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The Rockpool Cafe

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Lot 93 North Coast Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8559 2277
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stokes Bay is a beautiful spot and The Rockpool Cafe is a welcoming place to get great food, good local wine or a coffee. The couple running the cafe are so welcoming they make you feel like you are a local.

Thank Shelley O
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

im surprised to see so many 4 and 5 star reviews on this page. I ordered the seafood platter that sad was enough for two. it was all deep-fried seafood and soggy with oil. the service was nice and talkative though and with a nice view made our lunch more pleasurable.

Thank 103krishd
Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Feel like these guys need even more signs as some people cruised by without realising just how good this place is! Loads of local fresh food. We had the crumbed garfish which was just so good, and fish and chips doesn't taste much better than when you're sitting looking out over Stokes Bay. The guy doing the cooking - Josh,... More 

Thank BrentosHillios
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our friends reserved a table for us and there were 3 children (14, 6, 5) and three adults. The food was reasonably priced and it was absolutely delicious. I recommend the salt and pepper prawns and chips.

Thank jacquelinelsimpson
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The most beautiful spot, excellent service, and the freshest food! A great experience!! Staff super friendly, really accommodating making us a share platter for 5 people! Great Brownies with cream.

Thank René F
Hallett Cove, Australia
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426 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great beach cafe with a really relaxed vibe. In or outdoor seating, friendly staff and a good range of food including some yummy seafood. The kids loved their wedges and chips served in cones with sauce (see picture). Perfect before or after a visit to the amazing beach located nearby. Coffee and wine choices were lovely too.

Thank DML
Beijing, China
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a café in the middle of nowhere - or more precisely next to one of the must visit beaches for families on KI. The day we were there it was super busy, so busy that they sold out progressively of food. Despite this the staff were friendly and the service prompt and efficient. The fish and chips were... More 

Thank Slick Vic V
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had the salt and pepper prawns, the fish and chips, and the calamari and chips. Food generally quite good. Calamari was wonderfully tender.

Thank runawaymind
Prospect, Australia
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very cheerful service and good food. More a cafe than a restrauant. Great for anyone visiting the beach or looking for a quick meal on the north coast.

Thank GinerM-KI888
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have dined at the Rockpool numerous times and always had a terrific seafood meal. The staff are delightful

Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 93 North Coast Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8559 2277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?