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Fish on the Rocks

86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 1153
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“snoek” (36 reviews)
“hake” (62 reviews)
“prawns” (38 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 20:30All hours
Seafood, Fast food
86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you are prepared to queue, order and wait for your food, prior to jumping first for a table as soon as you see anyone preparing to depart from their table, this is the place for excellent fried seafood. We enjoyed the headless, panco crumbed...More

Thank Realdrv
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Everybody was singing its praises so we also went for it. People from all walks of life have their meal either there or take it away. Portions are probably too big but very nice. We had Hake and yellowtail and enjoyed. Shame when you sit...More

Thank Wolfgang K
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The best part was the seafood. Tastes superb. We all enjoyed the food. We went on public holiday, and it was extremely busy. Long ques for food, and ques to find seating. People were actually nasty to one another when it came to finding seating....More

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Queue with the locals for best fish 'n' chips and enjoy the friendly service, interaction with a mixed clientele and spectacular view over Hout Bay to Chapman's Peak.

Thank Capetownbuddy_123
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good spot for a meal - yes it's got a low budget - authentic vibe; so don't expect fancy at all. But the food is tasty and very well priced - so come expecting that and you'll have a great time.

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great food..fantastic location...fast service and a double thick ice cream. What more shall I ask for?

Thank holidaylover2122013
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Hake served here is the best fish I have ever had in SA. Served old style in paperbags. Loved it!

Thank Anneke V
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit for a lunch whilst in the area, the outside was extremely busy and difficult to even find parking. This didn't put us off and we persevered. The queue for food was very long but moved at a reasonable pace and before...More

Thank Russell147
Reviewed 3 December 2016 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...More

Thank Rusty S
Reviewed 3 December 2016 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...More

Thank Roxaan1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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: 86 Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 1153
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