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Mainly Seafood

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Fish & Chips, Fast Food, Seafood
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106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 27 516 5555
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. All food is cooked...
Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. All food is cooked with healthy rice barn oil and all of the fish are freshly battered or grilled to orders on site. All food can be takeaway or you can sit at a table.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh fish and chips

After a long drive from Dunedin we were looking forward to have something nice for lunch. Lucky we stop at Mainly Seafood, friendly manager, quick service, tasty seafood. Prices are reasonable. Kids enjoyed the batter cod and the garlic mussels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Arrived Te Anau around 6pm and a few people were waiting inside,we ordered blue cod and NZ greenshell mussel, the blue cod was really crispy and fresh, mussel I think cooked with garlic butter which was really nice as well! Price is reasonable and very good service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We order grill salmon meal, fisherman basket, seafood chowder and grill fish... only salmon is good. All others are terrible, i am sorry to tell that it was the worst fish and chips we had in New Zealand. If you like frozen food, go to try it. If not, better stay away or place 1 order to have a taste... More 

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ElenaJ06, Manager at Mainly Seafood, responded to this review

Hi there, First of all, I'd like to thank you for giving us the review about the food you had with us, secondly, we're gald you liked our salmon meal, which wasn't part of the "terrible food" you thought you had. I recall serving you and you and other people in the group finished everything ordered and left nothing on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Wanted to have a quick lunch, so we dropped by this place; wasn't crowded during lunch and food was served rather quickly. I had the combo with grilled fish, chips, breaded scallops, mussels and calamari.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place is awesome! Delicious blue cod, we tried one battered and one grilled and both were excellent. The battered mussels were also a treat. Lovely friendly service too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After a long drive from Dunedin we were looking forward to have something nice for lunch. Lucky we stop at Mainly Seafood, friendly manager, quick service, tasty seafood. Prices are reasonable. Kids enjoyed the batter cod and the garlic mussels.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Was looking for a quick bite, and found this little store. Very friendly reception, and opted for a fish and chips. The food took a bit longer than we expected to arrive. Quality was however good - fish was fresh, well cooked with not to much batter smothering the good cut of fish. And a decent size chips also well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had the grilled orange roughy and chips...fish was perfectly cooked. Other family members had burgers but we really enjoyed the venison one which had real steak chunks and a delicious sauce. The owner was so nice and friendly. Many thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An outstanding meal of fish & chips, which were cooked to perfection and enjoyed in a pleasant very clean dining room. At just $24 for dinner for the two of us this was extremely good value. Well recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We came to Mainly Seafood hungry and cold after a day of hiking in the rain and driving. We ordered hot chocolate which was delicious and warmed us right up. My husband had fish and chips which was quite tasty but didn't come with any tartar sauce (you have to order it separately). The fries were perfectly crisped. I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a burger with hash brown and beef, filling and taste good. Fish and chips is alright, a bit disappointed they don't have cod. The salmon is surprising good though.

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Additional Information about Mainly Seafood

Address: 106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 516 5555
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Fast Food, Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Town Centre | Southland, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 27 516 5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Fast Food, Seafood

Description

Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. All food is cooked with healthy rice barn oil and all of the fish are freshly battered or grilled to orders on site. All food can be takeaway or you can sit at a table.

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