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The Rum and Crab Shack

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Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
+44 1736 796353
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic meal enjoyed by all the family staff very attentive and we had a table overlooking the harbour cant ask for more!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A great location on the harbour front in St Ives and somewhat different to the other offerings in the town. Set as a Sea Town Tavern specialist in crab and rum! It has helpful staff, enough variety on the menu to keep it interesting whilst being able to provide good quality food and an interesting drinks menu. All in all... More 

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Dodworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went one afternoon to get fresh crab was presented a super crab best, freshest crab I have ever eaten along with a sea view and continental beers it was excellent cannot recommend it enough don't forget Rum and Crab Shack brilliant

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Many 'themed' restaurants are great fun but often the food doesn't match up to the atmosphere. This isn't the case with The Rum and Crab Shack. As soon as you walk in you're met with a great interior giving the impression you've stepped into an underground pirates bar. Just past the bar area is the restaurant section where you wait... More 

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england
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Came here 3 years ago and wanted to return glad we did.... excellent meal (nachos, crab sandwich and childrens chicken nuggets ordered) great views x

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Thank sch_50
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We decided to eat here after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. It was lunchtime and all the other restaurants in town were very busy but there was only 1 other family in the Rum and Crab Shack, which concerned us a little. We ordered the Shack crab burger, soup and crab sandwich and a crab po-boy. What a disappointment!... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Rum and Crab shack while on our honeymoon in St Ives. Thank goodness we stopped there, it was our favourite meal of our trip! The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, the staff are excellent and very friendly and the food is out of this world! There is an excellent selection of beverages, including well priced cocktails. The... More 

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Thank bambibumps
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Wow what a selection of Rum! If only I could handle trying one of each out of the vast range that were available. Nice setting overlooking the harbour of St Ives. We initially went for a beer & a rum (or 5!). We ended up coming back for our evening meal due to not being able to get into another... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I think this is getting four stars instead of 3 more for the great location and brilliant atmosphere rather than the quality of food and service. Twice I went to the bar for drinks whist eating as we couldn't get the waitress attention. I had lobster and my husband had crab, probably the two most expensive meals on the menu... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip advisor we decided to choose this restaurant for dinner. I called the restaurant the day before to book as we were a large party of nine people, we were told on the phone that we didn't need to book as they don't take bookings, just turn up thirty minutes before you want to dine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 796353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?