Strandhill Restaurants Guide: The Best Restaurants In Strandhill For A Tasty Feed Tonight

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Photo left: Stoked Restaurant. Photo right: the Dunes Bar (Facebook)

In search of the best restaurants in Strandhill? Our Strandhill restaurants guide will make your belly happy!

The lively little seaside village of Strandhill is home to plenty of active things to do, from surfing to the mighty Knocknarea walk.

So, it goes without saying that, when you visit, you’ll work up an appetite. Luckily, there are tonnes of great places to eat in Strandhill, from casual burger shacks to meals with a view.

In the guide below, you’ll discover the best Strandhill restaurants on offer, with a little bit of something to tickle every tastebud.

Our favourite restaurants in Strandhill

best restaurants in strandhill
Photos via the Dunes Bar on Facebook

The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Strandhill tackles our favourite places to eat in Strandhill.

These are pubs and restaurants that we (one of the Irish Road Trip team) have munched away in at some point over the years. Dive on in!

1. The Strand Bar

strand bar
Photos via the Strand Bar on Facebook

The Strand Bar is located minutes away from Strandhill Beach and it has been servicing locals and visitors alike since 1913.

This traditional pub is packed full of personality and character, with a menu wedged with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Although arguably best known for its Guinness Beef Stew (perfect if you’ve just come in from a day spent surfing), this place also does a gorgeous seafood platter and some very tasty pizzas.

2. Stoked

stoked strandhill
Photos via Stoked Restaurant on Facebook

Established back in April 2018, this quirky tapas restaurant has a menu inspired by dishes from all over the globe, with something for even the fussiest of eaters.

The seafood dishes from Stoked are incredible, although the disco wings will leave your tongue boogieing better than John Travolta. The dressed wards crabs are also lip-smackingly good!

If you’re in search of Strandhill restaurants that’ll tantalize your tastebuds from beginning to end, Stoked is a great shout! 

3. The Dunes Bar

The Dunes Bar
Photos via the Dunes Bar on Facebook

If a combo of burgers, beers and music sounds like it’d be up your street, then carve out some time to visit The Dunes Bar.

The Dunes reopened under new owners in 2017, and it’s been flying every since! It’s here, as you’ll see from the photo above, that you’ll find one of the best burgers in Sligo.

The buffalo fries and nachos are also the business, if you fancy a light bite, while the buttermilk marinated chicken burger and the buffalo chicken wings pack a punch!

Related read: Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Sligo (from fine dining to places to eat with sea views)

More places to eat in Strandhill with excellent reviews

great places to eat in Strandhill
Photos via Mammy Johnston’s on Facebook

As you’ve probably gathered at this stage, there’s an almost endless number of great places to eat in Strandhill on offer.

If you’re still not sold on any of the previous choices, the section below is packed with some more highly-reviewed Strandhill restaurants.

1. The Venue Bar and Restaurant

Venue Bar and Restaurant
Photos via the Venue Bar and Restaurant on Facebook

This restaurant dates as far back as 1800 and it is the second oldest building in Strandhill, as it happens!

Inside, you’ll find a cosy open fire (in winter!) with vintage stoneware on shelves and beautiful wooden décor.

Diners can enjoy incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean while also indulging in delicious food. The Venue is famous for its Lissadell mussels and seafood chowder though you can always get a big juicy steak if you like!

2. Montee’s Restaurant

Montee's Restaurant strandhill
Photos via Montees Restaurant (Facebook & Instagram)

Operating from the clubhouse of Strandhill Golf Club is Montees! This place serves breakfast, brunch and evening meals from 10am to 8pm every day and it also has a street food style takeaway.

There are some amazing sea views from the restaurant, too, with everything from views of the Atlantic to people playing golf on offer.

If you’re in search of Strandhill restaurants for a hearty feed, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Montee’s! 

Related read: Check out our guide to the best accommodation in Strandhill (from fine dining to places to eat with sea views)

3. Shell’s Cafe

Shell's Cafe
Photos via Shells Cafe on Facebook

So, although Strandhill is best-known for its surf, it’s also famous for this legendary café located right on the sea front.

While Shell’s is a great spot for a coffee and a sweet treat, it’s biggest draw is the hearty food, which is a go-to for locals and tourists alike.

There’s a brunch and lunch menu at Shell’s; the brunch menu boasts everything from Buddha Bowls and the brilliant Beach Walk Burrito to nut butter toast and much more.

The lunch menu is packed with everything from soup of the day and a lemon rosemary chicken burger to fish and chips and much more. Get in and make your belly happy.

4. The Burger Shack

Burger Shack
Photos via the Burger Shack on Instagram

The Burger Shack is another great spot for, you guessed it, burgers! You can opt for everything from a Hawaiian chicken burder to the Double Shack Burger here.

There’s also fresh fish from Killybegs and a decent kids menu along with plenty of tasty sides, like popcorn chicken.

Review wise, this place is flying, having racked up an impressive 4.7/5 on Google and 4.5/5 on Tripadvisor, at the time of typing.

This is, in our opinion, one of the best casual restaurants in Strandhill for a feed before nipping in and out of some of the town’s many pubs.

5. Mammy Johnston’s

Mammy Johnston's
Photos via Mammy Johnston’s on Facebook

Mammy Johnston’s has been making ice-cream for around 100 years and the parlour has been in the Byrne family for three generations.

They are so serious about top-notch ice-cream that the owner, Neil Bryne, spent time at Cattabriga Gelato University in Italy to study ice-cream making.

There’s also savory and sweet crepes on offer here, too. This place is the perfect sweet treat retreat after a long day of adventures, just watch out for seagulls who love the stuff just as much as you do.

What great Strandhill restaurants have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Strandhill from the guide above.

If you have a favourite Strandhill restaurant that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.

FAQs about the best restaurants in Strandhill

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what are the best restaurants in Strandhill for a fancy feed to which Strandhill restaurants are nice and chilled.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the best places to eat in Strandhill?

My favourite places to eat in Strandhill are The Dunes Bar, Stoked (love this place) and The Strand Bar.

What Strandhill restaurants are best for seafood?

Stoked and The Venue are two great spots if you’re after a delicious seafood dish. However, as Strandhill is by the sea, most places to eat stock locally caught fish.

What are the best restaurants in Strandhill for something casual and tasty?

The Burger Shack and Shell’s are two great options for those of you in search of a casual (but tasty!) bite to eat.

Originally from County Tyrone, Johnny's yearning for new experiences and cultures has taken from Bundoran to Bangkok and everywhere in between!

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