Fish Shack Cafe

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

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

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

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

D
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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

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

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

J
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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

IM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 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 August 31, 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 August 24, 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Molto buono il cibo. Raccomandiamo la zuppa di pesce

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J
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 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 August 15, 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 August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yes would recommend Fish Shack Cafe chowder delicious

FP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 11, 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 August 2, 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 August 2, 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 July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food

CD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 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 July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

FS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 16, 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 July 10, 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 July 8, 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 July 6, 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 July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

P
1 review
Dined on July 3, 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 June 27, 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 June 15, 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 11, 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good good, friendly service & great value. Definitely recommend

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

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

CA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 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
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 24, 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
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and nice service!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing meal. We had shrimp nachos which were covered in a weird cold white sauce. No shrimps to be seen. Black sole on the special board was like rubber and appeared to have been cooked earlier that day.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good meal ! Service was really attentive.
A bit expensive from my point of view compared what was served...

C
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The portion of the fish and chips was good and the mussels sauce was very good too. The ice cream is very creamy and tasty, I tried the honeycomb and was very pleasantly surprised. It was a nice meal.

J
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our second time eating here.it was delicious we had scampi mine with salad my husband had chips we shared sourdough garlic bread.portions are generous I had wine my husband had Guinness he said it was as good as his local.i think the menu could be slightly bigger with maybe seafood pie,Salmon or sea bass on there,but overall it was fab and we’ll definitely be back

OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We liked the Fish Shack enough to go back a 2nd time on a 3 day trip. The ambience is good, the decor is quite “beach” and the service timely and cheerful. The food is generally excellent, we were unfortunate the 2nd time that a special described “grilled scallops” turned out to be with a Mornay sauce, as my wife has intolerance to cheese. Otherwise, 5* all round.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family group, just delicious fresh fish well cooked.

CO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fresh food. Service from the two girls was 110%- couldn’t have looked after us better! Relaxed atmosphere (good music!). Will definitely go back! Made mother’s day for my mother.

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