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The Shack

9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
+44 1326 212800
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (108 reviews)
“crab” (171 reviews)
“chowder” (42 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pop in for a coffee to get out of the rain very busy in there staff very attentive cleaned up fast cleared all tables nice place to be

Thank Jeffery W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crab Linguini with shell in literally every bite. Apparently the chef hadn’t checked it... no pretence he’d actually prepared it. Replaced with v greasy fish and chips. Just a disaster that could have been handled differently for a slightly less bad experience, not assisted by...More

Thank HBOB-58
T0b123, Owner at The Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. Firstly sincerest apologies for your experience. I have spoken with the team and can now comment. We pick through kilos of crab each day and do our upmost to ensure any shell is removed. Of course there is always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a seafood and fish lover this place did not disappoint. Excellent selection of choices on the menu with the addition of a number of interesting specials. We had the platter to share and upon request provided the crab dressed but it can come whole...More

Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a whole crab which was messy and great fun to eat. I was supplied with all the necessary tools and even offered a bib ! My Husband enjoyed a really good crab linguine washed down with a good Australian shirts. The staff were attentive...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hunting for a spot for dinner and dropped into this little gem on the quay. The food was amazing! Excellent fresh seafood served in reasonable portions. It is always busy. We tried for a repeat but could not get a table. If you...More

Thank vpshimm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Joined friends here whilst on holiday in Cornwall. Food was very good. We will def return when next in Falmouth

Thank j0staley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table at the Shack a couple of weeks prior to our holiday in Falmouth. We were looking forward to some real shellfish! The restaurant is on Discovery Quay, just a short walk from the railway station and the main beaches. There is...More

Thank grankan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here one wet lunchtime during half term. We grabbed one of the last tables - it's no wonder it's so busy, the food was fresh and tasty, some of the best seafood we've ever had. The dressed crab and garlic...More

Thank LDTN22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Occasionally I'm considerate and let my better half pick the venue, so we pre-ordered the lobster (for one) and arrived at The Shack for dinner. We were met at the door, greeted and shown to our table without delay. The "specials" board complemented the menu...More

Thank StuThomas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the chowder to start which was absolutely superb followed by the hake which was also very nice. My wife had the dressed crab which was excellent. All washed down with a bottle of Picpoul. A good evening !

Thank ProteusSouthCoastUK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 212800
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh! Relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere - with the focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish. We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
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