12 of the Best Seafood Shacks in Scotland

Mairi Scobie ·June 15, 2023Reading time: 4 minutes

Scotland is by the Atlantic, so our seafood is some of the best in the world. You can find our delicious seafood delicacies at a seaside shack near the coast or harbour, and enjoy great views while you eat!

  1. The Lobster Shack North Berwick

    The Lobster Shack

    Where? North Berwick in East Lothian, 20 miles east of Edinburgh

    Why the Lobster Shack?

    • Finest quality seafood directly from the boats in the harbour
    • Serve delicious seafood in eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging
    • Fully covered and heated outdoor dining area

    Top Dishes

    • Fish & chips – £11.95
    • Grilled North Berwick lobster – half: £27.95, whole: £47.95
  2. Oyster Shed Farm Shop Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Mussels from The Oyster Shed

    © Kim Walton

    Where? The village of Carbost on the Isle of Skye

    Why the Oyster Shed Farm Shop?

    • Pacific oysters grown in the crystal-clear waters of Loch Harport
    • The chance to shuck your own oysters with expert advice on hand
    • Enjoy a tour at Talisker Distillery nearby before visiting for lunch

    Top Dishes

    • Oysters – £1.20 each (price may vary)
    • Hot smoked salmon and chips – £10
  3. Oban Seafood Hut Oban

    Oban Seafood Hut

    © @monasharonlisa

    Where? Oban in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland

    Why the Oban seafood Hut?

    • A seafood lovers paradise with lobster, scallops and crab available on the menu
    • High quality seafood cooked fresh to order
    • A great alfresco dining spot with sea views overlooking Oban Bay

    Top Dishes

    • Prawn sandwich – £3.95
    • Scallops in hot garlic butter – £10.50
  4. Reilly Shellfish Crail

    Crail Harbour

    Where? The seaside village of Crail in Fife on Scotland’s east coast

    Why Reilly Shellfish?

    • 2021 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice
    • Family-run business first established in 1974
    • Casual alfresco dining at the beach, serving only the freshest crab and lobster

    Top Dishes

    • Dressed crab – £7
    • Lobster roll – £8
  5. The Seafood Shack Ullapool

    The Seafood Shack

    © @hungryforscotland

    Where? The picturesque town of Ullapool in the Northern Highlands

    Why The Seafood Shack?

    • Set up by two local lassies, winning many awards for their beautifully cooked seafood
    • An ever-changing menu which includes local oysters, scallops, mussels and trout
    • Gluten free and no dairy options available

    Top Dishes

    • Cullen skink served with bread – £4.50
    • Ullapool smoked trout served with salad – £8
  6. The Oyster Bar Ellenabeich

    A view towards the Isle of Seil

    Where? The small village of Ellenabeich, 16 miles south of Oban on Scotland’s west coast

    Why The Oyster Bar?

    • Seasonal menu using fresh and locally sourced ingredients
    • Outdoor seating area looks out onto the Atlantic taking in the views of the islands of Scarba and Jura
    • Lots of non-seafood options available including steak and ale pie, chilli con carne and a selection of burgers

    Top Dishes

    • Wholetail scampi with chips, peas and tartare sauce – £14
    • Langoustines – starter (x4): £17, main (x8): £28
  7. Skipness Seafood Cabin Tarbert

    Skipness Seafood Cabin

    © @hangrystories

    Where? Near the village of Tarbert in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland

    Why Skipness Seafood Cabin?

    • Rated number 1 for places to eat in Skipness on TripAdvisor
    • Proud supporters of sustainable fishing with all langoustine’s creel caught
    • Offer sweet treats including cake and mini tubs of Mackie’s ice cream

    Top Dishes

    • Hot-smoked salmon roll – £4.50
    • Skipness seafood platter – for one: £18, for two: £32
  8. The Creel - Seafood Bar Isle of Mull

    The Creel Seafood Bar

    © @thecreelseafood

    Where? Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull

    Why The Creel Seafood Bar?

    • Mouth-watering seafood caught locally in the waters surrounding Mull and Iona
    • Delve into a platter of scallops and mussels, crispy langoustines and prawns
    • Teas and coffees are also served along with other drinks

    Top Dishes

    • Salt and pepper squid and chips – £10
    • Battered scallops and chips – £15
  9. Fisherman's Pier Fish & Chip Van Tobermory, Isle of Mull

    Tobermory harbour

    Where? The colourful waterfront village of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull

    Why Fisherman’s Pier Fish & Chip Van?

    • Holds the prestigious ‘Les Routiers’ award
    • Every fish, scallop and delicacy is caught daily from the sea and cooked to perfection
    • The perfect setting for a chippy while you watch the sun set over the harbour

    Top Dishes

    • Haddock – £8
    • Scallops – £11
  10. Nanny's Shieldaig


    © @nannysshieldaig

    Where? Shieldaig in Wester Ross in the northwest Highlands

    Why Nanny’s?

    • The Squat lobster is a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors
    • Boasts a mouth-watering variety of dishes, light bites and specials
    • Offers a range of breakfast options and a tasty selection of home baking

    Top Dishes

    • Hot breakfast rolls (served from 10am – 12pm) – £4
    • Squat lobster – £9
  11. The Seafood Bothy Stonehaven

    Stonehaven Harbour

    Where? Housed in a converted horsebox in the harbour town of Stonehaven south of Aberdeen

    Why The Seafood Bothy?

    • Menu varies depending on the day’s catch from the owner’s very own boat!
    • Expect delicious seafood salad platters, wraps, baguettes, pies and more
    • Enjoy your meal while you admire the pretty sea views from the harbour

    Top Dishes

    • Toasted crab and cheese sandwich – £12
    • Lobster and prawn burrito – £15
  12. The Shellfish Shack Anstruther

    Anstruther Harbour, Fife

    Where? Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife

    Why The Shellfish Shack?

    • Offer a variety of freshly cooked fish and shellfish
    • Choose your own live lobster from the tank
    • Use biodegradable packaging for take-out lunches

    Top Dishes (prices available on site)

    Seafood platter

    Salmon & pesto encroute

    Stuffed crab claws

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