The Crab Shack – A Fresh Take on Whitby Fish and Chips

Looking for the best fresh fish in Whitby?

Whitby is rightly famous for its fresh fish and chips, and The Crab Shack at Raithwaite Sandsend is no exception. It’s the newest foodie go-to for just-caught fish, triple-cooked chips and a range of delicious seafood and vegetarian options.

Enjoy a fresh take on traditional fish and chips in our relaxed al fresco setting, just a short walk away from the long sweep of Sandsend beach and the magnificent Yorkshire coastline. Surrounded by our award-winning gardens, The  Crab Shack is the perfect outdoorsy dining experience on any Whitby trip.

Sit at our rustic, dog-friendly trestle tables or head down to the beach with a handy fish and chip takeaway box.


The Crab Shack truck serves some of the very best seafood and fish dishes in the Whitby area. Sample the freshest Whitby crab sandwiches, just-caught mackerel served Korean-style, or Whitby fish and chips with North Sea cod in a crispy batter, enjoyed with homemade tartar sauce and mushy peas.


We source only the freshest fish, caught sustainably by local Yorkshire fishermen, which coupled with our friendly service and lovely location make The Crab Shack a great alternative to a traditional Whitby fish and chip shop.

Fancy something a little different? Our burger is served in a soft brioche bun with Mrs Bell’s blue cheese from Thirsk, North Yorkshire.


The Crab Shack serves a wide range of beers, soft drinks, wine and spirits from across the world for diners to enjoy with their meal.


The Crab Shack is an extension of our local, sustainable Restaurant menu for those out and about in Whitby. For more scrumptious fish dishes, and to experience one of the finest restaurants in Whitby, visit our Restaurant, part of the beautiful Raithwaite estate, for delicious seasonal dishes and Yorkshire favourites.


Please note: The Crab Shack is now closed until further notice, while we work on our exciting refurbishment plans.