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The Shack

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Seafood, British, Oyster Bar
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9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
+44 1326 212800
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
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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
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Best fresh-that-day seafood place in falmouth. Been there twice and would return. If you go, have a selection of bits and share them as it's all great. One thing I would say is a larger selection of ales would be welcome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Charles L
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Best fresh-that-day seafood place in falmouth. Been there twice and would return. If you go, have a selection of bits and share them as it's all great. One thing I would say is a larger selection of ales would be welcome!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant for the second time, with my son. On this visit I had falafel burger, previously I had the pulled port burger. Although both were good, the pulled pork burger was amazing! My son had the BBQ ribs and was very, very happy! The restaurant is quite small, seating also available outside on the 'waterfront/harbour' area. The... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This is a small restaurant by the Maritime museum that specialises in fish and particularly shellfish. We went there on two nights and had great food both times with good wine and seems to be very popular locally. We ordered the shack stack for the second evening which although for two people they did just for my husband. This was... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Ordered a large crab and a prepared crab, enjoyed taking it apart wearing bib, and breaking claws up with hammer. Just a brilliant experience

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Addlestone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went for lunch and was lucky enough to sit in the sunshine and watch the world go by. I opted for the fresh mussels and I wasn't disappointed. They were huge and tasted amazing. I would definitely recommend. I did have to go in to order but that wasn't really an issue for me to be honest.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Some of the best seafood we have ever eaten. The mussels were exceptional and the skate exquisite. Will definitely return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

In the attractive Discovery Quay close to one of the yacht marinas. This informal restaurant majors on delicious fresh local fish and seafood - but there is also a choice for meat eaters and veggies. It was a busy Saturday evening but the friendly couple running the place coped efficiently with numerous customers - always with a smile. The Cornish... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

everytime we visit Falmouth we have to come here and have the Shack Stack. it's worth ringing ahead to see if its availiable and reserve one. you wont be dissapointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We'd been recommended The Shack by our taxi driver when we arrived in Falmouth so we went to check it out for some seafood. The oysters were very good and very reasonably priced, excellent fish and chips, but the stand out was the mussels, which were superb. Highly recommended!

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Mylor, Falmouth, Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Fun eating -Especially "The Shack Stack" or a combination of it. Fresh shell fish and well priced. A great introduction for young adults to try shell fish. Great for old agers too! Always a good welcome. Go early to ensure a good choice. The crispy squid and chilli dip is to die for..............................

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Oyster Bar

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

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