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Eat at Whalers

121 Franklin Pde, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
+61 8 8552 4400
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
121 Franklin Pde, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had coffee. Very nice. Staff very friendly and helpful. The food looked marvelous!(saw what others were having😁). Parking lot being refurbished, but can still park close enough to walk there. Views and feeling of the place awesome. Nice place to go when cold out.

Thank phoenixrisingnow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hoped for a nice Mother's Day brunch but left disappointed and probably won't go back. Wife ordered the Belgian Waffle that was supposed to be 2 waffles plus toppings. 1 cold waffle with topping is what she received. Asked for the second and received a...More

Thank Duggy_66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We havent eaten here for several months but the current owners provided an excellent meal for our family that was very well received. We had requested an outside table and this was provided much to the family's pleasure as they were able to enjoy the...More

Thank confused999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazzzzing Views and right on the water!! Cool casual place with really nice friendly staff and good food and wine. Seafood was very good (real fresh scallops, not out of a frozen bag)

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Awesome location especially on balmy evenings.Good wine list with different selections than the norm.Food is somewhere between 3 and 4 star Ok but not special.

Thank Hewitt007
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A group of us had need to meet on a Sunday morning .... We decided on breakfast at Whalers. Fantastic views of the ocean rolling in, we sat outside but you can sit indoors and still get the view. Modern, light, friendly and affordable AND...More

Thank Lyn C
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Informal Sunday lunch on the deck overlooking Encounter Bay. Sun shinning, fantastic views over to Victor and beyond. Great / simple lunch menu Stand out was the battered whiting and the scallops. Good wine list Reasonable pricing Good range of deserts Good friendly service Highly...More

Thank Coroona
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Went there as a part of a wedding weekend, reception was held at Whalers food was nice but not my type of thing, 2 peas, a slither of carrot, another of meat plus a dot of gravy, then you leave hungry, could have been because...More

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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...More

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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
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Ruth K
Could you please advise if you will be open for dinner on Monday 31 October? Many thanks.
2 October 2016|
Response from tenneyp | Property representative |
Sorry Ruth but we don't trade on Mondays. Open the Sunday the 30 th for breakfast and lunch.
Are you open Saturday nights?
15 July 2016|
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Response from tenneyp | Property representative |
Yes we are!! Bookings are advised as it's the busiest night. 08 8552 4400
it the restaurant open for Christmas lunch this year?
2 October 2015|
Response from tenneyp | Property representative |
Sorry that is our sacred family day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
  • E-mail
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!