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Mavericks on the Bay

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4984 1203
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Have been here a few times. We take family and friends here when they visit. Great view! Food and drinks are reasonably priced. Food is yummy as well. No problems here at all.

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location for people watching and good food. Only problem it can be cold in winter. Good spot for live music on weekends

Thank Dazza-R53
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was sound and the atmosphere not so loud as once before, but the prices of drinks made this unreasonable for a future visit.

Thank Rach L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok - service non existent! We were there for 4 hours, spent over $400 and not once did the staff come and remove any of the empty glasses. Only time they were interested was when they said we would have to move as...More

Thank Macca546
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue is probably just OK in the summer months, but I went in winter and it was terrible. Friday night and you expect a bit of atmosphere but the fluro lights were on white and bright and I felt like I was at the...More

Thank DrLancken
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a friend for a quick catchup. We were both very pleased with our choice of "starters" which is all we wanted. Reasonably priced considering the generous serving. It has been a while since I have had a full meal but find location is excellent...More

Thank MissNewcastle1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the Marina at Nelson Bay we stopped at Mavericks for dinner on our first night in Nelson Bay. The bar man was pleasant enough but not engaged at all. The bar lady was friendlier by far. The meal was good but not exactly...More

Thank kimkath61
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch today - two ordered fisherman’s basket and one the fish and chips. Sadly both dishes left a lot to be desired. The baskets had one fish fillet each, 3 prawn and scallop twists and 4 or 5 pieces of crumbed calamari...More

Thank FrequentTraveller536
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The signature seafood platter for 2 was extremely disappointing where the seafood seemed to be frozen and no flavour. Would not recommend

Thank 115lanas
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We had a nice dinner hubby had grilled seafood plate $29 I had the stuffed chicken $28 ,all quite nice right on water but no view at night after dark just reflection,but would be great by day.

Thank sixfriends44
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Shannae L
26 December 2014|
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Response from B J P | Reviewed this property |
We are not sure if they have a formalised dress code but suspect they don't. However, most dress would be OK for the evening given that singlets and thongs would certainly look out of place in what's a pleasant dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens  >  Nelson Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4984 1203
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Located on the ground floor at D'Albora Marina, Nelson Bay.
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