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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Mavericks on the Bay

Mavericks on the Bay
8 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4984 1203
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Ranked #33 of 73 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Located on the ground floor at D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.
Sydney
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We went to Mavericks on a Monday night at 6.45 on 20th May for a friends birthday and was very disappointed. We got there and ok the drinks are expensive but we allowed for this as it is a tourist spot. It was cold so we asked if we could have the heating on but we were told the heater is not working and eventually a very nice guy came over with a portable heater (i must add he seemed to be doing everything and he was extremely helpful). We had a nice meal and were really enjoying the birthday dinner. At 8.30 we were told the bar is closing. The waitress started vacuuming around us and then proceeded to wash the floor SO we got the message that it was time for us to go even though we would have loved a coffee and more of a chat with our friends. As we walked out I realised the tiled floor was still wet and I had to stop my friend from slipping. I commented that they did not have any signs up to say the floor was wet and there could have been a nasty fall but was ignored. Sorry even though the location is good and the food is Ok we will not be back and we are locals.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great spot, great service but don't go there for dining. ..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location, great staff and service, but $35 for a steak in a pub?? Go there for the drinks and the music only....

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“-LOVE THIS PLACE & THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We visit Mavericks everytime we visite nelson bay, it hasn't changed even the staff, the live entertainment is also impressive along with food, cocktails and the location - you can't beat this place, it's a must return visit on our schedule all year round!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice place, needs a new chef.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

This place isn't cheap. A glass of soft drink cost almost as much as a beer. My $10 plate of chilli cheese fries had been left to sit under a heat lamp until they needed carbon dating. Fortunately they were replaced, but I'd expect more than bottled sweet chilli sauce for the price.
Great views, nice atmosphere, just don't buy anything.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Location and Ice cold Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Every time i visit the bay i make sure to take in the ambience and views at what i think is one of the best spots to wind down after a day on the water or down the beach with the kids..... I highly recommend the Stone&Wood Pacific Ale....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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