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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“clams” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
108 Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel in Rosmead on recommendation of another guest and we were not disappointed. Great choice of seafood served in quirky buckets with a protective pinafore for the customer. The food was well cooked and we struggled to finish...More

Thank barryasmus0645
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on the first night of our South African holiday on the recommendation of staff at our hotel nearby. The food was amazing and wonderfully fresh: we had a bucket of whitebait to share, followed by a prawn & calamari combo for me...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I could not think of a better place to be on our last night in Cape Town, having dinner with the back drop of table mountain. Very romantic 😍. The food was amazing and they are trialling Lobster Mac n cheese (keep it on the...More

Thank TrickyDickie72
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Our waiter of the night was incredibly friendly (we think it was Zee) she only recommended the best dishes! Shimp popcorn was out of this world as well as everything else we ate! Definitely a must go place, and they will see us again! We...More

Thank Berenice B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Crab bucket with the Indonesian sauce was fantastic!!! We ordered as a starter for 2 but it was way too much.. very generous helping.. we were both too full to finish our mains .. service was with a smile which I also love.. will come...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Crab Burger ... mouthwatering! Absolutely the best burger I have had in a long time. The service was impeccable and it was great to be served by such happy staff!

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Had the Seafood and BBq platter for 2. Excellent preparation, and food quality. Since mussels were not up to standard, chef substituted prawns which were delicious.

Thank Randy Z
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We went for dinner at this restaurant having been recommended by our hotel (Mount Sierra). They weren't wrong. Excellent food, good wines and great ambiance. Sitting on the deck as the dusk came down over Table Mountain was great. The portions were big as well...More

1  Thank Baldipaul
107Chris, Manager at The Deckhouse crab shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thanks for your awesome feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner tonight and it was absotely Great. Tuna burger and steamer Can be recommended. Very good Service. We would Return any Time.😊

Thank Tash B
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Our first day in Cape Town following a day of flying and we discovered this absolute gem in the V&A Food Market at the Waterfront. The entire market was a great place to visit but the Deckhouse certainly stood out. The chicken wings were brilliant...More

Thank peterhampton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
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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