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The Best Dressed Crab Limited

Fishermans Wharf Embankment Road | Fisherman’s Wharf, Bembridge PO35 5NS, England
+44 1983 874758
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“dressed crab” (58 reviews)
“clams” (32 reviews)
“seafood platter” (37 reviews)
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Fishermans Wharf Embankment Road | Fisherman’s Wharf, Bembridge PO35 5NS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came across the seafood cafe on Bembridge harbour whilst driving. Little did we know that we had stumbled on a real seafood gem. We had the dressed crab well presented tasty and with home made French dressing. Some diners next to us had the...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I asked myself if the meal we had at the Best Dressed Crab was, or was not the best seafood meal I have ever eaten. I genuinely think it was. Seriously, go here, take money for the speciality seafood platter, eat. Your taste buds will...More

Thank James_Bridges
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely fresh seafood. Lovely view over the harbour everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! Dressed crab was specifically a winner!

Thank IANS1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews my husband and myself visited here for our wedding anniversary and also my birthday. We were definitely not disappointed as the food was absolutely lovely and good value for money. We shared a seafood platyeit was was so fresh and tasty....More

Thank karenC5483SK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this cafe on route driving round the island. It's to the east of East cowes at Bembridge. We were delighted. So we sat at ordered a dressed crab salad and a prawn salad. We weren't disappointed so well presented so fresh and...More

Thank sai69chan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a seafood platter - along with extra dressed crab. We rolled out of the place. The Best crab I have eaten anywhere before. The venue is lovely on a houseboat, visit the shop when you leave to pick up some extras for home....More

Thank PaulDLon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh crab and seafood , bought a fresh crab cost £7 still warm when i bought it , from boat to pot to plate very fresh

Thank Gareth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible food, unbelievably friendly and warm welcome, great atmosphere. A must visit for any seafood lover. Did not disappoint ❤️.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Best Dressed Crab on a day trip to the Isle of Wight - husband was very keen after reading about it on the way over on the Catamaran! Easy to get to on the hop on, hop off bus and the location was...More

Thank Taffodil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place does the freshest and tastiest dressed crab. It is a lovely setting and the gentleman who runs it is clearly really passionate with sharing amazing fresh seafood. Highly recommended.

Thank Jon A
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28 June 2017|
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Response from Marilyn G | Reviewed this property |
The seafood platter was £48.50 for two and was very good value.
Alyson D
25 May 2017|
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Response from HannahLBaugh | Reviewed this property |
The only item on the menu other than seafood is chips. Not sure if your other half likes crab/lobster but their crab sandwiches are wonderful.
2 April 2017|
Response from Graham H | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes our cafe is open to from 10am. Please call 01983 874758 to make your enquiry or reserve a table Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$61
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fishermans Wharf Embankment Road | Fisherman’s Wharf, Bembridge PO35 5NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Bembridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 874758
Our delightful family run water front business based in Bembridge on The Isle Of Wight has now been established for 20 years. We specialise in the freshest finest Crabs and Lobsters, which are caught locally and only the very best are selected for sale. We provide beautiful fresh local dressed crabs served in their shell and ready to eat, fantastic whole crabs and amazing giant crab claws, fresh local lobsters, simply cooked, prepared or live. Local Bembridge prawns (an absolute delicacy) are available when in season.
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