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The Oyster Farm Shop

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Seafood, Australian
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483 Tangara Drive | American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
+61 85537122
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Broken Hill, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband chose here for his birthday lunch and then to stock up on take away seafood for dinner. The oysters in particular were awesome, fresh and delicious, two happy campers.

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Thank Judith T
Milwaukee WI
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over 90 minutes (from Stokes Bay) to visit the Oyster Farm. The food was decent (we had marron and oysters) but we had hoped to actually see the oyster farming process and learn more about the industry. This is only a small road side restaurant--nothing else to do nearby. If in the area, its a good lunch spot--otherwise... More 

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Thank Ely3761
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so nice to find an authentic seafood shop that is owned and run by the people who have the oyster lease, etc. It opens at 11 and we bought a dozen oysters, set in plastic tray with lemon wedges included, to have for dinner (we had a n esky in the car). They were so fresh & tasty.... More 

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Thank rjane15
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pearl in the American River oyster! We had the abalini (baby abalone) with a wasabi mayo and coleslaw earring in and it was awesome! We took a dozen oysters (just under $17) and some smoked salmon fillets away with us! 😋 Very friendly service!! :)

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Thank Jackie O
Hamilton, Virginia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nine of us descended on this small neighborhood shop and we all left sated and happy with the taste of deliciously fresh oysters on our lips. It is a simple and very casual locale yet you won't notice anything but the food. Three of our gang had the mountainous shared platter and raved with every bite. My husband and I... More 

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Thank Martha H
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could literally taste the sea these oysters were that fresh! If we hadn't been heading on the road all day I would have bought a couple of dozen to take back to our accommodation, a must visit. Note, there's not much else at American River, so don't expect a lot else to do when you visit

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Thank Garth C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Had the seafood platter for two- delicious 🦀 Quick service. Friendly staff. Clean. Didn't get an opportunity to taste the wine, as a big bus of tourists arrived.

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Thank Jessica D
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The shop has very small entrance, difficult to find. Hot half dozen oyster cost $16.5. The plate cost $120. Not much seat in the cafe. Most of the seafood are frozen. Can't see how the oyster been prepared. Waste time.

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Thank Nicky H
OysterFarmShop, Owner at The Oyster Farm Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for finding the time to review our humble little Farm Shop on Kangaroo Island. We are a family business with me running the Farm Shop and my husband being the oyster farmer. We moved from Adelaide with our two young children and bought the oyster farm in 2008. Since then we have branded our oysters as Kangaroo Island... More 

London, UK
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199 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

.....so, I'd say Ive had better at Sydney Seafood market. My plastic blue tray felt like they'd been shucked a while ago, perhaps confirmed when they said they didn't have any unshucked oyster available. But a very reasonable $18 a dozen.

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Thank AlanLondon_UK
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Pleasant, friendly staff; however, very small space so hard to get a table. Food extremely pricey, skimpy servings and nothing special. Our fish was very overcooked and the oysters Kilpatrick were below average. Long way to travel for an expensive disappointment.

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Thank Jacqui M
OysterFarmShop, Owner at The Oyster Farm Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for finding the time to review our humble little Farm Shop on Kangaroo Island. We are a family business with me running the Farm Shop and my husband being the oyster farmer. We moved from Adelaide with our two young children and bought the oyster farm in 2008. Since then we have branded our oysters as Kangaroo Island... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 483 Tangara Drive | American River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5221, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island
  • Phone Number: +61 85537122
Description
The Oyster Farm Shop, Kangaroo Island Shellfish is the largest oyster farm on Kangaroo Island. It is not a restaurant, cafe or fish and chip shop - it is a unique farm shop where we process and value add to our oysters. See staff opening and smoking oysters. Simple, delicious takeaway lunch available 11-3pm.

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