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Mariner's Wharf

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$$ - $$$
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Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1100
09:00 - 17:30
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tried to go to Hout bay a year ago on a Sunday to Mariners Wharf but the traffic was horrendous so turned around but went today and so pleased we went food was outstanding service great and prices fine also from our table watched the seal being feed by a guy who had a fish in his mouth!!!! GREAT EXPERIENCE

1 Thank Graeme L
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fairly large restaurant that has kept the interior and menu for a long time. Good seafood and a cosy pub/boat feeling to it. I had the fish and chips which was nice. Some good craft beer too. Can recommend.

1 Thank johannes a
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Total success in a wonderful setting enjoying the best fish dishes ever, special mention must be the crayfish....view of the beach, sea & fishing boats - great opportunity for photographers to "eat" your hearts out!!!

1 Thank Suzette d
Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went expecting reasonable food but I feel the fish could have been better. While this was fresh there was a very slight rancid taste. Usually, this comes from oil that has been overheated and/or overused. The calamari was better and the chips where average. The price was higher than other places but being a tourist venue, summer and mid-day... More 

Thank bholland2015
Helsinki, Finland
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is abt 20mins drive from Cape Town but worth the drive. The food is excellent and if you have possibility sit on the second floor terracce. The feeling is relaxed and one can come in easy summer outfit. The best portion is the soooooo big oysters. Just go for it.

1 Thank Rita T
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been going to Mariner's Wharf for ever - it opened in 1974! It hasn't changed a scrap. The menu is the same, the ship-centred decor is the same, the fish wine bottle is the same, the cooking and service standards are the same etc. This is not "fine dining" but "fun dining." Where one sits is weather-dependent. If the... More 

1 Thank robin k
Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an ideal spot to visit for fish and chips. A generous portion of fish and freshly fried chips will only cost you R70.00. Enough there to be shared by two. Service is friendly and fast. You will ask, "now where does the chirps come into the story". Well, walking on the jetty and between the local fishing factories... More 

Thank wgordon2016
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A trip to the western Cape is never complete without visiting hout bay for lekker fish and chips. Tradition is snoek with chips and since I'm not a fan of snoek i stick with hake. Sit outside and enjoy an ice cold beer while waiting for your order. Take in the views. Watch the seagulls swooping nearby. Can get windy... More 

Thank Shamilla B
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is famous for its fish & chips and no matter how many times you go there, the taste and freshness is always the same, Great views of course and the service is always pretty quick. A true Cape Town icon.

1 Thank Capetrike
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes this restuarant so amazing to me is the decor. This is not your run of the mill franchise restuarant. This is a unique restuarant with the most amazing decor perfectly suited for its harbour location. I have eaten here on numerous occasions and everytime the food has been amazing. I can highly recommend the Mariners Curry and if... More 

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$37
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hout Bay Road | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1100

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