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Tinman Roadhouse

12236 Augusta Hwy, Napperby, South Australia 5540 Australia

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ALAN B wrote a review June 2023
Adelaide, Australia163 contributions80 helpful votes
We were looking for an overnight stop on the way to The Flinders Ranges. We were a group of 5 including three International students. The accommodation was clean and simple and the service good, even though the roadhouse was very busy. Meals were good and cheap. Noisy location on the main highway but that didn't bother us too much
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Brian Dandy wrote a review Aug 2020
Balapitiya, Sri Lanka79 contributions34 helpful votes
I am pleased that the refurbished cabins are again available and excellent value. The cafe meals are also good value. The staff are cheerful and helpful. I will be stopping again on my way to Adelaide.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Humble Expert wrote a review July 2020
Greater Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
The aggressive woman working in the dining area today (17/7) is undoubtably the worst front of house boss I have experienced in 49 years of travelling the world. Standing mystified as to where I might find a knife and fork with which to eat I was confronted with “what’s wrong with you?”. then “they’ll be brought to you!”. A few minutes earlier I had asked for for a modest meal with tomatoes etc (as advertised). and was greeted with a contemptuous “what???” This was a terrific place for years. Now? Uncomfortable, driven by a horrible spirit. Forget about it. A disgrace. That’s just my view. And the food was terrible.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Marilyn S wrote a review Nov 2019
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Whilst the staff were friendly enough the recent upgrade to this Roadhouse has sadly taken away the warm, homely, inviting atmosphere and replaced it with a very sterile one. My once favourite morning breakfast stop on my travels south will no longer be on my itinerary ☹️
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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judyhawkins57 wrote a review May 2019
Myrtleford, Australia84 contributions54 helpful votes
The staff here were very friendly and the boss seamed very caring. Fresh food all day, the chicken bits were yummy and coffee was great as well. Makes your day when it’s cold and miserable and the cafe staff can’t do enough for you - thanks guys, see you on the way back!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Ox Burger wrote a review Mar 2018
Gawler, Australia75 contributions57 helpful votes
I stopped at the Tinman on my way to Adelaide for a bite to eat, the staff were very friendly and the service was great, very well priced food and great quality Thankyou I will certainly stop here when travelling in the future
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tony B wrote a review July 2016
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia2 contributions
This motel is one of the best motel if your traveling on a budget as the staff are very friendly and helpful as we stayed over night for $45 per night as i give two thumbs up if you ever in port pirie i recommend you to stay at the tin man motel road house...
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pieter P wrote a review May 2016
Ararat, Australia60 contributions12 helpful votes
We just had a brief stop here but it looks like a marvelous likely typically Aussie roadhouse with a nice atmosphere and good food. We were amazed at the amount of cars and people here, so it must obviously have a good reputation. Just proves that you can be in the middle of nowhere and still attract people with good service.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AussiePanther69 wrote a review Aug 2015
Adelaide11 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the most iconic locations and landmarks in South Australia. Best chiko rolls and dim sims easily within a 10km radius. You're simply robbing yourself of something fabulous if you don't stop by this joint as you drive past.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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LailaPete wrote a review July 2014
Wirral10 contributions10 helpful votes
We passed through this place last night on our way back from a 12 hour road trip from Kings Canyon , mum, dad and two sleepy boys. I just wanted to say that the staff were some of the kindest and most genuine, that we have met on the trip. They were friendly and chatty and helpful. The food was fab and they really seemed to have a real interest in us and it was nice to meet such lovely girls. We stopped for coffee, and boy was that the best flat white ever. Perfect flavour and consistency, super tasty. The children had chicken in a bucket and chips. The secret coating on the chicken was divide, Kentucky has nothing on them. The toilets were basic, but clean. We did not stay over. I would recommend this place for good food, reasonable prices and great personality and atmosphere.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$160 - AU$174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaSouth AustraliaNapperby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tinman Roadhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Tinman Roadhouse?
Nearby attractions include Port Pirie RSL Museum (6.7 km), Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre (5.8 km), and Port Pirie National Trust Museum (5.6 km).
What food & drink options are available at Tinman Roadhouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Tinman Roadhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Safavi, Flinders Motel On Main, and Flinders Rest Hotel.