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Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 3474
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Location is best feature - breakfast is best meal

After going a few times for lunches and dinners I'd decided I wouldn't return, due to poor service, average food and surroundings that weren't particularly clean. Disappointed because the location is great. But I went back for breakfast recently and was pleasantly surprised. Our orders still... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Talia T
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Townsville, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
Townsville, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had our Engagement party here last Saturday night, we can't thank Royston the function manager or our barman Fletch enough for the service provided on the night. They bent over backwards to cater for any requests we had on the night. The food platters were amazing, my guests all raved about the food. The value of the platters we... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After going a few times for lunches and dinners I'd decided I wouldn't return, due to poor service, average food and surroundings that weren't particularly clean. Disappointed because the location is great. But I went back for breakfast recently and was pleasantly surprised. Our orders still arrived about 15 minutes apart but the meals were generous, tasty and under $10... More 

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Townsville, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I dropped in for coffee during a walk to Jezzine Barracks walk. Good service...good coffee. Adverts for lots of mid week deals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood (local) abounds....All tables have wonderful views across the Rock Pool....across the ocean...to Magnetic Is.

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Clifton Beach, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a fish shop with tables and chairs but the food and service is excellent. Three of us dined last night and had the fish and calamari with salad. The food and drinks were reasonably priced. A big thanks to Carl our waiter.

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Townsville, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went for dinner 08.05.15, Calamari, fish and chips which was very average for the price. I ordered a grilled Fish Burger. First they bought crumbed and took it back. Chips went cold in the wind while I waited. Then I got a huge bread roll, loaded with mixed lettuce leaves, 4 pieces of tomato and THE SMALLEST piece of... More 

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warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Jo R. My staff and I are disappointed to hear only via trip advisor of your disappointment in your lunch. We would have loved to have fixed up your issues on the day if you had brought it to your attention. We are sorry that the chefs sent out the ' as per menu" burger not the variation that you... More 

Mount Isa, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

good food, good prices, right on the beach, we only had lunch but would be very nice for dinner. staff were very nice and friendly. right next to the rock pool

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had lunch at the Fish Inn on Sunday but the meal took almost an hour to arrive and our order was wrong...twice. We ordered a Strawberry Ice Crush and received a Strawberry milkshake. There was no problem with changing this, however, the food took so long that we had finished our drinks almost half an hour before our meal... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We come here for a quick small dinner and I had the Prawns and chips which were nice but a bit greasy, my partner had the Salt and pepper calamari though and it was amazing, so tender, melt in your mouth. I'm sure most of the food is great, we would defiantly come back and have another meal here.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Monday to Friday all breakfasts on the menu $9.90. Huge portions and delicious food. Staff very friendly and the view is worth the visit alone.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My family and I stopped here for lunch on a road trip and they were really really busy. The food was nice and fresh, the view is great and no need for air-conditioning as there was a lovely breeze coming in. As far as price is concerned I can't comment too much as we had to pay a 15% public... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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