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Drunken Admiral

17-19 Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 1903
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Ranked #81 of 443 restaurants in Hobart
Price range: $21 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: One of Hobart's iconic restaurants and is popular with both locals and visitors to Hobart alike. We are a family run restaurant and we have been operating since 1979 offering the diner a truly unique experience and very fresh and tasty Tassie seafood and meals. The restaurant is world renowned, features in many global travel guides and is always popular – so reservations are advised! Open 7 days a week with parking out front.
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We (a group of four) had been told of the crazy atmosphere of the Drunken Admiral and decided to pop in for dessert and a cocktail on a recent trip to Hobart. The description of the place that we had been given had not even begun to do it justice, with what looks like a lifetimes worth of nautical themed... More

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Griffith, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I love the chowder, one of my favourite meals anywhere in the world. The yachts grill is also a great meal, intact I love everything about the place…and those hot dampers….just perfect!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Last time I visited this restaurant I could not fault anything! The food the service the atmosphere it was brilliant!! EXCEPT this time I was disgusted what they served up. I ordered a seafood chowder as a main. Absolutely terrible!!!! Literally it was like a risotto with A little bit of fish spread through this and 1 ring of squid... More

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Seafood Chowder main is described exactly how it is served, if you would have preferred the dish without the rice, we would only been too happy to have served your meal without the rice if mentioned to our wait staff when ordering your meal. Whenever possible we are only to happy to work with... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Had tea here tonight 26/7/14 entrée was brilliant had Kilpatrick oysters and garlic and chilly oysters and it was to die for, service was also very good but that was as far as it went.... the main I had was horrible I couldn't eat it, all it was was a glorified fish and chips.. the fish was supposed to be... More

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the oysters and the service was up to your standard. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify with you that the Kingfish we currently have been serving is a White Flesh Fish. It is unfortunate that this dish was not to your taste. We are... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

So over priced. If you love your seafood DO NOT come here. Great atmosphere though, friendly service. But seafood wasn't fresh, it was tiny, greasy, just terrible!

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I would like however to put your mind at ease with regards to the freshness of our produce. We pride ourselves on using the freshest produce available. As we are a Seafood Restaurant with the Hobart Waterfront at our doorstep our philosophy is that there is no alternative other than using the freshest seafood available.... More

Apollo Bay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Best chowder ever. Friendly and relatively quick service. Drinks prices reasonable. Food prices good value

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and dining at the Drunken Admiral, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us. We pride ourselves on delivering quality food and service. The Chowder is a restaurant favourite and has been on the Menu since 1979. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Lovely and full interior in this restaurant. Make sure you let them no you need a child seat in advance they seem not to have enough.

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We do have a limited number of High Chairs available and do recommend letting us know if one will be required. The Drunken Admiral's interior if full with maritime memorabilia it is a collection that has been put together over the past 40 years and to this day gets added to. We hope to... More

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner here tonight.marrived without a booking but they found a table for me. I ordered fried Tasmanian scallops with chips and rocket salad. A glass or two of NZ wine and my meal was perfect. Friendly, fast and efficient service. I would highly recommend and I be back soon

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening at the Drunken Admiral. We do always encourage making a reservation with us so we can ensure we have a table available, but we will always endeavour to provide a table for those that do come in. We will be sure to pass on... More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful dinner ... Fab atmosphere... One thing though ... Instead of Guinness in a can the Morrison stout is a great alternative IMHO. Canned beer in a restuarant isn't great ! No offence ... But the dinner was amazing great fish loved every minute of our visit! Thanks

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

You are welcome, thank you for coming and dining with us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening at the Drunken Admiral. Thank you for your comments we like to hear suggestions and we do take them on board. More

Geelong, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had to stop in for dessert as we walked past and it looked so interesting! Had a huge chocolate fudge brownie that none of us could finish because it was so big. Very nice though!! Busy Friday night and we had to sit at the bar so it was a bit cramped. Kids would love this place as there is... More

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and coming in to try our desserts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Chocolate Merchants Mistress (Brownie). We look forward to welcoming you back so that you can explore the rest of our menu. More

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