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Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant

11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6257 8488
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (53 reviews)
“bruschetta” (9 reviews)
“salmon” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in for a late lunch while driving up the East Coast after a weekend in Hobart. I had the fish and chips, the fish was flathead. Service was brilliant and the takeaway fish and chips were far superior to Hobart waterfronts. I will be...More

1  Thank mitchellclarke12018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had salt and pepper squid which was undercooked and overpriced The service was good the views nice but that’s itMore

Thank miitchapman
Louise L, Manager at Salt Shaker Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thank you for taking the time to post your review, it would have been nice had you let us know at the time you were not happy, this can then be rectified at the time, to make sure you leave with a positive review. we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On my journey up the East Coast of Tasmania I stopped in the cute little town of Swansea do lunch. There looked to be a few a old school pubs in the area, but Saltshaker looked out over the water and it was a beautiful...More

1  Thank MsLunchalot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called on for early lunch before heading to Coles Bay. I had a scallop pie and partner tried chicken burger. Both meals were quite sufficient sizes and very tasty. Staff were very attentive and friendly

Thank ianhillard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic pizza on gf base. Happily surprised that a gf request was freely accepted and didn't cost extra. Tasty pizza and friendly service. Will be back.

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in to this restaurant’s takeaway section after the local pub had run out of pizzas. While the pizza I ordered was more costly than some of the chain stores, it was cheaper than the pub. I found the pizza to be tasty, freshly made...More

Thank Vicki E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food and service is important in a restaurant, the ambiance and staff attitude is critical. The Saltshaker, under Louise’s management has all the right components - in spades!On our first night we had “shaker” bread, followed by the seafood linguine - world class!...More

Thank Eric4512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped and had lunch today and can’t wait to go back. We both had the fish and chips and it was beautiful. The batter on the fish was so light and crispy and the salad was so fresh. Great food, great view and fantastic staff....More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner on one evening and returned for an early lunch a day later. My husband is on a carbohydrate restricted diet and the staff were only to happy to help with substitution of vegetables for rice. The food was lovely and full sized...More

1  Thank AstroSeekers
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a light supper at the Salt Shaker Cafe during a recent trip through Swansea. The seafood chowder here was rich, thick and the taste of fresh Tasmanian scallops certainly shines through. Friendly service and a great location make this a restaurant I would visit...More

Thank Matti R
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23 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Coulda | Reviewed this property |
Sorry who is Louise?
Ching yee L
26 May 2015|
Response from Louise L | Property representative |
Hi Saltshaker is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We open at nine in the morning till three in the afternoon. Then reopen at five thirty for dinner. Thank you for your enquiry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11A Franklin St, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Glamorgan-Spring Bay  >  Swansea
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 8488
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At Saltshaker Café and Restaurant we cater for breakfast/lunch and dinner dining in our restaurant ... .To compliment our offerings, enjoy your meal or drinks on the deck overlooking the bay towards Freycinet and The Hazards.On a calm sunny day, watch the fisherman launch and retrieve their boats - a popular and sometimes a very entertaining experience.On a full moon night, the reflections on the water are stunning.Both the Restaurant and Café are fully licensed so enjoy a selection from our beverage or wine list while you take in the view.If you're planning to enjoy our dining experience, be sure to reserve a table. we have now expanded our deck to take another level, offering seating outside for around 60 people. we also specialise in gourmet and regular pizza's open till late for take aways, or during meal times. If nothing else, be sure to do some "Decktime" at Saltshaker .... you won't be disappointed.
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