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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” (85 reviews)
“salad” (78 reviews)
“seafood platter” (60 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 3 weeks ago

I nearly drove right past as it is on the jetty, close to all the moored boats. So pleased I found somewhere to park and investigate because it is so worth stopping for its amazing seafood. Its atmosphere is clean and simple with sea related...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PhilipandSue
Reviewed 1 November 2018

As a shellfish lover I was delighted when friends took us here for Tuesday lunch. We ordered crab sandwiches, dress crab salad and half a lobster plus drinks. Came fairly quickly and was wonderful. The crab was so fresh and full of flavour for which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Trustjohnthefirst
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch and ordered lobster which was fresh and very tasty Restaurant was busy but didnt wait long to order staff very pleasant and helpful. We will be visiting again

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Perched out on a dock in the harbour, with indoor and outdoor seating, this restaurant presents fresh crab and shrimp in a simple, unadorned way. We had crab on its own, in a salad, and on a baguette. All delicious. Young Ben, waiting on tables...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CaptainTrips1970
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Arrived just before 12 on a Friday in September on spec. There were only 2 free tables with the rest reserved. There were 3 of us and we had the half lobster, whole dressed crab and crevettes between us. Simple but excellent. It was a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rob B
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Quirky nautical location, fabulous food, friendly service, reasonable pricing, lovely views. Delightful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fisparksie
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Not our first and certainly not our last visit to this charming little floating eatery our visitors had said that they liked seafood so where better to take them. A party of four two of us opted to share the seafood platter £49.95 superb value...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank chriscarr01983718466
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Does what it says on the tin - lovely setting over harbour. Great shellfish, good value for money. Definitely will be back

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Zinfandel101
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We visited after a trip to Osborne House (which was Fab too). We made a reservation for 1.30 as we were aware that they closed at 3pm and didn't want to rush. Look out for the white flag with a red lobster to guide you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Auntiebarnes
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Without a shadow of doubt this is the best, freshest crab I have ever had and I always make a bee line to Best Dressed Crab on my frequent visits to the Isle of Wight..highly recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank shazz1912
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Stephen C | Reviewed this property |
I did see a see food platter full of prawns however kitchen size has increased therefore they may have changed the menu. Bet to call in advance.
16 February 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
White wine is great for cooking mussels and clams but on your salad not too sure. Ask in the best dressed crab restaurant for any recommendations as they are ever so accommodating and give great advice , great place to eat
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$59
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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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