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“Superb Burger”

Hector's Cafe on the Wharf
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Goolwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Goolwa, Australia
1 review
“Superb Burger”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

The service was great very friendly and quick. The view would have to be one of the best in goolwa. The burger was one of the best i have had. Everything on the menu looked good it was hard to choose.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Craig E
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Trentham, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“It's a weekly thing”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love everything about this place.
Monty and Grantley will make you feel at home here as you enjoy a fine wine, a beautiful Meal and coffee and of course those wonderful views.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank DavidSomerfield
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
307 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Hectors on the Wharf, at Goolwa, by the Bridge, by the waters edge, near the Oscar W, and more and more....”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Breakfast at Hectors. Atmosphere. Service. Food. All great in this little icon of Goolwa. Bastille day - had to have Croissant and Coffee. Really great coffee and Breakfast.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank artroomali
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best coffee”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Lovely little coffee shop under the bridge. Awesome food and coffee. Friendly service, awesome little shop.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank becbd
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Delicious Lunch”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

If your looking for a large meal, this is the place for you. We sat down for lunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon and had a look at the menu (there aren't a great number of selections). Initially, we thought the prices were a little high for what we were getting, until the meals came out! They serving size was large and the meal was totally delicious, completely worth the money. I also loved the decor, and character of the place. Oars, Fishnets, Rope Ladders and all things fishing/water were hung on the ceiling and walls giving the place a great look. Overall, atmosphere was good. I'd happily go back for seconds!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Holly H
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