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Review of The Squid Shack

The Squid Shack
Ranked #31 of 134 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed March 17, 2013

A great gem at Emu Point boat pens in Albany. I don’t really like sharing how good this place is, I’d rather keep it a secret, but if you must go, don’t be in a hurry, because it’s always busy and you might have to wait a bit for your food, but well worth it.

We always have the squid, fish and chips for two ($28), really good with a local dry white wine (take your own) (and your own glasses). You can sit inside or out. In winter there’s even a fire. There’s no fine crockery or cutlery here, it’s all disposable, and be hungry because you’ll get a good feed. The fish is white, flaky, lightly battered and crispy, the chips are French-fry type and the squid is salt & pepper and tender, served with lemon wedges and you help yourself to salt and vinegar. And try the tartare sauce. Then walk it all off with a stroll along the jetties and the beach, perfect.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

The 'shack' is plain but the service and fish & chips were magnificent!
The only downside is that the shack closed at 7:00 pm so be early with your orders you won't be sorry!! :)

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

been here a few times and each time food is spot on, fresh and tasty, not much else around, you need to take your own drinks (alcoholic ) ,no where to buy any around the area.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Had read previous reviews about popularity and the wait time, so took our bottle wine and were prepared to sit and chat. If you're looking for a restaurant, then this may not be for you ... the squid shack is a very casual, shack like building with long wooden tables/chairs with hanging fish nets above & pull down cafe blinds, but both the inside and outside area were full!!!
We actually only waited about 20 mins, & it was definitely worth it. My husband and I chose a 2 person salt/pepper squid, snapper & chips, which was quite large & definitely more than enough. The squid was beautiful and tender & the snapper, dipped in a light batter, was cooked to perfection. Was very enjoyable and we'll definitely go back when we're down that way again.

Thank ShezH
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Although due to the popularity of the business, it was a three quarter hour wait for the meal, it was well presented in a polystyrene container. The fish was beautifully cooked in a light crisp batter, served with lemon wedges and the chips were piping hot from the fryer. At $14.00 a serve it seemed expensive for take-away but with four pieces of fish we should have only ordered one serve and not two! Tables are available at which to sit, but it is more alfresco than cafe style.
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Thank Vivienne E
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