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Crab House Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was utterly delicious. The service was excellent and friendly. Freshly cooked so be patient. Beautiful setting. Well worth it in every way

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Clock1972
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Super friendly service. Smashing crabs. Literally. Decent wine. Lots of fresh fish choice on menu. The place has a fun feel to it, like an oversized, comfortable beach hut that happens to serve wonderful sea food. Right next to the water and Chesil Beach.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dominicpalmer
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was a bit disappointed when I first read the menu as I was just after good quality sea food and let the ingredients do the talking. The dishes were over engineered for my taste and very expensive. I think the cheapest main course was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gnarly176
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked this by accident, mistaking it for somewhere else, but was pleasantly surprised. The decor and furniture is quite rustic but the food was excellent. The menu is small but created each day based on what is available. As you can see from the photos...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BlackLabradorMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab house cafe had only just reopened from its Winter closure when we visited, but you would have never guessed it. The food here, as you would expect for its location, is predominantly seafood orientated, so if it's steak and chips you're looking for,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank garyharvey261
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited various times during the summer of 2018 and over previous years. The oysters come from 50 yards outside the entrance and are the freshest in Dorset. The enormous crabs come from Weymouth Bay and are a meal in itself, get the whole one which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank howllew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oysters are amazing nice big and juicy Freshest scallops and thank god with roe left on cooked to perfection. Hake with mushrooms looks amazing and tasted great too best main of the day Curry tasted amazing but plating could have been better for money looked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NotFoodie123456
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped into the Crab house the first time by accident and very glad we did !!! food very good service was good, Crab house Gin very very good ! During our time in Portland we visited this restaurant three times and all good, even when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Daved63060
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During October we were down in Portland, thought we'd pop in to the Crab house Cafe as it looked interesting ! we were not wrong, from obviously crab, oysters, fish was really great. Oh if you go also have some of the Crab house Gin...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dave D
Reviewed 19 December 2018

POOR HYGIENE.......... Keep Well Away. IF You Want To Eat & Pay For Crap. This Is The Place To Go...... Would You Eat Some Wear With Bad HYGIENE.......

Date of visit: November 2018
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Carrie S
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Response from Tracey A | Reviewed this property |
Only if your sitting inside
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yes there is parking
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27 July 2018|
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I went early evening and saw the sunset
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