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AU$20 - AU$44
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Seafood, Australian, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During an overnight stop in Darwin, we visited the Snapper Rocks restaurant just a short walking distance from our port. Anna helped us with our food selection and was spot on. The fried fish and fries/chips were excellent as was the fried crocodile. We would...definitely recommend this establishment for quality food, great service for a reasonable price.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff were friendly. The atmosphere was nice. We ordered the seafood platter, it came out nicely presented, but you couldn’t taste the seafood at all, the herbs and spices they put on everything drowned out the seafood flavours. Don’t get me wrong, it...wasn’t terrible, but finger lime oysters, seasonal ceviche, banana prawns, barramundi bites, Gulf of Carpentaria bugs, fried loligo squid were heavily seasoned. The side salad that came with it was INCREDIBLE though. That was delicious!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

Wonderful oysters in a peaceful spot, and a five minute walk from the cruise pier. Service was efficient, and the whole experience was comfortable and delish.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

went there saturday 09/03/2024 with a handful of girlfriends for my first time Happy Hours at Snapper Rocks. Sadly, service had not improved since my last stint at the venue (May 2022). Went y'day at 3pm and first impression: no one acknowledged or appeared to...care for our arrival. Did not feel welcome. Waitress did not make effort to take our order for over 20min. Excuse given was 'sorry but we are understaffed'. Went to bar inside to order and was sent back to table outside. Had to wait another 5 or so min for waitress to come and take our order. Upon more waiting she returned with 4 chardonnays and a cocktail - none of which was ours. After more waiting we received our happy hour cocktail - Mango Daiquiri for all 4 of us. Mine appeared reasonably full however my friend had a really small amount in her glass. My other friend was served her M.D. in such a fashion that the slice of lime fell off her glass and onto the table. The glasses we were served our M.D.s in were not the correct glasses but appeared to be small water or possibly whiskey glasses - definitely not daiquiri cocktail glasses. When paying - upon questioning - we were advised by waitress that we could have ordered any of the cocktails listed on your happy hour menu. However, when first inquiring about Snapper Rocks happy hour policy we were told the only happy hour cocktail is the Mango Daiquiri. Overall I would not return unless I know service has been improved and matches the high pricing of food and drink. At this point I cannot recommend the venue unless you are prepared to wait and service is not something you value. Management: feel free to contact me for further info.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

We had a lovely dinner and cocktails. Thanks Anna for your great service and Patrick for the best Margaritas we have ever had! The snapper ceviche was unbelievable, as was the croc bao and crispy barramundi. Thanks so much, credit to to the chef! Phillipa...and CallumMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

We had dinner on New Years Eve 2023. It was absolutely amazing and couldn't fault anyone. The staff are consistently exceptional in their knowledge of the food and drinks! We want to say a special thank you to Chloe who helped us choose the wine...to pair without food. Perfection! We had the whole snapper as a main to share and it was divine. For entree we had the natural oysters with the vignarette and that was also divine! Will definitely return again and again no doubt! :)More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Great food , service and atmosphere . Went back 4 times, staff treated us like friends . Great place to watch fireworks

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Good food and tentative service. We tried croc salt & pepper as starters together with barramundi and snapper for mains. All fresh and tasty. Recommended.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Great location - huge variety of seafood; best coffee on the waterfront. Ideal location on the waterfront to eat, drink and watch the world go by.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch at Snapper Rocks. The ambiance is very relaxed and the place was spotlessly clean. Service was fast, friendly and professional and the food really, really tasty. And all for a very reasonable price. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

This restaurant is brilliant in every respect. Most chefs and owners in Darwin have left the building. This was not the case here. Cleanliness is spotless, the food is exquisite, the staff are well trained. My experience was faultless.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

Originally just went in for a drink sour mango frozen gin, absolutely delicious, then went back for dinner as menu looked soo good. Great decision!! Had the croc and lamb bao buns yum yum, fish wings, strip loin and rocket salad. Couldn’t breath as ate...way to much but to good to stop. Also sour gin 👌👌 good service nice atmosphereMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

This establishment is down at the Darwin Wharf area and is a modern and very appealing facility. To dine here you have the choice of both indoor or outdoor seating and we went for the indoor seating which was very satisfactory. The floor staff were...professional and friendly and were pleased to offer suggestions from the vast menu on offer. Our dishes arrived in good time and they were very well presented and eye catching and the produce was fresh and tasty. The servings were very generous and it reflected care and attention to detail. The cost was very reasonable for what we received. Overall a great dining experience and is highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

We arrived at the wharf with the intention of eating at a specific seafood restaurant. As we approached and were reading reviews, we changed our mind and tried here instead. We had a selection of dishes to share, calamari, gulf bugs, banana prawns, Barra or...snapper, and salad. All of it was delicious, fresh, tasty. The cocktails and the cocktails were good. We would definitely eat here again. It was well priced for the seafood we got and very popular.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

Food was good, drinks were good, and service was good. Snapper Rocks was recommended to us by our taxi driver and we weren’t disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Snapper Rocks Bar & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5