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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (138 reviews)
“prawns” (90 reviews)
“shellfish” (51 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Back Beach 3 Queen Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was a little bit nervous about our annual meal at the Crab Shack this year. It's usually a highlight of our holiday but I'd read some of the more recent views which said that the restaurant had been sold on and the quality had dropped....More

2  Thank CraigS242014
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quirky restaurant next to the beach in Teignmouth. Very rare to find local fresh produce and offer so many lovely choices on the menu. If you're a seafood fan, you could go through the card. With only c.28 covers the Crab Shack will inevitably...More

Thank PaulSampson187054
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit so we have no comparisons to make but we had read the glowing reviews which made us chose this restaurant for our anniversary celebration. We were told on booking that we had our table for two hours and on arrival...More

3  Thank SimplyBrandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked us a table to celebrate the end of our summer holidays. This is such a great small eating house with an excellent location. I had the mussels and my wife had the whole crab. The crab was large and my wife said...More

Thank Dean F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have visited the Crab Shack. Excellent menu for sea food fans. We both had the fish and chips meal and have to say it was so tasty. Staff were again very welcoming. Can't wait to go back again next...More

Thank 960david
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends for lunch on a Wednesday and had to book, being given a 2 hour slot, which was fine. Small intimate rustic restaurant Looking out onto the back beach with lovely staff to look after you. We just had the main course and...More

Thank Sonrichard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here in the middle of the annual Ship Inn music festival. Despite the chaos outside, the Crab Shack was an oasis of calm and the perfect place from which to hear the music. Our booking was for 8.15pm but the...More

Thank Maherbar21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here last night being two couples. We were greeted pleasantly and quickly shown to our table. We had mussels to start followed by roasted crab claws, lobster and crab on brioche. The mussels were absolutely delicious and fresh. Best I've ever had....More

Thank Silverbirch065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally and has this place recommend for dinner and we're lucky to get a booking - so pleased we did. Pint of prawns starter, single platter of seafood and specials menu of grilled lobster. Wine was also very good! Everything was cooked...More

Thank Tanya C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My only regret with the Crab Shack is that this is the first time we have been. The food was fantastic - Sharing board to start & Lobster for main course. The staff are a credit to the restaurant (Thank You) We look forward to...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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