Fish Shack Cafe

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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 72 People Are Saying
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CS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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

NB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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👍🏻

GH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and service. Fish and chips were amazing

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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.

DP
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

J
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

v
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

SM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 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

DL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 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.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 27, 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 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!

HC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

D
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

J
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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

IM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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

SH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 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.

GC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 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!

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Molto buono il cibo. Raccomandiamo la zuppa di pesce

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J
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 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

E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 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.

MH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes would recommend Fish Shack Cafe chowder delicious

FP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food

CD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

P
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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 :)