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“Best fish meal in Dorset!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crab House Cafe

Crab House Cafe
Ranked #8 of 277 Restaurants in Weymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Vannes, France
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best fish meal in Dorset!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having been there a few times now I must say it is top of my favourites list. Good food, freshly cooked, and served with a smile. Always accommodating even if it means utilising the heated outdoor area while waiting for an inside table. Even in the Summer who can guarantee that an outside table is practical?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank caroleem48
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Shipton Gorge
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“windy day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice cafe in poor location. Sat outside service was good, meal OK but could have been hotter thought it was expensive for what we received.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marilyn H
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing food everytime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

I cannot speak highly enough of this place. Discovered it by accident a few years ago, and ever since we cannot visit Dorset without eating here. Went last week with some friends, and as usual the fish was all cooked to perfection, really really tasty. The highlight this time was for the kids - they were allowed into the room where the crabs, lobsters and oysters are kept and were shown them at close quarters, which they loved. Great staff, unpretentious surroundings, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food all adds up to a great eating out experience. I will cry if this place ever closes!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandra B
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A really nice little find.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was my birthday treat . The food was fresh and lovely. Scallops, Crab and oysters all simple and well prepared , full of flavour. Staff great, happy and efficient. Will be visiting again soon.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark_Dicker
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate here last night, on the last night of our trip to Dorset. Starters of mackerel escabeche and scallops with cauli puree and bacon followed by a beautifully cooked, fresh as a daisy crab to share. Our four year old is now a crab convert - wielding the crackers with enthusiasm if not control! (We ate outside to spare other diners the shrapnel!).

Excellent food, a good wine list and attentive service, there is a really nice atmosphere here. Followed by a walk down the coast path picking wild blackberries for pudding as the sun set. Perfect evening.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kduk
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