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Oban Seafood Hut
Oban’s bay-side location makes it the ideal spot to fill up on seafood. Fresh off the boat, this no-frills venue serves some of the best clams, lobster, oysters, and mussels. They arrive swimming in garlic butter, while rock oysters are taken from a bed of ice and drizzled with lemon. Wrap up as you savor these treats outdoors on picnic benches, while the fresh Irish Sea air swirls around you!
The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant
When you approach this waterside eatery, the salty sea air fills with the aroma of simmering seafood. Serious seafood lovers will appreciate the mouth-watering selection of chowder, whole langoustine, platters of oysters, dressed crab, and char-grilled scallops. The popular venue has gluten-free options, too, plus a carefully-selected wine list.
Ee-usk restaurant
Meaning "fish" in Scottish Gaelic and sitting right on Oban Bay, Ee-usk couldn’t have a more fitting name – or location. Locally-caught scallops, mussels, oysters, and lobster are accompanied by unobstructed views of the harbor and islands beyond. For some added Scottish flavor, sample the town’s whisky blend served at the restaurant.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Oban has really come on in recent years. A lot of quality establishments. A real jewel in the highlands. And ferry access to many places.
Anthony
Ireland
March 17, 2017
10
Exceptional
I have fond memories of Oban,but I chose the wrong time of the year for my visit.Most attractions not available.
Allan
United Kingdom
March 17, 2017
10
Exceptional
oban is one of nicest places tovisit, and its a great base for travelling around the area
Allan
United Kingdom
March 19, 2017
8
Very Good
Apart from the rain, nice friendly place to wander about plenty eating places
Bob
United Kingdom
March 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Love the scenery, friendly people and lots places to visit. Good eating places.
Shirley
United Kingdom
March 19, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Oban

Wide Mouthed Frog Hotel And Restaurant

8.4 Very Good

Score from 404 reviews

$100

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Best Western The Queens Hotel

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,427 reviews

$69

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The Royal Hotel

7.6 Good

Score from 2,231 reviews

$44

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The Ranald Hotel

8.2 Very Good

Score from 514 reviews

$87

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  • “very clean”
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Rowantree Hotel

8 Very Good

Score from 879 reviews

$87

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Oban Bay Hotel

7.8 Good

Score from 1,257 reviews

$61

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Columba Hotel

7.7 Good

Score from 1,271 reviews

$37

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Lancaster Hotel

6.9 Review score

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$45

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Falls of Lora Hotel

8.2 Very Good

Score from 838 reviews

$57

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In the Wild life centre, we were fascinated by all the creatures, but especially the seals who were variously recovering from injury. The Canadian otters, being diurnal, were highly amusing with their antics. In the wild - the seals, and once we saw dolphins, plus the sea birds

Plenty of choices along the 'back' streets, plus buy and excellent picnic at the bakers (or chocolate factory) and walk along the shore or up the hills.

The fish and chips from the local 'take-away- near the harbour! The sea-food stalls (excellent in summer) were closed for the winter season as usual.

Sitting in the hotel lounge/bar and watching the sunset over Kerrera and the bay (with relaxing Scottish folk music playing quietly in the background)

Parking is difficult in High Season, and many of the tracks and pathways are interesting only to folk on foot.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Oban for food?

Lots of very good places in which to eat. Reasonable prices to suit the style of the establishment.

Most services being on the sea front with the ferries coming and going giving a nice outlook.

Park yourself anywhere along the bay and watch!

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