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Freshline Fisheries

Railway Siding Dockyard | Behind Tait Marine on way to Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 3131
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (99 reviews)
“seafood” (112 reviews)
“prawns” (79 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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Railway Siding Dockyard | Behind Tait Marine on way to Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 694 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant came highly recommended by friends and the lodge staff where we were staying. And rightly so. If we had known their Mocambique Prawns were so huge and delicious, we would have skipped the (equally amazing) starters... wow! Best. Prawns. Ever. We ended up...More

Thank Danny v
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a fishmarket, restaurant serving fish that was caught the same day. You sit at picnic tables on sand in a tented area. The fish was the best and the chips to die from!!! Hard to find but exceptional!!!

2  Thank drphil2
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I love going to Freshline Fisheries. My only complaint is it used to be dog friendly as it is an open air venue on beach sand, however I believe they do not allow dogs anymore. Unfortunately this means I won't be going as often as...More

1  Thank FrannyH57
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Fresh fish dinner! In a hidden location, behind the boat storages. BYOB and you will get a cooler on your table and no corkage fee, it's great! We had the mixed fish trio platter with fries, spicy rice and a little side salad. Absolutely delicious!...More

1  Thank ernaeshuis
Richard W, Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

HI Many thanks for the review, this review actually belongs to Rib and Rump our sister Restaurant, just so readers know Rib and Rump serves both meat and fish products where as Freshline Fisheries serves just fish. Kind regards Richard.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

A very close friend and I had a delightful supper, delicious Kob! The restaurant was quite busy but the service was great!

1  Thank 480susan1949
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This place is not easy to find but worth the effort. It is very cheap but very good quality food, mostly fish but one side of the restaurant is meat. It is right on the water edge of Knysna, you can bring your own wine...More

1  Thank Donnaimmobile
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We have lived in South Africa for 40 years, and we can safely say this is the best seafood restaurant we have ever visited. The relaxed atmosphere with rustic tables on the sand makes for a very pleasant environment, well shaded and not overcrowded, even...More

1  Thank Angelo G
Richard W, Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi Angelo Thanks for the "lekker" review...i think we should use this review as a marketing tool in the future...ha ha thanks again and hope to see you sometime soon... maybe sooner than you thick if the exchange carries on the way it is !!...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Smashing venue for a delicious menu choice. Bring your own wine keeps the modest costs even further down. Many specials, all very good.

1  Thank Trish C
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Freshline Fisheries on a recommendation from a friend who visits Knysna annually; great spot for fresh seafood served at picnic tables under lights. It's BYOB, so come prepared. They put all their emphasis on preparing seafood dishes simply with a variety of...More

1  Thank jfw222
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Was very disappointed to find out the sell no alcohol. But luckily we remembered we had some wine in the fridge in our car (we are road tripping). Food was excellent. Loved my oysters. The mussels were excellent. Crab cake was average. But let me...More

1  Thank JoleenMoulder
Richard W, Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Hi Joleen Thanks for the review we will look into making our Crab Cake even better than it already is. On the alcohol note, we will still remain unlicensed and BYO , we feel our customers really enjoy the financial benefit, of bringing your own...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Railway Siding Dockyard | Behind Tait Marine on way to Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3131
  • E-mail
The most unique and affordable seafood restaurant in Knysna with one of the tastiest, fresh seafood menus in the Garden Route. You can choose exactly what style meal you want e.g. rice, salad or chips with your fish, prepared the way you like it: Grilled,Fried or Wes-Kus style.
Not licensed so bring your own drinks (BYO) beer, wine etc. No Corkage :)
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