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“Enjoyable Fish & Chips”
Review of Salty Sea Dog

Salty Sea Dog
Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Fast Food
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Fish & Chips”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We visit the Salty Sea Dog every time we visit South Africa (each year for last 5 years). Before it was a fish & chip shop/restaurant it was a diver's workshop - my husband worked there many years ago, so we visit for sentimental reasons!! Most of the time great fish and chips, always freshly cooked. Yes, you have to wait a while, accidents will happen, waiting on staff change all the time - but hey, it's a fish & chip restaurant at the end of the day, so enjoy a glass of wine/beer, observe the hustle and bustle on the quay side, chill out and relax!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Disappointing meal”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We went to the Salty Sea Dog very excited about trying the fish and chips (rave reviews by other visitors) and the calamari tentacles (also reviewed highly by other TA reviewers). What a disappointment!

Service was poor and clumsy (3 glasses dropped and shattered during the one hour we were there). They were kind and friendly, but just not attentive or careful.

I ordered the kingclip and chips, and my husband ordered the tentacles and chips. The fish was OK, but we've had better at the Ocean Basket chain. Best fish and chips ever is still at Hook Line 'n Sinker in Pringle Bay. Worth the drive.

The chips were thin and should have been crispy - instead they were soggy like slaap chips.

The best part of our meal was the greek salad - that was beautifully plated and the veggies and feta were perfect. It's a sad story when a greek salad is the best part of a meal at a fish restaurant.

Simon's Town may not be the mecca of good food in the Western Cape, but they need to perfect a few specialties, or folks will pass them by and just continue on up to Kalk Bay.

  • Visited December 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“A must”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

A great place a basic fish and chip shop eat in or take away always cooked fresh so you may have to wait a while but well worth it,

  • Visited November 2012
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Ulm, Germany
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Typical fish and chips”
Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Nice view over harbour, good service, reasonable prices and value for money
Food tasty
Deep fried seafood
Not for health concious

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Singapore
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“Great family dine out with yummy hake fish & chips”
Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Busy busy busy with dine ins & takeaways! Service is slow during peak lunch hours. Waited more than 40 minutes for our order though it is worth the wait.

Good hake fish & chips! Freshest fish you can find as the meat actually flakes off. No rationale as to why you have to pay for tartare sauce & mayo.

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