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Crab House Cafe

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Ferrymans Way, Portland Road | Wyke Regis, Weymouth DT4 9YU, England
01305 788867
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 335
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  • 139
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 5
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
For seafood you can't beat it in Dorset

I have been going there for years and have never been disappointed . Outrageously good seafood and most of the menu changes every day . Despite living in the area I am yet to find anywhere that has any chance of out scoring the Crab House - seafood at its best , and as for the oysters ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
ConcordeFlash
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Poole, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have been going there for years and have never been disappointed . Outrageously good seafood and most of the menu changes every day . Despite living in the area I am yet to find anywhere that has any chance of out scoring the Crab House - seafood at its best , and as for the oysters ...

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Bristol
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I was treated to a birthday lunch here after hearing such good reviews. we had oysters, thai fishcakes, skate wings and Huss. all beautifully served and delicious. The atmosphere was quirky and staff attentive.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely lunch on a Friday. My sister & I had scallops to start with wild garlic. It was lovely but I would have liked 4 scallops for almost £11. My main was plaice stuffed with crab which was delicious as always but I wasn't as keen on the fish crackling ..... I stuggled with the concept of eating fried fish... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing place! We had a whole crab each and it took us about 2 hours to eat it. A lot of hammering of crab shell, extracting the meat and applying pliers to the claws. All good fun. Excellent desserts too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Unpretentious, beautifully prepared seafood in lovely surroundings with friendly staff. Oysters, whole cracked crab and wine by caraf ... perfect lunch.

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stoke-on-trent
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

wonderful weather. wonderful lunch... our 1st visit to the crab house cafe.. queenie scallops followed by my wife's halibut with spring vegetables. me half a Chinese crab. beautiful wine and fabulous deserts.. totally adored it.. very friendly staff and expert chef's worth every penny..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What great food and great fun we had here, all of the food is caught that day you even get to take a look at the live tanks and select your dinner if you want which is a fun touch, family atmosphere from the staff, food was lovely and I'm not a massive fish lover but won me over with... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Crab house cafe is tucked away on the fleet towards Portland. we have been twice now and have not been disappointed. You can see the fish being cooked in front of you if you get a table in the entrance room. My husband is the fish lover he ordered 6 oysters to start and then turbot with asparagus it was... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Weymouth for the first time this week and our very first stop was the Crab House Cafe. I have to say it set the bar incredibly high for the rest of the trip! Friendly and attentive young staff, nice decor and comfortable setting, topped off by the most incredible, fresh seafood the south coast has... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food was wonderful, very well cooked and nicely presented. I would give it 100% but I felt that 'front of house' let the chefs down a little - quality of service did not match very high standards of cuisine. Waiting staff were junior, inexperienced and not overly attentive. Lovely views and it was very warm in there which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ferrymans Way, Portland Road | Wyke Regis, Weymouth DT4 9YU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Weymouth
  • Phone Number: 01305 788867

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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