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Oyster Bay Seafood

40 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6257 8998
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“fish and chips” (65 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, Australian
$$ - $$$
40 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prawns very much overcooked. Chinese food served almost luke-warm and almost tasteless. Soup was good but it didn't come out until we were well into the main course. Very much over-priced, like like the other eating places we tried in the town. Don't waste your...More

Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered "fresh oysters", but these were definitely not fresh. Fish and Chips were ok but not amazing. Prince vs quality does not match.

Thank Johannes M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I’m sorry I didn’t read these reviews before eating here. We had the fish and chips and I questioned it was not straight from the frozen section at the IGA across the road.

Thank Binna S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Don't eat here. Run by Asians that have no idea of cooking even fish & chips. Fish tried out. Chips half cooked. Terrible coffee. Building looks good from the outside but inside looks dirty and un cared for. We made a bad choice eating here.

1  Thank ClontarfPorky76
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had oysters here and it was pretty decent for the price. What caught us in surprise was the variety of asian food they are selling. Couldn't have guess it from the name!

1  Thank Celinetsy
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Agree with others. I've nothing against the Chinese running it but when they don't understand that I want 4 fish some calamari and Scallops and chips all they say is not in the meal deal. We paid $100 for enough to feed the family of...More

1  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Is this a fish and chip shop or a Chinese restaurant? Overpriced fish and chips and the place looked dirty. It was also empty like the other overpriced establishments in town. Chose to go elsewhere.

1  Thank MASK_3551
Reviewed 19 October 2017

There's no doubt in my mind, this place is overpriced. Wooden benches that are weathered and unfinished, and toilets that are only half lined. I noticed this eating place (I wouldn't call it a restaurant) won a "Trip Advisor" award for excellence in 2015 and...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I was looking forward to some seafood but this place put me off it. The main objection is price. Fish with a minimum of chips, a bit of lettuce and a slice of tomato $26.50 - seriously? $100 for half a small lobster?Good grief!!!!! In...More

1  Thank GerryEllen
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We came here for an early family dinner and were pleased we did The decor is simply furnished and the placed doesn't immediately feel like a classic fish and chip place, but see beyond this. We ordered a mix of Flake, Barramundi and Calamaris, all...More

1  Thank travellingnick1717
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Scott H
19 January 2017|
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Response from Scott H | Reviewed this property |
You had a good experience , fresh fish is expensive I agree. When your a local is unfortunate and annoying to see tourist get ripped off in comparison to other seafood shops in the State.
Scott H
19 January 2017|
Response from Glenis G | Reviewed this property |
All I can say is that our fish which we were hanging out for were fresh and the chips were big tasty and yummy.
11 January 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but you could ring he restaurant on (03) 6257 8998. Cheers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 8998
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