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“Seafood by the Seashore.”
Review of CrabShack

CrabShack
Ranked #7 of 385 Restaurants in Worthing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$46
Description: CrabShack is a laid-back seafood shack & beach bar. Our fish is caught between Newhaven and Bognor, the Crabs generally Hove and Chichester and the Mussels, mainly West Country. Lately our Oysters are Irish Rock. All our seafood is sourced locally via Fish (BNFS), in Hove Lagoon. Fully licensed, we have some great cocktails and genius wine choices.Our Ales are supplied by Shepherd and Neame, Englands oldest brewery, the ale goes great with our seafood. Our Wines are supplied via the Winehouse in Shoreham. We are a family business, owned and operated by two sisters in law, Lynda Racz Taylor & Sarah Tinker Taylor. Our Bar opening hours are 12pm till 11pm, Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday 12pm-7pm and are closed on Mondays. Our Kitchen hours are Tues-Sat 12-4pm and 5pm-9pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm. We are located on the pedestrian end of East Beach Worthing, opposite Splashpoint and the Seafront, as you face the pier go left. CrabShack is also available for parties, or private hire events.There is public metered parking on the seafront, £1 per hour till 6 pm, then its free at night and on Sundays. CrabShack has its own dedicated Ice Cream Shack! serving great Ice creams and sorbets from MarshField Farm, real West Country Organic IceCreams!
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Description: CrabShack is a laid-back seafood shack & beach bar. Our fish is caught between Newhaven and Bognor, the Crabs generally Hove and Chichester and the Mussels, mainly West Country. Lately our Oysters are Irish Rock. All our seafood is sourced locally via Fish (BNFS), in Hove Lagoon. Fully licensed, we have some great cocktails and genius wine choices.Our Ales are supplied by Shepherd and Neame, Englands oldest brewery, the ale goes great with our seafood. Our Wines are supplied via the Winehouse in Shoreham. We are a family business, owned and operated by two sisters in law, Lynda Racz Taylor & Sarah Tinker Taylor. Our Bar opening hours are 12pm till 11pm, Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday 12pm-7pm and are closed on Mondays. Our Kitchen hours are Tues-Sat 12-4pm and 5pm-9pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm. We are located on the pedestrian end of East Beach Worthing, opposite Splashpoint and the Seafront, as you face the pier go left. CrabShack is also available for parties, or private hire events.There is public metered parking on the seafront, £1 per hour till 6 pm, then its free at night and on Sundays. CrabShack has its own dedicated Ice Cream Shack! serving great Ice creams and sorbets from MarshField Farm, real West Country Organic IceCreams!
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Really good quality seafood dishes in rustic surroundings with friendly staff and a good atmosphere. At present a little cramped yet cosy, Rustic furnishings, but not very comfortable. The menu is limited, but I prefer quality over quantity, although I felt some portions could be just a little bit bigger on the 'quantity' point. All in all it's a great place to eat and makes a refreshing change from the normal run of the mill establishments, but I do find the pricing a little steep in all honesty and having a cheaper 'dish of the day' as a special would be good. Although it is small, the place was packed which speaks for itself, perhaps a few 'budget friendly' dishes could be in order when there is extra seating available by the extension. (?)

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The_TaylorsStMaarten, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi
Many thanks for your review , nice comments and constructive feedback.We have now extended and are now alot less "cramped" and more comfortable as we have invested in lots of cushions ! Our menu is small as we prepare and cook everything from fresh in house . I do feel that our pricing is very competitive for the quality of food that you get here and the price that we have to pay for the base ingredients . Our catch of the day ranges in price depending on what it is , we always have our huge fresh crab sandwich with fries and salad on at lunch for under a tenner.
Many Thanks and hopefully see you again soon !

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love the Crab Shack and can't wait for it to extend to next door so there's more room and we can go all the time! Food is always delicious and the only problem I have is choosing which one of the amazing dishes to have. Would recommend this to anyone who loves seafood, and even perhaps those who don't - you will once you've been here!!

Thank Moody1978
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The_TaylorsStMaarten, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Absolutely love you too, what a lovely review thank you very much.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We don’t live in Worthing but are happy to drive the 40 minutes to get to the Crabshack, as we love it! We love the rustic,no nonsense fish and seafood at its best! The staff are always amazing and the food speaks for itself. So glad to see that they are expanding next door, the Crabshack is always a treat!

Thank Bobbieblue_9
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The_TaylorsStMaarten, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you for driving so far to us, its a great compliment, expansion complete, so you soon.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Went in for lunch and had their Special of the Day, roast hake on pea, bean and lemon risotto with fresh clams. Simply excellent, and so fresh.

They must be doing something right, they're just about to double in size after acquiring the next door premises.

If you've not been, go!

Thank Chris B
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The_TaylorsStMaarten, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks, sorry for the late response, we have opened our extension, we have doubled in size, but not doubled our seating capacity, we used to seat 36 indoors, now we seat 52 indoors, lots more space, so see you soon.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Fabulous location, great service and wonderful food. A real gem and would thoroughly recommend visiting.

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Thank Janet C
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The_TaylorsStMaarten, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

many thanks for taking the time to post this lovely reccomendation.

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