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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Scottish
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best seafood restaurant during our 2-week stay in Scotland. Small restaurant (so book in advance) with a great atmosphere and amazing fish/seafood.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Wow, what an amazing place! Outstanding food! Probably the best mussels and scallops we’ve ever had! Also outstanding and friendly service. Will definitely be back in the future.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

We were on jacobite express so looked for lunch in millaig. The cabin was our choice fantastic food beautiful wine excellent service. You won't find better . I had salmon and dill fishcake with salad and potatoes my husband had megrin sole with salad and...chips. He said the best fish he had ever eaten. My fishcakes were delicious too. Well done all concerned. Sheila & Wally LinkMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

We were staying in Arisaig and went for a day trip. With the steam train being in the town was very busy but the Cabin managed to get us a table. Very friendly and knowledgeable server. I had one of the specials, brill my wife...had breaded haddock. The fish was so fresh and excellently prepared. A lovely friendly atmosphere in the restaurant. Will visit againMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

We found this gem by chance. Fantastic seafood (mussels and langoustines for me) - very well prepared and good-sized portions. Excellent and attentive service too. Terrific.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Amazing food and amazing service. Recommended to go either before the Jackobite arrives or after as it gets full very quickly but don't worry, they also have a take away. Located opposite the harbour shop on the corner. The food is beautifully cooked to perfection,...if I didn't know any different I would have said I was in a Michelin Style restaurant 😋More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Fantastic, spot on. The best fish and mussels that I have had in a long time. Great quality fresh produce cooked to perfection

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Fantastic little place , welcoming and food was lovely . Highly recommend Waited outside for a table for 20 minutes, but was worth the wait.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

We had a wonderful dinner out The Cabin in Mallaig. Excellent, uncomplicated seafood dishes. Casual, friendly atmosphere with fantastic service. Reservations were not being taken when we went, so arrive early or be prepared to wait for a little while. I noticed the takeout window...was very busy, too, which is a nice option if you don't want to dine in!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Fabulous meal whilst staying locally . Don’t expect sophisticated surroundings, The Cabin is all about the fish … it speaks for itself . Menu full of local catches , I had hot salmon starter, my husband had mussels. Mains were Megrim and Monkfish , all...dishes were absolutely fabulous. The wine list is not extensive, but excellent nonetheless. The owner/ front of house guy was so engaging and seemed genuinely interested in all the guests . We had such a lovely evening and would most certainly recommend to anyone visiting the area .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

SO pleased I did research about the best places to eat in Mallaig because The Cabin was amazing. Great people, the freshest seafood I’ve ever eaten and a really relaxed atmosphere. The seafood is a little expensive but you get what you pay for so...as a treat it was perfect. Super friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble. Doesn’t open on a Wednesday so try and take a trip to Mallaig on any other day so you can experience this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

Incredible food. Great people. Very fresh seafood. I particularly enjoyed the scallops. Always busy because it’s so good.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Fantastic evening meal, we were extremely well looked after and the food was amazing. We will be back

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Terrific meal! Wondered if I should have ordered new potatoes instead of chips after I saw the being served. But chips were World Class. Fish was perfectly prepared. Sticky toffee dessert was life-altering!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. Just walk straight in with no booking needed. Food so fresh and service excellent even when really busy. Would highly recommend and would definitely go there again

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hi William, We don’t take reservations in the restaurant as it’s very small and we only have 6 tables due to Covid. We don’t have outside seating, but we have an extensive seafood take away menu. As your travelling on the... More
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Yes, The Cabin offers takeaway services.

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The Cabin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5