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Fish on the Rocks

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Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
+27(0)21 7901153
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best fish & chips in the Bay

Best fish in Hout Bay - never leave disappointed. Good portions, great value and a quick turn around...

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What great fish and chips. Tasty and fresh. Will be back... The snoek was great. The Hake was great..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Perfect stop for lunch. Fresh and tasty fish and chips ,affordable and simply delicious. I would go back again

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Best fish in Hout Bay - never leave disappointed. Good portions, great value and a quick turn around...

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to fish on the rocks for about 8 years now, I just love the place! I always have the hake, calamari and chips! Between the atmosphere and food, its really a great place to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have always had good fish and chips from this place. A must stop for a meal. Have been coming here for years.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fish on the rocks has a amazing location on Hout Bay harbour. With the occasional seal doing a performance while you enjoy to me what has to be best and tastiest fresh hake ever. Sublime views of the harbour coupled with Table mountain make the venue a must visit for any traveller to the mother city. There snoek is delicious... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very unique and a real life experience of the local people eating fish and chips in brown paper, and with plastic knives and forks. Local people still eat here, so it's not a fake tourist attraction just resembling local life. It still is the local life. The fish is absolutely delicious and very very fresh!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fish on the rocks in Hout Bay offers of the best fish and chips on the matket with calamari and snoek an option too. Cooked to perfection and served in classic style, this take away is a must visit on a summers day.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We loved our night at Fish on the Rocks. It's a perfect place for a good catch up with friends. The ambience is good and you can hear yourself speak, unlike many restaurants these days. We all started with the salt and pepper squid which was just delicious. The star of the show though was the barramundi stuffed with prawns.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fast food style but with very high food quality. You order, wait they prepar your order at the moment, take your box and sit down or take away. Fish fillet was excellent and curry prawns... I can't forget it! I'll be back on my next trip, I'm sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27(0)21 7901153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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