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Crab Shack on the beach

Back Beach 3 Queen Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY, England
+44 1626 777956
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab claws” (78 reviews)
“seafood” (203 reviews)
“dressed crab” (37 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Back Beach 3 Queen Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I booked to go to the Crab Shack for lunch. We were quite excited as we had heard such great reviews. We were allowed a two hour slot for lunch. The restaurant was delightful and very much like a seaside shack with...More

Thank Livealot40
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a delicious experience. We booked a month ago for a 2.45pm sitting and it was an unforgettable experience. Delicious tasty fish ..calm setting-great time to go!

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there a couple of weeks ago! There was a big queue of people so we thought this must be worth our wait. Then we realised the queue was there because there was enough staff and they were very disorganised. There was a lady...More

Thank Beeka71
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard such good things about Crab Shack that we made a major diversion on a road trip to have lunch there. We were not disappointed. This small, unpretentious restaurant serves amazingly fresh and beautifully cooked seafood. The raw oysters may be the best...More

Thank Walter N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Shaldon and had struggled to find anywhere local and special that served lunch. The Crab Shack on the beach was somewhere we'd previously tried to book a table for the evening, but to no avail as they get really booked up. However,...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, I love seafood so was at home here. Fresh, delicious and lots of choice. Restaurant is small, so we had to book (we went in June). Very busy, good staff and not over priced which it could be with it's location.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole family came we all had a fantastic meal lobster all around followed by cheese cake and Pot tea.. will definitely go back again. can't fault any of it

Thank Vivienne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old adage about two things men don;t get at home, well fresh lobster is still possible ! The prices reflect you are at the seaside and the boats dock 500 yds away. You cant get fresher or better prepared. We the locals love it...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked an indoor table for six. The service was excellent, very efficient and quick. Excellent food, so tasty, could not fault any of it. Not cheap but worth it for a special occasion. Very busy outside so worth having an indoor table. Table size...More

Thank SRG2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to visit the Crab Shack on numerous occasions but it was alway booked solid. This time however we booking well in advance. The Crab Shack is a small and quaint venue offering a selection of fresh seafood. Our table of 4 was...More

Thank S H
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Doug +sheila J
19 October 2016|
Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Hi there .. We are closed on a Monday and Tuesday. We open from Wednesday to Sunday and serve food between 12-3 and 6-9. We close on 23rd December for 6 weeks annual closure. Hope this helps ... Amanda
Mirre S
26 July 2016|
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Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Hi there .. Sorry for the delay in replying ! We do sell gift vouchers .. You can telephone us and we can send them to you through the post, or you can pop in and buy one .. The telephone number is 01626 777956 Thank you... More
17 February 2016|
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Response from mytripawayTorfaen_UK | Reviewed this property |
Booking is essential, they are open following winter break ( going this weekend) On street disabled bays approx 50 metres away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Beach 3 Queen Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Teignmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 777956
  • E-mail
We are a family of commercial fisherman with two working fishing boats. The Crab Shack is a small restaurant on the back beach in Teignmouth where we serve fresh seafood.
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