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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 nearly 30 years.  Team this with our chef, Josh Martin, 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 Seafood House and The Crab Shack are fully committed to managing them properly in order for our methods to continue to be a sustainable fishery.

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  • 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.

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Our Fresh Seafood Evening 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)

Our Lunchtime Snack Menu

We offer mainly snacks at lunchtimes, including fresh crab sandwiches, homemade crab soup, local mussels and scallops when available . We also have a lunchtime special board which will change daily depending on local catch.


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View our Seafood Menu


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 over 6 people. The maximum table reservation is for 8 people. We do, however, cater for private functions up to 30 people. All enquiries, please telephone 01626 777956.

Please also note that we are very busy this time of year .. We cannot always get to the telephone during a busy lunchtime or evening service. If you leave a message on our answerphone we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can, this can sometimes be the next day. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!

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Our Crab Shack Deli opened in April this year !! Take away sandwiches, salads, fresh seafood and local day boat fish available !

Crab Shack Deli ... Now Open !!

Crab Shack Deli ...

Our Crab Shack Deli is now up and running .. You can buy fresh seafood and handpicked crab meat daily 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. Telephone number ... 07585223299 Please note ... We will be closed from 27th October to 5th November 2014.

Posted by Amanda on Mon, 20 Oct 2014


The Crab Shack and the Crab Shack Deli will be closed

between Monday 27th October and Tuesday 4th November.

We will re-open again on 5th November as normal, right 

through until 21st December when we will close for Christmas

and New Year.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Posted by Amanda on Mon, 20 Oct 2014

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 Thu, 22 Nov 2012

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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