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Shells Diner

106 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer, Wollongong, New South Wales 2515, Australia
+61 2 4267 2255
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish chips” (5 reviews)
“tartare” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Fast food, Diner, Australian
106 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer, Wollongong, New South Wales 2515, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The burgers were very good, both the vegetarian and the non vegetarian ones. The service was bit slow.

Thank RupeshKG
Reviewed 3 October 2018

this retro 50's cafe makes the best seafood and food on the south coast! generous portions, quick, friendly service even on the busiest weekend, go there!

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Open on a public holiday. Line out the door however it moves quickly and not a long wait for food. The battered barra with chips is really good. They also do juices and coffee. Few tables and chairs inside and outside or head across to...More

Thank iamjenwong
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Austinmer Beach be sure to stop in at Shells Diner for breakfast. They make the best Bacon & Egg Rolls on the south coast

Thank Darren W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

this cafe makes the best fish and chips and other kinds of takeaway seafood; the value is good and the service friendly

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This cafe is right on the coast road and looks out over Austinmer beach. The fish and chips are cooked to order and are fresh and delicious. the serves are generous and the accompaniments just add to the flavours. Take your meal and sit on...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little Retro Diner across the road from Austinmer Beach. It is “old school “. We thought the flat head tails and chips were reasonably priced and not oily and the batter was light and crisp. Definitely would go back and try...More

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 11 August 2018

For a couple of Poms, missing our good old English fish n chips, after two years of searching, we’ve finally found somewhere that can make crispy batter! We had delicious flathead tails with chips, which came with lemon slices, salad and little pots of tartar...More

Thank sandrahelenhaynes
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the place altogether 3 times so far and the first visit is 18 month ago. Still same good quality. This time we had fish&chips (Tailhead) and a bacon& Egg roll. Good portion size, excellent taste. I would come back here again and recommend...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Surprised I'm not fat since I go here at least once a week. Chip portions are huge and so chip. The chips are hands down the best chips I've ever had. Always tastes perfectly cooked. Had the beef and schnitty burger and both taste nice....More

Thank Sara O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Seafood, Fast food, Diner, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer, Wollongong, New South Wales 2515, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong  >  Austinmer
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4267 2255
Shells Diner - Not Just a Fish n Chip Shop Salads, panini, burgers, old school milkshakes, fish tacos, coffees, juices.
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