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Rock Lobster Restaurant

D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1813
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“rock lobster” (81 reviews)
“prawns” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best seafood we've had EVER Thanks to Megan and the staff for looking after us, it was a pleasure to be guests In Your restaurant. We will be regulars after our evening. Service was outstanding along with the food. Well done once again

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us lunched here, sitting outside in the sun with a view across the harbour. Service was friendly the menu was mostly fish and seafood, but there was steak for those who cannot do without. The wine list had a range of choices of...More

Thank AndrewCh66
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review it is appreciated, staff numbers are hard to gauge at this time of the year and just this week I called a meeting with all staff to advise that a phone call be made to me if numbers are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the Rock Lobster restaurant. The best seafood restaurant we have been to in a long time. We ordered a lobster mornay, the lobster was fresh and cooked to perfection and the mornay wasn't to thick so you had the right amount of...More

Thank MarPatRog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were really helpful right from the beginning. I came to the restaurant on my own without a booking. I asked them if they had room for me and the waitress went and checked for me. (Which is already better than another restaurant around the...More

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulously delicious lobster best I have had and great price and service yummy . beautiful spot seafood all looked terrific had to chose will be back for more

Thank dawnteee
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review we are very glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to your return. Kind Regards Megan

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ive been here many times before and it is still just as good as ever. The lobster Monday is my favourite, but the calamari and fish-and-chips are also great.

Thank EvilLuke
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We called into the Restaurant early afternoon, and booked a table but had first checked out that there would be Lobster available that evening, we selected what we wanted to eat be sure of getting what my stomach desired. Couldn't get any fresher, tank to...More

Thank mogomarg2016
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Seafood plater for two, could easily feed three. Great location overlooking the water, friendly staff and good service.

1  Thank Peter2165
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Came upon this gem of a fish restaurant on our last visit 2 years ago. Once again it doesn't disappoint . Beautiful fresh seafood, started with Wonton Prawn Salad, WOW, whoever created this dish needs to get a gold medal, and seafood chowder, spouse said...More

Thank judy m
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We couldn't believe a restaurant called "Rock Lobster" doesn't have lobster on the menu, needless to say we kept walking.More

1  Thank Iain_and_Louise
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ian and Louise Thank you for your comments, Not sure where you were looking, however, The Rock Lobster Restaurant is never without fresh Local Lobsters unless there is a Cyclone.... as we are a real seafood restaurant with live lobster tank stocked from our...More

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Is the restaurant BYO?
11 February 2017|
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Response from megan905 | Property representative |
Yes we are
Ian G
Hi, My wife and I will be visiting Nelson Bay mid to late July and after reading the testimonials, we will definitely be dining at the Rock Lobster. My question is, will there be Lobster on the menu? Cheers, Ian
25 May 2016|
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Response from Lynly S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they normally have it at market price ( usually moray or fresh with lemon). They also have good selection for other seafood. Recommend seafood platter ( enjoy a splurge).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, 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 4981 1813
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