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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:30
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lonely planet rates this place highly but the quality of persons and food here is awful. It's cheap but not in a good way. I'm English and therefore I know fish and chips. And their fish was not good. The batter slid off the fish and the chips was just mush. It's also windy as hell there and the staff... More 

Thank Rusty S
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We always have a lovely experience at this resturant. Always good quality and quantity, value for money and definitely worth the drive to Hout Bay. It is pretty pricey for a fish and chips, but worth it all the way! The spicy prawns are always a winner as well as calamari!

Thank Roxaan C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am never disappointed when I visit Fish on the Rocks. I religiously have the Yellow Tail because no one else can cook it better. My mouth is watering at the moment thinking of that soft salty vinegary Slap Chips.... YUM! See you soon.

Thank Pepi D
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197 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish was very crispy, the calamari average and the fries soggy (most likely due to condensation within the styrofoam pack). We tried both the hake and the yellowtail, but found fish bones without the hake. The place is right at the end of the harbour, which makes for a nice setting.

Thank Alfred F
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a Sunday afternoon and it was so busy but everyone was having a good time and service was so much quicker than we expected. Fish was yummy. Lovely views all around.

Thank fathimaP084
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

......a rather long and very rotund rodent waddled across the floor just a couple of metres from me and that, frankly, was quite enough for both me and my wife to reject the remainder of our Hake, Prawns, Calamari and Chips ! In terms of regulating portion sizes to achieve weight reduction, this experience was even more effective than a... More 

Thank Rob L
Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited the site when it was the original 'Snoekies', a take-away in a single decker bus, during the 1950's. Whilst it has changed totally over the years, it still retains the essential 'flavour' of the original, being fish and chips (and nowadays prawns and calamari etc) which can be taken away or eaten on site. This is real... More 

Thank DurbanPearl
Hout Bay, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money, basic fish and chip spot. A must to do when in Hout Bay. Lovely views and good service.

Thank KTemlett
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fish and chips was very lekker however calamari was chewy. Relaxing atmosphere. Didn't wait to long and the price is reasonable. Will definitely go again.

Thank Shanaaz C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wide variety of fresh fried fish, Snoek, Yellowtail, hake or calamari. Best deep fried fish in the Cape Town. A must visit for any fish and chips lover. The prices is also very reasonable and the portions are good.

Thank lourensb513

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?