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Eat at Whalers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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121 Franklin Pde, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 8 8552 4400
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon 10:00 - 09:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited "Eat at Whalers" for lunch and because it was such a beautiful day, we chose to eat outside. The service was outstanding as was the food. There was 7 of us and we all ordered various meals from the menu, everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We then went on to order dessert and I had the grilled peach... More 

Thank Fred N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for a lovely little night out. Our two hosts were charming and helpful. Thank you for making our toddler welcome, including the awesome sandpit on the deck, kids' menu and kids' activity pack. Food was fresh and very tasty- spot on. We've been living in Victor Harbor for 10 months and have been meaning to try this place... More 

Thank Cassie H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a quiet day at Whalers yet disappointingly staff didn't have the time to acknowledge us or bring a menu over. We waited over 10minutes before walking out.

Thank Claire H
Adelaide, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant at The Bluff in Encounter Bay has in the past been a source of frustration. Magnificent views and spacious dining areas inside and out have been let down in the past by poor food and inexperienced staff. NO MORE. Friendly efficient staff and good menu are backup to a kitchen which delivers excellent food at reasonable prices.

Thank Hughright
Perth, Australia
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very relaxed beachside / restaurant with some lovely dishes to enjoy. Very happy and chatty staff who know their stuff plus a very decent wine list. Sit inside or out overlooking the boat ramp and bay, plenty to enjoy.

Thank Simon0101
Adelaide, Australia
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was very romantic choice watching the sunset over the waterfront beach view on the deck had a limited choice on the entrees. but had a lovely mains I had the steak with herb butter with broad beans and potatoes and my husband had the squid with salad coriander and chili we both found are dishes to have grt... More 

Thank Susan H
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other spots booked out so we were lucky to score a high table on the deck on a beautiful still night in Victor. I had the salt and pepper squid . Came mixed in with a salad with divine lemongrass and lime flavor. Duck and fig salad delicious. My friend enjoyed his steak. Our only gripe for the night was... More 

Thank dizzymisslizzy2016
Adelaide, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times and just love the outlook. On a balmy night you could be anywhere in the world. This alone sells the place. We had the Salt and Sichuan Pepper Squid and the Pork Belly. To start off we ordered the fries with garlic aoli to be served as a nibble. As usual they were... More 

Thank Lili2204
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 6 adults and 4 children (5-10). The menu variety was appreciated by everyone. Adults really enjoyed the seafood, Grandpa thought the prawns were the best he had ever eaten. Scallops were great too. Chef baked a magnificent Black Forrest cake for the birthday boy. Teney the manager was very helpful organising our celebration.

Thank pandekeam
Tailem Bend
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky with the weather, but any day would be a good day for lunch at Whalers. Menu offered a great selection and we all enjoyed generous portions of really lovely food.

Thank allansueTailemBend
tenneyp, Owner at Eat at Whalers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review!! We do aim to please! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Franklin Pde, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Victor Harbor
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8552 4400
Eat at Whalers. Indulge in million dollar views, salty air & frosty glasses at Whalers. Eat, drink, relax & savour. Titillate your tastebuds. Encounter friendly faces filling your glass. Why don’t you celebrate life!

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