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Rankine's at The Whistlestop

) #7 of 23 Restaurants in Goolwa $$ - $$$ , Gluten Free Options
7 Hays St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
+61 8 8555 1171
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (6 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:30All hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Hays St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A busy Saturday night but no matter the dishes were all delicious, try the homemade pate..... the dessert was a bit disappointing. The service is very casual and could be conscrude as rude, i enjoyed it. The bill was a bit on the high side.

Thank Philclem61
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

They fitted us in on busy Mother's Day at last minute (we were just passing through) Lamb burger was fantastic, fish and chips very good Great wine list, very friendly staff Recommended to go here by local cabbie and her advice was spot on

Thank 641lou
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The restaurant is tucked away in a side street of Goolwa and we were lucky to find it. We booked ahead and it was as well as it was packed, (and therefore quite noisy). Staff were friendly and professional, plenty of choice on the menu...More

1  Thank SusanAxbridge
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The menu looked great, the food didn't deliver. Kids pizza should have been remade, veal wasn't cooked properly, meals were very slow to arrive. Bread wasn't fresh, neither was Dukkah. When your paying city prices you expect city standard. There is no view or other...More

1  Thank Melb2day
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Amazing food, friendly service, fantastic atmosphere. They've made something very special which can't be faulted. Roomy inside or out. Highly recommended 10/10

Thank ozdivergt
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I have been away lately, and popped in for a red and a catchup with Benji, Randal and Harry. The atmosphere was great, the wine and laughs flowed to the extent a survey on The Bold and The Beautiful was conducted by Benji. The place...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The steak is amazing. I always get a perfectly cooked meal. Cozy, intimate atmosphere. Service is great. Order to serve time is streamlined.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Oysters were over sauced for the kilpatrick and the chefs special of gratinee oysters were horrible. It was like something was missing. I'm not sure why restaurants ask how you want your steak when you ask for medium rare and they give you well done....More

Thank robqu
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went for dinner without prior reservation. The staff was very welcoming and the meal was fantastic: best fish & chops ever! Very nice design of the place, smart casual.

Thank Michal123456
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions over the years. It started well but the quality seems to be declining. The menu holds promise but has now just slightly disappointed on a few visits when compared to the premium prices. I just don't think...More

Thank RhinoCD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Hays St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Goolwa
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8555 1171
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