Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).
1114 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TD
  • Telephone 0141 334 6127
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm
  • Email
  • Website
Photo of Crabshakk

Compact fish restaurant where cooking, service and ingredients are carefully balanced to create an unforgettable and relaxed dining experience.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Celebrating its ten year anniversary in 2019 – a fact that is testament to how much Finnieston has changed recently, when Crabshakk’s arrival heralded a bright new beginning for the district. It’s remarkable how much they’ve packed into a tiny space, from a marble bar and mirrored wall to ornamental ships and curved railings leading upstairs to a compact mezzanine. It’s all about the specials and fresh catch in this bustling spot, but there’s a modern touch to match the décor. Mussels in ‘nduja and puttanesca sauce gives the bivalves a spicy, earthy depth of flavour with crusty sourdough to soak it up. Share some salt and pepper squid, with gurnard goujon and Asian slaw, or seared scallops with anchovy butter. The main menu comprises mainly shellfish – from crab and lobster, to oysters, langoustines and a fruit de mer platter. There’s a real focus on specials that champion the catch of the day too – halibut with a creamed cod roe polenta, diced potatoes and rock samphire, or cod with olive oil mash, black pudding, broccoli and a green apple salsa.

The List's rating






Robbie Armstrong visited Crabshakk on 6 March 2019
  • High point: Trendiest fish spot in town
  • Low point: It's pricey
  • Average price: £27 (lunch); £27 (dinner)
Glasgow Larder

Listed in the Glasgow Larderorder a print copy (free + p&p).

  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 52
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £21.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Take Three: The three ages of fish restaurant

9 Jul 2009

Rogano 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow, 0141 248 4055, Fitted out in art deco style in homage to the Clyde-built Queen Mary in 1935. It looks expensive and by golly it is. Amid the walnut veneer and polished silver, choose fish bisque…