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Fish Inn Rockpool

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Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 3474
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Couldn't find a happier bunch of people to have a long lunch with awesome service and the calamari was unbelievable thanks guys will visit again soon cheers

Thank John B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a great lunch and afternoon enjoying the rock pool, amazing calamari, chicken wings and coronas. Kids area was fantastic as well. Will be back again.

Thank Bernard G
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my second time dining for breakfast at the Fish Inn and it is equally disappointing as the first time. Went with a group of 10 people at about 8am. After an hour and 20 minutes of waiting the waiter said the food will be out in about 5 min. 20 minutes later the food starts coming out. It... More 

Thank Ivan L
Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to try out a different place for breakfast. Our dishes were delicious and very generous, even my husband couldn't finish his. Plenty of helpful staff and top views of the water.

Thank YvonneKane
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Fish Inn for a work lunch. The food was terrible. Worst fish tacos I have ever had - over cooked, dry fish with zero seasoning. Should have been called an avocado taco as that's all you could taste. No one else in the group was happy with their meal. Most people ordered the special chicken schnitzel (chicken special... More 

Thank Liz P
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Liz Thanks for your review. We sell approx 60 fish tacos per week and they have been surprisingly strong sellers on our menu since implemented in June. I will do a tasting with my chefs re seasoning.... tacos have got to be spicy and tasty! Yes we sell chicken! and wings, burgers and steaks. We try and have a range... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot overseeing the rockpool and sea. The crew is young, enthusiastic and keen to help.Service is prompt. The Seafood is fresh and the portions are quite generous. It seems to be family friendly as far as we could see as several families frequented it while we were there.

Thank The-Bookkeeper-Lady
Townsville, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing that was about the place was the view. The food was greasy and not fresh. We ordered takeaway and then decided that we would eat in, hoping for a nice experience, well that was a mistake. My brother went up and asked for some cutlery and the young waitress was happy to bring them over until who... More 

Thank Kabley
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Dear Kabley Thank you for your feedback regarding last night's visit. Prior to reading your review this morning, last night I received an extremely positive review via Facebook about my staff..including the manager you refer to above from the exact same night. This makes it difficult to respond to your claims of poor service and "rolling of eyes" other to... More 

Townsville, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of Townsville's main attraction and relaxed cool dining. Can go for a swim in the sea water rockpool after or walk the strand

1 Thank Teknos757
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I was happy with my breakfast here in August and left a 5 star review, my recent visit here put a question mark on the whole operation. The night started off well but then it took a steep dive to pathetic. The first waitress was nice and polite, but then we lost her and we didn't see her again... More 

Thank Chris V
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Chris Thanks for both of your reviews of my business both good and bad. I have looked back over the last 4 days to locate you via my CCTV and till sales and I have been unable to track you down ...despite my very best efforts. If you would like to contact me directly on 0431223058 I would be happy... More 

Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is generally quite pricey, making the average food more disappointing. There was no lunch menu which was odd especially on a week day. The service was bad even by Townsville standards, with incorrect drink and food orders, and bad attitude of some staff. The views and breeze was good though.

Thank Aaron C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockpool the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 3474

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