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The Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“chowder” (32 reviews)
“mud crab” (15 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant failed to match its reputation or meet our expectations. The evening we dined, the restaurant was less than half full, but our entree still hadn't arrived over 40 minutes from ordering. When it did arrive my entree of oysters arrived at the same...More

Thank haematocrit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting Port Macquarie for over 10 years and always come to this restaurant. Consistently fresh seafood and friendly service . Keeps us coming back. Do yourself a favour and makes this part of your family holiday. The kids always tell everyone about...More

Thank waveriderrr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for Sunday lunch. There was only about six other people there when we arrived. Ordered food, but could not find a waiter to take out drink orders. Starters arrived prior to drinks. Food was good but very expensive. Would not...More

1  Thank Craig J
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Craig, Thank you for taking the time to review Whalebone Wharf. I am disappointed to hear that our service was lacking last Sunday. It's certainly not what you should expect when dining with us. We are undergoing significant restaurant renovations and management changes currently....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Service & very relaxing. We will return on our next visit to Port Macquarie Great for lunch & the views great

Thank Marneystivi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is all about the location And the adorable pelicans that sit under the windows and wait for a morsel to be thrown to them. The food is not bad at all, but there is something that needs to improve here. It does seem a...More

Thank Blossom55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been wanting to go to this restaurant for some time now. Had lunch there with friends today. The food, service, views are fantastic. We all enjoyed our meals and wine. Service was very good as well.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had great entry service from female waitress found the food very over priced small portions of fish ($40 for a bowl of pasta with a bite size piece of fish on top) male waiter had no personality very disappointing wouldn't recommend it to anyone go...More

Thank milesfishes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a birthday celebration, had a table with a nice view and were ready for the night of our life. What we got was mediocre all the way. And at a hefty price!! My partner has some crab special dish, which was...More

1  Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we are in the area, we go to Whalebone Wharf. A lovely restaurant with delicious food, nice staff and a very good atmosphere. For a special event I can recommend the "Decadence Package" or other. Everything is very special and at high class,...More

Thank Chris and Kim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal tonight was amazing, it has to be the best seafood meal we have ever had, the seafood platter was exceptional and so fresh. The waitresses were both very lovely and could not have possible done anymore for us. If you are looking for...More

Thank StacyandGeoff
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Irene L
29 December 2016|
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Response from Whalebone W | Property representative |
no byo I'm sorry we are fully licenced with a wonderful wine list. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6583 2334
  • E-mail
Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River,Come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy Port Macquaries No 1 Seafood Restaurant. OPEN Lunch and dinner 7 days. OPEN public Holidays.
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