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Zack's

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Contemporary
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14 Boatmans Road | 23 Wilson's Wharf, Maydon Wharf, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 305 1677
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was dissapointing as I have been a few years ago and loved the place. The service was horrendous, battled to get drinks and a clean table (even though the place was mostly empty). Ordered Nachos to share. The chips tasted like they had been refried one time to many - rock hard! Fortunately the fish in the harbour were... More 

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Thank jackace2014
Australia
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Read some very mixed reviews but decided the location was good so we were going to give this place a chance. We were pleasantly surprised by our meal and the service. Calamari was delicious but could be hotter. Burgers were huge and cocktails were well priced and lovely. The views are great and the waiter and management attentive. If the... More 

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Thank AfricanQueen67
SOUTH AFRICA
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223 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very pleasant setting and great views of numerous luxury boats parked along side the wharf. In addition, one is able to see parts of the view along the Durban Esplanade and the harbour in the distance. Attended a business meeting in the morning when it was very quiet. However I believe it could create a great atmosphere in the evening.... More 

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Thank BARRYBE
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We got more food than we could eat! Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and fresh made-from-scratch cocktails. Oh, and dont forget the veiw of Durban harbour

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Thank Carla G
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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231 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great view,Friendly staff,Awesome Burgers and Service was excellent - I was surprised as it did not loo as though service would be great initially

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Thank trevor312564
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very average service and average food. A really amazing setting, a bit open to the elements. It was windy today and we were blown away.

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Thank Darren P
Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Worth a visit - affordable (they had beers for R15 :-) and food was quite good! Had a cajun chicken salad and bottle of merlot, both were quite enjoyable.

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Thank JeromeKiley
Howick, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This place has long been a favourite of ours over the years we lived at the coast. Last week we went there for morning coffee, and were again pleasantly surprised. I recommend this place for visitors to Durban's harbour area.

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Thank Ivy B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Shame on you Zacks: your service can't even be called shocking because it was non-existent. Although menus were brought to us as soon as we sat down, we then waited for 15 minutes without another waiter coming near us. If it had been busy we would have been more understanding but there were 5 waiters standing around chatting (with their... More 

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Thank Janet C
Windhoek, Namibia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I haven't been to Wilson's Wharf or to Zack's for a few years. It used to be one of the best options for eating at this location. Not any more. We sat ourselves down at an outside table and waited.... and waited. Waitrons were taking selfies of themselves and those that were actually working completely ignored us. We got up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Boatmans Road | 23 Wilson's Wharf, Maydon Wharf, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 305 1677

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