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The Deckhouse crab shack

108 Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 1020
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“crab” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
“catfish” (17 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
108 Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Faith the manageress has no idea how to deal with customers. Waiter kept on having to apologize for drinks they didn't have, order one coke then they don't have anymore, order a Heineken then then don't have anymore. The blue swimmer crabs had absolutely no...More

Thank Trail826091
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to this restaurant for the first time, we like the ambiance on the deck and find it an interesting concept. The food and service was ave even though they were not extremely busy. They were also out of stock on certain items...More

Thank Rachelle A
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we stepped in the service was amazing! the booking lady was exceptionally friendly, the waiter (Peter) was amazing, the food was great and the chef came out to chat to us, we even got free shots for my husbands birthday. the look...More

Thank stacey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant simply because of the menu . They serve some of the best hot wings I have ever eaten ( I have tried a few ) . The orange crab was also great . A totally different experience in Kloof Street ....More

1  Thank Jon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called to book at 12.30pm. Asked to arrive at 1.00pm. Arrived at 1.00pm to find only one table full!!! Ordered drinks. Menu came. Walter asked for choices. The signature dish was not available but we hadn't been told. The next choice was unavailable also. Wine...More

Thank jamesjfowles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good seafood with a large selection. Staff are friendly and service was very good. The shellfish platter is exceptionally good and plenty to share.

Thank Loriwhite999
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We were so looking forward to taking our friends to dinner for a different eating experience and were sadly very embarrassed and disappointed. The venue is lovely and the waitrons though new to the job, were very attentive. The best thing of the whole evening...More

1  Thank Susanne V
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a wonderfull meal The veiw of table mountain is great and the food is to die for The restaurant is very rustic but the service is outstanding

Thank mikeaJ3743LD
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to have seafood and saw that they had Alaskan King Crab! I had the Jambalaya and my Fiancée had the Alaskan King Crab. The food was delicious and the crab to die for!!! We had such a great dinner, we also had popcorn...More

Thank Mark T
agnescrabshack, Owner at The Deckhouse crab shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Mark, Thank you very much for such a lovely review, I am so pleased to read you had a great time! We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, The Deckhouse

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Really the generous portions crisp and succulent. Yummy coleslaw topped with pecan nuts. Service good although very quiet for a Saturday evening.

Thank Paramesvaran P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 1020
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The Deckhouse Crabshack brings something new to the foodie scene in Cape Town – don your plastic bib, order up and get stuck in, there really is no other way to enjoy this kind of food. The menu mimics an American-style crab shack, where the portions are big, the flavours are bold and the atmosphere is convivial and unpretentious. Set in a well-known spot on Kloof Street, it has a lovely outdoor deck with views of Table Mountain. The decor is beachy and includes some cool touches like the sofas made from boat halves and whitewashed tables and chairs. It’s light, fresh and fun.
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