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Fish on the Rocks

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86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1153
09:00 - 20:30
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Sandton, South Africa
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for takeaways - I would not recommend the eating area as it is very basic. It serves fresh good fish - we ordered a mix of fish and chips, prawns and calamari with chips for our group - all excellent and great value.

Thank SATraveller
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a restaurant that has such a prime spot, they do nothing to enhance the place. The eating area is dirty, the tables are sticky and the chips were soggy and oily. Not for me thanks.

Thank Mollipops
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely my favorite fish and chips spot in Hout Bay. We like getting a fish and chips combo and a prawn heads without chips. Good deal as you get two extra prawns without the chips as you get more than enough chips with the fish. Buy a few extra tartar sauce. Don't forget the free lemons and t sauce on... More 

Thank Bradley H
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonable prices, fast service, and food is quite good (fries in South Africa seem to be soggier in general than I'm used to in the US). Beautiful view of Hout Bay.

Thank Tracy H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely fish and chips in a simple setting in beautiful Hout Bay. Even had a couple of friendly seals to vouch for the quality of the fish

Thank Mike S
Bordon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather wasn't great when we went there and so sitting outside in the howling wind and rain wasn't brilliant. The calamari was good but the prawns had been sitting around for a while and were quite tough and difficult to peel. Not up to the standard of food we had elsewhere in Hout Bay

Thank GlobetrotterPort
Brackley, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit this fast food outlet by a couple from Durban who we met at The Waterfront in Cape Town. It was well worth the visit - the fish was the freshest we'd ever tasted and came wrapped in pseudo-newsprinted paper bag; popular with locals and tourists alike. A must-visit!

Thank Neonlites
Garches, France
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish & chips amateurs this is your place! Very rustic and with a lovely view at the end of Hout Bay Harbor. No great or stylish cuisine but good old fish & chips. Try the prawn & calamari combo!

Thank BeneRousseau
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic fish and chip shops, big portions and very tasty. The fried calamari was a treat. Would recommend a visit when in beautiful Hout Bay.

Thank marioflower
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not much to add to the other reviews!!! I enjoy this place (even when there is a long line). Don't expect anything fancy - Just have Fish and Chips as good as it gets. I have NEVER been disappointed by a meal at this venue! don't miss it if you are in Hout Bay and have the munchies!

Thank bholland2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1153

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