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Salty Dog Seafood Cafe

Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
+61 2 4997 7107
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bbq seafood” (3 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
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Fast food, Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little eatery is part of the Salty Dog Cafe and the food is fresh and tasty. I've eaten here every time I travel through Coolongolook and have sampled most things on the menu since it opened around 18 months ago. There are a lot...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favourite place to stop, when travelling alone or with friends. Good choice of food from three different outlets in the one spot. This time we had burgers (huge!) and chips. Very tasty. The coffee is good and the bathrooms are clean. A...More

Thank Kate D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a regular stop for is on our way to our holiday house at Blue Haven. The dog can get out, have a stretch and we can have some of the best, freshest fish and chips on the coast. Go...you won't regret it!!

Thank lunawarner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quirky name (at the same time as hunger pangs) inspired us to stop at this fascinating cafe, decorated with sea sailing paraphernalia including a wonderful piranha, made from recycled metal and wood. The outside sheltered area had a log fire going, and after eating...More

Thank Jean762014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel from Coffs to Sydney a lot and I stop here. Its always great and they have good facilities. Its nice to order excellent restaurant quality meals and while waiting have a walk about. The fire was on last week and it was very...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfectly positioned when heading north of Newcastle. Plentiful and easy parking, room for the dogs to stretch and food is fantastic.

Thank Brock V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Salty Dog and so lucky we live at Bulahdelah and only a short drive. We particularly like the potato skins and we share a big dog between us. Great even in Winter with outdoor fire and great prices! I have seen the seafood platter...More

Thank ruraltravellingmum
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Each time we drive north we drop into Salty Dog for breakfast Over time we have seen it grow from one building to now two buildings and a railway carriage Two things you can always depend on is the welcome smiles of staff and the...More

Thank Rotiman1
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop by & grab a bite to eat. They have the best home made pies. The seafood platter for two is breathtaking & not to forget the freshly baked cherry pie. It's one big happy family business.

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We have found a new way to travel! Well to be perfectly honest it's a new way to eat when travelling. We happened upon the Salty Dog Cafe at Coolongolook, about halfway between Sydney and Coff's Harbour. When we stopped for lunch we found that...More

Thank Jan H
sim888_12, Owner at Salty Dog Seafood Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for your review but please don't be mistaken, the cherry pie cafe has no association with us, our three places are all located on the one property, we offer a relaxing atmosphere and great freshly homemade food without the noise of the highway...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$6 - US$51
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Coolongolook
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4997 7107
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Locally owned and operated, offering fantastic fresh local seafood and cooked meals, homemade cakes, and organic coffee......Restaurant meals at take away prices. Best stop on the highway, wheelechair, kid and dog ( of course ) friendly, parking and entrance around the back. Take away available. Fully Licensed, NO BYO, group bookings available with set menus on request, sure to suit everyones tastebuds!!! Enquire now about our " Live Music Days " during the warmer months..... Hope to see you there...... Now with 2 more eateries to choose from, Unearthed- Good Mood Food, offering many gluten free meals, fresh juices, smoothies and healthy take away options, plus Platform Pies and Patisserie with homemade Pies and sweets including gluten free pies! Come and check out the new additions to the Salty Dog Village, NOW OPEN
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