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“A true Albany Icon”
Review of The Squid Shack

The Squid Shack
Ranked #30 of 130 Restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Western Australia
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247 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“A true Albany Icon”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Squid Shack is not your normal restaurant. For those of us that can remember, it is very reminiscent of the old caravans that used to cook the best hamburgers and the like in any city or town long before the fast food chains moved in. It still has that same look and feel about it. Perthites would recognise it as the Cicerallos of the South West.

The seafood there is marvellous and its popularity is such that on at least one occasion we have had to wait 2 hours before our order could be filled there were so many wanting to be fed. I thoroughly agree with the good reports about their salt and pepper squid - it is too die for. surprisingly enough, I find the 'fish bits' to be the best value - such a little money gets you such a lot of fish off cuts, a bit like fish fingers but with a variety of tastes.

Well worth the wait and certainly well worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

The pristine waters of Albany along Middleton beach is the setting for "The Squid Shack". Unfortunately, the fish served here doesn't come from these waters. I suspect it is out of the deep freeze and most likely imported from another country. The batter was hard with an unpleasant taste. I peeled it off to reveal dry tasteless fish. I couldn't recommend the fish or the chips.The meal was so poor and disappointing I couldn't give it a rating at all.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank 2Dale
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“Can't go past ........”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

.............without trying their Salt n Pepper Squid. Best I have had within 500km
Quick and tasty and the prices reflect the service and taste. Five from me.

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“Excellent squid and chips”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Fast efficient serving of food. Read some average to bad reviews so thought I would come check it out for myself. I thought the squid was excellent and perfectly cooked with very tasty seasoning and batter. Plenty of seating inside and outside on wooden benches. Nice roof on the inside with netting and various fishing equipment hanging adds to the seafood feel of the place. worth a visit even if u dont like squid theres fish (red emperor) and cakes and drinks. Worth a visit. Will defintely come back again

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“wont be back”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Totally over priced, not worth the 1/2 hr wait - great location watching all the fishing boats coming and going. Definitely will not recommend the squid, fish or chips!

  • Visited April 2014
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