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“Keep coming back” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mangrove Jacks cafe and canoe hire

Mangrove Jacks cafe and canoe hire
321 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
6652 5517
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Ranked #66 of 138 Restaurants in Coffs Harbour
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Keep coming back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

As always food is great, staff sensational beer cold and great wine. Must be why we keep coming back. I had the steak tonight whilst my wife had the fish of the day, both superb.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
“seriously good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

seriously good food, the previous big banana head obviously hasn't tasted quality food before. we come up from port macquarie once a month and the quality of the food is second to none, as we try a variety of dishes, & never had a bad one yet, & coming from melbourne thats saying something. i have to admit the owners have a shyish dry sence of humor which is nice, the setting is sensational and i assure you in the 5 yrs of enjoying the beautiful & peaceful restaurant we have never even seen a mozie !. so my guess is the previous comment is made by an opposition who is feeling the pinch of these hard times. infact we couldn't think of a nicer place to enjoy that we had lunch the following day aswell this time.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hoi An
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Bad food and staff with attitude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The owner doubles as a waiter at this restaurant and is probably the most arrogant, ignorant person I have found in the hospitality industry. Openly rude to customers and other staff and the other employees carry on his tradition. If the food was excellent you may give it a second thought but it is average at best and grossly overpriced. Sitting right on a mangrove swamp the place is also infested with mosquitoes.

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PhilStudley, Owner at Mangrove Jacks cafe and canoe hire, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
mosquitoes in the middle of winter very funny DiverC and doubles as a waiter ,,,,thats what we do in small business anyway thanks for your feedback :)
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“Always enjoyable.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We've been here many times. Always good food. Service pretty good (sometimes a tad slow). Lovely atmosphere on the deck. Good food choice. Nice spot for lunch or dinner.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Never fails to satisfy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Another great meal on the deck at mangrove jacks. Rang on our way and were greeted with our drinks on our table on arrival. Now that's service.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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