CrabShack Worthing


Seafood Restaurant Worthing West Sussex

About Us

Crabshack is a family owned and run seafood restaurant and beach bar with a large terrace overlooking the sea.

Our philosophy is to provide the freshest local fish and seafood alongside fabulous drinks with fantastic service. We keep our menu small as everything is freshly prepared by us and cooked to order in our kitchen. We believe passionately in honest, simple flavours and letting our amazing ingredients do the talking whilst giving great value for money. We are dog and children friendly, as long as they are well behaved! You can soak up the sun on the deck outside or shelter from the storm and stay warm and cosy inside.

We are laid back, relaxed and unpretentious, you can either have a three course meal or just stop by for a snack, beer, cocktail, or glass of wine from our small but interesting wine list. We also have a great ice cream shack on our deck serving award winning Marshfield Farm ice creams. Our service is always friendly, welcoming and informative.

We opened on the 1st June 2015 and by Christmas 2016 Trip Advisor ranked us as number one out of over 300 restaurants in Worthing and ninth out of over 1600 in West Sussex. These rankings are based on unsolicited reviews from happy customers, we never ask people to review us. We have also had some national press recognition with great reviews in The Spectator Magazine May 2016, The Sunday Times UK Top 20 Seafood shacks in August 2016 and a mention in The Saturday Guardians “Let’s move to ….” feature in September 2016.

Get in touch

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 12 noon- 9pm
Friday - Saturday 12 noon - 9.30pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4pm bar till 6pm

Please note the kitchen is closed between 4 and 5pm but
we are fully licensed so can drink after the kitchen has closed.

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WINNERS !!! Of the best independent restaurant at the Sunny Worthing Business Awards
We are all very happy , thank you so much to all of our lovely customers for voting for us !

Call us now on 01903 215070 to make your booking

At weekends we get very busy so it is best to book , we allow two hours at the table for our earlier sittings so if you think you will need longer then please tell us when making your booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you would like oysters please give us 24 hours notice and we will order them in for you £12 for half a dozen

Job Opportunities

Crabshack are looking for a full time chef to start as soon as possible.
If you have experience as a CDP or above, a passion for great food, enjoy a fast paced service and working as part of a friendly team
then maybe you are the one for us !

Please email a CV and cover letter to me ASAP


  • “Delicious Crabshack sharing fish platter, yum yum, and a cool venue to boot! Sharing partner not half bad either

    — Michelle Goodwin

  • “My favourite place in the whole world. In no particular order, the food, staff, location and of course beer are as good as it gets”

    — Dan Frith

  • “Aidan's birthday meal, gem of a place for a winter warmer delight, fish pie is sublime and today's special-cod, tapenade, samphire, crunchy spuds; it is out of this world!”

    — Emma Claire

  • “Went there on recommendation and it was fantastic, so rare to get freshly caught and freshly cooked food straight to your plate these days, very well presented and always great when the chef comes out and talks you through your potential choice! Can't wait to go again !”

    — Mark Stuart-William


We use BNFS Fish suppliers who are based in Hove Lagoon and have their own fleet of fishing boats which fish mainly between Newhaven and Bognor. The vessels that land to BNFS are small inshore day-boats that land their catch within hours of capture, thus ensuring the fish is of the highest quality. They rely on seasonal fisheries native to this area and work closely with local authorities to enable consumers and the community to benefit from sustainably caught fish and shell fish.


Our mussels when in season come from Fowey in Cornwall and the Shetland Isles.

Our scallops, clams and cockles are from Poole Harbour.

Our crabs and crabmeat is either local if available or from Devon.


Our puddings will be listed on our boards when you arrive, there is always something scrumptious and made in house to tempt you.

If you don’t have much room we have a great range of Marshfield Farm ice cream or sorbet in  our dedicated “ ice cream shack “ on the deck, or you could try one of our boozy afogattos or an espresso martini .


Our bar is fully stocked with a great range of spirits , bottled beer and beer on draught . We have a great wine list including some local delicious sparkling from Ridgeview Estate . Try one of our famous Posh Gin or vodka and tonics made with local Blackdown spirits and fevertree tonic .

We can also make a mean cocktail - we only have a short list but can turn our hands to most things so please ask if there is something particular you fancy !

We are fully licensed so you can drink after the kitchen has closed !


Contact Us

Why not come along and see what all the fuss is about

book a table or for any enquiries please phone or pop in

Contact Info

2 Marine Parade
Worthing West Sussex BN11 3PN

01903 215070

CrabShack Worthing