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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

Great location. Venue gives good ‘cheap local venue’ vibe. No bad price ($20 for market fish and chips). But fish looked and tasted like it was frozen packaged fish rather than freshly caught that day from one of the fishing boats literally metres away. Also...the batter had a strange taste and texture.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Just awful, the Tables were not clean just sticky. Home made fish cake wasn’t a fish cake at all, couldn’t eat it. The fish and chips was pretty average and the cheese cake dessert was yuk no flavour. I won’t be back here again it’s...just sad.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Lots of local families enjoying dining out. Basic decor but a fish burger was the best ever. Great value.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

This place had been recommended by a local however what a disappointment it turned out to be. First of all the service was terribly slow. Then the chips were neither hot nor crisp and the salt and pepper squid were just deep fried lumps of...old yellow, rubbery squid. I threw most of mine in the bin. Won't be bothering to go there again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2022

We found the battered fish pieces to be too greasy. The serving sizes of the chips were limited and they were not hot. Our squid pieces in a salt / pepper coating were better; but again not served hot. It appears that this business is.../ was a local institution that may now be trading on past glories.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022

Could not eat the fish, not only was the fish seemingly not fresh, smelled awfully fishy! But the oil not good. Couldn't finish our meal. Would NOT go back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022 via mobile

For a local and patron to this business I was shocked & made to feel like some sort of scum! During our years as a B&B Karibu B&B I always made sure that our visitors paid a visit to this business, taken family and friends...there over the 17 years. The treatment that was disgusting and yelled at and told not to come back in front of all their clients eating there. I stood at the door watching my husband collect the food we ordered to eat outside, the lady yelled at me for not having a mask and I replied that I had a exemption, she did'nt even want to check it out, just yelled at me to go and never come back! Typical behaviour of Mass Formation Phychosis! I understand her fear at the same time I also have a right to not wear a mask due to my medical reason. The fish & chips were nice but hard to enjoy when treated like a scum! This busines needs to remember that we the locals are their bread & butter and Albany is still a small town and one upset could lead to a downturn in business.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022

Told squid shack was nice, very disappointed. My wife ordered shark as she loves shark. Turned out to be very very bland. Budget " fish" yes, but no taste at all. I had blue bone groper which was nice. Both fish was greasy. The chips...was just luke warm. The servings was very mediocre. The staff was friendly, reluctant to revisitMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

Overpriced, overcooked batter with very limited amounts of squid, edidible fish, commercial frozen chips, terrible tourist trap, avoid at all costs.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

We ordered one serve of shark & chips which gave us two pieces of fish and enough chips for us two seniors for lunch, very tasty.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2021

Busy weekend in Albany with the Classic Motorbike events. We shared fish of the day with chips $17 + small drink $4.50 Total $21.50. There were two SMALL pieces of fish, nicely cooked and tasty. The chips were TRULY AWFUL, dry, not properly cooked and...TASTELESS. Come on guys get some decent chunky style chips, double cooked, to go with the delicious fishMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

My husband ate here whilst I just had a coffee. He ordered the groper and chips. The food was fantastic he said it wasn't oily the groper was cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 July 2021

very bad staff the owner and manager shouts at there customers i would not eat here again chris is not good staff member the place is not clean

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

Fish had over powering fishy taste and was delivered in an unpleasant greasy batter. Chips were OK. Salad was clean and green.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 May 2021

We were staying in Emu Bay and another traveller in the motel said it was good, so we gave it a try. Concerned when the staff could not confirm that the squid was fresh. Disgusted that the salt and pepper squid was pre-processed (supermarket style)...that was over cooked and cut into small portions. As per wizzy5315's review - it is VERY disappointing that a local seaside place is unable to provide fresh squid and cook it properly - especially when "Squid" is in the name. Threw most of the squid out. Wife had a hamburger which was ok. Fish cakes were home made and tasted ok. Chips were ok. Nothing special I am sure that there must be better fish and chip shops in Albany.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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THE SQUID SHACK, Albany - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Squid Shack offers takeaway services.

The Squid Shack is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5