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The Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

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269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
12:00 - 21:00
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220 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A family member recommended this place as he remembered coming here as a kid. He remembered the quality seafood and kids were welcome. Now it's our turn to take the kids and they really enjoyed their meal and they loved the view of dolphins along the river. We ordered the seafood platter and the kids had their kids meals. All... More 

Thank AustTrail
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been coming here most years to celebrate my Mother's birthday and her recent 90th was superb . Food was of five star quality and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. We all had a lovely time. Thank you Whalebone team.

Thank rose_chatt
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here was delicious and the location on the river without peer. Kids are well looked after. My only critique is that it is a little slow if you are pressed for time. The seafood chowder is sensational.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

On recommendation from our motel we visited the Whalebone Wharf on Tuesday night. My husband and I shared the seafood platter and chilli mud crab. Oh my, was very moorish and for the amount of food and wine consumed I was pleasantly surprised by the bill. The waitstaff were very helpful - a restaurant I will happily recommend to family... More 

1 Thank Lizzie8882
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having grown up in Port; the Whalebone Wharf has always had the reputation amongst locals and visitors for being a quality Seafood Restaurant. Further to a recent lunch which was a very special treat for my parents; the Whalebone Wharf delivered in every way. From a stunning view of the river, attentive and very friendly, obliging staff, to simply sensational... More 

Thank Elwyn-Jan G
Brisbane Region, Australia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to go as recommended from a client , as I was dining solo - the lovely two that was working the floor made me feel very special. Its always awkward when your on the road by yourself and instead of staying in your hotel room ordering room service - its always good to try the local restaurants... Good decision... More 

Thank AngeKane
Lithgow, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where to start from start to finish it was perfect great service food wine absolutely happy will continue to go back water views beautiful staff friendly approachable help full couldn't ask any more staff gave 110% will back for sure as were new locals into the area and every few months my hubby and I spoil ourselves and like to... More 

Thank Makosnr1
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here recently, food was great served by attentive wait staff. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Thank Brian W
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you looking for a restaurant with good seafood and that extra touch... this is a must try! Thoroughly enjoyed the amazing food and great service, can highly recommend the mud crab and the salmon.

Thank Sean M
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb gourmet meal at the Whalebone restaurant. It is expensive so do not go here if you are looking for mid range prices....however the food is excellent and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank 01lmd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Port Macquarie
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6583 2334
Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River,Come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy Port Macquaries No 1 Seafood Restaurant. OPEN Lunch and dinner 7 days.
OPEN public Holidays.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?