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Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood platter” (88 reviews)
“chowder” (33 reviews)
“mud crab” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We returned to Whale Bone after the renovation. The renovation is beautiful & very stylish. We were 4 adults & ordered two seafood platers. The food was beautiful, plentiful & very fresh. The only fried food was the salt n pepper calamari. Otherwise everything else...More

1  Thank Samantha A
Reviewed yesterday

Just to let you know that if you intend visiting this place then I suggest you call them in advance as the information on their website is totally false. The four of us set out on a Sunday afternoon to sample their so called "all...More

1  Thank hillsyPortMacquarie
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited this restaurant a number of times as it has a prime location with views over the Hastings River and an excellent menu. The interior has been refurbished providing additional comfort and opportunities to enjoy the ambience. The menu is limited and geared...More

Thank Kirkstead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location and atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Seafood platter was fantastic, very much worth the $$ and the desserts were amazing! Highly recommended

Thank Nicolas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked a table for New Year's Eve. All five of us ordered fish and all of us were very satisfied with both the fish and the sides. The staff seemed gluten free aware and there were several gluten free options available (for fish,...More

Thank Iris T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to whale bone for our anniversary as we do most years and for some reason it was way off the mark, we ordered the seafood platter and everything except the prawns were below average!! Also we ordered drinks, beer and a bottle off wine...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great decor and atmosphere. Excellent seafood menu with lots of different types of fish to choose from and the ability to mix sauces and sides. Loved it.

Thank TheReynolds2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place with charming furniture and decorations. It was very busy so the staff seemed a bit stressed, however the service was pretty good and they were all very friendly. Excellent food!

1  Thank Heloise L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting a seafood restaurant is always an anxious time for me, quality seafood is expensive and if not prepared correctly is not only disappointing but a waste of time and money. my visit to the Whalebone wharf restaurant in a word was sensational. The fit...More

Thank Australia1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is all class from the moment you walk through the door - yet casual enough to not feel under-dressed having come straight from the beach! The seafood (fruits de mer) platter for two is amazing and everything was so fresh and delicious. The...More

Thank MJDaw
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Sandra G
7 November 2017|
Response from Gladys E | Reviewed this property |
I would go elsewhere alot nicer place's to go & cost you a lot less very expensive & not worth the money.
Irene L
29 December 2016|
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Response from Whalebone W | Property representative |
no byo I'm sorry we are fully licenced with a wonderful wine list. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 31
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River, come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy our fresh local produce. Open Lunch and dinner 7 days.
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