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“highly impressed with the seafood” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mainly Seafood

Mainly Seafood
Ranked #18 of 34 Restaurants in Te Anau
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Fast Food, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Famous fish n chips, burgers,seafood, espresso coffee. All food is cooked with healthy rice barn oil and all of the fish are freshly battered or grilled to orders on site. All food can be takeaway or you can sit at a table.
Hawera, New Zealand
1 review
“highly impressed with the seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

I visted mainly seafood while on hoilday in the south island and i must say i was highly impressed. I ordered blue cod, chips and a fish burger and these were all cooked to the highest standard with fast friendly service. Value for money and lovely fresh food. U couldnt get better for a quick stop and a lovely meal.

  • Visited March 2012
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“An old fasioned pie cart in the street - with a twist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

We had the Bluff Oysters and they were fresh as NZ$3 ea
They have a good range of fish,sea scallops etc and also do other light snacks.
TIP They are situated outside the local council operated toilets and showers which is quite modern anc clean - very handy if in a camper.
There is also fresh water fill up close by

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelingWilburys11
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“amazing blue cod”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

this is a must try..not very cheap but never had tastier blue cod

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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“Excellent Fish, Hearty Portions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

I stopped in at Mainly Seafood on the way to the Milford Sound. I had read about it before our trip and wanted to see if it lived up to all the hype. It did... and then some.

The fish and chips in New Zealand are very good wherever you go because they seem so fresh, but Mainly Seafood raises the bar. The fish was some of the best I've ever eaten and I couldn't believe how large the portions were. I wasn't able to eat two pieces and My husband (who is 6'3") was quite satisfied with two and some shared fries.

If you are in the area this is the place to stop for food! It really starts out the drive to Milford on the right foot!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alison H
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Mildura, Australia
1 review
“Great food, great wines, great times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

First time to New Zealand, had heard great things about Te Anau from fellow travellers and especially food at mainly seafood was a high priority and it didn't disappoint. Fresh fish and chips were amazing, i followed it up the next day with a huge burger that just took the cake, great friendly service. Definitely recommend stopping in there for a feed.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scottyg2504
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