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The Rockpool Cafe

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Lot 93 North Coast Road, Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8559 2277
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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456 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Great buzz in the outdoor restaurant. Broad menu. Lot of flys outside. Make sure you walk thru the rocks to the beach on other side ...it's amazing. See attached menu in photos.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

What a lovely spot! The cafe had friendly service, but the food was unremarkable and expensive for what you got! We should have remembered from the last time we went :-(

Thank Baronessvont
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We came to revisit the beach at Stokes Bay and enjoyed the walk. And then the lunch which was just great. Good serve, tasty, well cooked and friendly service. Seafood cone gave us a good variety at a very good price.

Thank enaid58
Mildura, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 16, 2016

The meals, the views and the staff (in no particular order) are magnificent. To drive down the hill into Stokes Bay and be met by clear blue water in a beautiful seaside setting is topped off with a unimposing cafe. This cafe is located away from any of the Islands main towns and centres which adds to the magic of... More 

Thank gtank65
Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch here, ordered the seafood cone. Yum, local fish and best scallop I've ever tasted. Lovely kids area out the back. Shady sandpit, lots of toys, totem tennis. Relaxed and yummy food.

Thank kristina2107
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

What a little gem! Just happened upon this cafe (but don't let'cafe' put you off) when we decided to drive to Stokes Bay. Shared a Seafood Cone as we only wanted a snack and it was perfect. Hubby had a beer and a local Rose for me. Quaint little place and the food perfect. Best calamari. Well worth the drive... More 

Thank Barbara C
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

WHAT A VENUE! This place is a total game changer. Lucy and Josh (the managers) are an absolute pleasure and the food is way beyond any expectation you might have! All but one of their wines is locally made and pretty bloody exceptional. The boyfriend and I decided to pop down for lunch on a rainy day and ended up... More 

Thank Mallalee
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Reliable and enjoyable dining on the Island's unspoilt wild north coast. Lunch, and Dinner by appointment, always delivers, with the warmest and most welcoming of hosts.

Thank FineArtKI
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

As fish food critics & those who have tried many a salt & pepper squid, the squid is up there in our list of the top! After a long drive from emu bay to stokes bay we found ourselves a little spot where we ventured in & found the cutest warmest and friendliest place yet! The salt & pepper squid... More 

Thank Ilana D
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

An absolutely impromptu stop at Stokes Bay and lunch at the Rockpool Cafe. Very informal, very friendly family owned cafe with a great, relaxed view and terrific seafood! A real gem - their whiting was terrific, local SA prawns and calamari all cooked to perfection, with some great local wine to accompany. Deserves to do well - great food and... More 

Thank OneMoreTrek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $26
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 93 North Coast Road, Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Stokes Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8559 2277

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