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

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Disappointed01
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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Jeaniebop61
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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

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CarolM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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InesM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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

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SamirH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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GiovanniC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Molto buono il cibo. Raccomandiamo la zuppa di pesce

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Jeaniebop61
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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Elic
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

FAQs

Fish Shack Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Fish Shack Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 544 0700.

Fish Shack Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.