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A Fish Shop Called Dory

173 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 6828
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
“garden salad” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast Food, Australian, Gluten Free Options
173 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the ‘snapper and chips’ and the ‘barramundi and chips’ for $10.90. Generous serve of fish and super crunchy chips. The potato scallops were too fat and too much batter for our liking but we will definately come back for the boxed fish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank MlbTraveller2018
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We had a simple meal of grilled fish ( snapper) with a garden salad. All was excellent. Very welcoming and great service. Fully lived up to the expectations gained here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank branson6
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a great takeaway for 4 for $40. We were able to get gluten free grilled hoki for our granddaughter and I had the standard grilled option. There was no additional cost for grilled fish as per most other establishments. Our other granddaughter had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brisvegas1954
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Dropped in seeking somewhere that grills fish. Dory's does. We had a simple meal of grilled hoki and chips with a garden salad. All was excellent. Very welcoming and great service. Fully lived up to the expectations gained here.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Alan23
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem through trip adviser. So glad we went. Parking was easy (just around the corner). Awesome location. We walked across the road to the chairs n tables along the Clarence River to eat our lunch. Got grilled barra, battered barra, hoki and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hannahsmumGoldCoast
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

I loved the wide range menu & i have been a few times to work through it. We have loved it all and will be back. Great fish & chips

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank juanitaheart
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We had a feed of fish and chips from this shop and very nice they were to. There is a good selection of seafood to choose from.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed April 13, 2018

People appeared to be asian ? indian. Not friendly atmosphere. Shop was very hot and people did not make eye contact at all I know they were busy. Very disappointed with the salt & pepper calamari, couldn't eat it some was cooked some was raw...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lynette p
Kul R, Owner at A Fish Shop Called Dory, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Hi lynne thanks for your review after 2 weeks. Firstly, i dont understand what really happen after 2 weeks that you are doing review now. Even though you are local. We have aussie staff as well. Normally, girls take order and serve. If we were...More

Reviewed March 27, 2018

Nice fish and chips service was good very clean would certainly recommend to anyone travelling looking for a nice lunch

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank gregles86
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Pretty good place ... the fish i got was whiting crumbed and it was delicious... i also got sweet potatoe scollop which was very nice 2 . Cant really complain

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jo g
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Kul R
August 25, 2018|
Response from juanitaheart | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is the open hours
Ben B
November 14, 2016|
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Response from Kul R | Property representative |
Yes wedbesday to sunday 11 am to 7 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina Shire  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 6828
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Serving great fish and chips, daily grilled specials and fresh local fish when available Open Wed - Sun 11am - 7pm
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