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The Rum and Crab Shack

€€ - €€€, Seafood, British
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
+44 1736 796353
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (79 reviews)
“crab” (260 reviews)
“surf and turf” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We wandered the harbour in search of somewhere that would cater both traditional and vegan food and I have to say that St. Ives offers plenty of choice. We wanted to go somewhere that would offer a taste bud experience with a twist. We were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, our dog & myself poppe in to the Rum & Crab for a bit to eat & a drink 31st Oct. W decided to go there as dogs whee allowed in the front lounge, bar area. It’s a lovely place o chill out...More

Thank F2777NJmc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love seafood and have eaten crab all over the world. So I was really looking forward to trying a whole crab at this well reviewed place. In the event my crab was almost inedible. Clearly overcooked, it was dry and completely tasteless. The chips...More

Thank EdisonMoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As regulars to St Ives we had never tried the Rum and Crab Shack despite recommendations from family and friends. Well this week we visited twice and were not disappointed. Excellent food, good service and great atmosphere. For all this time we have missed out...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service .... ‘orrible beer .... as much atmosphere as a morgue .... don’t bother !!! 🚑 Sat in the corner table waiting for promised cocktails .... ended up finding them on the bar whilst the barkeeps served other “guests” ...........

Thank rleay220267
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to the fantastic vegan options and enjoyed the great atmosphere overlooking the harbour. Food was tasty but portion size was tiny. The vegan jambalaya looked like a stater and the jackfruit burger was devoured in seconds by our teenage kids. At £8.95...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had nothing in mind for dinner so took a wander through the town and came across this little gem of a place, very busy for out of season which is always a good sign. We were a little worried at first as the place...More

Thank CasaLemon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had crab tacos (tacos tasted a bit burnt but crab was delicious) and my husband had Cajun crab...again, delicious. The couple next to us had a seafood sharing platter and altho it looked fiddly they said it was delicious! The only downside is it...More

Thank Madgeroon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to go, the food, the cocktails, the staff and the atmosphere are just perfect. Combine all of that with the views and it's a great place to spend a few hours/days

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in here after sitting down in the Seafood Cafe and, a few minutes later, leaving (the Seafood Cafe). Why? Because, good though the food looked wonderful, it felt as if they were doing us a favour by giving us a seat in their...More

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Questions & Answers
13 November 2017|
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Response from darstives | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember!! I don't think so. It was still very warm in October so it would not have been lit if they had one anyway.
16 April 2017|
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Response from Oliver794 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are dogs around.
Tracy W
30 August 2016|
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Response from Bluebird291 | Reviewed this property |
I think so yes, may be best to call up but I am pretty sure we saw dogs in the bar area at least. X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796353
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