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“A great comeback to seafood eatery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Freshline Fisheries

Freshline Fisheries
Railway Siding Dockyard | Behind Tait Marine on way to Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 3131
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Ranked #7 of 124 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The most unique and affordable seafood restaurants in Knysna yet with one of the tastiest fresh seafood menus around. You can choose exactly what meal you want e.G. Rice, salad or chips with your fish, prepared the way you like it Grilled,Fried or Wes-Kus style. Not licensed so bring your own drinks (BYO) beer, wine etc. No Corkage :)
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great comeback to seafood eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fresh line Fisheries is a wonderful discovery in Knysna. The best fish eatery, great atmosphere, great music and fish strait from the boats. Amazing value!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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“Great food and excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a place that was recommended by the locals. Absolutely worth it! Had a great time and the food was very well prepared. The service was also excellent. The guy who help us was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend the place the next time when you are in Knysna and want to eat fresh seafood.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Knysna, South Africa
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“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This open air establishment is tucked away from the main thoroughfare and is easy to miss if you don't know exactly where it is. A floor of beach sand and a tent like roof make for a very casual atmosphere but if the wind is blowing or it is raining then choose another venue. The food,all fish, cannot be fresher and the choice pretty varied depending on what has been caught that day. As it also a working retail fishery you can see what they have on offer and very often see what they are unloading from the boats. The fish is prepared in a number of ways including on an open braai (barbecue). Seared tuna done this way is exceptional. Prices are very reasonable,service is slick and as they are not licensed your overall bill will not hurt the wallet.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Knysna, South Africa
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“Great food but.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Three of us dined on a quiet afternoon. Each had the Cob which was perfectly cooked! Service was also great but, a couple of words of warning......We were asked if we wanted chips or rice with the fish. Two of us had the chips and one the rice. When the bill came, our rice, about a mugfull, was priced at 30 Rand. The chips were not so expensive at 20 Rand per portion but, when added to the price of the fish, Freshline is not as cheap as it was. Fish and chips is readily available in Knysna for 100 Rand. Chips are usually included in the price of the fish and not charged extra.

Also, over one half of the outdoor restaurant had a very strong smell of rotting fish. We had to move well away. Sadly, if the breeze comes from the wrong direction, the odour travels from the rubbish bins which are out of sight but sadly not out of smell :)

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“As good as it gets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful food, great ambience and reasonably priced. Sitting beneath the stars with a log fire and a tray of embers to keep us warm and well cooked fresh fish. Simple, non pretentious and friendly. We will be back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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