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Rock Lobster Restaurant

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D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1813
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11:30 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best seafood we've had EVER Thanks to Megan and the staff for looking after us, it was a pleasure to be guests In Your restaurant. We will be regulars after our evening. Service was outstanding along with the food. Well done once again

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Thank Michelle M
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us lunched here, sitting outside in the sun with a view across the harbour. Service was friendly the menu was mostly fish and seafood, but there was steak for those who cannot do without. The wine list had a range of choices of decent wines, we enjoyed the rose. The three of us opted for the cold seafood... More 

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Thank AndrewCh66
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review it is appreciated, staff numbers are hard to gauge at this time of the year and just this week I called a meeting with all staff to advise that a phone call be made to me if numbers are increasing above what they can deal with and the matter will be dealt with. Kind... More 

Hornsby, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the Rock Lobster restaurant. The best seafood restaurant we have been to in a long time. We ordered a lobster mornay, the lobster was fresh and cooked to perfection and the mornay wasn't to thick so you had the right amount of lobster and sauce in every mouthful. We also had a cold seafood platter for one,... More 

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Thank MarPatRog
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were really helpful right from the beginning. I came to the restaurant on my own without a booking. I asked them if they had room for me and the waitress went and checked for me. (Which is already better than another restaurant around the corner). She came back to tell me that they could make up a table for... More 

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Thank Ana G
Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulously delicious lobster best I have had and great price and service yummy . beautiful spot seafood all looked terrific had to chose will be back for more

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Thank dawnteee
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review we are very glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to your return. Kind Regards Megan More 

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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ive been here many times before and it is still just as good as ever. The lobster Monday is my favourite, but the calamari and fish-and-chips are also great.

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Thank EvilLuke
Malua Bay, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We called into the Restaurant early afternoon, and booked a table but had first checked out that there would be Lobster available that evening, we selected what we wanted to eat be sure of getting what my stomach desired. Couldn't get any fresher, tank to pot to table...delicious. There were also very nice desserts to follow.

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Thank mogomarg2016
Putney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Seafood plater for two, could easily feed three. Great location overlooking the water, friendly staff and good service.

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1 Thank Peter2165
gosford-newcastle nsw
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Came upon this gem of a fish restaurant on our last visit 2 years ago. Once again it doesn't disappoint . Beautiful fresh seafood, started with Wonton Prawn Salad, WOW, whoever created this dish needs to get a gold medal, and seafood chowder, spouse said he tasted better in NZ, but hey, he ate it all. Had the Seafood platter... More 

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Thank judy m
Lisarow, Australia
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We couldn't believe a restaurant called "Rock Lobster" doesn't have lobster on the menu, needless to say we kept walking.

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1 Thank Iain_and_Louise
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ian and Louise Thank you for your comments, Not sure where you were looking, however, The Rock Lobster Restaurant is never without fresh Local Lobsters unless there is a Cyclone.... as we are a real seafood restaurant with live lobster tank stocked from our local fisherman's co-op and we also have a range of out of town lobbies, champagne... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D'Albora Marina - 6 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 4981 1813

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