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Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant

269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
+61 2 6583 2334
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood platter” (89 reviews)
“chowder” (33 reviews)
“mud crab” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
269 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Whalebone is now even better after their renovations. The seafood is excellent, although the steak was mediocre (remember, never order steak in a seafood restaurant). The seafood chowder just keeps on getting better. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and engaging - definitely a plus...More

1  Thank Yackandandah
Reviewed 3 days ago

This beautifully refurbished restaurant is so much more than it looks from the outside. It's light, bright and positioned right over the river so that, if you're lucky, you might see dolphins and pelicans right next to your table. The wait staff are polite, friendly...More

Thank Glenda D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What can I say but sensational. We spent a lovely valentines dinner at Whalebone and loved every minute of it. We were lucky enough to be seated at a table by the windows with great views of the Hastings River. From our delicious seafood platter...More

Thank localfoodie72
Reviewed 4 days ago

To start with the positive the atmosphere on the river is very relaxed and the venue is tastefully decorated. It has that 'special night out' atmosphere. I did had high hopes but unfortunately I was quite disappointed. My husband and I both ordered the fish...More

Thank Oz_Traveller50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to put together a wedding in a very short time and can I say Jacqui the manager is amazing... nothing was to much trouble for her and she took everything we asked for and made it happen with absolutely ease. On the actual...More

1  Thank samanthastarshine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrating a birthday dinner with family, I was anticipating a special meal. I was underwhelmed. The food was nice but not outstanding as expected for a restaurant specialising in seafood. The service was great, however, and we did have a pleasurable evening. Some more subdued...More

Thank LFrassy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame - a beautiful restaurant with a delightful vista, incredible seafood cooked to perfection only to be ruined by a very curt and rude welcome by the manager/waitress. I dined here this evening with my husband and 2 (very well-behaved and already fed/bathed...More

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our last the restaurant has been freshened with a new vitality. The service from all the girls was outstanding and they were most helpful. The seafood is fantastic, well cooked and professionally presented and the variety of local produce is exceptional.

Thank Phillip J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable night out good food good service great atmosphere wine list was quite good found a very nice wine haven't had before

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got home from "the whalebone", so impressed I felt the need to share that the quality of the food is amazing. If you want your dining experience to be memorable then don't miss out on what is easily Ports best food and dining experience...More

1  Thank Greg T
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Sandra G
7 November 2017|
Response from Gladys E | Reviewed this property |
I would go elsewhere alot nicer place's to go & cost you a lot less very expensive & not worth the money.
Irene L
29 December 2016|
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Response from Whalebone W | Property representative |
no byo I'm sorry we are fully licenced with a wonderful wine list. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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Beautiful water front restaurant over looking the Hastings River, come by boat, car or seaplane and enjoy our fresh local produce. Open Lunch and dinner 7 days.
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