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Drunken Admiral

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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17-19 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 1903
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Four of us shared two seafood platters. The food was huge and absolutely delicious.The restaurant on a Saturday night was bustling but the staff were very efficient. It's noisy, quirky and packed with loads of seafaring items of interest. Not to be missed on a visit to Hobart.

Thank Jo C
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit. Decor is great. Food was excellent. Fish on a hot rock is highly recommended. Staff very friendly and good service. Reasonably priced.

Thank shmellyshmeretz
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I dropped in for a quick dinner, ended up with 3 courses as the food all looked so good. Food was excellent, everything came quickly and was hot and delicious. The place was busy but can't fault the service, all the staff were super friendly yet professional, particularly Mitchell who we had to leave an extra tip... More 

Thank Tina T
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a recommend. Very slow service. Mediocre food. We were lured in by the fact the location is on the old docks. Don't bother going.

1 Thank Janice P
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Wife and I were attracted back to the Drunken Admiral with friends. We all had a great meal of seafood. Great service, food, banter with the staff. A great time had by all. Only downer was the inability to take our time finishing due to a second sitting (which we were warned about) but it was a good time... More 

Thank Frank J
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food. Everyone needs to visit. Highly recommended. Seafood was awesome. There was other than seafood if people dont like. The setting made you feel like you were in a Pirates of the Caribbean! Beautiful setting of the harbour.

Thank Erica M
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lucky to get a late booked table for 730 on a Wednesday night. This place has fluctuated on the Hobart seafood ratings over last 30+ years, but being ideally situated close to the docks, and having a cheesy nautical theme, will always attract tourists Service is usually a bit chaotic due to the room layout. Menu is varied with plenty... More 

Thank Steve F
Canberra, Australia
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the Drunken Admiral on a number of occasions over a number of years and have not had a bad meal there. Quirky decor, great location and friendly staff make this a place that I am happy to visit on repeated occasions. It has a seafood focus but serves a decent steak. The seafood hot point was the... More 

Thank Alex S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining experience starts even before you step into the restaurant! Amazing dinner place! Wonderful decorations and friendly staffs. A must go place for dinner !

Thank Chun K
Greater Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic food I had the seafood hot pot and my partner had the tasting plate The hotpot had lots of fish pieces,prawns,scallops,squid,medium prawns oysters with spuds,other vegetables and red Curried sauce enough to feed two people and the tasting plate had half a dozen bits of seafood prawns(2 different sizes),oysters,salmon,scallops,squid etc great service and best seafood iv'e had

Thank jody o

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $30
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 1903
One of Hobart's iconic restaurants and is popular with both locals and visitors to Hobart alike. We are a family run restaurant and we have been operating since 1979 offering the diner a truly unique experience and very fresh and tasty Tassie seafood and meals. The restaurant is world renowned, features in many global travel guides and is always popular – so reservations are advised! Open 7 days a week with parking out front.

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