We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Shack

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
+44 1326 212800
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 531 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 361
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

Stopped in for lunch, had: whitebait, oysters and dressed crab. Really nice and fresh - spot on for a light lunch. Only thing could criticise was that the sharing platter was sold out quite early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
adings
,
IOW
Add Photo Write a Review

531 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
IOW
Level Contributor
42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch, had: whitebait, oysters and dressed crab. Really nice and fresh - spot on for a light lunch. Only thing could criticise was that the sharing platter was sold out quite early.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you want seafood, this is a great place to go. The oysters were excellent and the whitebait was also of a very high quality. Dog friendly seating outside. One word of caution though - it is not the cheapest option out there, with £10 for a crab sandwich.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farnham
Level Contributor
139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great find , rustic style restaurant , no airs and graces but boy is the food tasty. Wide had three scallops with butter and garlic , garnished with tasty samphire , I had the calamari but this certainly was not chewy . Wife had starter size portion of 10 large prawns and I had the kilo of mussels, Thai style... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The food and service was faultless!! We had a full lobster and a small crab both of which were cooked perfectly. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. If we lived closer to Falmouth, we would definitely become regulars!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I hadn't eaten Lobster in a long time. So The Shack? Why not. I had a delicious bottle of their recommended wine to start me off, and by jove did it! I then enjoyed a starter of the juiciest and most tender prawns I have had this year (and that's saying something), followed by the one and only. It was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Telford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Arrived in Falmouth and headed for The Shack on Trip Advisor recommendation. We were not disappointed. Lovely scallops and squid followed by wonderful lobster (you do have to order the lobster 24hrs before) the service was spot on and we were very well looked after. Happy Days :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saltash, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Dashed in for a very quick lunch against the clock. Took a while to get the attention of either waitress, neither of whom were with customers. We asked how long our choices (crab sandwich and whitebait) would take before ordering as we were in a hurry, and were told 5 minutes. Definitely an Estate Agent's 5 minutes! However, when it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well, to say a few years ago I wouldn't really eat shell fish - I definitely didn't expect to be eating a shell fish platter and absolutely loving it!!! The sharer is great!!! Crab, Muscles, Oysters, Prawn in shells, scallops and a massive bowl of chips!!!! Def recommend!!! Yum Yum!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really great food, and service was completely up to scratch too, even offering us complimentary sweet red wine at the end because we'd been there so long!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ordered the Shack Stack, which included oysters, calamari, prawns, mussels, a crab and fries. Everything was very fresh, well prepared and plain enjoyable. Highly recommend it. The personnel at the Shack were also very friendly and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Shack also viewed

Falmouth, Cornwall
 
Falmouth, Cornwall
 

Been to The Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 212800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 41
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Shack staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?