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The Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

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269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch there service was good, my wife had Beer battered fish and I had salmon as main with Jalapeño oysters as entrée. Food was delicious and good value.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment I entered this restaurant I was blown away by the views. My husband and I were led to a cosy table in the corner where we watched the full moon rise over the water. (was very pretty) The chowder was one the best I have tasted on my travels and my husband's snapper was cooked perfectly. My... More 

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Swansea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first night in Port Macquarie and it has to be the Whalebone from my previous experience a couple of years ago. My sister booked the table in advance so we got a table by the water. We each had different dishes, they were mouthwatering and the service was excellent.

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Thank fredfoto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prawn hot pot and kilpatrick oysters for our entrees and chowder and the barra for mains! Impressed !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have not been back for a year but still the best seafood meal in Port. Been coming for years when in town and it's not disappointed ever. Our waitress Yvette was really lovely and the seafood platter extremely fresh, only thing we might have liked with it was maybe a small bowl of crunchy chips but after that great... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just out of Port right on the river, this is a great place to have that special meal.Meals are expensive, lobster starts at $129.00 but the quality is there. Their speciality is chowder which I rated very highly. Service was excellent.

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Thank georgm741
Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great venue right on the river in Port Macquarie. There is a lobster tank there where you are able to select your own lobster. The service is excellent and the food was a least a five star rating. I would recommend this restaurant to all travellers and locals to try.

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Thank Jennifer C
North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the chowder was so good the night we came, we came back two nights later for more! staff were friendly and attentive and the lovely view of the river divine. the seared scallops were tasty too. its a "must go to" restaurant down the quiet end of town.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Seafood platter ordered for $150.00. Food quality was good but smallest platter I have eaten for 2 people. Does not present good value for money. Service average - did not refill glasses or ask for additional beer despite plenty of staff on and not overly busy. Views of the river good.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was a very special occasion when the youngest member of our family (5 months old) met her great grand parents for the first time. The food was wonderful and the staff very patient with three generations of mothers trying to rule the roost (we also had a 2.5 year old with us) . The other diners were also very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6583 2334
Description
Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River,Come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy Port Macquaries No 1 Seafood Restaurant. OPEN Lunch and dinner 7 days.
OPEN public Holidays.

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