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The Rum and Crab Shack

) #36 of 104 Restaurants in St Ives $$ - $$$ , Seafood, British
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
+44 1736 796353
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“jambalaya” (71 reviews)
“crab” (206 reviews)
“tempura squid” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
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51 - 60 of 869 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2017

If you want a scrumptious meal and get away from the long haul transatlantic pirate missions - then this is your place. Scrummy bait and a worthwhile place for a bit to eat. With their no sea shanty policy and eye patches with accompanying parrot...More

Thank MortimerLake
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Fabulous little place, doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is really good. Huge selection of rum as you would expect from the name.

Thank Mandy W
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Our favourite place to visit every time we come to St Ives. Fantastic cocktails, laid back atmosphere, amazing views and great food!

Thank charleyjade
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We visited a few times on our holiday, once for a drink and twice for food. They have a good selection of drinks and beers and some comfy sofas. The staff in the dining section were all really friendly and the service was good. The...More

1  Thank Moominomom
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing quirky place with stunning sea views. My family and I ate there and gave top scores for our meals, the lobster was divine and I ordered fillet steak... probably the best steak I have ever tasted. And the best thing, they do red bush...More

Thank TravellingCoolCat
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Visited on a beautiful summers day during half term. Two hangry small people who had a lovely mac and cheese, it's always a relief when the kids food that's served is actually tasty. We were busy with phone calls, staff waited patiently before we ordered....More

Thank CookingForAChef
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great seafood and fabulous rum & cocktails. Early doors it caters for children. Some of us ordered fresh lobster and some ordered fresh crab, we all enjoyed our seafood which came with chips and salad and was delicious. For a pudding the Bourbon...More

1  Thank jttou
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This is the first place I head to when going for drinks in St Ives. This bar & restaurant has a great traditional feel to it, with beautiful views over St Ives harbour. They have a large selection of rum including their own local rum...More

Thank Cornish_Foodie87
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal best view food value for money my hubby and I had romantic meal the staff were very attentive

Thank Sharonperry
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Rum and Crab shack last year and was great. I had the dressed crab which was lovely. However this year we went and the service wasn't great and the food was below average. I ordered the whole crab this...More

Thank Eddie R
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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