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Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

John Macleod’s original venue – this quirkily laid out Finnieston fixture is one of the best-known destinations on this foodie strip and you can eat either at the counter or in the small warren of seating areas. Reports this year still included some “outstanding” fish and seafood cookery but there was also the odd “disappointment” – perhaps the strain of managing two places at once?

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This intriguing and cramped venue (no surprise its owner is an architect) is “full of fun and just the freshest, simplest food – whole crabs and great fish” – a formula that has carried the Finnieston original since 2009 (it added a sibling this year, see also). “Be prepared to be very close to fellow diners, but it’s so worth it for the totally awesome food”.

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fish and seafood heaven” – a Finnieston fixture since 2009, this bustling joint with a very ‘street’ attitude is “not to be beaten” for spanking-fresh crustacea and well turned-out fish at “amazing” prices for such quality. Perch at the bar, or book/hustle for a table in the small interior.

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s “very crowded”, but there’s no knocking the “consistently fabulous fish and seafood” (which comes at “amazing” prices) at this idiosyncratic Finnieston fixture. You eat either counter-style at the front, or at a “closely-packed table” in one of the many nooks at the back or in the small upstairs section.

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Crabshakk Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Crabshakk Restaurant in G3, Glasgow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Crabshakk restaurant.
Andrew D
All very haphazard. My whitebait was cooked...
Reviewed 7 days ago

"All very haphazard. My whitebait was cooked brittle, and the sole, which was ordered grilled, arrived meuniere.. The service is best described as fluctuating. Not what I was expecting. I'd call it cheap and cheerful, but it isn't cheap!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £17.00 £4.75 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑12 am
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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