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Fish Shack

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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33 South Steyne | Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

We called here on the off chance, it had been raining in Manly all evening and we had plenty of wine and just wanted a snack. The Hake was to die for! Perfectly cooked! My family used to own a fish bar so I know what cooked fish should taste like and this was bloody amazing - well done xx

Thank kipperwales
Centennial, Colorado
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We had several fish and chips and at several locations in Sydney and Perth. Quality and taste of fish was poor. My wife did not eat her 2nd piece as it had an odd taste. Service was fair at most. Brought us our water when we asked for check

Thank gene d
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Had Grilled Snapper and chips which was well cooked and presented - had to order additional sides,some of which were out of stock on a Sunday afternoon? Wine was expensive. A typical tourist joint that charges a premium for what you get, but a great location if you sit outside and watch the passing parade of people.

Thank Alan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The Fish Shack is located across from Manly Beach, it is a good location for passing traffic. It is unfortunate the food is well below average. The Angus beef burger is not Angus but something frozen from coles. The Cesar salad was small with lettuce, dressing croutons with a pinch of bacon..... very basic. The fish was over cooked and... More 

Thank Jason A
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The prices were up there but the staff were really friendly and gear location!! Great burgers! Try it out!

Thank MattR4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a sunny day in Manly. Staff were friendly and we were seated straight away. The food was fresh and came out quickly. Quick and easy lunch.

Thank Nicole V
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Is this the worst fish and chips I've had in Manly! Probably! Greasy batter that falls off the fish as you pick it up! Frozen fish, not fresh! Can it get any worse!! The answer is YES! Oysters with no taste! (probably frozen) Calamari overcooked... Why go to a restaurant when you can easily do better at home!

Thank David C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Nothing beats a cold beer and some crispy fish and chips for a perfect lunch! Great value for money, friendly service and great location right at the beach front. The beer batter fish and chips were as good as it gets with a selection of 3 types of fish to choose from.

Thank Maayan H
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you want a quick fish and chip place in Manly then this it. They served burgers as well as a variety of fish and salads and chips. Our fish burgers were great but i think the fish was a tad overcooked but very tasty anyway. Its not too fancy and the food is served quite quickly. Overall a good... More 

Thank mrsgwilson
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

looked for a place to eat while visiting Manly for the day. saw a crowded place and the food looked good. ordered a platter for myy son and I. the prawns were ok but the fish.....dry as a rock, the calamari was stringy, and my son who loves oysters was afraid to eat them. they even had the nerve to... More 

Thank Steven S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 South Steyne | Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Manly
  • Neighborhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: 0299763886

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Manly

Neighborhood Profile
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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