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Crab Shed Salcombe

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The Crab Shed is a waterside seafood restaurant near The Fish Quay in the heart of Salcombe, Devon. Working with the crab fishermen on Fish Quay, we take delivery of Salcombe brown crab off the boats, cook and hand-pick our crab meat for use in our own restaurant. Our 100% hand-picked white and brown crab meat is also sold wholesale to local pubs & restaurants and retail to the general public. Our restaurant is for lunch and dinner. All our fish and shellfish arrives daily from sustainable stocks from "Day Boats" that land to local Fish Markets, mainly Plymouth and Salcombe.
US$14 - US$44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, British
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a delightful little place. Charming and helpful staff, fabulous seafood choices, acceptable wine list and wonderful, calm atmosphere. Very commendable.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hadn't been to the Crab Shed for a while but won't be making that mistake again as it was one of the best meals I have had in ages. The staff were great and the service was excellent. Coupled with yummy food you can't really...go wrong. Good sized portions of food which is nice to see - we had crab bruschetta which was delicious followed by a whole crab and seafood bouilabaisse. No room for pudding! Will definitely return soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sadly the last visit of the year to this wonderful restaurant. Staff are all welcoming and friendly and the setting is beautiful. We visited three times. The starters were all outstanding as they usually are. I had crab and avocado salad one day. I was...not disappointed! Loads of crab and a nice salad with it. I usually stick to the printed menu but had the specials on two days. These were so tasty and very much enjoyed. They are also great at doing the dishes plain for my ridiculously fussy son! I would highly recommend The Crab Shed to anybody who is a seafood lover.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb food and staff. Lovely crab moules squid salad bruschetta really nice location. Quick service prices are fine. Massive crab with relic. Yum

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service excellent - warm, friendly, but at the same time very efficient! Food fabulous- had the crab bisque followed by the whole lobster; faultless in every way. Beautiful setting - spotless, informal, with an open kitchen. Great views. I can’t find a single negative in...respect of our visit. I would absolutely recommend without hesitation!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we booked to come back to Devon was the first place we booked - last time pre lock down … Glad we did - food was cracking like last two times we came - we could eat here every night …. But then we...cannot go to all our othe favourites Service on point as well with good recommendations- you also get good value for money which is not always the case Will book again when we come back To the team here … keep doing what you are doing and customers will keep coming backMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely superb lunch here. The crab was excellent and the service was very good. Great views and a lovely setting. The best restaurant in Salcombe. If only everywhere could be as good as this.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On holiday, we turned up for lunch with our dog a day early, and they found a way to fit us in, after which the service was light, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent as always, if I have one criticism (!?) it is...that the portion sizes are over-generous, my wife had two starters and just about did them justice! My delicious Moules starter was main course size and the Crab Linguini was unctuous. All in all a faultless meal, we ate out most days and this was probably the best we had in Salcombe.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I knew that the Crab Shed was popular and that it was hard to get a table and now I know why. We had the most fantastic lunch there - incredible flavours, all so fresh and everything perfectly cooked. Presentation was excellent too and we...had an amazing new taste sensation - crab fries. All outstanding.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, friendly staff and all improved by lovely weather for sitting outside. We had a light lunch to celebrate our 11th anniversary, but will be back for the big platter for the next anniversary. Crab and avocado salad, crab linguine, local ice cream and...a HUGE Salcombe Gin made for a perfect dining experience. The staff could not be more polite, helpful and professional. Book early, book now!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, Crab Shed Salcombe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Crab Shed Salcombe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4