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The Oyster Farm Shop

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Australian
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483 Tangara Drive | American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
+61 85537122
11:00 - 15:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in here on our way to the ferry and even though the kitchen was closed, the man working was more than happy to keep it open for us. We had the natural oysters, Kirkpatrick oysters, soy and ginger oysters and the baby abalone. All of it was perfect. Oysters were fresh. Great rustic seaside charm.

Thank Jo T
Brisbane, Australia
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121 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love to try local food when visiting new areas and the Kangaroo Island oysters and abalone was top of our list, As well as fresh options there are also smoked oysters and mussels plus other cooked seafood. We had lunch accompanied with some local wine. Well worth a visit when on KI.

Thank David W
Kangaroo Island, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner shared a lot of knowledge with us.The oysters were fresh and tasted wonderful.it was a good experience glad we stopped by.

Thank worldtravelers22017
Corning, New York
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place. It is very casual and not fancy. But the seafood was great. We tried our first smoked oysters here and loved them. Also we ate abalini here. A nice little farm stand that has a small restaurant in it. Many people were doing take away.

Thank hazelr918
Brisbane, Australia
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126 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oysters are farmed in American River and available fresh from the Oyster Farm Shop (along with other fresh seafood). Early days as this is a small cafe and certainly nothing elaborate. The food though, is excellent and local wine is available. Well worth a visit to get a taste of fresh local Kangaroo Island tucker in a rustic setting.

Thank paulen25
Broken Hill, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband chose here for his birthday lunch and then to stock up on take away seafood for dinner. The oysters in particular were awesome, fresh and delicious, two happy campers.

Thank Judith T
Milwaukee WI
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We drove over 90 minutes (from Stokes Bay) to visit the Oyster Farm. The food was decent (we had marron and oysters) but we had hoped to actually see the oyster farming process and learn more about the industry. This is only a small road side restaurant--nothing else to do nearby. If in the area, its a good lunch spot--otherwise... More 

Thank Ely3761
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

It is so nice to find an authentic seafood shop that is owned and run by the people who have the oyster lease, etc. It opens at 11 and we bought a dozen oysters, set in plastic tray with lemon wedges included, to have for dinner (we had a n esky in the car). They were so fresh & tasty.... More 

Thank rjane15
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The pearl in the American River oyster! We had the abalini (baby abalone) with a wasabi mayo and coleslaw earring in and it was awesome! We took a dozen oysters (just under $17) and some smoked salmon fillets away with us! 😋 Very friendly service!! :)

Thank Jackie O
Hamilton, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Nine of us descended on this small neighborhood shop and we all left sated and happy with the taste of deliciously fresh oysters on our lips. It is a simple and very casual locale yet you won't notice anything but the food. Three of our gang had the mountainous shared platter and raved with every bite. My husband and I... More 

Thank Martha H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Seafood, Australian
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Tangara Drive | American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island
  • Phone Number: +61 85537122
The Oyster Farm Shop, Kangaroo Island Shellfish is the largest oyster farm on Kangaroo Island. It is not a restaurant, cafe or fish and chip shop - it is a unique farm shop where we process and value add to our oysters. See staff opening and smoking oysters. Simple, delicious takeaway lunch available 11-3pm.

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