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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap fresh fish!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
MaraS78
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Gavi, Italy
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Gavi, Italy
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If you want fresh, crispy and tasty fish and chips, then this is the place to go. There are few other places as well but this one's my favorite in Hout Bay. Definitely worth trying and don't forget to feed the birds as well ;)

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East London, South Africa
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I personally love Fish on the Rocks. If you are expecting fine dining, with real cutlery and crockery, then this is not for you. However, if you are looking for fresh fish, with a stunning view and don’t mind competing with sea gulls for a bench, then this place is golden. The ladies behind the counter are super friendly. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We regularly visit FOR for the very best fresh fish experience that we know of. Our children from Bloemfontein visited and just had to visit because couldn't squeeze in a visit with previous visits. Enjoyed the excellent platter for 4. Wish FOR management/owner would consider making it available for 2 also?

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped for lunch here while touring around Houts Bay and we had fab hake n chips for around £3... Wouldn't revommend the Snook unless you are ok with boney fish though

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Kuils River, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Impressed with the fast service. We tried the Hake, prawns, calamari and chips combo. Enough for two people and very tasty. I'll definitely go there again.

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Ceres
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great seafood at affordable prices. Nice setting on the rocks with a view, but tables and floor area outside extremely dirty. Good service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is where you eat fish and you can save some and feed the seagulls and get amazing photos! With the views of the lovely ocean and friendly service and amazing fish, snoek, calamari .... You have to visit Fish on the Rocks and take it all in. Best time to go is out of season when its quiet and... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

cheap, different, take your own drinks, great quality, fresh fish, plenty of seating, everything cooked to order so you know it will be hot

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We ate at Fish on the Rocks around February 12, 2015. There was a moderate line, and I was on the fence as to whether to wait or not, but my wife insisted. Much to my surprise, the line moved like lightning, and we placed our order within about 5 minutes. The breaded, fried fish was incredibly fresh and tasty.... More 

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Additional Information about Fish on the Rocks

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

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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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