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“A Burger lost at sea.”

Hector's Cafe on the Wharf
Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Goolwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hectors On The Wharf is a cafe bar overlooking the Murray River in Goolwa, South Australia. The establishment itself is uniquely positioned on the historic Goolwa Wharf, and is accessible not only by foot or car, but by boat as well. The name of the cafe comes from a local historic character called Hector, who was a fisherman on the Coorong and lived on a wooden boat by the Goolwa Wharf for more than 40 years. Hectors on the Wharf is open for breakfast and lunch every day, and dinners on Friday Saturday nights during the warmer months of the year. The menu uses local produce where possible, and boasts a fantastic array of fresh, beautifully prepared seafood. Thats not to say that you should be discouraged from ordering other items off the menu, which include gorgeous salads, pastas, burgers, and a selection of specials that are frequently changed depending on what is seasonally available. Our menu also provides for special dietary requirements and our kitchen staff will do their best to cater for your needs. The restaurant is fully licensed and stocks a range of local wines, beer, and spirits. Though primarily promoted on Friday nights our cocktail menu is functional throughout the week. You're very welcome to bring a bottle of wine along to compliment your meal though this will incur a corkage fee. Don't fancy a meal? Hectors has a range of delicious cakes and biscuits available and has a reputation in Goolwa for having the best coffee in town! Though it isn't necessary to reserve a table during the summer period it is recommended because of the busy nature of the cafe. We are also available for private functions. If you would be interested in booking Hectors for an evening please call us and speak to one of our friendly staff.
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Great burger but very seafood heavy menu.

Friendly, good service and a relaxing evening meal.

Recommended.

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Thank Michael D
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Went in for a glass of wine and stayed for 4 hours, bottle of wine and some duck spring rolls. Awesome place and somewhere we visit often. Grantley & Monty welcome you into the restaurant and you feel like you are at their home and are treated like you are sitting at their dinner table and eating their home cooked meals. Awesome place to spend a few hours with great views, brilliant o, wine and fantastic friendly staff. If you are in the Goolwa area, well worth the time to sit back and relax and enjoy the day. Thank you Grantley & Monty for your continued welcoming atmosphere in your cafe.

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Thank Merralyn
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Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Visited hectors today, the place has a lovely atmosphere...not just the wonderful view and yummy food but also the welcoming staff and other customers. Lots of people had their dogs and children there and the staff stopped to chat with us about where we were from and what we were up to for the day, despite it being busy. Best seafood chowder I've ever tasted! Would definately go there again.

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Thank Sara P
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Love the location, food and atmosphere. I always enjoy my long luches, whether it be with the girls or business. Thank you so much Grantley, Monty and staff for the fantastic hospitality, you always ensure our stay is pleasant and memorable.

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Thank Jacki A
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great Spot, view wise. Just waiting for someone to take it over who has a smile and can make you feel welcome. I live here and its obvious to me that they are just pushing tourists thru - not leaving a good impression on anyone (this is not the way most people in goolwa are). The inside area can get quite hot in summer and smells of cooking fumes. Outside is best but there is limited seating. Tried it a couple of time - wont bother again. Try the AquaCafe, its on the river and has much better food and service.

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