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Rock Lobster Restaurant

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D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1813
11:30 - 21:30
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the seafood platter for 2,but 3 of us ate it.Lovely fresh and cooked seafood , generous portion .My husband ordered the steak and enjoyed it as well.The service was excellent.Very friendly.All in all we had a good time.

Thank Natalie H
Anna Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lunched at the restaurant. Excellent service by friendly staff made us feel most welcome. The prices are reasonable. The the restaurant has perfect views over Nelson Bay Marina. The seafood was very fresh and local. Highly recommended.

Thank bob k
Katoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here. My wife had the yabbies from the specials board and she loved them. I had the prawn linguine which was also very good. You could spend a lot of money on the huge platters, but there are plenty of other options - mostly seafood of course

Thank Ian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be squeezed in at the last moment on Saturday night. Fortunately for us when we arrived a table had just left so we got a table at the front which was very pleasant. I ordered the john dory (I'm not really a seafood eater) which was very nice, my husband ordered a hot and cold... More 

Thank ashryn
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of few restaurants open on a Sunday night. Not even half the tables taken but the kitchen was "inundated " and unable to seat us! After a 6 hour drive in the heat we were extremely disappointed.

Thank michzang
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel to Nelsons bay for business and have eaten at the Rock Lobster twice. The chilli mud crab was amazing and the seafood platter for one is to die for. The Seafood was fresh and the service was friendly and prompt. Atmosphere is excellent with great views over the bay. I highly recommend the Rock Lobster if you want... More 

Thank M8875VXanthonyf
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was good Food was awful, Full lobster with seasonal fruit, the presentation looked like the plate had been dropped on the way to the table. Great view nice weather a shame Poor value given the food

Thank SydneyChippy
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't get to eat fresh seafood too often and I was really impressed with what I had here. The lobster special was absolutely beautiful! Was given a seat out on the deck, which made the night even better!

Thank mowens97
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were told by friends this was a good restaurant & it was. My wife & I went there for our anniversary lunch & thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, so much so we went back the next day for lunch again. Service was warm & welcoming, on both occasions, quality of food was excellent, pricing moderate & attention by staff... More 

Thank Ron C
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ron for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to welcoming you both on your return. Kind Regards Megan More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Got the seafood platter for 2. It came out promptly and was very nice. I'd say and 7/10 for the food (I have had better - Sydney, yassie and south coast). However, it was almost $160. For what you pay, I don't think it is worth it.. That's what I truly believe. There are several other sea restaurants in the... More 

Thank Chris W
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding our restaurant the Hot & Cold Seafood Platter is $155 consisting of Fresh Grilled Fish of the day, Fresh Prawns, Blue Swimmer Crabs, Oysters, Tempura Battered Prawns, Salt & Pepper Squid, Chips & Fresh Fruits and dipping sauces which equates to $78 per person. Our prices are on par with every other seafood restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D'Albora Marina - 6 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 4981 1813

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