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Mavericks on the Bay

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Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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8 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 1203
08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to visit. I couldn't really fault anything at all in my visit however it probably isn't somewhere I would rush to go again in a hurry. The service was good, however they don't have anyone waiting on you. You go to the bar to order, which is a bit awkward when you are on your... More 

Thank Ana G
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great open atmosphere, very nice food at reasonable prices. Lovely outlook onto the boats on the mariner. Would come again.

Thank Darren D
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked a bit intimidating but once walked in and sat down we had a ball. Great live music. Drinks were a little over priced but thats normal in a environment like this.

Thank Jodie M
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After driving 5 hours to Nelson Bay and being extremely excited to try this place (we even called on our way to see what time they stopped serving food - 8pm) as we were running behind we went straight to the restaurant without even going to our hotel first. Only to be told at 7:35pm that they had closed the... More 

Thank melbourne_sophie81
Dulwich Hill, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first glance, was busy and had a good atmosphere. Ordered a cocktail - and if it wasnt for the cocktail they wouldn't have even made 2/5 rating. On paper the menu sounded delicious. We ordered the seafood mix grill and a prawn linguine. Both were tiny, tasteless and completely lacklustre. The piece of salmon on the gill plate was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the snapper which was absolutely beautiful. I couldn't fault the dish only to say it was a bit small for a main. I didn't have an entree or desert but if I did the size would have been perfect. Despite the great food I've rated this 3 stars as the service needs attention. Whilst the wait staff were... More 

Thank Chris M
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice outlook but food-wise, they didn't have two of the things on the menu that we wanted and the food was a bit bland.

Thank Tamsin P
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool drinks and great food. From lobster to burgers to wraps and salads. Great choice, good value. Must visit !

Thank Terry G
Newcastle, Australia
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164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here the other day. A lovely location looking straight onto the marina with big open windows. A bit quite so no need to book for lunch. There is a good variety in the menu and the food is pretty good value and tastes good.

Thank John D
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited this month late sunday afternoon , early dinner. seafood platter for $95 well worth it, a variety of cold and hot seafood and fresh fruit. Our daughter had a childs meal which was very generous in size and there was a good variety. they have a one man band in holiday and peak times, so the entertainment is... More 

Thank DonnaGibbons05

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 1203
Located on the ground floor at D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.

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