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The Rum and Crab Shack

) #33 of 103 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%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (69 reviews)
“crab” (200 reviews)
“tempura squid” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the rum and crab shack as part of a weekend trip and were looking a restaurant that offers good vegan and non-vegan food. I didn't think that we would find what we were looking for (mainly because of its name). However, we found...More

Thank Nic E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a simple down home beach restaurant. The jambalaya was very good with lots of shrimp and prawns. Chips were good. Good friendly service.

Thank George9
Reviewed 3 days ago

Busy place to eat and savour your rum, of which there is a wide range to choose from. It has a good atmosphere

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So good we went twice! The steak and lobster is to die for. Honestly I've not had better ever. It was a total delightful experience with fun and friendly staff. Also try the rum cocktails we had dark and stormies which were great. The crab...More

Thank 82Steaklover
Reviewed 3 days ago

We previously raved about the crab salad in the sister branch in Exeter. On a recent trip to St. Ives we thought we'd see if this was similar. In decor most certainly not. This is a very informal setting in what I presume was once...More

Thank jamiemay
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a bad place food was okay but mainly of the fast food type (Deep fried pub grub etc). Seemed to be a more trendy than tasty with a youngish crowd who seemed to be drinking rum type cocktails

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My partner ordered squid starter £6.95 very disappointing 5 squid rings and a little chilli dip ! Decided on the sharer meat platter ! £25.00 lol All the portions on it only enough for one really! one little gristly steak three little bits of chicken...More

Thank DianeT533
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In brief, a lovely little pub. We spent a couple of hours here on a wet afternoon. We had several drinks including the rum marketed by the owners. This is called Dead Man's Finger and I tried it with coke and just with ice. A...More

Thank Baz B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner at this place. Reasonable prices, had huge brown crab for £13.95. Loads of nice rum cocktails. They even do happy hour every day 4-6pm 2 for £10. Just walk in, no reservations, but worth waiting few minutes at the bar.

Thank dexterSk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for lunch with my family when visiting St Ives. It's right along the sea front and if you get a table by the window you'll have a great view overlooking the harbour. I had the crab mac n cheese, I was a...More

Thank HeatherTruett
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17 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
11 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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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