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Mavericks on the Bay

) #25 of 61 Restaurants in Nelson Bay $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 1203
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“salads” (4 reviews)
“deli board” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the cooler months in Nelsons Bay there is much less to choose from in eating establishments apart from fast food. We came upon Mavericks which appeared very welcoming with a bar area, soft music playing and pleasant staff. Our meal was served quickly and...More

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Headed to Mavericks as we have done several times before over the years. Great time to visit during the winter months as the crowds are down and the environment is peaceful. We grabbed a table by the waters edge. Windows were open which afforded views...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not eat here! Our group of 4 visited on 10/06/2017 and all were dissapointed. The "fresh local whiting fillets" my partner and I ordered were tasteless, undercooked, smelt of rancid cooking oil and appeared to have been frozen. The chips were those seconds type,...More

2  Thank Geoffrey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This really was quite ordinary. The tap beer took ages to pour without a head you'd need a spoon to get through. The fried fish was overcooked without crispy batter. Probably oil that's too cool. At least its right on the marina and you can...More

1  Thank Stevejomac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Am always very comfortable and satisfied here. I love the seafood and the salads! It's a very laid back atmosphere with great quality food!

Thank Kateface87
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My wife and I had dinner here after my triathlon event thinking it was a decent place since there were quite a number of people inside. I ordered their seafood basket, and my wife had chicken wings. The service was quick and prompt. However, the...More

Thank Erwin V
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Stopped by on our first night in the Bay. Had the barramundi and fisherman's basket meals. Very nice and at a reasonable price. Location is good, service friendly and good. Reasonable selection of wines.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a nice place to visit. I couldn't really fault anything at all in my visit however it probably isn't somewhere I would rush to go again in a hurry. The service was good, however they don't have anyone waiting on you. You go...More

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Great open atmosphere, very nice food at reasonable prices. Lovely outlook onto the boats on the mariner. Would come again.

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Looked a bit intimidating but once walked in and sat down we had a ball. Great live music. Drinks were a little over priced but thats normal in a environment like this.

Thank Jodie M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a strict dress code?
26 December 2014|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from B J P | Reviewed this property |
We are not sure if they have a formalised dress code but suspect they don't. However, most dress would be OK for the evening given that singlets and thongs would certainly look out of place in what's a pleasant dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 1203
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Located on the ground floor at D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.
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