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The Crab Shed

Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
+44 1548 844280
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (253 reviews)
“seafood” (95 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (27 reviews)
Closed Now
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After booking this restaurant in October for our New Years Eve Lunch at 1.30pm for a table of 10. We would like to thank them for cancelling our table 1 hour before dining, absolutely disgusted wth this restaurant, during the telephone call they could not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today ..for lunch .. at the time they were too busy to accommodate us .. but happily reserved a table for us in 20 mins ... everything was fantastic.. we had the Bouillabaisse which looked and tasted amazing ...service was fast and efficient....it's...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hardtopleasesomerset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, we had crab and fish & chips which were excellent. However we wzited over an hour for it and then the coffee took over 15 minutes. Overall would not go back, shame.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johndick70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here when our daughter and her partner took us to salcombe for our first visit and was very impressed. Located on the waterfront by the boat yards, with a simple bistro interior (plus outside tables when the weather suits) the atmosphere is informal...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DMC13
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

I was very excited to go to the Crab Shed after reading the great reviews and checked on website and Trip Adviser for opening times, which said ‘open now’. Travelled to Salcombe, walked a rather long way to find the restaurant only to find a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank annie284
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Great little restaurant with a lovely chilled atmosphere. My girlfriend had mussels which she said were excellent. I had scallops and lobster which were both fantaastic Highly recommended and we will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mattyb04
Reviewed November 19, 2018

When ever we are on holiday in the area we always take a day out to enjoy Salcombe and this time was no exception. After the fiasco of parking (don't bother trying any of the harbour car parks, opt for the 'walk & ride' at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MissRubyJewels
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Cosy little restaurant, with a good selection of fresh seafood dishes. I would most certainly go again if I am back in Salcombe. I would highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gary F
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Seriously good, fresh seafood and really friendly staff. Lively location right on the dock at Salcombe. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RobTwigg
Reviewed November 11, 2018

A warm welcome on a wonderful sunny autumn day. We visited in the last day our Honeymoon in Salcombe and were treated to a very tasty and well prepared meal of wonderfully fresh seafood.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JulieJS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gould Road | The Fish Quay, Salcombe TQ8 8DU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 844280
  • E-mail
Voted "Best Restaurant 2015" by Food & Drink Devon. The Crab Shed is a new waterside seafood restaurant near The Fish Quay in the heart of Salcombe, Devon. Our restaurant sits alongside our very own Crab Factory where we produce 100% hand-picked crab meat, crab cakes and crab stock for our bisque and sauces. All our fish arrives daily from sustainable stocks from "Day Boats" that land to local Fish Markets, mainly Plymouth and Salcombe.
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