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“Great photo opportunity” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Big Lobster

Big Lobster
17 Princes Highway, Kingston SE, South Australia 5275, Australia
08 8767 2555
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great photo opportunity”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We expected a more friendly welcoming visit to this icon at the beginning of town. What we found was a tired, run down, uncared for cafe where the staff were more interested in the local gossip than serving tourists. The range of info about this town was nil and not forthcoming by staff and souvenirs were non existent.
What a shame,

Visited February 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“An unexpectedly good lobster meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Ignoring the over sized lobster monument outside, the restaurant is pleasantly furnished with a separate bar and wine tasting area. As part of a small group, several of us were looking forward to a lobster meal and were not disappointed.Priced at $60 per serve we had a half lobster each, seemed huge and served with crisp chips and a garlic butter sauce. Pricey, yes but also very enjoyable. An added bonus for us was to have local wines which were reasonably priced. Would certainly go again if there during the Lobster season.

Visited January 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Good spot for some photos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I agree, I would not go out of my way to see this. Its very clean and looks finished inside as of January 2014 unlike the other reviews. The coffee was average, I went here because from Mt Gambier I wanted to go an alternate route and see Tantanoola.

Its good for some photos to stop on the way, looks like not much else in Kingston.

Visited January 2014
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“See it from outside only”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Food and service at the restaurant is poor. I suggest just take a photo and go to the cafe in the petrol station

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Felt like a canteen. ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We ordered the lobster and soup of the day. Soup was salty bacon and potato. Cost $110 for the lobster alone. She said will be one kilo but was more like half kilo young lobster. Came with basic salad and soggy chips and the two small dripping sauce was yuk. Felt average and over priced.

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