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Fish on the Rocks

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86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27(0)21 7901153
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Loganville, Georgia
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the fish and chips in a traditional wrapper presentation. This restaurant was a perfect spot to stop off for lunch after snorkeling with the seals. It was clean,delicious and a great value.

Thank buddytravels
Horsham, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an interesting place! I was told about this by a South African friend of mine and we made a point of a visit to this fish and chips cabin and even then it took a little finding. He told us to try Snoek which is a meaty fish (think Barracuda) with large bones and good flavour - lovely and... More 

Thank Smaske1
Leeds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there late lunchtime. Service fast and friendly. Had hake and chips and calamari and chips, cpl of soft drinks. R130 ish. Food was very nice, good portion size. It was very windy, so we appreciated the covered area. They def lived up to their reputation. Yummy!

Thank rosmannhp
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prawn, Calamari & Chip Combo ... Disastrous Management wanted to replace but would not replace the "consumed" prawns. Replaced with Hake and Chips at half the price with No refund!!! Shocking Service throughout process!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local place. Excellent fish and chips. Well prepared and fast. Calamari good. Affordable and good seating anf view. Friendly staff and service.

Thank Jaco U
Johannesburg, South Africa
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a group of friends during a day trip to Hout Bay. Be prepared for a queue and a bit of a wait for a table but it's all worth it! The fish was really fresh, battered hake, calamari and prawns combo was awesome! Extra friendly staff and great outdoor bay feeling! Will definitely be coming back for more!!

Thank Fatima K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy snoek and prawns everytime we are in Cape town - Hout Bay, you can have their fish fried or grilled.

Thank Tumisho K
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was crazy cold and windy when we got there! But the hake was great - crispy the way I love it. They actually have a pepper sauce. Proper pepper sauce. For someone from West Africa, even if the food was bland... pepper sauce takes care of it. Cheap food to. Will go back in summer

Thank NnennaWestAfrica
Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hout Bay twice for fish and chips during our Cape Town holiday, eating here the first time and Snoekies the second. The calamari and Snoek here was very good, as was the view of Chapman's Peak road from the outside bench tables. Recommended.

Thank Phil W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

For as long as i can remember this establishment, serving originally from a converted bus has been frying fish and chips. It is today a modern brick and mortar structure and immaculately hygienic. Calamari, Hake, and fries are an all time favourite. You stand online and the service is fast and friendly. Tables are provided under cover and it all... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27(0)21 7901153

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