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“The sea food at this restaurant was very poor” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sammy's On The Marina

Sammy's On The Marina
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Ranked #59 of 155 Restaurants in Glenelg
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gold Coast, Australia
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6 reviews
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“The sea food at this restaurant was very poor”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We arrived and it took so long to get a drink and then it took at least 30minutes to order our meals and when they took our order we only got one main.
When we finally got the food it was extremely bland and over price (lobster $140.00) I had the chowder and it was extremely bland and I didn't.even eat it and the owner did not offer any refund.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a seafood lover as they would be very disappointed and the restaurant was dirty and the windows looked like they hadn't been cleaned ever so realty there was no view.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ken C
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8 reviews
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“Great Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had high expectations and wern't disappointed, the seafood was very fresh and tasty. We expected higher prices due to the location and reputation, but didn't mind because the service and food was terrific. We also BYO'd which brought the price down.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bugalooy
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Adelaide South Australia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Perfect seafood, perfect service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We dined at Sammy's on the Marina on Sunday night for a special birthday and were very happy with the food, wine and service. Our hubby's had an entre which included white bait and a seafood chowder.. they were very happy indeed.. we went on to order whole baby snapper, seafood hot pot, calamari and a battered seafood plate... simply divine.. a nice bottle of Chappel Hill (it's a must to order a South Aussie wine.. breaks my heart to see so many NZ bottles on the list when we have such a plethera of vinyards in our state) .. desert for the lady's was the toffee & bannana tart + cookies and cream cheese cake...... yummmmo! Thanks again little Kelly for your outstanding service.. just loved your style x

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank brock01
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Adelaide
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82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“Expensive fish and chips”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Food was good but the reality is it is very expensive "fish and chips". I had beer battered King George Whiting with chips and a really small, very basic salad. This cost $36.90! The fish was nice and the portion size good but this is way too expensive. The prices are being charged for the location on the Marina. I will say the views are good during the day, especially on a nice, sunny day, but my family group was there on a winter's night when you couldn't see anything outside anyway because it is dark. We were located in a room by ourselves on the balcony, which didn't really have much atmosphere without the view. Service was excellent. Wines on the expensive side also but they do have a comprehensive choice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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209 reviews
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“Too expensive and overrated”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

All the reviews I have written, have been very good ones up to now. Sadly that has now changed!
Sammy's on the marina at Glenelg is way over priced, small portions and overrated.
There are far better fish restaurants at the bay or on the pier come to that, cheaper and far better than Sammy's.
If you like soggy batter and paying way to much then this is for you. Don't bother with this place, you have been warned.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank chris w
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