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Oyster Bay Seafood

) #5 of 8 Restaurants in Swansea $$ - $$$ Seafood, Fast food,
40 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6257 8998
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Seafood, Fast food, Australian
$$ - $$$
40 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this as the best fish and chip shop in town. On walking in, we thought perhaps not. But ordered anyway. Although a bit pricey, we throughly enjoyed our piece of flake chips and potato cakes. The fish was moist and the chips...More

Thank robyn d
Reviewed 12 July 2017

single night stay in winter so F&C was the go. Had the Flake and Chips and was plentiful but not the best I've had, maybe the oil was a bit old. It is operated by asians and they seem to have a lot of Asian...More

Thank Ossie55
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for a few years now and have always enjoyed the fresh fish. However, since new management has taken over, they have decided to use frozen fish... What a shame - we haven't been back since. Go back to the basics and...More

2  Thank Healthychef2365
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Looked a bit rundown from outside but we thought we'd give this a go. Yummy fish (we had crumbed whiting) and the chips were great (especially the crunchy ones). Pleasantly surprised and a good feed 👍

Thank Joanne N
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Blue Eye Trevalla, the fish was fresh, very moist and more flavorful than the traditional cod fish. The batter was light and the portion was generous. A bit pricey but definitely worth it.

Thank Breezyeasy
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Always stop here when on the coast for great fresh fish & chips. Apparently it's changed hands, undercooked fish, frozen, soggy chips. Told meal could not be replaced as "that's how we cook it"! Sad for previous owners who built a great eatery and sad...More

2  Thank Seamus704
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had take-out on Friday evening. We ordered barramundi and chips, deep fried scallops, and an extra order of chips. The barramundi was coated with crumbs, and was excellent. The chips were a bit soggy, and the scallops were not good. All in all we...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a drive today with great anticipation of stopping at Swansea for fish n chips. Always had great take away fish n chips from Oyster Bay Seafood. Seems they've changed hands. Chips quite greasy but edible and fish was nice. Not anywhere as nice...More

Thank Terry J
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Driving from Hobart to Cole's Bay, we decided to stretch our legs and take a bite after a long drive. The place was busy as it was the only outlet open . Serving sandwiches and pasta, they also have free WiFi for you to catch...More

Thank JYao55
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Not much open in Swansea on a Monday night. Decided to try for fish and chips. This restaurant had recently had new owners and appears that they are still being instructed on what to do. The menu states two pieces of fish and chips for...More

Thank Adventurous56
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Scott H
19 January 2017|
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Response from Scott H | Reviewed this property |
You had a good experience , fresh fish is expensive I agree. When your a local is unfortunate and annoying to see tourist get ripped off in comparison to other seafood shops in the State.
Scott H
19 January 2017|
Response from Glenis G | Reviewed this property |
All I can say is that our fish which we were hanging out for were fresh and the chips were big tasty and yummy.
11 January 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but you could ring he restaurant on (03) 6257 8998. Cheers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 8998
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