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Seafood, Fast food, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special, but really fresh seafood. Stunning location - space inside and outside. Very friendly service

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2021

Great location, and service is amazing. We have always had a great experience whenever we visit the Boat House. The service is quick and friendly, and the location couldn't be better.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 April 2021

After months of Covid19 confinement my wife and I decided to go for a drive to the Geelong Foreshore area. We stopped for lunch at “The Geelong Boat House” which had a 15% surcharge because it was Easter Saturday. It was busy and there was...a delay to provide the food. We chose to eat outside on the upstairs terrace where there was a light breeze and sunny with panoramic views, photo enclosed. The food exceeded our expectations. The chips and potato cakes (also called potato fritter, scallop or potato pancakes) were crunchy and full of flavour, the fried blue grenadier was finger licking good and the dim sims were also excellent. I am always prepared to pay for quality but I felt $8.05 for two bottles of water was too high. After lunch, in beautiful weather with a light wind, we walked along Western Beach road past the skate park, ferris wheel etc..More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

Had lunch here on the decking with my husband on a gorgeous sunny afternoon. This place is always well worth a visit. Great food and the perfect setting for some delicious fish and chips.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

If you like over greasy fish and chips this place is for you!!! Scollops were 90% roe. Over priced for greasy food that just slips thru your hand

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Limited menu but Barra was quite fresh. Lemon pepper squid was also very tender. We called ahead to order takeaway, queues can get long. Menu on their Facebook page, not website. Quaint restaurant on a boat or picnic on the grass nearby. Parking right outside,...take the turn at pier. The tartare sauce is from a bottle, probably could do better.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2020 via mobile

Unfortunately it was really disappointing. Food was very oily. Light batter, but super oily. Processed potato cakes and calamari rings. Small scallops and the flake was definitely a frozen pre cut product. Something you would expect to get from a food court baine / take...away place. Hang on, no I have actually had better so Its not fait to say that. The staff were very calm and polite although extremely busy, xmas holidays. I cant help but think this is a tourist trap. The locals certainly would not support such crap expensive food. Buyer beware.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Come on you guys, forcing customers to wait over an hour for an order of fish and chips is simply not on.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

Fantastic view, and the fish and chips are fresh, perfectly cooked and yummy! We had the Fisherman’s Basket and lived every bite. We come here often and are never disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 March 2020 via mobile

Casual takeaway on the rooftop! Good choice of seafood generous portions! Drank our own wine, thanks for that! 👌

Date of visit: March 2020
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Rebecca W
3 March 2017|
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Response from Russet R | Reviewed this property |
On the fish and chip menu, there is potato cakes, chips and a Greek salad. I'd stick to the chips and potato cakes though, as the Greek salad, is not very Greek, more green ! And I'd stay away from the seafood as well, as it... More
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25 January 2017|
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Response from fionah961 | Reviewed this property |
The boat house is on the park that runs along the Geelong foreshore . There were plenty of dogs (on leads) along the foreshore. We have a dog, and simply ordered take away and then sat in the park. There are benches to... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Geelong Boat House Fish and Chips

Yes, Geelong Boat House Fish and Chips offers takeaway services.

Geelong Boat House Fish and Chips is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4