We have the Atlantic on our doorstep, which means our seafood selection is some of the best in the world and arrives fresh and tasty to our restaurants, cafés, bars and markets every day.
Find these delectable morsels at a local seafood shack by the coast or harbour and enjoy gorgeous seaside views as you tuck into your food!
1. Oban Seafood Hut
Also known as ‘The Green Shack’, this is a favourite foodie spot amongst locals and visitors. Located on the south side of the town by the railway pier, the hut offers an array of lobster, scallops, crab and more. You can buy your favourites to eat on the spot or take them away with you to enjoy later.
2. Lobster Shack, North Berwick
A visit to North Berwick in East Lothian isn’t complete without a trip to the Lobster Shack in the harbour, where you can indulge in lobster, crab bisque, seafood chowder and breaded squid. Enjoy your seafood with an atmospheric stroll along the beach, or watch the sun set across the horizon towards Fife.
3. The Oyster Shed Farm Shop, Skye
Located in the village of Carbost on the Isle of Skye, where you’ll also find the Talisker Distillery, the Oyster Shed Farm Shop provides the highest quality of Pacific oysters grown in the crystal-clear waters of Loch Harport, which you can enjoy as you admire the view. If oysters don’t take your fancy, they also offer smoked salmon, mussels, crab, scallops, smoked Scottish game and a variety of cheese and chutneys.
4. The Seafood Shack, Ullapool
Set up by two local lassies, the shack has won many awards for its beautifully cooked seafood including langoustines cooked in a hot garlic and thyme butter, traditional Cullen Skink, fresh local oysters and scallops served with caramelised red onion and wild rice to get your taste buds tingling.
5. Reilly Shellfish, Crail
Head to the harbour of the pretty seaside village of Crail in Fife and visit Reilly Shellfish, also known as The Lobster Hut. Established in 1974, this quaint little shack overlooks the picturesque harbour and serves up fresh North Sea crab and lobster dishes.
6. Skipness Seafood Cabin, Tarbert
The cabin near Tarbert in Argyll has been around since 1988 and has been serving up a range of specialties, treats, platters ever since, so you can guarantee the food will be incredible!
7. The Oyster Bar, Ellenabeich
The small village of Ellenabeich on the Isle of Seil in Argyll is home to The Oyster Bar, a favourite amongst visitors and locals alike. This family-run bar is only 16 miles south of Oban in the perfect setting to enjoy a view as you tuck into your dinner. Choose from a range of lite bites, lunch or dinner which includes scampi, fritters, locally-sourced langoustines and mussels and fresh home-baking.
8. The Creel Seafood Bar, Isle of Mull
The Creel Seafood Bar in Fionnphort boasts an array of mouth-watering seafood which is all caught locally in the waters surrounding Mull and Iona. Delve into a platter of scallops and mussels, crispy langoustines, creamy Cullen Skink, prawns, crab and much more.
9. Nanny’s, Shieldaig
Nanny’s in Shieldaig on the north west coast boasts a mouth-watering variety of dishes, light bites and specials that you can dig your teeth into. Aside from seafood, Nanny’s also offers a range of breakfast options and a tasty selection of home baking.
10. Fisherman’s Pier Fish & Chip Van, Isle of Mull
The popular Fisherman’s Pier Fresh Fish & Chip Van in the colourful waterfront village of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull isn’t any old fish and chip shop! Every fish, scallop and delicacy is caught daily fresh from the sea and is cooked to perfection before being served up with fluffy chips. Tuck into your favourite dish watch the sun set over the harbour.
11. Cheesy Toast Shack, Fife
Are you ready for award-winning gourmet grilled cheese toasties with a variety of toppings that will leave you licking your lips for days? We know this isn’t a seafood shack as such, but as it’s wonderfully located by the sea, overlooking Kingsbarns Beach and St Andrews Pier, we thought it would be rude not to include. The shack is definitely one to visit, especially after a long walk along the coast.
These are just a few suggestions to try around Scotland, there are plenty more to choose from. Explore more restaurants, bars, food trucks and markets across the country where you can taste a whole variety of Scotland’s best produce.
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