The Lobster Shack is a beach bar serving a selection of hot and cold seafood, with daily specials, amazing local beers and local wine

With amazing beach views and lots of outdoor seating The Lobster Shack is the perfect summer destination. In the winter months we have a cosy log burner making the restaurant suitable for all weathers!

Opening Times
Every day from 11am until 9pm
Please note: Reservations are not taken.
Last orders are 15 minutes before closing.

View our Drinks List & Food Menu (PDF)

For more information contact 01227 771923 or email

How to find us

The Lobster Shack Whitstable
The Lobster Shack Whitstable

Owned & operated by the Whitstable Oyster Company Ltd. we brew our own beer and also farm our own oysters

Our beers compliment our food with the Whitstable Brewery Oyster Stout making a great pairing with... OYSTERS. Our oyster beds can be seen at low water from the end of the quay outside the restaurant and our purification centre is on site and also holds all of our live lobsters. We have 2 boats suitable for dredging of wild oysters and also Native Oysters (when in season).

We're located at the end of the East Quay in Whitstable Harbour, giving stunning sea views over the Thames Estuary

Following the East Harbour entrance (by the Kia Car Garage) you can follow the winding road down into our car park and you'll find the restaurant tucked behind the East Quay Events Venue.

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The Lobster Shack Whitstable

“Stumbled across this hidden treasure, I've been to and eaten in Whitstable quite a few times now a bit peeved that I only found the lobster shack today. Lovely fresh cod, chips and salad for lunch, can't wait to go back for a lobster dinner after seeing lobster laden plates being served and very prompt, friendly service.”

Hidden treasure - maxieLondon