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wally's on the wharf

2 The Strand | 2 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 1100
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
2 The Strand | 2 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group, including me are all willing to dine in the Wally's on the wharf due to its high rating, great views of the harbour and its famous fish and chips. We were willing to order food from the menu but however received a notice...More

Thank Justin9127
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service. Very fresh fish always. Can sit outside or inside, but best outside to watch the river and the sun go down with views to Whale Island. Friday nights is fish and chip night down at the wharf a continuing ritual. Enjoy.

Thank YARM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right on the river you can watch the sunset while you wait and then take the short drive down to the heads and eaten your fish and chips. I can recommend the seafood basket. Across the road from the White Island rendezvous hotel.

Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming here for something to eat they have gluten free food and their fish is always fresh. Great friendly and welcoming you can sit in if you like or take away and they have a talking bird it's funny.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good takeaways. A little pricey but the fish was worth it as were the battered onion rings. Worth a try!

Thank Alistair P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ordered some fish n chips after a long drive from Wellington. They were so good. We sat outside by the river which was very pleasant. The food was brought to us on a tray as well as the usual paper wrapping.

Thank donhF1469WZ
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Lovely place to get fresh fish and yummy chips. After a nice walk along the river it was great to fix our hunger on this very tasty treat. Nothing like fresh fish.

Thank Gaylene S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you're into fish n chips then this is the place for you excellent food and quick service and all at a reasonable price and large portions. Well worth a visit. MERV.

Thank Merv1952
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We have always enjoyed this place whenever we go to Whakatane (which is often over the years) - but we didn't realise it had changed hands. Which would have been fine, but hubby bought a Hawaiian burger and discovered it now costs a whopping $12....More

1  Thank Pheather11
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The restaurant is totally without frills but served delicious,freshly cooked fried Dory and chips which we enjoyed by the wharf in the evening sunshine. And at $13 for two it was quite remarkable value. Highly recommended.

Thank Richard G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Strand | 2 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 1100
  • E-mail
Welcome to Wally's, we are situated right on the wharf at Whakatane. Known as " NZ's Finest fish and chips", there is also a selection of delicious fresh fish meals, Gourmet, Mega and Standard burgers, Kids meals and fresh garden salad. Dine outside on the waterfront, inside the cafe, or order takeaways. Wally's also serve mussels (mussels are our signature dish), scallops, paua fritters, oysters in season, and whitebait fritters in season. We only serve the freshest of seafood and fish n chips. Check our blackboard for daily specials. Come taste our unique crumbed fish which seals the fish and steams it from the inside. We also have a great selection of fresh seafood available "to go" from our seafood bar. Shrimp salads are popular and so are the fresh Coromandel mussels. We even have Fried Bread available. One batch made every day - first in first served! Fresh "wet" fish is also available when the fishermen's catch is good - there may be hoki, snapper, flounder, john dory or terakihi. We are open every day 11am till 7pm in winter and open from 11am till 8pm in summer. - See more at: http://www.Wallysonthewharf.Co.Nz/#sthash.9QbgvUHC.Dpuf