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Fish on the Rocks

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Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
+27 21 790 1153
09:00 - 20:30
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location along the water. View of Chapman's Peak. The food itself is average, but worth it for the experience of Hout Bay.

Thank Muhammed V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a seafood cafe that sells the most devine seafood. You order, pay and wait for your food and there is tables for you outside to enjoy your meal. A definite recommend for a meal.

Thank Fuzlin
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are numerous eateries in Hout Bay harbour. Some with inflated reputations and some with no pretentions whatsoever. Fish on the Rocks falls into the latter category. Don't be mistaken however, their quality of food and service is first class! You can choose to take away or sit down on the benches outside. The vibe is cosmopolitan and almost always... More 

Thank Freshairviews
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard good things about this place. Decided to give it a try. Not worth it. The fish and chips had very little to no taste. The calamari was ok, however the tartar sauce was bland and watery. Service was quick though. Has a nice location pity the food does not compliment it.

Thank Nawaaz C
Reading, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here while visiting the Hout Bay market next door, which is definitely worth putting on your itinerary. However, be aware that this is Fish and Chips South African style. You queue at the counter for your food and then take it outside to eat at one of the tables. It was good fish and chips though and... More 

Thank Redeye38
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was tasteless, after travelling 22 hours to Cape Town for traditional fish and chips it was a real disappointment. Calamari was like rubber and all most of the coating was in the packet not on it. The chips were not slap chips. The overall place wasnt great, smelly and untidy. Only thing was quick service that was okay... More 

Thank Kelly J
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot miss the place! The bright colours, busy and bursting with activity. You are guaranteed good food and atmosphere.

Thank Soraya D
Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable! Not gourmet by any stretch but well worth the visit! The fish was fresh and the chips were good. We went on December 28th so it was very full. The bathrooms were a problem with only one for boys and one for girls but the fresh ocean air and cute seals playing just off the rocks made up... More 

Thank Suretha H
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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118 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The queues as always attest to the popularity of this icon, however the food was not as good as we are used to. One portion of chips was a bit under done, another had a chip in that could have been cooking all day, my calamari was very oily. The hake however was superb.

Thank David M
Karachi, Pakistan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seafood is fresh, freshly made, amazing sauce and chips. A lovely place in summer to sit on the patio, enjoy the scenic view of Hout Bay One must visit this place to relax and enjoy lovely food !!

Thank Nilofer L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1153

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