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Reviewed 9 September 2021

At first sight, a catering van in an exposed spot that offered plenty of space for customers to park, by a tortuous stretch of single-track road was not the obvious place to stop, but the sizeable queue convinced us otherwise. Watching a well-trained chef work...in limited space but very professionally was illuminating; more importantly, he produced very tasty dishes using fresh seafood and salads. Following a couple of visits, our highlight was probably the smoked mussels. Be prepared to wait, as each dish is prepared to order.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 September 2021

Sam’s Seafood is on a single track in a more remote part of Harris, but worth the drive and the queue. We had the fish goujons and the beer battered anchovies. Both delicious.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021

In a remote layby, Sam's is your man for fresh seafood. Cooked and prepared on the spot..it may seem a little pricey but well worth paying for the quality.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

My partner and I visited Harris for the 1st time last week and we took a trip to Sams Seafood shack after lots of recommendations. The food was lovely and all cooked right in front of us. Would 100% recommend. Only thing I would say...is Shack is not at the location it says on google maps, so keep that in mind that it’s changed (trip advisor has the correct address).More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious and I wish there was food this good at home! We queued for a while, but while we waited we saw a white tailed eagle and didn’t mind since the food was so tasty and prepared freshly infront of us.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent, fresh seafood, carefully prepared and beautifully executed. Get there promptly if you don’t like waiting but regardless, it’s completely worth the wait. Don’t let appearances of the shack deceive: this is top quality fare, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, hence the price. This...is not the fish equivalent of a roadside burger van. It’s so much more than that and deserves to be an enduring feature on the Harris food map and local landscape. Local beauty spots are located no more than 10 minutes in either direction for you to sit and look out to sea and enjoy your lunch. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

We went to Sams Shack for lunch. It’s on the Golden Road and you wouldn’t think they’re would be anywhere to eat on this road. Absolutely delicious food. Highly recommend everything. We had pint of prawns, fish finger sandwich, fish goujons, the scampi and the...seaweed roast potatoes. (They was six of us). You have to go early as the food is all freshly cooked and they’re is always a queue. People come from everywhere to taste the gorgeous sea food. Salad and salsa were amazing tooMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 June 2021

Food from Sams was excellent - scallops and seaweed potatoes were unreal. Bit of a wait but well worth it

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 16 June 2021 via mobile

Best seafood shack EVER! Expect to queue - totally worth it! Had the fish goujons and seaweed roasties- unbelievable! Sam was great!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021

Any business consultant will tell you this is absolutely the wrong place to locate a food business, yet day after day, month after month, folk stop by to take in the views and enjoy Sam’s utterly superb seafood dishes. What’s not to like when sitting...down behind the shack to enjoy a lunch of smoked mussels and salsa or a mackerel bap while watching sea eagles soar over mountain and sea. So that’s why people keep coming and will travel from far afield to enjoy lunch at this lovely wee spotMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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23 February 2021|
Response from JocelineH8 | Reviewed this property |
From 3rd May opening hours are Monday-Friday 12-6pm unless otherwise stated on the shacks fb page.
21 October 2019|
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Response from 811alistairm | Reviewed this property |
There is one table outside with seating but it’s Scotland so no guarantees about the weather! The shop is basically a caravan. And check whether it’s still open, it may close when the weather gets colder.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sam's Seafood Shack

Yes, Sam's Seafood Shack offers takeaway services.

Sam's Seafood Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5