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Crab Shack on the beach

Back Beach 3 Queen Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY, England
+44 1626 777956
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (147 reviews)
“prawns” (93 reviews)
“shellfish” (53 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Back Beach 3 Queen Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us visited here for dinner and it was amazing. We had booked many weeks earlier and just as well as it only seats around 25/30 people and it was full the day we visited. Everything from the service, food, atmosphere and price was...More

Thank HowardSouthampton
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived for our meal and was welcomed with a waitress who was clearly ready for her evening shift. She was ready and waiting to serve which was refreshing to see however I couldn't say the same to the rest of the staff who were...More

Thank earout111111111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weve been visiting this restaurant since its early days. When Ruth was manager it was at its best. Since then it started to decline. Now there are new owners, and it has been revitalised, almost as good as a few years ago. Several Whole fish...More

1  Thank Tanglewild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been here for a few years as had not been that impressed and, although the owners have changed, my thoughts have not changed very much. We always enjoy going to Teignmouth and love the ambience of the Back Beach area and the Crab Shack...More

Thank Averil N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had paddle crab and this was best I have ever had. Casual styl eating place. A bit too long waiting time. The service by Victoria was the best on NZ. We suggest to go there.

1  Thank 214anua
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nowhere near as good as it was. So disappointing as this was always so special. Ambience not there anymore and quality of service lacking. Portions different and quality. Completely changed and will not be trying again..

2  Thank taxilady2017
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We have always had trouble getting booked at the Crab Shack. We had heard that it had gone down hill since the change of ownership. The staff were pleasant, the food was good. We will be back. Well done the new guys.

1  Thank MartinHoule
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice lunch in crab shack, had a sharing board to start which was lovely, the grilled lobster in garlic butter was superb very nice bottle of Sauvignon blanc only 85 quid for 2 of us lovely views over the sea and a great setting...More

1  Thank scottmN4205XE
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We travelled from far and wide to reach this renowned restaurant and were not disappointed although we hadn't allowed enough time to enjoy all its delights owing to pre booked return train tickets. Definitely worth another visit to correct our error!

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We dined here a few weeks ago with a friend, having chosen the restaurant due to the rave reviews. We found parking near the place a little tricky to find and imagine that in the summer it would be really difficult. Please read the review...More

2  Thank RPDSPD
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Questions & Answers
Doug +sheila J
18 October 2016|
Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Hi there .. We are closed on a Monday and Tuesday. We open from Wednesday to Sunday and serve food between 12-3 and 6-9. We close on 23rd December for 6 weeks annual closure. Hope this helps ... Amanda
Mirre S
26 July 2016|
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Response from Amanda S | Property representative |
Hi there .. Sorry for the delay in replying ! We do sell gift vouchers .. You can telephone us and we can send them to you through the post, or you can pop in and buy one .. The telephone number is 01626 777956 Thank you... More
16 February 2016|
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Response from mytripawayTorfaen_UK | Reviewed this property |
Booking is essential, they are open following winter break ( going this weekend) On street disabled bays approx 50 metres away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Beach 3 Queen Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Teignmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 777956
  • E-mail
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.
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