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Seafood restaurant - Crabshack on the beach - Teignmouth, Devon

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Local, Fresh & Delicious Seafood in Teignmouth, Devon

Welcome to the Crab Shack website.  At the Crab Shack we have first hand experience in seafood and have owned our own fishing boats for over 30 years.  Team this with our chef, Charlie Goddard, and our hero crabbing crew we bring only the finest catch to your plate. Located in Teignmouth in beautiful South Devon Seafood this way

Our Promise

  • Fresh from our own boats, delivered direct to your table

    Our boats, named 'La Vagabonde Des Mer' & 'The Royal Escape', fish off the fast tidal waters in the English channel. They are called a 'vivier boat' which is french for 'live holding tank'. The centre of our boats are full of water, enabling us to keep the crabs and lobsters alive.

  • Sustainable fishing methods are used

    Crab, Spider Crab and Lobster are not a precious stock species, therefore they’re not quotered like other fish stocks. However, we at The Crab Shack and our Crab Shack Deli are fully committed to managing them properly in order for our methods to continue to be a sustainable fishery.

    View Our Menu Visit Crab Shack Deli
  • Our by-catch is released alive

    The process of catching the crabs is a very environmentally friendly procedure. We lay baited pots on the seabed not harming the corals or bed itself. We only select the best quality crab and lobster and return the remainder back to the sea alive.

See our ship


Our Fresh Seafood Menu

We  have a 'catch of the day' menu inside the shack,  this changes daily depending on the local catch.  For the non seafood lovers, we always offer a vegetarian option, or a meat option. Click opposite to see an example menu (please remember this will vary depending on market prices and availability and is only a sample menu) ... or feel free to telephone the shack and speak with one of the crew, who will be happy to go through the menus with you ... 01626 777956


View our menu

View our Seafood Menu


CRAB CRACKING WORKSHOPS !! Our Crab Cracking workshops ran alongside the Taste of the Teign week ... They were a huge success and we raised £96 for the Fishermans Mission !

Watch this space for more workshops ....

Larger Table Reservations ....

Please note that due to the small size of our restaurant, we are now taking a deposit of £10 per person on any tables of 6 people and over. Our largest table reservation is for 8 people, All enquiries, please telephone 01626 777956.

Our Crab Shack Deli opened in April 2014 .. Its just steps away from the Crab Shack and offers freshly made take away sandwiches, salads, whole crabs, lobsters, lots of delicious seafood and much more .....

Crab Shack Deli ... Now Open !!

Our Fishing Boats

Our largest vivier crabber 'La Vagabonde des mer' lands its catch mainly in Cherbourg, France. Her recent landings have been up to 6 tonne of live crab and 780 kilo of live lobster. The smaller vivier boat 'The Royal Escape' has been fishing alongside them and landing in Cherbourg also, but bringing home the crab and lobster for the Crab Shack. When home, both boats rest in Teignmouth Harbour.

Posted by Amanda on Fri, 25 Sep 2015

Crab Shack Deli ...

Our Crab Shack Deli is now up and running .. You can buy fresh seafood and handpicked crab meat daily, fresh takeaway sandwiches and wraps, along with a selection of freshly landed day boat fish. We also sell many local artisan products, along with buckets and crabbing lines ! We are situated in the old Harbour Masters Office, next to Seasports, just a few steps away from the Crab Shack.

Posted by Amanda on Fri, 25 Sep 2015


Our largest fishing boat 'La Vagabonde Des Mer' has had

a major refit  ........    works have been 

carried out on the bow of the boat, with lots of new timber

added.  This was a specialist job and took many weeks.  

We are pleased to say she is back in the water and back

doing what she does best ... catching crabs and lobsters !

Posted by Amanda on Fri, 25 Sep 2015

Our Website

We hope you like our website. If there is any other information you would like, then please telephone the Crab Shack on 01626 777956 or email us at

Posted by Amanda on Wed, 30 Nov -1


To book a table, please telephone the Crab Shack on 01626 777956  Please do not book a table via email as we cannot guarantee acknowledgement. Opening hours are from Wednesday through til Sunday evening.  We close Mondays and Tuesdays. Find us on the Back Beach, Teignmouth.

Where is Crabshack on the beach?

3 Queen Street
Back Beach, Teignmouth
South Devon
TQ14 8BY

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