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Salty Dog Seafood Cafe

Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
+61 2 4997 7107
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Fast food, Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have found a new way to travel! Well to be perfectly honest it's a new way to eat when travelling. We happened upon the Salty Dog Cafe at Coolongolook, about halfway between Sydney and Coff's Harbour. When we stopped for lunch we found that...More

Thank Jan H
sim888_12, Owner at Salty Dog Seafood Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review but please don't be mistaken, the cherry pie cafe has no association with us, our three places are all located on the one property, we offer a relaxing atmosphere and great freshly homemade food without the noise of the highway...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The seafood was not spectacular, but the quiet stop along the highway was nice. After greasy fish and chips, I wish I'd tried the pie shop on the same block of land instead. The service was prompt and facilities adequate for a roadside stop.

Thank AussieCanadian
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I travel to Sydney from Coffs Harbour regularly and when ever possible I call off at the Salty Dog. It's become a perfect stop for a late breakfast, lunch or Early tea. The menu is minimalist but certainly enough to fill and meet any taste...More

Thank StewartRobbo
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Regularly stop here for lunch on our way north . Service satisfactory , great chips and moist delicious fish eaten outside . Always reliably good food ,

Thank susangai
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Called in for lunch on a biking trip with friends last weekend, after it had been recommended to us by friends. Beautiful natural spot off the highway, and plenty of settings for the considerable crowd already there to enjoy the live music. The menu was...More

Thank bobnmas
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Good parking off the highway opens up to a selection of outlets all together. A tram serves mainly pies etc., Converted cottage seems to cater for takeaway or picnic table seating, but the original Café has table service in a relaxed separate area. Famous for...More

Thank Kingsand
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visit this place regularly - food reliably good sometimes great! Specials menu is one to watch this is where the creativity is ... room for improvement with the wine list but recommend you take the time to stop and give it a shot!

Thank RobbiePee
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful ambience. Yum, fresh food. Great service. Great facilities. Creative and interesting pieces in their gift shop.

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Have had breakfast before at Salty Dog and it was good but this trip we were driving past a bit later in the day so called in for lunch. Had half a dozen oysters to start with then had flathead and chips, the oysters were...More

Thank Craig V
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were traveling north after work on a Friday night and with the freeway bypassing many towns we wanted somewhere nice to eat without back tracking or heading off the highway. When we stopped we were pleasantly surprised. Nice carved tables with pleasant surrounds. Full...More

Thank droopa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$48
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Coolongolook
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4997 7107
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Locally owned and operated, offering fantastic fresh local seafood and cooked meals, homemade cakes, and organic coffee......Restaurant meals at take away prices. Best stop on the highway, wheelechair, kid and dog ( of course ) friendly, parking and entrance around the back. Take away available. Fully Licensed, NO BYO, group bookings available with set menus on request, sure to suit everyones tastebuds!!! Enquire now about our " Live Music Days " during the warmer months..... Hope to see you there...... Now with 2 more eateries to choose from, Unearthed- Good Mood Food, offering many gluten free meals, fresh juices, smoothies and healthy take away options, plus Platform Pies and Patisserie with homemade Pies and sweets including gluten free pies! Come and check out the new additions to the Salty Dog Village, NOW OPEN