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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Seafood, British, Healthy
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Exceptional quality fish cooked well and simply. The sardine starter was the best I’ve ever eaten. Good menu choice. Nice wine list. Attentive friendly service. 6 of us for lunch and everyone enjoyed all 3 courses. Reasonably priced. A great experience. Not sure why you’ve...not yet made the Michelin Guide but well done guys.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had arrived late afternoon when they were closed but we returned later without a booking & were seated in the marquee which had heated lamps above every table. The food was exceptional & all served with a smile, it could'nt be faulted. We would...certainly go there again if the occasion arose, I hope it does! If you happen to go on a cold wet night with a gale blowing be prepared to eat with your coats on as most patrons were because although the marquees were heated but it can be a little on the cool side. That establishment in my mind was the best place I had ever eaten a meal for many a year. LONG MAY IT SURVIVE!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family meal, we decided to share bigger plates with kids. We had scallops and mussels to start. Monkfish curry and sole for the main split between myself and my two kids. My wife (not a big fish eater) had hake with truffle, goats cheese,...mushrooms, pesto etc and absolutely devoured it! Desserts were top notch as well! Really friendly staff. Sat in heated marquee and it was nice and warm on a cold blustery night.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Crab House Cafe is our Birthday & Anniversary Destination, we love it! This time we were located inside and able to see the kitchen in operation. It was terrific to see professionals at work. Our food was excellent; full of flavour, beautifully presented and...the service was friendly and, importantly, knowledgable. We shared Scallops, Oysters cooked with Pesto and Parmesan, Fish Bhajis then had main dishes of Hake with a Nutty Crumb Crust and Barbecued Mullet and Mackerel. It was all cooked superbly. We drank an Elderflower Presse and Piquepoul Wine followed by Coffees, we couldn’t manage puddings. We feel the Crab Cafe is great value and would highly recommend it to Fish Faces like us😁More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just what I wanted for my birthday treat. My friends live in Weymouth and I stay with them regularly, will definitely go back to Crab House Caf

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Marvellous! An exciting menu, prefaced by complimentary bread that is knockout, with dishes presented in fine style, at reasonable prices, made for an unforgettable lunch. The front of house staff, are keen, enthusiastic and proud of where they work - it shows and made our...visit really enjoyable, thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Fabulous restaurant. I had the hot Crab while my friends had the fish chowder. Mine was fantastic while they said it was the best they had ever had. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. It was expensive but worth it.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

We are big seafood fans so this place was perfect for us! We ordered the crab with the thai sauce which was so delicious! The only slight let down was the kids meals were not very exciting and there wasn't many choices, which is a...shame because not all kids want the same thing. My kids are big fish fans so it would have been nicer to have a small selection rather than just one choice for them. Overall, a good experience and I would recommend here.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

This is a really good fish restaurant. The food is fabulous and my wife and I had the rare experience of judging all three courses as excellent.We also liked the coffee. Of course it's fish based and it's not cheap, but the mixture of flavours...and the options are wide. We liked the simplicity of the surroundings as we are focused on the food. The service was excellent and friendly. It was quiet when we visited, but I would definitely book or call ahead - especially in the winter as they have limited inside space.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

First visit to the Crab House Cafe this year. Really glad to see that the standard is as high as ever. The cafe looks fairly unassuming from outside but don't be put off by that. The standard of cooking is fantastic, which is what you...come for. There is a very wide range of fish on the menu, mainly caught locally, but the specialities here are shellfish, principally oysters, crab and lobster. Keep in mind that the portions here are generous, as it is easy to get carried away with the various courses. The staff too are really good, always helpful and cheerful and they certainly enhance the overall experience One thought. The outside tables have a great view over the Fleet and are perfect on a sunny day. On the day that we went, it rained solidly for hours, so I am glad that this time we chose an indoor table. It depends how far ahead you book and how much you trust the forecast !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Wonderful food in a unique atmosphere overlooking chesil beach. The best sea food . Serve was excellent

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Saw The Crab House Cafe on TV recently about Dorset, Being a crab lover booked for lunch last week. We booked (advised) the main restaurant seating and was shown to our table near the cooking area. Our drinks and orders were take while we waited...watching the chefs cook the orders. The restaurant soon became full, even in the marque attached. Our starters of mussels were delicious. I had the whole crab for main whilst my partner had the child's portion of Fish and chips. I could only eat half of the crab and they kindly boxed the other half to take away. The Crab House Cafe is not a cheap place to eat BUT the fish and food is fresh and cooked individually for you, so is worth it in my mind. Will be going again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

A spectacular meal Difficult to choose. Wonderful brill. White Wine to match. Perfectly sized rhubarb fool. Friendly, professional service.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent food Friendly service My one small niggle is that some items on the menu are over priced for example mackerel which is cheap in the fish munger and not a lot of expert cooking required . All in all a great night out.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

The food lived up to it's reputation, and everything was delicious. There were a couple of hiccups (with the starter and then the bill), but they sorted it out and gave us free drinks as an apology, so we left perfectly happy and will definitely...go there again. Staff were friendly and attentive. We sat in the Marquee (as it was raining outside), which was light and spacious, and each table has a heater over it - so you can keep nice and warm!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Crab House Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5