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Whalers Restaurant

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Seafood, International, Australian
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Crn Murat Rd and Welch St | Within the Emouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
+61 8 9949 2416
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been having dinner in this restaurant recently. The food was good, waiting staff friendly but one and a half hour of waiting for your meal is to long even for a busy place.

Thank Malkal
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are global travelers, having traveled extensively and eaten in top food destinations like NYC, Tokyo, San Francisco, Waikiki, Bangkok, etc. and our meal at Whaler's is among the top 10 meals of our life. We had the seafood platter for two with the addition of steak. It was superb and memorable. Possibly the best seafood we have ever eaten!... More 

Thank dove1973voodROO
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice food, good environment, staffs were kind and speedy, I recommend its seafood plate which had a big portion for sharing with group of friends.

Thank john c
Tessenderlo, Belgium
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we had high expectation, but it was a bit disappointing : we had to wait a very long time before we were served, it was cold outside (it was okay if you were sitting close to the electric heating), and the offerings on the menu was not very extensive. The food was okay but nothing special

Thank ilse_rens
Adelaide, Australia
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice setting in nightime Exmouth weather and we had some great food. However after being served a drink we were never asked for another not were we offered any water and had to keep asking. Probably best you buy bottled anyway as taste is not great. After 1 hour and 10 mins wait we were served food... More 

Thank jon m
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best restaurant in town! Fabulous food that wasn't silly, crazy prices and the most stunning back drop around the pool.

Thank Steve H
Merricks North, Australia
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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have scored it 4/5 because I was told that eating at Whalers was AMAZING. It was very good, so maybe my review is harsh. My wife and enjoyed our meals, and we really enjoyed the service. They have a unique feature that you don't often see. The waiter frequently comes to the table to see how you are doing,... More 

Thank Jason T
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table at short 30m notice. Arrived to a great table overlooking the pool. Service tops. Plenty of gas heaters about cos it was a little chilly in the evening. Went for the Seafood selection for two ($95). Very well prepared & presented. Would recommend.

Thank Garry_and_Lai
Maroubra, Australia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and in a town where seafood is in abundance it was great to sample it freshly cooked. We were hesitant to try as it was part of a resort complex but apparently restaurant is seperate enterprise on motel premises. We had seafood medley for 2 and it was fantastic. Most feeds like that give you fried garbage... More 

Thank Wes B
Darwin, Australia
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frindly staff, good variety of options on the menu. Our meal was slow to arrive waited 1 hour for two people. Children's menu was very limited. Food when it arrived was good, although being in Exmouth expect high prices as so remote.

Thank jokinder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $34
Seafood, International, Australian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crn Murat Rd and Welch St | Within the Emouth Escape Resort, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Exmouth
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9949 2416
Whalers Licensed Restaurant is located amongst the landscaped gardens of the Exmouth Escape Resort. We offer the perfect relaxed dining experience to complete your visit to Western Australia's world famous Ningaloo Reef.

Liz Minniear and executive chef Paul Minniear have owned and operated Whalers Restaurant since 2007. In early 2014 they moved the restaurant from Kennedy st to the Exmouth Escape Resort where they can now offer a more comfortable, modern and lush setting for their diners' pleasure. They continue to pride themselves on fresh, honest flavours and source the finest local seafood, steaks and produce available.

Live music is a regular feature at the restaurant with solo or duo acoustic acts playing on the deck while you enjoy your meal.

Whalers also caters for functions including Weddings, birthdays and business functions which can be catered for off site or at the restaurant.

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