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Harold's Seafood on the Strand

££ - £££
Seafood, Fast food, Australian
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U 5 58 the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 47241322
08:00 - 21:30
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful surroundings overlooking Magnetic Island and the Strand. Great staff and fish and chips cooked to perfection.

Thank rosalynnw2015
Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We came here after taking the kids to the water park. We arrived about 630 for dinner. No waiting in line to oder. We did have a 15min wait, which I guess would be normal on a Friday night. We ordered the family meal. Honestly the food was nice but way too many chips. There was enough chips for 8... More 

Thank Nicole M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A great place and good customer service . A big change needs to happen with the salad served with the fish to reflect a good quality meal. Other than that the customer service was awesome.

Thank Girl Rose R
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Harold's is always busy and consistently decent, I never go out of my way to go here because it is not exceptional, that said the location of Harold's puts it in your way if you are meeting with friends at the strand. This is a busy store, with decent seafood.

Thank Tim W
Townsville, Queensland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had an early lunch. The lady who served us was lovely, and because she felt that one of the pieces of fish was just little she gave us an extra piece. I think that the fish jumped out of the ocean, through the batter and into the deep fryer, SO fresh and moist. If that is the quality all... More 

Thank FanofDunk
Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to Harold's in as many trips to Townsville so it couldn't be that bad you're thinking! Well the fish is excellent so I ordered two pieces of Barramundi one battered, one crumbed, both fried and a salad. Food came out quickly and then I remembered. The salad at this place is not salad as you... More 

Thank Rod102au
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Very plain. Burgers didn't come with chips. Ordered 1 battered 1 grilled fish, got both grilled even though we asked as we picked up our order. Only went here as it was convenient location and other places closed between Christmas and new years. Can't see us going back, never had a good feed here.

Thank Bart B
Mount Isa, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2016

No fresh local reef fish or barramundi available. Had to settle for dinosaur size whiting fillets which was imported from probably Vietnam. I ordered battered fish but had to be crumbed probably because it was brought from suppliers and not made in store. Four servings and drinks came to almost $80 with no lemon or tartare sauce. Would have been... More 

1 Thank samlam03
Pomona, Queensland, Australia
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went tonight 12 Dec 2016 to get some take away, a bit disappointed when we got our food. First of all, service was not the best. A young adolescent/woman helped us without passion, everything monotone like she didn't want to be there definitely not to help us. We chose the express menu items but that turned out to be a... More 

Thank Wissefamily
Hawkes Bay New Zealand
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had fish and chips there and can,t fault them. It was really pleasant to sit out and observe the passing people while we ate.

Thank lee B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Seafood, Fast food, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 5 58 the Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 47241322
Harold's Seafood has operated for 20 years on The Strand, looking out to the aqua Coral Sea and Magnetic Island. We specialise in traditional fish and chips, local delicacy barramundi, freshly shucked oysters and local King prawns. Alfresco dining or take away, the sea views are amazing. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner 7 days every week of the year - excluding Christmas Day only.

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