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Fish Inn Rockpool

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 3474
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We ate at the Fish Inn for lunch on a Thursday. The location is really lovely overlooking the Rockpool, but that's where the good ends. Service staff were trying hard but were up against it being short staffed. Warm beer, food took forever to arrive, and when it did it was terrible. Huge portions of not great fish and chips.... More 

Thank KZogoulas
Perth, Australia
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like seafood then order the seafood tower On the menu it is listed as a meal for two to share & there were three of us & we struggled to eat it all with salmon ,tiger prawns & oysters on the top tier then sea scallops , tempura prawns , salt & pepper squid & fish on the... More 

Thank Phillip L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at the Fish Inn and ordered, on the arrival of our drinks the waiter accidentally spilt one all over the table, the drink was replaced but we were asked if WE wanted more napkins to clean up the split drink??? What!! Understanding accidents happen but as a customer I'm not cleaning up something a staff member split on our... More 

Thank Rebecca S
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't complain about the food. Was very nice, however, the waitress didn't explain the 'special' very well and we ended up with an abundance of chips and no sauces. Drinks were slopped on the table and no one returned to clean up. in fact, after our meal order and first round of drinks we didn't see waitstaff again. People who... More 

Thank Angela H
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner for 2, Thursday night. Offered deals on chicken parmigiana and chicken schnitzel, which we had one of each. Was about 50 mins wait but huge servings and very well cooked. Drinks were ridiculously expensive though, so they need to think where they think their market is. $11 for a glass of wine is not nice. But still, an... More 

Thank Tim G
wozafishinn, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Thanks Tim for your feedback on your visit. Glad you enjoyed your chicken specials!... House wine starts from $8 per glass so we do have a cheaper option if you like. cheers Warren Ufer Owner More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a sweet spot on the Christmas long weekend for a feed and swim. Can't complain about the fish, chips and calamari was delicious. They had hardly any customers +15% surcharge for the holidays with is fine but hardly any staff to make lunch. Took at least 1/2 hour with an empty shop. Bland staff but tasty food, take the... More 

Thank TravellinTaz S
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked like a lovely place to sit but the food was not worth the price or the wait, it took nearly an hour to get to us even after asking if our order was lost. Food was disappointing, prawns had freezer burns mushy in places, the chips and calamari cold. Lots of staff but seemed chaotic even with only around... More 

Thank Peter Steph G
wozafishinn, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Peter Thanks for your feed back. Your visit appears to be on Tuesday the public holiday.... this actually was our busiest day of the festive season so far. I am sorry that in peak periods waits blow out... this is due to a lot of people all arriving at the same time and all wanting to eat at the same... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After looking at several restaurants in Townsville, we decided to have Christmas Eve dinner at the Fish Inn Rockpool......We even dropped in personally to make a reservation but was told that there would be plenty of seating available. We arrived there about 7:15pm and was told "Sorry Sir, we are just getting rid of the stragglers.....we're closed".......feeling rather annoyed, we... More 

Thank Cathy B
wozafishinn, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Cathy Sorry we were closing when you came in Christmas eve. It was our intention to trade later however with the issues of water quality in the Rockpool itself trade was extremely quiet.... thus my team made a business decision to close.... like the other venue in the precinct. I am sorry that we were not in a position to... More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Fish Inn at the Rockpool is one of the best restaurants in Townsville. The food is beautiful. The service is great and the view is gorgeous. The daily specials are great.

Thank StaceyM75
Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow... what a view, food was lovely but half the order was forgotten and when pointed out, still had to wait for a side order that arrived after the meal. Young inexperienced staff were apologetic. But the view won me

Thank Tracy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $32
Seafood, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 3474

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