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Mavericks on the Bay

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Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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8 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 1203
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Hobart, Australia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Spur of the moment just arrived into town. Had the seafood platter for 2 and it didn't disappoint. More than enough and everything was fresh not frozen. We are not.large seafood eaters but this was fantastic

Thank Darren S
Vincentia, Australia
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location good atmosphere and friendly staff. Went here for drinks on Sunday afternoon. They had live music

Thank kerriejervisbay
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group of people looking for a nice seafood meal, Thursday night, and it was really just like a sports bar. The Wharf restaurant was fantastic for a meal of anything and with views.

Thank JuanitaHammen
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97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This reastaurant depicts a very casual feel but great food, great service, and great location and views. The fellow who served us last Friday, had a sense of humour but a professional demeanour. Loved the food, the prices and the ambience.

Thank jennifer G
Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, but unfortunately just as we were finishing the meal a bucks party turn-up who were already very intoxicated and noisy. We like many other patrons we finished our meal and left without buying desert or another drink. I know it is a bar as well as a restaurant but they should have a policy in... More 

Thank NewieBoy2300
Salamander Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Billy the events manager and his staff are true professionals carring out their jobs with ease.We had a Christening party there on Sunday for 24 guests and the food and service were exceptional and the coffee was some of the best I have had in the bay . Thank You for making our day so SPECIAL Billy and staff regards... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The placed was packed so we thought it must be good the food was at best average and the beer cold,unfortunately the live music was just finishing when we arrived. However I think the restaurant must have been holding an internal competition to find the most miserable,rude and ignorant member of staff one guy tried to take my half full... More 

2 Thank pensioner115
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in to Mavericks on the Bay on Saturday for a bite of lunch and a cool drink. Perfect location to sit and enjoy the view, while dining. The food was amazing, as was the service. Definitely would recommend to anyone and would return at any time with pleasure.

Thank heatherl436
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect venue with great food, drinks and window shopping for your next dream boat on the marina. The service was good and the staff are friendly. Highly recommend the espresso martinis and Calamari. Chilled out music playing in the background created a fun vibe which made for a great afternoon that lead well into the evening. We... More 

Thank Kate W
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the hand cut truffle fries with aoli. Awesome fresh oysters. Beautiful location, but the rest of the lunch was pretty overpriced and average.

Thank jojopd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 1203
Located on the ground floor at D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.

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