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Mussel Inn

1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (100 reviews)
“garlic bread” (26 reviews)
“nachos” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 3 people recommend that we visited the Mussel Inn, so we decided to go here for dinner. Interesting venue (old and rustic), menu quite limited both food and wine, but do brew their own beer. We both went for mussels - 1 chowder...More

Thank J9erC
Musselinn, Manager at Mussel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm sorry you and your friend did not enjoy our mussel dishes. The chowder is tomato based, Manhattan style, not cream based. Google has many references to this as a recognised chowder style.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Mussel inn on a local recommendation and had the chowder and mussels. Fair to say, the chowder was more of a tomato soup (which may be a thing but first time we've seen it) and the mussels still had beards and...More

Thank CORUM68
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our visit to Mussel Inn. The staff were friendly, there is a cool vibe to the place, and the food was tasty and well priced. These guys brew their own beer/cider, with some unique options (and names) on offer. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter as we were holidaying in the area and enjoyed a lovely shared bowl of green-lipped mussels. Served quickly and hot - they were delicious. We had a glass each of their own cider too - lovely!.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great surroundings, good vibe, brilliant music and lovely food. Would definitely visit again. A really unique spot.

Thank lauramariehamill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the outdoor area with loads of spaces to hang out and sit under trees and around a big fire pit. Easy to connect with new people in this space, or head to a quieter spot at a picnic table towards the back. I haven't...More

Thank jjnapier16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A micro brewery and mouth watering mussels in rustic surroundings. This roadside inn has a well deserved reputation and is frequented by visitors and locals alike. They have regular live music and is very much a community hub. There are a number of food, beer...More

Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined twice during a few days’ stay in the area, and the second time it was because we couldn’t get in anywhere else. Seating is very casual and mostly outside or nearly so. Food was OK and service was good. Nice own brew beers.

Thank stella317
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, beer and cider. Food only adequate. Very friendly staff. Comfortable pub and gardens

Thank LondonAnnie41
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We usually live in the North Island, NZ and travelled to Collingwood for three nights for holiday. Several people recommended the Mussel Inn to us so off we went. The restaurant was busy and bustling. Unfortunately the Mussel Inn did not deliver. My friend and...More

Thank Jellyfishie
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Response from Musselinn | Property representative |
We don't mind if you bring a dog in, if you keep it on a leash at your outside table.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Onekaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9241
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Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue
Closed late July til early September
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