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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had beautifully-grilled snapper and scallops from Maddigans a couple of days ago, and are still dreaming about it, so it's very surprising to read some of the recent very negative reviews here. Certainly not our experience and would definitely go back for more next...time we're in Hervey Bay.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always get a great feed at Maddigans. All varities I’ve tried have been really nice. Only downside is it’s too popular & especially on Friday evening, theres usually a long line to get served

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many times & always had been good. On a return trip to HB looking forward to getting again fresh & cooked seafood was revolting! First mouthful turned our stomach. My husband was very ill 24 hours after. Wish we read the reviews...earlier! $60 in the bin!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic seafood and noted it was extremely popular for good reason. Phone wasn’t working, but plenty of great places to wait until our order was ready. Really delicious and fresh.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought the whole big pack for family for $45 and it was totally a rip off. Waste of money and time waiting, calamari is with chemical smell and has a horrible taste. Come back complain and they replaced for same horrible things with a rude...attitude. All other fish, dim sum are not fresh, eat one piece and trash all in the bin. Just forgot to take the photo when hubby trashed the big tray in the bin. Just have photo of calamari and decide if you should waste money with them. Not even worth a star.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live 30 minutes away and have been going here at least once a fortnight. Lately we have been extremely disappointed. Twice now we have ordered our usual Red Emperor and chips x 2. What we received was definitely not Red Emperor instead it was...a nasty overcooked substitute. For the price you pay here, you expect to get what you ordered and you expect quality. We returned hoping that this was a one of bad experience, it wasn't. Please do not disrespect your customers in this wayMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently ate here after arriving from Brisbane. The reviews were mixed but we thought we would give it a go. We order 3 x sea perch packs and 1 x barramundi packs. When we opened the meals we were speechless - so much food....3 pieces of fish and chips for ~$12. That's were we stopped, it was all quantity and not quality. To the point were I still wonder if the Barramundi was really Barra - and if so, then it wasn't Australian. We paid $60 for lunch and ended up throwing half of it out, it was truly wasteful. I personally wouldn't go back if I'm up that way, but if you do decide to, then I would share 1 pack per 2 people as it's more then enough people.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 9 December 2020

Worst fish n chips had in a long time. Expensive Red emperor under cooked on inside with over cooked batter. Potato scallops burnt. Mussels dry and over cooked. Lucky we had bread n butter as chips ok.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2020 via mobile

OMG Great fish and chips freshest seafood a must visit if going to Hervey Bay. Oysters were the yummy. The best I have had in a long time

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 24 November 2020 via mobile

Hate doing bad reviews, but the fish & chips I just had from here were the worst I’ve ever had. Fish fry and rubbery, fish, chips, potato scollops so greasy. Sorry but can’t recommend and won’t be back 😫

Date of visit: November 2020
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Sonia B
21 June 2015|
Response from CourtneyK359 |
Hi there. Yes we have rice flour for grilled fish and our chips are also gluten free. With a gluten free fryer operating fri to Sunday. 😊😊😊😊 hope this can help. Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maddigan's Seafood
    Does Maddigan's Seafood offer takeaway?
    Yes, Maddigan's Seafood offers takeaway services.
    Does Maddigan's Seafood offer delivery?
    Yes, Maddigan's Seafood offers delivery services.
    How is Maddigan's Seafood rated?
    Maddigan's Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5