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“Great location for a good dinner”

Crab Shack on the beach
Ranked #4 of 83 Restaurants in Teignmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are a family of commercial fisherman with two working fishing boats. The Crab Shack is a small restaurant on the back beach in Teignmouth where we serve fresh seafood.
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 all the better for this, as the quality was excellent.
The bonus is the location, right by the sand on the town's back beach, near the port, the little ferry across the estuary and with distant views up river of the sunset over Dartmoor Tors.

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Thank Carrie2805
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Reviewed August 29, 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, prawns and chorizo, a side order of scallops with samphire and all presented with a variety of fresh breads. Our main courses were seafood platter, combining lobster, whole crab, oysters and other shellfish, superbly presented with different sauces, some more scallops, cod and chips, with a pea puree and tartare sauce, and a large bowl of river Teign mussels, which were plump and delicious. Great service, polite and relaxed, just lovely.

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Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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Thank TwofromDevon
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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 good, friendly, help and professional. The food was excellent, crab soup, crab, scallops and chocolate brownie. All of us loved our food. We would go back, but book before hand though thankfully it didn't rain!!

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Thank s30wen
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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.

Thank SouthportVacationer
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