Crabshakk is one of a number of first class restaurants that have made the Finnieston area the one that everyone is talking about for food in Glasgow. It’s my personal favourite and no amount of gushing praise could possibly do their crab cakes justice.
Located on Argyle Street it is between the West End and the city centre. Particularly popular for a lunch (if a business lunch expect some sluggish productivity for the rest of the day) and it is somewhere I would advise booking ahead for.
Crabshakk is an incredibly cosy wee place. Certainly not one for spreading out, it makes up for its lack of space with the best crab cakes I’ve ever had. That is the one thing you must order, the rest is a no-lose affair as the quality of all of their seafood and fish options is superb. Of course, the plus side of the size is the terrific atmosphere, which is ever-present. I’ve never seen Crabshakk quiet and the patrons tend to be on the boisterous side as the empty white wine bottles start to inevitably add up as the aromas from the kitchen go to work on the senses. I don’t recall seeing too many unhappy faces over the years – it’s one of those places to go when you’re looking to be nice to yourself.