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The Shack

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9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
+44 1326 212800
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Woking, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quiet Thursday night in January but the service and food were still good. We had the impressive Shack Stack (a sharing platter of crab, squid, mussels, prawns, oysters, scallops, fries & sweet chilli dip) as well as a scallop dish and fish dish of the day. All were well presented and cooked. Tasty seafood and cocktails - bliss!

Thank PMK6464
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were pleasant, helpful, giving excellent service. The food was delicious, mainly seafood, well presented, good portion size. Good value for money

Thank Ali T
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199 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but friendly restaurant close to the Maritime Museum. Mainly seafood dishes well cooked and presented with good portion size. The crispy calamari rings and the scallops are excellent. The mussels were adequate but probably not the best season for them at the moment. The special of the day for two (Crab, Mussels, Crispy Calamari, Prawns and crab) was very... More 

Thank AnnualOxford
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a group of three as a last minute drop in after a long day of travel, excellent pizza's on a nice thin crust. The cider was perfect, the guy behind the bar knows his cider and gave me good advice and some tasters. Oh and the crumble was the best I ever had. Will definitely be going... More 

Thank Koen B
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed lunch here on New Year's Eve. It's very reasonably priced at 12.99 for 2 courses and the food itself was very good - particular star of the meal was the haddock and bacon chowder we had to start, absolutely spot on, packed with flavours of the sea. Staff are very smiley and welcoming and... More 

Thank Ria M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great lunch at The Shack on Christmas Eve. We had just arrived in Falmouth and were very pleased to find such friendly and quick service on a day when people had a right to be a little grumpy working.....but they were so pleasant. The food was brilliant both the starters and the main course.... More 

Thank Alan T
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Cannot under why this place is not packed the food is superb and we'll presented with good size portions. I guess everyone stops at the other restaurants around the edge of the Quay but don't as you will not be disappointed

Thank Peter C
Penryn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited the shack for the first time in years. We had an excellent meal, the service was great, food was delicious and portion size very generous for the price. We will definitely be returning.

Thank tombennetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyable evening at The Shack. Quiet when we arrived but got busier as evening went on. Excellent food - scallops and "fish of the day" both great. Skinny fries good too!

Thank Roger G
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in looking for a fishy lunch and was drawn to the Shack Stack on the specials board. This together with a bottle of Muscadet proved to be an exceptional combination. The mussels and oysters were sublime, they were accompanied by a dressed crab, fried squid, scallops and prawns. The shared platter portion was more than ample, leaving the excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$41
Seafood, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Tidemill House Discovery Quay | Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XP, Falmouth TR11 3XP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 212800
Welcome to The Shack - a rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh!

Relaxed dining in an unrivalled atmosphere - with the focus on sparklingly fresh, local seafood. The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish.

We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu.

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?