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“Fantastic seafood”

The Deckhouse crab shack
Ranked #271 of 1 297 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 22 January 2018

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 and a Potjie for my husband. The menu also has steaks and burgers and there are various meat/fish combos too. The first floor dining area has a relaxed atmosphere - it is covered but has open sides with nice views. As we arrived the staff were lowering the wind breaks as they thought it was chilly, but having arrived from a snowy London only hours earlier to us it seemed positively tropical! The staff were very friendly and helpful; and our waitress in particular was delightful. We'll definitely return here soon - I want to try the Lobster Mac & Cheese!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank Sharon B
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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 menu) this was awesome. The fish was very fresh and the wines were lovely.

Thanks for a great memory we will be back

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank TrickyDickie72
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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 ended the night with Key Lime Pie and Mississippi Mud Pie, which was also out of this world!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Berenice B
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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 back again when in Cape Town

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Lee S
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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!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank iambrits
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