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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Honest food with a stunning view.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CoastalLivingSA
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East London, South Africa
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East London, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Fast, friendly service with delicious food... we have been there a couple of times and they never disappoint.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cracking calamari & chips, cooked perfectly. Brown paper bag, newspaper packets, salt, vinegar, sea smell, fast, authentic Cape vibes. Need I say more?

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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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