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The Beach Shack

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Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
+44 1983 401392
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10:00 - 16:00
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a very good breakfast in the sunshine this morning. Almost alfresco, good food freshly prepared and served well thank you.

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Thank John W
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

And thank you!! More 

Wroxall, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It has a great location close to the beach. Service was average, food (bacon sarnie) okay and coffee good.

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Thank Marie S
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

You warned me to keep away from your dog as he was "wary of people", so I did, sorry if this compromised the service :))) Luckily it wasn't busy .... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with family friends for coffee and chips for the kids - a bright October afternoon. Greeted cheerfully as always and food and drinks served efficiently and quickly. Even brought a bowl of water out for the dogs...this place is a real gem and well worth a visit if only for the crab cakes. Always get a warm... More 

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Thank Matt P
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Thank you, glad you all enjoyed it and the welcome was warm (a bit like the sun this week:)). Please come again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped at the Beach Shack tables by the beach, for lunch after walking along the coast. Poached eggs on asparagus wrapped in thick salty bacon, chips and salad ( with unexpected pickled beetroot and good dressing ) instead of toast as they had no wheat free bread, delicious Yates Isle of Wight Lager ( almost malty, really good), sat watching... More 

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Thank Susie H
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stop! It's not a bad spot, is it?! More 

London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited recently with the family. At the end of beach beyond the pier. Right next to sandy beach and a great view down the coast. The food was fresh and crab seems to be a strongpoint. The wife loved the crab sandwich. Outdoor seating meant the kids could eat and then go onto the beach. Slightly pricey but otherwise good... More 

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Thank MonkeyMagicLondon
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed being able to sit and watch the kids play on the beach, it's a real bonus! Thank you for your review. More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Absolutely loved and enjoyed the crab stack, when we walked in, we were the first customer for the day and what a treat it was, great food, will be back if in the area and the seafood salad was delightful and tasty.

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Thank Adekama
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed it and please do come again! More 

Ripley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

On a hot afternoon and in need of lunch we decided on this place - a good decision. We both ordered the crab salad and a cold beer and retired to the beachside table. We were served by a delightful waitress and enjoyed a high quality treat, fresh and plentiful crab and salad, washed down by ice cold local beer.... More 

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gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Thank your for taking the time to review us, we're glad to hear you enjoyed it! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews on here and thought to check it out....the food was delicious. a pescatarian's dream on a plate....and the crab and avocado stack is a must try.

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Thank Adeola K
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Thank you!! Pleased to hear how much you like it, pleasure having you! More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was a true find the food was reasonable for reasonable price but what makes this cafe is the stunning views. Set right on the coast there is a small beach going out to the rocks and the sea crashing against the shore. Could have stayed there all day

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Thank Nikki364
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Not sure this was meant for us, but thank you if it was (there aren't any rocks on the beach in front of our café). More 

Isle of Wight
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A lot of 'Shacks' along the beach have tried to copy The Beach Shack but this place definitely has it right. The food is interesting and beautifully presented, not just the normal burger etc., and I read the Chef (Owner) took a day off to be with his children well he and his Wife definitely deserve that day after all... More 

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Thank whatham
gregtheegg, Owner at The Beach Shack, responded to this review

Bless you! Thank you so much, we really appreciate this feedback and your understanding!! All best wishes, The Beach Shack More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$51
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 401392
Description
Award-winning seafood(Best Crab Cakes on the IoW)licensed beach front cafe. Great views, stunning beach and friendly service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?