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John Dory's Take Away
Ranked #64 of 90 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Cuisines: Seafood
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Nelson Bay, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

My Wife and I live in Port Stephens and have patronjised this establishment on two occassions, each time vowing never again.
*Grumpy Staff
* Poor quantity for the price
*Greasy fish and chips

  • Visited March 2011
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2 Thank GRAHAM P
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Will not go back!”
Reviewed 8 January 2012

This was our first visit to Nelson Bay, and it was just any other Sunday afternoon, around 5PM. We were looking for a place to have dinner and came across this Fish & Chip shop (which the sign said closed at 8pm - plenty of time). We glanced at the menu board and were about to place our order, when the woman who ran the place grumpily bellowed at us: "If you're planning on ordering something hot (?!?!) you'd better hurry up because we want to close early today and we've already turned off the grill!" At that moment, we looked at each other and walked out. We instead ordered burgers from the chicken shop up the road, which was much cheaper than the fish & chips anyway. 10 minutes later we walked past John Dory's on the way to our car, and were confused to see a huge line of people waiting to order food... I overheard the lady say to a customer: "Sorry, but we've just had to turn our grill back on again so it will take a few minutes".
How frustrating! It was dinner time, and one minute they say they are closing (3 hours early) and the next minute they are turning their grill on again! I won't go back, not just because of the confusion, but because the lady was so rude to us and we got better service elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank KiwiOrangePeach
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