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“Sea, Sun & SEAGULLS!”

Bobby's Fresh Fish Market
Ranked #3 of 379 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The best fish and chips in the Bay of Plenty!
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Sea, Sun & SEAGULLS!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you want truly fresh Fish & Chips that goes straight from the fish, to fillets, to batter, to fryer and to the plate in minutes; then you want Bobby’s Fresh Fish Market. However if you are in a hurry then don’t go between 12noon and 1pm. We arrived at 12.15 and waited 45 minutes to get our order.

The quality and flavour was excellent and great value for money. We had two large fillets along with a scoop of chips for $12 – a large, somewhat greasy, lunch for two adults. But a bit of fat overload occasionally is not all bad!

Your order can be on a paper covered tray to enjoy at indoor or outdoor wharf tables; or the more traditional wrapped Fish & Chips parcels to take away.

Bobby’s Fresh Fish Market is not really a restaurant, but more of a Fisherman’s Wharf styled fresh fish outlet with a fish cabinet overflowing with all types of fresh fish and shellfish and outdoor tables to sit at and enjoy the harvest of the sea.

For a taste of an iconic New Zealand of Fish & Chips you cannot go past Bobby’s Fresh Fish Market.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fish with friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Cheap and cheerful. Fish served on paper with chips. Sit outside on picnic tables by the ocean and fishing boats.

Visited October 2012
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Tartu, Estonia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Really nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Very popular place in Tauranga. Had to wait for my fish n chips for 20 minutes but just because there were so many people. Place is very simple but food is great. Size of a meal is big and half a scoop of chips is more than enough for one person.
You can enjoy your meal just near the water.

  • Visited May 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best Fish and Chips IN THE WORLD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Seriously, the very best fish and chips IN THE WORLD! But be aware that everyone knows that - the last time we went we waited 50 minutes for our food, but no one cares, and everyone is friendly and chats while they're waiting. People from all walks of life dine here - even Gareth Morgan was there buying his dinner!

Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Oh, yes ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Yumz ... plentiful fish and chips in a large paper wrapper for two people, mind you, but it could have fed five. Don't know what kind of fish it was, but it was scrumptious. Just a great little place right on the bay with all the locals and some tourists mixed in for good measure. The price was great and we were so happy with the whole vibe of the place. Great stuff.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank kathleenhoverter
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