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“Lovely rustic place ”

Crab Shack Dabaso Mida Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Watamu
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely rustic place.
Worth the visit.
Love the wooden bridge walk above mangroves into the restaurant .
Great crab it was prepared perfectly.
Fantastic for sun downstairs.

Thank kppanda
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We love crab and the Crab Shack had a great rating so we decided to try it. Some aspects were good, some very good and some left a lot to be desired. Overall, the tasty crab pulled up the rating which would otherwise have been lower.
The good. The crab was excellent. I had the ginger crab and my wife without ginger. One of the best crab lunches we have had in a very long time. Also the view out over the mangroves and creek was very nice.
The downside is that the service was slow even allowing for a laid back venue. Our waitress seemed to have the opinion that if she was very glum then we would feel sorry for her and increase the tip - she did not smile once. (To be fair, other staff on the way in and out said hello and seemed very welcoming. Perhaps we were just unlucky.) The crab was served with the shell off but the claws and body largely intact but no cracking implements were provided which made consumption a laborious chore rather than a first class dining experience.
Overall, we will probably not be back which is a shame as it would not have taken much to turn average, for us, into excellent and we enjoy supporting community projects.
We would recommend going in daylight as it can be hard to find unless you know where you are going or have an above average GPS. (We used "Here Drive" which took us to the door.)

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Thank Finalrv
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Lovely setting. Food okay, but service slow
Advisable to book. They farm their own crabs which where good.

Thank TimTdp
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I was excited to go here as I'd heard wonderful things. The crab samosas were unbelievably delicious, unfortunately the mango and tomato salad was not available (despite both being in season). The lack luster waitresses put rather a dampener on the experience- but maybe they were having a bad day?

Thank Lulu R
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting for a beer and something to eat while the sunsets.
The food was delicious, although they had run out of crab and the portion sizes were small and so didn’t really feel like value for money .
Nonetheless, a great place to visit.

Thank deeputitchyitchyfeet
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