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The Crab Shed

Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
+44 1548 844280
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (201 reviews)
“seafood” (75 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (24 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 15:00 Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a drinks and ended up having a seafood platter for lunch! Delicious crab, prawns, mackerel and smoked salmon served with accompaniments. Location, service and food was great and will look forward to coming back over the summer!

Thank amyatkinson83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Salcombe each year during February and found this gem of a restaurant during one of our first trips. We have returned every year and find the hospitality, service and most importantly, quality of food never fails to impress. Last night we were joined...More

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely sunny terrace, great glass of wine, friendly staff but weak, over priced food. Dishwater mussels; super hot, overly oily chilli crab linguine totally drowned out all tasty crab; 8 small pieces of salt and pepper squid. No seasoning on anything. Good thing they’ve got...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a perfect antidote on a cold, breezy February evening. Unfortunately for them, no one else had braved it out & we were spoilt by having the place to ourselves - but still received a very warm welcome. The dishes chosen were cooked to...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Experienced inflexible booking system in both high season and low season. I feel that this could be a deterrent to newcomers. Since the location is not central, people may not just turn up on chance and thus booking would make sense. It is, however, an...More

Thank michael e
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I have been meaning to write this review for quite some time but have never found a quiet moment till now. This whole place exudes charm and a casual approach, something which is definitely not reflected in the cooking, which was spot on and beautifully...More

1  Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We had been told about this restaurant by friends so decided to visit. We had a warm welcome from Kelly and were quickly seated. The choices on the menu were restricted as the fishermen had been unable to leave Salcombe harbour. We had boulibasse to...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Our daughter booked a table a week ago for a special lunch on 31 Jan 17. The day before they left a message - no business this week so we are not opening on 31 Jan. No real apology, no helpful advice where we might...More

3  Thank Woodpecker1955
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This place is a must if visiting Salcombe. Food was very fresh and the best meal we had over our long weekend by far. Great choice of specials and wine list. Crab is so fresh as well as the mussels, squid and the side salad...More

Thank Pstebbs
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The bouillabaisse was full of lovely fish mussels and prawns and just as it should be. In other words gorgeous.

Thank Oceandave
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Questions & Answers
18 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from ksarah04 | Reviewed this property |
To avoid dissapointment, yes.
19 April 2015|
Response from J-Lemon2016 | Property representative |
The answer to your question is Yes. Dogs are most welcome on the terrace. We cannot accommodate dogs inside the restaurant because we have an open kitchen and we are a small restaurant. Many thanks for your enquiry, we look... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 844280
  • E-mail
Voted "Best Restaurant 2015" by Food & Drink Devon. The Crab Shed is a new waterside seafood restaurant near The Fish Quay in the heart of Salcombe, Devon. Our restaurant sits alongside our very own Crab Factory where we produce 100% hand-picked crab meat, crab cakes and crab stock for our bisque and sauces. All our fish arrives daily from sustainable stocks from "Day Boats" that land to local Fish Markets, mainly Plymouth and Salcombe.
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