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Rockpool Seafood Cafe Bar

54 Howitt Street Northward Q 4810 | The Strand, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
07 4771 6916
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Ranked #50 of 227 restaurants in Townsville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Once again Rockpool Cafe is under new management. And I must say I hope that they are in that transitional stage because my meal was not even close to the previous standard of the past cafe owners. Choice is limited and small, my fish was tasteless and dry, and I could have made the scallops at home. Small and no... More

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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

No xxxx beer or coke, too much food for one person. Fish tough, potato cakes not cooked and only one eftpos machine. Such a shame considering location

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Townsville, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Dined here a couple of times with some friends and I must say that it's a good thing they have a perfect location because that's the only reason we keep coming back here.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We bought a kilo of "fresh prawns" that were the worst I've tasted in a long time. They clearly were not fresh, they were soggy and tough, obviously having been thawed and frozen more than once. They smelled a little gamey as well. Given we paid a premium price I was very disappointed. I refused to eat any, my wife... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to the Rockpool Cafe for the past 4 years, after discovering their AMAZING salt and pepper calamari. Unlike any other restaurant, over the four years I have been going, not once has the food and service disappointed. I take every visitor to Townsville here and they all walk away raving about the food. A true gem!

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Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

What a great location, make sure you try the salt and pepper calamari! Mouth watering! You can eat in or takeaway which is convenient if you want to soak up the sun and sit outside.

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Sydney
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

You can sit down and look over the rock-pool and Magnetic Island, or take-away and sit on the beach or the beautiful Strand, either way the food is fantastic! The food is great and reasonably priced

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Singleton, New South Wales, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Lunch here was very good the food was quite big the salad selection was excellent plenty to choose from ,try it out you will not be disappointed view a bonus as well

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Canberra
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25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We remembered the lovely meal we had 2 years ago on out last trip. We were not disapointed. We shared the platter for one for lunch. A generous serve with good variety of lovely fresh seafood. Nice location looking on to the Rockpool. It's at the end if The Strand a long walk from the ferry and sadly the free... More

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Beautiful location overlooking the Rockpool. Ordered takeaway fish and chips for dinner, fish was a generous sized serving but could only order mackerel unless you wanted to pay $30 plus for a pice of fish. Quite disappointing for a pregnant woman who can't eat mackerel. Service was good, the girl was friendly and quite patient while I tried to make... More

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