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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious meal in cosy setting

Enjoyed warm hospitality and excellent fish supper the mussels were delicious as was the plaice. The shack is warm and cozy and staff are lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Ken and Sheila G
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  • Late Night
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412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed warm hospitality and excellent fish supper the mussels were delicious as was the plaice. The shack is warm and cozy and staff are lovely

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit, and we were duly impressed at the standard of service and the excellence of the food, fresh and delicious ! I'm not usually given to superlatives, mainly because so very many restaurants have indifferent staff and similar food, so it is an absolute exception to be able to thoroughly recommend this place. I fear though,... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Drinks outside in the sun, then oysters followed by roasted crabclaws , excellent . Kind and attentive service from all the staff, Ruth especially

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Nailsworth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Right on the beach amongst the working fishing boats. Tables outside with lovely views. They have two of their own fishing boats and what they catch goes on the special menu. If you like great fish you've got to go here. And they look after vegetarians as well.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

What can I say about the place that hasn't already been said ..... Fresh , tasty are just some of the words that just rolls of the tongue after a visit here ...... Yes it's not the cheapest place to eat but it is one of the best ..... For all seafood lovers this is a must ..... Friendly ,... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Must book in advance, even midweek lunchtime was full. Choice of food, both "fishy" and otherwise extensive. I had dressed crab and was given guidance/advise on how to approach it in a non patronising way.....I wouldn't have ordered it otherwise as I wouldnt have a clue how to get into the the claws. Well priced

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place is a "must visit" in the area. Seafood is fresh and locally harvested and the atmosphere is wonderful! It's small, cosy with lit candles and lots of character. Staff are very friendly and they make you feel very welcome. Make sure you book well in advance, as it's always busy.

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England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A wonderful small restaurant where you can be sure of freshly caught seafood and a warm welcome. Great atmosphere and fantastic menu. Staff were so friendly and also knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

A real treat and highly recommended. Quaint, beautifully decorated, very helpful and friendly staff and the Lobster platter was amazing. Booking advised as very popular.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Crab Shack is absolutely charming, with lovely decor and very helpful and knowledgeable staff. We shared the fruits de mer and all of it was excellent and equivalent to any restaurant in France. Beautifully prepared and simply served we can fully recommend this excellent restaurant. As previous reviewers have said it is a 'find' and one we will definitely... More 

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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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