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Fish on the Rocks

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86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1153
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I am never disappointed when I visit Fish on the Rocks. I religiously have the Yellow Tail because no one else can cook it better. My mouth is watering at the moment thinking of that soft salty vinegary Slap Chips.... YUM! See you soon.

Thank Pepi D
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222 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

The fish was very crispy, the calamari average and the fries soggy (most likely due to condensation within the styrofoam pack). We tried both the hake and the yellowtail, but found fish bones without the hake. The place is right at the end of the harbour, which makes for a nice setting.

Thank Alfred F
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We went there on a Sunday afternoon and it was so busy but everyone was having a good time and service was so much quicker than we expected. Fish was yummy. Lovely views all around.

1 Thank fathimaP084
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

......a rather long and very rotund rodent waddled across the floor just a couple of metres from me and that, frankly, was quite enough for both me and my wife to reject the remainder of our Hake, Prawns, Calamari and Chips ! In terms of regulating portion sizes to achieve weight reduction, this experience was even more effective than a... More 

Thank RichCotswoldChap
Durban, South Africa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I first visited the site when it was the original 'Snoekies', a take-away in a single decker bus, during the 1950's. Whilst it has changed totally over the years, it still retains the essential 'flavour' of the original, being fish and chips (and nowadays prawns and calamari etc) which can be taken away or eaten on site. This is real... More 

Thank DurbanPearl
Hout Bay, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Good value for money, basic fish and chip spot. A must to do when in Hout Bay. Lovely views and good service.

Thank KTemlett
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Fish and chips was very lekker however calamari was chewy. Relaxing atmosphere. Didn't wait to long and the price is reasonable. Will definitely go again.

Thank Shanaaz C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Wide variety of fresh fried fish, Snoek, Yellowtail, hake or calamari. Best deep fried fish in the Cape Town. A must visit for any fish and chips lover. The prices is also very reasonable and the portions are good.

Thank lourensb513
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

A standard fish a chip shop. Nothing special about it. We had hake and chips and snoek and chips which were OK.

Thank Alan C
Gold Coast, Australia
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

The fish & chips were delicious. The fish was fresh & well prepared. It was so lovely sitting outside. This place is worth the trip to Houtbay

Thank maxie95

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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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 21 790 1153

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