We will be arriving in early September on a Friday late morning/early afternoon from the Mull to Oban ferry. I thought we might stop at the Oban Seafood Hut to get a bite before driving a couple of hours east to our next destination- Falkirk. We will be driving off the ferry but from what I can tell the seafood hut is on the pier with limited seating and no designated parking. Is there a garage or parking close by for a quick stop in? How dependable is seating here on average as I don't want to eat in the car. Anyone been here? How important is it I reserve tickets on the Mull to Oban ferry? We might like a bit of flexibility in the time we arrive and not have to commit to a certain time as that can be stressful.
Also, I'm pressed for time on this day as we are driving from Bunessan to Falkirk and would like to also see the Kelpies and Falkirk wheel that day, if possible. I thought a quick bite in Oban would be sufficient since we will also be visiting Portree, Tobermory, Glasgow, Inverness, Mallaig, Edinburgh, etc. and I only have so much time available. However, after eating is it worth it to try to walk around and add another hour or so into the itineary? Are the shops mostly overpriced tourist souvenir places?