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The Rum and Crab Shack

Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
+44 1736 796353
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (74 reviews)
“crab” (229 reviews)
“rum selection” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone rates this highly. To be fair ice only had lunch here but it was the crab. Was bit dissapointed as had to search for the Crab in my Crab melt .other half had smokey chicken burger which was ....nice. Staff were friendly and helpful....More

Thank Mattheu O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a quirky, interesting find in St Ives. Enjoyed delicious Gin and Tonics as a sundowner and then returned the next evening for a delicious pot of Jambalaya. Very relaxed, holiday vibes, good service and nice atmosphere.

Thank 1AngieHopkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not eat ( my partner said the food looked amazing)... but went for late night cocktails and boy did we have a good time the cocktail menu is vast so i asked the young lady for a help deciding she asked what i...More

Thank LordLouie64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice on the menu, we had Jambalaya, soft shell crab burger, corn on the cob and onion rings, the food was amazing. The fabulous choice of rums is just to good to ignore, the rum menu gives you a description of each one to...More

Thank Jude J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place to go with a pirate and ship ahoy feeling !!! Great seafood and a long list of good rum to chose from

Thank Helena R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a rum drinker, but every single drink we tried was delicious. We went for the rum ribs and crab - both of which were absolutely sublime! Really casual, comfortable and relaxed place with lovely views of the harbour - loved it.

Thank ALH2310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it does not sound nice but it sure tastes nice. This is I would say is a bit of a quirky bar the food is a bit spicy but good, very nice staff making you very welcome. The Dead Mans Fingers are really spicy...More

Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my wife in late September. Very welcoming staff, the food was very nice and the rum selection was as good as I've seen anywhere, including Cuba. Spent a very pleasant/boozy evening and can recommend it.

Thank richardbatho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place with an amazing cocktail menu. Staff were really friendly and quick to serve us. The food was really good and very reasonably priced.

Thank Gemma S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found out about the Rum and Crab Shack through their own in house Rum "Dead Man's Fingers" which had rave reviews on The Whiskey Exchange. After buying a bottle in a local shop we decided that to have dinner in the Shack that night...More

Thank William F
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16 April 2017|
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Response from Oliver794 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are dogs around.
Tracy W
30 August 2016|
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Response from Bluebird291 | Reviewed this property |
I think so yes, may be best to call up but I am pretty sure we saw dogs in the bar area at least. X
10 August 2016|
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Response from ZaraVP | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I'm afraid. Contact them directly?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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