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The Rockpool Cafe

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Lot 93 North Coast Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8559 2277
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

im surprised to see so many 4 and 5 star reviews on this page. I ordered the seafood platter that sad was enough for two. it was all deep-fried seafood and soggy with oil. the service was nice and talkative though and with a nice view made our lunch more pleasurable.

Thank 103krishd
Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Feel like these guys need even more signs as some people cruised by without realising just how good this place is! Loads of local fresh food. We had the crumbed garfish which was just so good, and fish and chips doesn't taste much better than when you're sitting looking out over Stokes Bay. The guy doing the cooking - Josh,... More 

Thank BrentosHillios
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our friends reserved a table for us and there were 3 children (14, 6, 5) and three adults. The food was reasonably priced and it was absolutely delicious. I recommend the salt and pepper prawns and chips.

Thank jacquelinelsimpson
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful spot, excellent service, and the freshest food! A great experience!! Staff super friendly, really accommodating making us a share platter for 5 people! Great Brownies with cream.

Thank René F
Hallett Cove, Australia
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411 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great beach cafe with a really relaxed vibe. In or outdoor seating, friendly staff and a good range of food including some yummy seafood. The kids loved their wedges and chips served in cones with sauce (see picture). Perfect before or after a visit to the amazing beach located nearby. Coffee and wine choices were lovely too.

Thank DML
Beijing, China
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a café in the middle of nowhere - or more precisely next to one of the must visit beaches for families on KI. The day we were there it was super busy, so busy that they sold out progressively of food. Despite this the staff were friendly and the service prompt and efficient. The fish and chips were... More 

Thank Slick Vic V
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had the salt and pepper prawns, the fish and chips, and the calamari and chips. Food generally quite good. Calamari was wonderfully tender.

Thank runawaymind
Prospect, Australia
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very cheerful service and good food. More a cafe than a restrauant. Great for anyone visiting the beach or looking for a quick meal on the north coast.

Thank GinerM-KI888
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have dined at the Rockpool numerous times and always had a terrific seafood meal. The staff are delightful

Thank Steve L
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

After travelling over unsealed roads for some time with the usual stops for sightseeing, it was great to stop and stretch the legs and enjoy an icecream and mineral water on a warm day.

Thank nealb165

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 27
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 93 North Coast Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8559 2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?