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2 Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PN, England
+44 1903 215070
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“dressed crab” (75 reviews)
“crab cakes” (63 reviews)
“seafood” (101 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2 Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited this restaurant for the first time just over a week ago and we have booked again for next week! Very pleasantly surprised. I had the special, skate wing pan fried in butter with capers and mussels - delicious. It's a relaxed atmosphere with good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been here twice now and you won’t find fish and chips but you will find some extraordinary fish and seafood dishes. You must try the prawn and cockle popcorns and also the seafood soup, in fact try anything and you will enjoy all.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 344ianf
Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend recommended this beachside restaurant and we were thrilled with our meal there. The shrimp and cockle popcorn was a fantastic starter - lightly battered tiny seafood bites, served with a paprika dusting and mayo on the side. My dressed whole crab was perfect...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Velouria101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us ate here early evening for our sons birthday The highlight of the meal was the dressed crab platter which two of us had. It comprised a shell full of lovely meat and a huge claw to crack through. There were also skinny...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Simongeorgep
CrabShack10, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review it makes us all feel very proud and sunny !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all love seafood and this restaurant really hit the spot! The food was amazing. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic. We will definitely be returning to the Crac shack

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank charismatickaz
CrabShack10, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you please come see us again when you fancy another special treat. Do try us in the summer as well, sitting on the deck on those light warm evenings, it’s really lovely.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my unruly children and we were really impressed; all of our order was absolutely fresh and delicious, and the staff were very efficient and friendly, even playing with our kids. Nice relaxed atmosphere and good clean toilets. Can't fault it!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pirranD
CrabShack10, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you , we like kids and like to think we are able to offer you a relaxed family meal in a not too snooty atmosphere .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and a really brilliant menu for a fantastic price. Highly recommend the fish stew as main and squid as a starter

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidcunnelly
CrabShack10, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you also great recommendation, ( those are my personal favorite dishes.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food but can you please refrain from adding chilli to everything. We would visit more often. Thanks

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Janice D
CrabShack10, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, please mention your chilli request next time you are in as our food is cooked fresh we can eliminate where possible upon request, I know what you mean not everybody likes chilli as much as we do. Regards.

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic. The decor is very cool, the food is delicious and of a very high standard and the service is perfect, ie helpful but not overbearing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SimonSwims
CrabShack10, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, we really appreciate all your comments and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

If you are in Worthing, this restaurant must be on your list of places to dine. Recently expanded, it should be easier to book a table! The decor is rustic, but perfectly acceptable - after all, it is the food that you come for and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Colin D
CrabShack10, Owner at CrabShack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for a wonderful review, glad you like our rustic decor, I will pass your praise on to Andy, just a mention, the owners are Sarah & Lynda. Regards

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Response from AllisonBrett | Reviewed this property |
I think it varies according to what’s included, menu changes according to available ingredients
Nibble H
23 July 2018|
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Response from PaulMint | Reviewed this property |
Yes, benches outside.
11 June 2018|
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Response from andydee2011 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely friendly to my 3 year old!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Worthing
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 215070
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Crabshack is a family owned and managed( two sisters in Sarah & Lynda ) seafood restaurant right on the seafront . We have a small but delicious menu with daily specials , all our food is fresh and made daily in house . Our fish is as much as possible sourced locally and caught between Newhaven and Bognor , our handpicked crabmeat is the very best from Devon and our shellfish is mainly from the West Country or Poole Harbour. We are fully licensed and have some great cocktails and wine choices , we have a lager , ale and cider on tap. Our opening hours are 12-9.00 Tuesday -Thursday /12-9.30 Friday and Saturday and 12-4.00 on Sundays . The kitchen closes daily between 4.00-5.00 and we are closed every Monday. We are located on the pedestrian end of East Beach Worthing, opposite Splashpoint and the Seafront, as you face the pier go left. There is public metered parking on the seafront till 6 pm, then its free at night and on Sundays.
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