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Eat at Whalers

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121 Franklin Pde, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 8 8552 4400
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon 10:00 - 09:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Geelong, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Location of restaurant is a little way out from Victor Harbor but well worth the drive. Ambience is great with a lovely view. Staff were attentive and friendly. Unfortunately my order of battered fish and chips was a let down however other members of my party were very happy with their meal.

Thank Graeme R
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been here many times for different occasions was ok but went again this week for lunch with a group and we all ordered the fish was better than good.... great views and great selection of wines would recommend now things have changed!!!

Thank Luggetts
Clarendon, Australia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been in for dinner for a year or two. Had many coffees, beers on a Friday and the odd lunch. It was a Saturday night, we hadn't booked and the place was packed. We were offered a table but informed we may have to wait a while. Not a problem given the beautiful surrounding and the great wine list.... More 

Thank Telelynx
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

He said...Let's go out for lunch...so we headed to Victor with the year old granddaughter in tow...the place was soooo busy...not a parking space in sight...I said... What about that big white place at the end of the road ?...so that's where we ended up...2pm and hungry with no reservation and the weather closing in...but it was well worth it.... More 

Thank StarvinMarvin1599
Phillip Island, Victoria
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch and we shared a plate with meats, terrine and bread which was very nice but the seared scallops with Japanese seaweed was outstanding. All this as we sat overlooking the water on a sunny Autumn day and friendly staff. Great spot for a meal.

Thank MakeMineFresh
Portland, Oregon
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great lunch on the veranda overlooking the entire bay. The food was extremely well prepared and the location is excellent.

Thank cmjngsj
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had coffee and it was good and the atmosphere was very tranquil - would recommend this place to anyone that would like to sit for a coffee or have lunch/dinner. will go again.

Thank acsa64
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We visited "Eat at Whalers" for lunch and because it was such a beautiful day, we chose to eat outside. The service was outstanding as was the food. There was 7 of us and we all ordered various meals from the menu, everyone enjoyed what they ordered. We then went on to order dessert and I had the grilled peach... More 

Thank Fred N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a lovely little night out. Our two hosts were charming and helpful. Thank you for making our toddler welcome, including the awesome sandpit on the deck, kids' menu and kids' activity pack. Food was fresh and very tasty- spot on. We've been living in Victor Harbor for 10 months and have been meaning to try this place... More 

Thank Cassie H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It was a quiet day at Whalers yet disappointingly staff didn't have the time to acknowledge us or bring a menu over. We waited over 10minutes before walking out.

Thank Claire H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Franklin Pde, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Victor Harbor
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8552 4400
Eat at Whalers. Indulge in million dollar views, salty air & frosty glasses at Whalers. Eat, drink, relax & savour. Titillate your tastebuds. Encounter friendly faces filling your glass. Why don’t you celebrate life!

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