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Fish Inn Rockpool

Seafood, Australian
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Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 3474
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Townsville, Australia
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Eye candy and good fresh food. Casual dining with a top view of the Rockpool and its inhabitants, just a little further with eyes raised and there is the blue blue Coral sea and Magnetic Island floating atop. Certainly worth a visit to soak up the Queensland experience.

Thank AsianItalian
Townsville, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At Fish Inn you can grab a feed of fish and chips before heading to The Strand, or dine in on the verandah over looking the Rockpool. Stunning views over this natural saltwater pool and towards Cleveland Bay are so relaxing. Breezes blowing on the verandah are life saving in the hotter Townsville months.

Thank Elizabeth M
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Townsville to check out James Cook University with my son. Looking forward to a lovely dinner together in a seafood restaurant. Every step of the way was disappointing. First we went in and were ignored for several minutes, when there were many staff around. We asked if we could see a menu so that we could decide whether to... More 

Thank ShakiraSpirit
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was ok but the fish was a little over cooked. The menu should read Chips & fish as the pieces were small. The seafood plate for one was great value. There is a good wine list with a nice out look over the sea. It's pitty this beautiful setting, where there is already elegant infrastructure, is not being... More 

Thank Julie B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the great food and service and thank Gary for excellent management including minding our two suitcases and keeping a watchful, gently attentive and caring eye on us. Paris the waitress was very respectful throughout including clearing the table at the end and asking our 'permission' to do so.

Thank Petrea M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location at the Rockpool & Jezzine barracks.is great. The food is ok but the service is very poor. There is a wait to get your order taken & a wait to pay the bill!

Thank narfnek
warren u, Manager at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Our policy is to take orders at the table and have a process in place right from seating the guests to taking orders. The issues we come across as a business is that sometimes guests seat themselves and the team is unsure if they have already ordered. In terms of payments if you are in a... More 

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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went to this place for tea Wednesday night. We order two great northern beers which were warm at $7.75 each, I let the waiter know that the beers were not very cold. The Manager didn't like my comment. As I looked over I saw a dozen great northern beers sitting on the bench😳 we waited 1... More 

Thank 61Bella
warren u, Manager at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

G'day 61Bella Thanks for your feedback which has been taken on board. I do remember one of my staff advising me that you had an issue with the beers served as being warm and I had immediately advised her to offer replacement beers. I am sorry but I was not upset at your comment about the beer not being to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Townsville for one night, it was pouring with rain and this place was nearest. Friendly waitresses. They weren't serving the chicken burger meal I wanted at night as its only ion the lunch menu. I had the breaded chicken schnitzel which was over cooked ( better than under) and rather dry. My partner had the fish... More 

Thank MandyF361
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed. None of the expected fresh seafood. Eg: crab, bugs, prawns (they ran out of fresh prawns) etc apart from oysters and grilled fish. The rest was all frozen battered and greasy, with a whole tier existing of a plate of chips. I was still disappointed with the price even after a 25% discount. As first timers, we will... More 

Thank Maree S
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Maree Our seafood tower descriptions does not state crab, bugs etc.... so complaining about them not being present????? As for the rest being all "frozen and greasy"... i am not sure how that description fits on items like the smoked Salmon and house made seafood chowder which are part of our tower. This venue has not served coke for nearly... More 

Sale, Australia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a takeaway diner with a restaurant attached. I found sitting down to dinner with the smell of takeaway cooking quite off putting. Service was terrible. Food was ok.

Thank Sheryn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $33
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, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 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?