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Anchorage Restaurant

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11 Grey Street, Knysna, South Africa
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6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best fish I've had in a long time

Great seafood prepared with love and care; good and friendly service; full marks on all counts! I can fill up TripAdvisor 's required 100 characters with superlatives, but go and taste for yourself.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lou P
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  • Families with children
  • Business meetings
  • Local cuisine
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great seafood prepared with love and care; good and friendly service; full marks on all counts! I can fill up TripAdvisor 's required 100 characters with superlatives, but go and taste for yourself.

Thank Lou P
Penticton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It might not look like much from the outside but this little gem cooks up some delicious, fresh seafood. They do offer a lot of different types of cuisine but when in a fishing town like Knysna, seafood is the winner. Do make reservations as it can be quite busy.

Thank Jaspersize
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a little side street behind the waterfront area, this was our second visit and meal at The Anchorage. The owner is front of house and plays a hands on role. This is a well run restaurant, with craft beers available and a good wine list. The food was as good as I remembered it (very good fish) and... More 

Thank Maureen B
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant at first sight is very unassuming, however its popularity means that of an evening it fills up quite rapidly and late comers who have not reserved a table get turned away. There is a very extensive menu which is quite surprising for a small restaurant but the food is served very hot and beautifully cooked. The staff are... More 

Thank Paul S
Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to the Anchorage again this week - have been returning several times a year for over a decade. The steak was sweet and tender - best I have ever tasted - and the calamari was also superb. Brian always seems to be busy- am not surprised! Service helpful and cheerful - all this and craft beer too! Excellent.

Thank Chris L
Knysna, South Africa
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with two friends. Must say this is a hidden secret in town. Best wine list, interesting new wines..... We had seafood and steaks......everything was the best! Great bottle of Chardonnay.... You can see the really switch on and want to be the better once in town. Well done to the team......the place was fully booked!

Thank Thomas S
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the steak in this renowned fish restaurant and I have to admit it was really tasty and tender. This overall experience was really good, no complaint's. I would definitely recommend.

Bad Kreuznach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a great seafood platter on our first night. After a few minutes the food was more or less cold. Service has never realized how distant / indifferent it is to clients / customer. A clear: NO for repeat!

Thank H G
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great environment with amazing customer service, seafood platter was immense! Good wine recommendations (although you can't really go wrong in South Africa!)

Thank Brakedust300
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I had one of the best meals that we had in South Africa. Although the Anchorage is known for its fish we went in another direction. We started with a perfectly cooked calamari dish, which says a lot since we are from Rhode Island and this is our state's specialty food. Our entrees were a local dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Grey Street, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 044-3822230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine


Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?