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Community owned restaurant in dabaso

Visit 'The Crab Shack' run by Dabaso Creek Conservation Group. The ideal place for a romantic meal, a meal with friends and family, or to sit and enjoy the amazing sunset over the creek with a drink in hand!


Situated at Mida Creek, not far from Dabaso village and Watamu, the restaurant is a discreet, community run low environmental impact wooden construction standing at the edge of the mangrove forest with panoramic views of Mida Creek. 

The Boardwalk and Crab Shack was built by Dabaso Creek Conservation Group to promote eco activities, protect the mangrove forests and provide education for the poor Mida Creek fishing communities. Access to the restaurant is via a 200 metre boardwalk, which gives guests a unique opportunity to absorb the beauty and magical atmosphere of the mangrove forest and Creek channels. The restaurant looks out to stunning views of Kirepwe Island and also provides a good spot for bird watching. The Shack provides lunch and dinner.

Those guests arriving for dinner are recommended to come early and enjoy a drink as the sun dips spectacularly over the Creek at sunset. Bring your cameras!

The locally sourced menu includes delicious fresh fish, prawns and crab dinner cooked by our trained chefs and DCCG members Dickson and Alfred. Or sample a selection of snacks, including the Shack's signature crab samosas. Soft drinks, beers, wines and cocktails are also available. 

The crabs are sustainably farmed as part of another DCCG eco initiative and the fish are caught by local Creek fishermen. Eating out here really does support the local community and all profits go towards DCCG conservation and education activities! 

Guests can also pay a small fee for a guided tour of the boardwalk without having a meal. 

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