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Crab House Cafe

Ferrymans Way, Portland Road | Wyke Regis, Weymouth DT4 9YU, England
01305 788867
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Ranked #19 of 205 restaurants in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Just brilliant flavors and beautiful dishes. Amazing oysters, the best we've ever had! Fish cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of seasoning complementing the delicate fish flavors. I wish I could go back every week but we live too far away. Reservations essential, and don't even bother trying to call (no answer and voicemail full). Ended up stopping... More

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Sliema, Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Arrived unannounced for Wednesday lunch, only to be deferred for an hour! That said, the food was superb, tasty, varied and faultless but pricey. The staff were hard working and attentive. The atmosphere was enjoyably laid back, straight off the beach, no dress code. We would certainly go back but not without a reservation. The management need to up their... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What a shame, Crab House Cafe was recommended to us as the place to go in Dorset for a plate of oysters and a glass of white wine. Sadly, their adolescent front of house staff was, despite our being there at 17:55, was unable to seat us for the 20 minutes that would have been our aperitif drinks/snack, as they... More

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Lancashire, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

By and large, Yes. A hopeless booking system where to get a table on Wednesday you need to phone beforehand, but the place is closed Monday and Tuesday, and the inadequate and basic telephone messaging system is probably full by Monday lunchtime. When we arrived Wednesday lunch they were still working laboriously through all the messages and missed calls. For... More

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Kent
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

While holidaying in Weymouth we noticed the Crab House Cafe just before the Ferry Bridge, Tucked out of the way this restaurant is a joy for sea food lovers. Wonderful selection of different dishes as well as, as you would expect, crab. The crab dishes are good value for money but of course you have to work for your supper.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I first visited the Crab House Cafe 3 years ago with my partner, now 3 years on we decided to celebrate our anniversary by going back there again. The staff are great and really helpful and the food is fantastic. We had a really great night and ended up having to get a taxi home! If you love sea food... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Second time I have visited here, this time whilst a group of us were on a camping weekend in Osmington Mills. 8 friends and a 1 year old who fine out frequently and really enjoy good food. There was only one place to come, the Crab house Cafe! Great selection of starters, I had a starter of cockles with garlic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We first visited the Crab House Café in summer 2014 while in Dorset on holiday and enjoyed it so much that we decided we would visit it every time we were on holiday in the area. The restaurant is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but you are able to leave your phone number on an answerphone to request a table, and... More

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Congleton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Really great food, we had the lobster special and the full crab along with scallops and mackerel for entree - you do pay top prices here at £39 for the lobster but the food is great and the relaxed rustic feel to the place only adds to the experience. I've only rated it 4 stars as the prices are top... More

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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169 reviews 169 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A mixed bag this place; expensive for what it is - basically a beach side shack overlooking Portland Harbour / Chesil beach. Service was friendly and good BUT main courses were very slow. After sharing fantastically fresh oysters to start (which come to the table with lovely granary bread) we were encouraged to think that mains were coming soon as... More

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