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Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant

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11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6257 8488
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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location with a well stocked bar including local brew house beers and wines from nearby wineries. Comprehensive menu and the meals were lovely. Service was great---what more can you ask for!

Thank John D
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here a couple of days ago and quite enjoyed it - service was efficient and the food good, without being exceptional (scotch fillet and the blackened salmon which was a little cold on the inside) - although the oysters natural were some of the best we had on our trip - overall good value for money

Thank charlespace
Bundaberg, Australia
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing view with great food. The seafood chowder was soooo delicious and my husband enjoyed the ribs. The staff were so friendly and helpful. A great spot to eat in Swansea.

Thank Mummygirl58
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good wholesome meals, but the view is what you would really go for. Very friendly staff, option to sit out on the deck overlooking the bay. On a clear day you can see right to the other side.

Thank WozJuffie
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well done - the most expensive soy latte I have ever ordered. $5.80!!!! Tarts - $8.50. Pizzas almost $30. Forget it and have seafood up the road - it's amazing!

3 Thank Craig Y
Louise L, Manager at Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Craig, i have read all the reviews you have posted and not one has been satisfactory, they say you can please some of the people all of the time all of the people some of the time but clearly you can not be pleased any of the time. just to clarify soy milk is more expensive, and our sweet... More 

Bendigo, Australia
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190 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice place to have breakfast. Friendly staff, prices reasonable with a menu displaying a good variety. We sat outside in the cool of the morning and it was just lovely. Didn't have to wait very long for the food either. The young staff were excellent.

Thank redvfr750
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, fairly standard food, great outlook, nice staff, slightly overpriced. Lots of Gluten Free choices available if you need that option. We were all satisfied with our meal, but it wasn't anything special.

Thank Katecaddle
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got pizza and so disappointed. Overpriced and not worth that. They weren't very nice and barely had anything on them. Won't be going back anytime soon.

Thank Jasmine E
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had amazing Scallop pie in yellow curry sauce. Tasted great and good service. Lovely views too. Thanks all

Thank Sherrill W
Sun Valley, Idaho
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought the pizza was good but a bit pricy. We paid $29 for a regular size. Nice view from the deck. Not too many options in Swansea but this worked out fine.

Thank svhiker1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Seafood, Australian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 8488
At Saltshaker Café and Restaurant we cater for breakfast/lunch and dinner dining in our restaurant ... .To compliment our offerings, enjoy your meal or drinks on the deck overlooking the bay towards Freycinet and The Hazards.On a calm sunny day, watch the fisherman launch and retrieve their boats - a popular and sometimes a very entertaining experience.On a full moon night, the reflections on the water are stunning.Both the Restaurant and Café are fully licensed so enjoy a selection from our beverage or wine list while you take in the view.If you're planning to enjoy our dining experience, be sure to reserve a table. we have now expanded our deck to take another level, offering seating outside for around 60 people. we also specialise in gourmet and regular pizza's open till late for take aways, or during meal times. If nothing else, be sure to do some "Decktime" at Saltshaker .... you won't be disappointed.

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