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Mavericks on the Bay

) #25 of 61 Restaurants in Nelson Bay $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 1203
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  • Terrible13%
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“deli board” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is far below par the staff could not care at one stage this was good it has gone to the dogs a simple request is far to hard for the staff move on to another place

2  Thank SilverBack4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had an early dinner at Mavericks. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. However, if you order the seafood mixed grill (as we did), don't expect anything to be grilled. It consisted of pan fried salmon (the best item on the...More

1  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Mavericks quite frequently. The location and the atmosphere is great. The service and the meals are good. But I must say I was somewhat disappointed when I ordered a Deli Platter which was on the pricey side and we receive a mix of...More

Thank EatnGreet2464
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You get what you expect at a marina. Expensive but nice. Nothing too memorable for good or bad reasons. A safe bet for a beer or wine and pub style food. Service on the other hand was very good, well done team!

Thank wolfsbite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think that I visited Nelson Bay at a very quiet time of year and that is why Mavericks was so quiet and and peaceful. The service was good and very friendly, the food was excellent, there was just no atmosphere and the few people...More

Thank martin b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cocktails were fantastic. Seafood was not fresh which is disappointing considering it's a seaside town. We were told that they had no oysters and that there were no oysters locally due to issues with the suppliers - we went to both local suppliers the next...More

Thank Jess F
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

During the cooler months in Nelsons Bay there is much less to choose from in eating establishments apart from fast food. We came upon Mavericks which appeared very welcoming with a bar area, soft music playing and pleasant staff. Our meal was served quickly and...More

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Headed to Mavericks as we have done several times before over the years. Great time to visit during the winter months as the crowds are down and the environment is peaceful. We grabbed a table by the waters edge. Windows were open which afforded views...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Do not eat here! Our group of 4 visited on 10/06/2017 and all were dissapointed. The "fresh local whiting fillets" my partner and I ordered were tasteless, undercooked, smelt of rancid cooking oil and appeared to have been frozen. The chips were those seconds type,...More

2  Thank Geoffrey P
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This really was quite ordinary. The tap beer took ages to pour without a head you'd need a spoon to get through. The fried fish was overcooked without crispy batter. Probably oil that's too cool. At least its right on the marina and you can...More

1  Thank Stevejomac
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26 December 2014|
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Response from B J P | Reviewed this property |
We are not sure if they have a formalised dress code but suspect they don't. However, most dress would be OK for the evening given that singlets and thongs would certainly look out of place in what's a pleasant dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 1203
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Located on the ground floor at D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.
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