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Crab Shack on the beach

3 Queen Street, Back Beach, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY , England
01626 777956
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Ranked #2 of 55 Restaurants in Teignmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic seafood landed by the owners own boats - so amazingly fresh as well. Great value for money with a well chosen and very reasonably priced wine list. Very friendly and helpful staff. This was our second visit here. Bear in mind it's quite small and always busy, so I would advise always booking ahead.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lovely to find a more up-market dinning place in Teignmouth, the food is delicious, a wonderful menu, good choice from the Specials Board also. The staff are accommodating, considerate and above all, polite and accurate in their service to us, the customer. We have, literally just walked in the door from our meal and were so pleased I felt the... More

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Exeter
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This little rustic restaurant is situated right on the seafront at Teignmouth and has wonderful views of the estuary and is a great place to have a pre-dinner drink on the small terrace. During the summer months it is a lively area with a few nearby pubs but this all adds to the atmosphere. The staff are very helpful and... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Heaven, that's the word to describe the crab shack Located next to the beach/harbour with views to die for A small and friendly establishment with limited seating outside This review could go on forever but I hate long reviews, prices are fair to high but for that you get excellent food, 1st class service in a charming restaurant that catches... More

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

it's been years since I had the opportunity to eat a cooked crab with crackers and a pokey stick. great fun! my friends, not quite so keen on our shelled friend, had other fishy dishes and enjoyed themselves just as much. food and wine excellent, nice ambience, fab location. book early! you won't get a table if you just pitch... More

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Newton Abbot
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have eaten twice here, a tasty crab sandwich for lunch with a friend in July, and dinner with 5 friends earlier this month when we enjoyed an excellent shared platter of shellfish to start, and we were all content with our various main dishes, good wine and efficient and discrete service. The menu is largely fish and seafood and... More

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We eat lunch here from time to time, and when we have friends or family visiting, always make a point of bringing them here. We had lunch on Wednesday, four of us, and this was undoubtedly the best seafoood meal we have ever had in the UK. We started with the sharing board, with crab legs, oysters wrapped in bacon,... More

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Devon
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great crab sandwiches. Essential to book early. Have been disappointed several times as always fully booked.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Turned up for dinner without a reservation having read Trip Advisor reviews, so glad we did. The restaurant was fully booked but because it was a lovely sunny evening they layed a table for us outside but explained if it rained we couldn't come in (very small restaurant) and would have to hide under the large umbrella. The service was... More

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Southport Merseyside
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10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you like seafood especially crab,lobster and other shell fish do not leave Teignmouth without eating at this restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff obviously really enjoy their job, this really made a good evening into a memorable one. One tip however, make a reservation as soon as you arrive for your stay as it's incredibly popular.

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