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USD 6 - USD 17
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Bar, Pub, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went there for dinner. After the 1 hour wait my brothers burger was sitting at the bench ready, it sat there for 15 more minutes until the other meals were ready. When he received his burger it was stone cold and...raw. The grilled snapper was not cooked through aswell. Trivia was lowkey fun tho, the guy who throws the trivia is amazing.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

Located near the shopping centre. Tidy enough Tavern. Didn’t feel welcoming when we walked in. Food was ok. Beer was cold. Stopped for a beer and left.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

Rude Teenager in a chefs uniform saying things like have you waited long enough for you food when you've waited 45 minutes for a burger kind of puts you off a return visit.. you think the'd try harder with a car park for a view

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 June 2020

Came here a couple of nights ago with a few mates. Ordered a round of schooeys which were great but that's where it ended...Had to wait over an hour for a few simple burgers and a serve of whiting filets on a mediocre busy night....When the food finally arrived it looked like coles bought buns and standard frozen crumbed fish, definitely not thin crisp whiting filets, I suspect flake. Burgers tasted like they had no sauce or seasoning, aswell as the chips being a small portion and not being salted and the salad not being dressed. Terrible for average $25 a meal. Whilst ordering aswell they were putting frozen rump steaks straight on the grill and any decent cook knows that's a criminal act to commit...The kitchens quality has come down to the point of no return after Gareth leaving and would recommend eating here. I would go to sabi sushi or a coles across the carpark and buy a frozen pizza before eating here.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 23 November 2019

Hotel is modern and airy with several outdoor areas and a large kid-friendly playroom area. Not a spectacular setting but is situated in a central spot within the shopping centre. Meals are excellent value - partner had chicken parmy and I had carbonara fettucine which...was very tasty. Not a very broad menu but something for most people.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

Called in for dinner and a beer. The potions were absolutely massive and cooked to perfection. You couldn't have starters and a main impossible and I'm a big hungry man. Service staff very friendly and welcoming I'm certainly glad I chose here to dine

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

Nice friendly staff and huge yummy meals. Close by shopping centre and all you need to do a days shopping if you want to.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

We've eaten here regularly over the years and have never been disappointed with the food. They have a good selection at a reasonable price. We take our grandkids here because they love they play area set up just for kids.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

great fresh food, relaxing atmosphere close and handy and a good variety of meals on menu and great size meeals, good place to take children as well

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We meet our Sydney family 1/2 way between Byron and Kingscliff and decided to all meet at Ocean Shores Tavern. Great view on the open air deck that is a positive as I can get. The restaurant is an utter disgrace the queue to order...food at this bistro is 10 people deep. Gives you time to watch what goes on in the kitchen and see the Chef !!!!!! Not sure if this is the correct term for the disgusting eye witness account of a Caesar Salad arrive back to the kitchen and the service staff advise the supposed chef “ this was not suppose to have anchovies on it” He put his hands in the salad and grabbed them off threw them in the bin and handed the salad back to the wait staff to take back to paying customer unaware of the disgusting unhygienic way in which this supposed chef had treated their food. Here’s a thought Ocean Shores Tavern WHAT if that person ordered NO anchovies because they had a seafood or fish allergy!!!!!!! When the meals arrived for us I personally decided and my husband that we would skip the meal and eat when we got home. Our family on the other hand did not several times during the ordering process did they have change their options due 1/2 the menu not being available as they had run out. It was 6.30pm how could they have run out of everything!!!!! My sister in law ordered and paid for the quinoa salad $20 this was a wilted mess of confusion with a hand full of mixed lettuce from a bag with 1/2 a beetroot and 2 cut cherry tomatoes and the smallest cubes of feta The children ordered the kids pasta with an ice cream deal This was the worst meal I have ever seen I think they ran out of canned tomatoes so this was watered down to a congealed blood like mess dumped on to a plate and dished up like slop. The children went hungry they couldn’t eat it nor should they have as I think they would of been sick I tasted this dish and it was rancid They then went to retrieve their ice cream only to be told that they had none!!!!!! Why sell the deal if you didn’t have any!!!!!! Most unpleasant and disgraceful bistro I have seen in a longtime.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Ocean Shores Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4