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PRICE RANGE
AU$6 - AU$36
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Fast food, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite fish and chips . Always fresh, good sized serves and extra crispy if you ask for it that way. Their pink ling is to die for.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

Great seafood, very fresh. Would recommend the scallops pack. Prawn cutlets were less spectacular Good service

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

Best fish and chips place I know. The shark is the best. Also, this place has the best chips. Amazing.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023 via mobile

My partner and I had the gummy shark and chips for lunch, magnificent. Large piece of fish with a beautifully crisp non greasy beer batter. The chips are hand cut just like you cut at home, again magnificent. Everything is cooked to your order, absolutely...nothing to fault with this place.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Judy R, Owner at Strait off the Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2023

Thanks Chris I run a young crew that takes the comment on these sites personally so really glad you enjoyed your lunch and shared with us kind regards Judy

Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

Bought a selection of food this afternoon snd it was horrible. It was so greasy and tasted like the oil was old. Beware beware beware. Don’t waste your money.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

After reading reviews my husband and I ordered take away food. We were not disappointed. We ordered gummy shark, house made potato cakes and house made fish cakes. The fish was battered. The batter was light and crunchy. The portion size was huge! The fish...cakes were delicious and when biting into the potato cakes they were soft bites of potato perfection. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

Trevally and chips special 12 dollars . Looked great , but that's all . Tasted nasty . FFS , LEARN HOW TO PREPARE THIS FISH FOR COOKING! That dark meat ? It's blood , it tastes nasty . You remove it and then cook it.... Do not serve it to people like you do. Another thing too , batter on scallops underdone , two cappuccinos would have been good with coffee in them. $43 for the second worse fish and chips I've ever had!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022 via mobile

I’m really surprised by the recent good reviews as my seafood pack was awful. Hadn’t been to the takeaway for maybe two years (had a great meal back then) but this time everything tasted of old burnt oil that should have been changed weeks ago....The chips, thin piece of fish and tough prawns all tasted exactly the same, couldn’t tell what they were. I threw out most of the pack; a waste of good money. One positive was that the young staff were all very courteous!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022 via mobile

First time at Strait off the Boat. Extremely personable friendly guy taking orders (wearing colourful bucket hut). The absolute best tasting seafood we have ever had. Large servings and the batter was perfect. Also had the homemade potato cakes - so good! Won't be able...to buy from anywhere else now, as it will be a disappointment. The amount of customers coming and going while we were there are testament to how good this place is. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

The fish here melts in your mouth. Went back three times from Shearwater for take away dinner. By far best place for fish n chips.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Judy R, Owner at Strait off the Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2022

thanks so much for your review

Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

Such good food, and great value! Had the blue grenadier pack, and onion rings. Delicious. Will definitely be coming back (and they’re open until 8:30pm!).

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

Purchased two lunch packs of gummy and chips. Reasonably priced and excellent quality product. Probably the best fish and chips in the Devonport/ Ulverstone area.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 April 2021

Best scallops in Tasmania. Best gummy shark ever. Very friendly service Nice tables and chairs to eat at

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021

Saw the excellent reviews and after looking up the location i thought 'yeah, sure'. Humble address but i ordered gummy and chips to see what the fuss is about. Now we know! I grew up in the UK on fish and chips and Brisbane has...some very nice seafood but this offering was excellent. I cant name you where ive had better. Keep this place a secret. Surprised of Brisbane.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Caseyt91, Owner at Strait off the Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2021

Thanks lovely review Thank you

Reviewed 21 February 2021

Best Fish and Chips I have eaten. The chips were golden and crunchy, we also had flake, scallops, prawns and calamari. The flake was like chicken of the sea. Absolutely fresh and the batter was first class.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Caseyt91, Owner at Strait off the Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2021

Thanks you we appreciate your feedback

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Yes, Strait off the Boat offers takeaway services.

Strait off the Boat is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5