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Crab Shack on the beach

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3 Queen Street, Back Beach, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY , England
01626 777956
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Mainly fishy things but always some vegetarian and meat. Not pretentious. I hate to recommend it as already one has to book at least two weeks in advance! It is a small restaurant! We come often.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Mainly fishy things but always some vegetarian and meat. Not pretentious. I hate to recommend it as already one has to book at least two weeks in advance! It is a small restaurant! We come often.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

They really know their stuff at the Crab Shack--fish, that is! And the fact that the owner is the fisherman means that the freshness and sourcing are guaranteed. Highly recommended for seafood lovers. It can get busy and it's a bit bijou, so be sure to book. Good service too! Always a pleasure.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Heard lots of good things about this hidden gem, just on the back beach in Teignmouth. The whole experience was out of this world! Our best friends took us for my birthday and what a treat we had. The food was amazing all beautifully fresh and presented just fantastically! Not only a feast on your eyes but for your tummy... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The dressed crab and scallops were wonderful, the crème brulee was gorgeous and the view over the river is amazing!!

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Ate here tonight for the first time with my mother and father in law .It was amazing , wonderful seafood great wine .lovely restaurant we were all looked after really well, happy helpful staff especially Ruth and the other lady with longer blonde hair.you must must be proud of them all. Thank you for our first experience at the crab... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

known locally as one of the finest eating experiences in the area.The proprietor and staff are passionate about the restaurant and this compliments the exciting food. A cut above the rest.

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Devon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

If you want to sample shellfish straight from the boats that catch them there really isn't a better place locally. Simply cooked and served in a nice location on the back beach at Teignmouth.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been here a number of times and the quality of food and service continues to be excellent. However, for some unknown reason , they have decided to reduce the quantity of mixed salad with the crab salad and we are not big eaters.It was lunchtime so they can't have been short on produce . We will return though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had the lobster plate (lobster, crab, oysters, prawns, winkles, etc) good bread served promptly in a friendly and professional manner. Perfectly delicious. A tiny cheerful and unpretentious cafe/restaurant with good straightforward fish dishes, nice wine by glass or bottle. Terrific. You should probably book.

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devon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is the best resturant ive been too in years most tasty fish and the staff were great too, would recomend every one to give it a try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Queen Street, Back Beach, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Teignmouth
  • Phone Number: 01626 777956

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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