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Beachview drive | Beachview, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barnicals is one of those out-of-the-way places that is worth the effort finding. the food is always great, but the views are exquisite. On my last visit we viewed lots and lots of dolphins passing bye, totally amazing.

Thank 890jeremiahb
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Amazing waiters and fantastic food, cold beer with the best view. We were advised to book a table for Sunday lunch, which was the best advice as this place was fully booked by the time we walked to our reserved table. Be sure to book a table right at the edge of the deck, where you can enjoy uninterrupted views... More 

Thank itchyfeet276
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

What a lovely dinner for couples food is extremely nice and the wibe so calmely... Enjoy the seaview with good waiters

Thank Elmar D
Hekpoort, South Africa
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We had dinner at this establishment. Steak was well prepared and calamari was the best . Service good. Nice vibe and view. I can recommend this little restaurant!

Thank Hannelie H
Port Elizabeth
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Bit of a disappointing visit to Barnicles. Food was mediocre at best and tiny prawns at R18 each very poor value. Beautiful view a big plus

Thank PauldeVilliers100
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Somewhat of a gem when it comes to your usual seafood restaraunt. The food took a while but it was worth the wait. Perfect spot to see dolphins in the nearby waves. Will definitely return when in the area again.

Thank Ryan W
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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250 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Lovely Setting overlooking the ocean . Very reasonable and nice tasty food . Does get busy so go early. Nice Vibe and relaxed dinning .

Thank 365giannad
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

We went to Barnacles for fathers day and were a group of 9. The food was so bad that we couldn't even allow our children to eat it. I don't think I've ever been to a restaurant and deemed the food unedible before so it was definitely a new experience (and this was when they finally got our food orders... More 

1 Thank Leslin007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The last two visits to Barnicles were very disappointing. Food was over priced and not well cooked. Is was a great place to visit in the past , however I don't think we will be back.

2 Thank Godfrey C
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely little gem of a spot, the food is extremely good and very fresh. Sharon made a suggestion that they make up a little platter for us, we'll it was something to behold, fresh fresh fresh. The only criticism I have and I have said this before, was the long wait before our food arrived, however they... More 

Thank Sarah M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachview drive | Beachview, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth

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