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The Rum and Crab Shack

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood, British
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
+44 1736 796353
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (77 reviews)
“crab” (237 reviews)
“rum selection” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Wharf Road, St Ives TR26 1LG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a cold Sunday in January and it was good to see the place was open as there were plenty of restaraunts closed. Extensive menu and good drinks menu including 2 for 1 cocktails. We ordered and 2 mins later we were told...More

Thank WhatNoBiscuits
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A favourite haunt in St Ives and mercifully still open during the quiet season. It is worth going for a cocktail before eating as they are truly delicious ; obviously rum based and the pear daiquiri takes some beating. I have yet to be disappointed...More

Thank N5Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time here for drinks. Very relaxed bar and a great location. We visited a second time to eat which was not that great. So stick to the bar.

1  Thank Karina O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed trying their new rum dead man's fingers and a few cocktails whilst visiting st ives for the day with family for new year break

Thank Brian300749
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while on a week break in St. Ives we ate her four times. Each time the food was lovely and the staff were friendly and attentive. It can sometimes get a bit busy but we found it easier to get seated if we arrived about...More

Thank bertieburton02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to St Ives a few times and had never noticed this place! Luckily we came across it whilst walking one evening and decided to eat here for dinner the following day. Lovely little place, cosy. Food was amazing, we shared the meat...More

Thank sachah1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted this to be a great meal as it had so much to promise, a great location and a different take on local food, I had the softshell crab burger, and my partner had steak for £17 & £2 for the wateriest peppercorn...More

2  Thank Dan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as good as the last visit we had but we enjoyed ourselves none the less. Unfortunately I think it was staff training day when we decided to go as we had a fish or crab ball ( can’t remember the exact name ) and...More

1  Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for cocktails, slight confusion over prices and what we could order but easily sorted. Cocktails took ages to be served but well worth the wait...yummy.

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in at 16:05. Waited for 5 minutes to be seated, not that there were no seats but because there was no one to show us our seats. Ok. It’s ok. Patience. Waited another 10 minutes for the beverage. Another hour for the food....More

2  Thank MalikDinata
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14 November 2017|
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Response from darstives | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember!! I don't think so. It was still very warm in October so it would not have been lit if they had one anyway.
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
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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