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Salty Sea Dog

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2 Wharf Street | Waterfront, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1918
08:30 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 08:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Stone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Right on the harbour's edge and seemingly always busy, as well as buzzy. Very informal style but prompt service. Terrific portions - be warned, they're generous - but worthwhile as the quality's good as well.

Thank peter W
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very generous potions at excellent price. I was not in the eating mood but my friends finished everything.

Thank Garapo K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a lunch here and we ordered kingklip and chips along with curry prawns samoosas.It tasted good and portions were also enough for two people.

Thank swaraj2015
Lilburn, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband ordered the fish and chips...he said the fish was good but the chips were so darn limp...eww! I had a calamari burger...couldn't tell how it tasted because of all the sauce that overwhelmed the calamari. It's below average but more than a poor rating.

Thank Sdawnw31
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I checked trip advisor before going and the reviews were good. We stopped for lunch and it was great. Very reasonably priced and food is fresh and tasty and cooked well. Thanks for lunch we will certainly be back !!

Thank Sean S
Simon's Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered Hake & chips, with a portion of calamari. The oil must have been old as the chips and fish were uneatable. This was our third visit to them and the third and last time that we have been disappointed.

Thank Sean R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely seafood and very relaxed dining. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Food fresh and tasty. Nice selection of wines and beers, served cold as well as soft drinks. Great milkshakes and excellent Hot Chocolate in winter.

Thank lyn v
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place to stop for fish and chips and a beer rehydration while cycling round the cape. Couldn't be happier to find such a place when cycling or out on any sort of road trip. Honest food. Great service.

1 Thank Jorge D
Limassol, Cyprus
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casual, quick, traditional fish and chips, restaurant. But don't look for anything that is light. This is all fried so be prepared to have it the original way. Prices very reasonable too. Would highly recommend the Snoek & chips as an alternative to hake fish

Thank outlaws_2000
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Friendly, efficient staff. Delicious fresh fish with a variety of basic dishes. Very popular location on the harbour where you can watch the boats come in with their day's catch.

Thank megstravels_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Wharf Street | Waterfront, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 1918

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?