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The Flying Fish Cafe

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Cafe, Seafood, Australian
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1 The Foreshore Road, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
+61 8 8554 3504
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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We shared the seafood basket and the variety was good but the fish was on the dry side... not unusual given that fish has to be cooked almost to the second. Anyhow the food was OK but the cheap own brand sparkling (sorry, the name was not memorable) was pretty undrinkable (serves us right, I suppose), BUT the noise was... More 

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Thank Kerry G
Adelaide
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit Port Elliot every year for summer and really look forward to the best fish and chip takeaway, but have to report that we were very disappointed in Jan 2017. Despite not liking it the first day of our annual visit, (it was oily and the batter had a slight taste), we went back a week later and sadly... More 

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Goolwa, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a pleasure. Great views of Horseshoe Bay & those partaking of activities.Food always good. best to book for the restaurant or take your chance at the cafe.

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Thank Althea G
Adelaide, Australia
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117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there with my parents and an over seas visitor. My mum raved about this place but I was not convinced it was as amazing as she remembered. It was $15 for fish and chips and to be honest they were nothing special. My mum soon changed her mind and apologised for making us come here. It was very... More 

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Thank Megan C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just completed a tasty gourmet meal and were hurried off the table to make way for the next sitting. Because of the huge crowds on the beach, our cars were parked high up on a hill some distance away. The husbands decided to leave the 4 wives in the restaurant whilst they collected their cars as the temperature... More 

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1 Thank David R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the flying fish cafe as a group and were a bit late getting there. The food was ok but we could not order desserts or coffee. We feel this could have been explained to us beforehand instead of rudely being turfed out. The chef likes to get away early. Just make sure you get there early for... More 

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1 Thank Hilary G
Adelaide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just about perfect takeaway seafood. Salt and pepper squid was served just the way it should be and for a nice change it's served without chips but with a lovely Asian salad. The fish was also very good - well prepared batter and wasn't too dry as it's usually the case with the "mass-produced" takeaway in those places. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank MichalRosa
Canberra, Australia
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219 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had takeaway lunch here, sitting just in front of the restaurant on benches overlooking the beautiful bay. Service was reasonably quick. Seafood basket with chips and separate single piece of fish were all cooked perfectly as were the chips.

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2 Thank WigglyWorld
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After meeting friends at horseshoe bay this afternoon we decided to grab a coffee and ice blocks for the kids. The coffees would have to be one of the worst coffees we have ever had the displeasure to pay for. All 4 coffees were thrown into the bin. And as for the ice blocks. Where else do you pay $3... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting on the decking overlooking Horseshoe Bay, a beautiful beach. Flying Fish has both a restaurant and a casual dining area. Delicious seafood choices, salads, cold drinks and coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Seafood, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 The Foreshore Road, Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Port Elliot
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8554 3504

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?