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Rock Lobster Restaurant

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D'Albora Marina - 6 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 1813
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place looking for a nice view lunch in harbour. Came back several times during our stay as place was special! Had fantastic seafood plates and pasta marinara!!!! Anything we tried was super delicious!!!

Thank Sandra E
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hot and cold seafood platter was delicious! Lots of fruit and not overloaded with chips. A great variety of seafood, although would have liked to see lobster on it. The staff were helpful and friendly. The environment is relaxed and casual. It was a great meal and would recommend it. We'll be going back.

Thank Katie B
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good and the outlook onto the marina relaxing. Large groups obviously found the restaurant inviting. The Rock Lobster seemed to present itself as a good reliable restaurant catering for the tourists. I wouldn't describe it as fine dining even with the slightly elevated prices. The food was OK and a little over-ambitious - the local swordfish was... More 

Thank ray_au
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate a milestone birthday and we weren't disappointed. The food was really good and the service friendly and welcoming. When we arrived at our table the staff had put little happy birthdays all over the day and a candle which we thought was a thoughtful touch after my husband told them earlier in the day when... More 

Thank ElleniandEddie
Maitland, Australia
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167 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't been here for a few years but with a couple of hours to fill in on a Sunday we dropped in for a meal and weren't disappointed . Vegetarian options are very limited as you might expect at a seafood restaurant but oysters were fresh and tasty, lobster well prepared and great desserts- even the non dessert eater... More 

Thank Michelle2320
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Golfing group went to Rock Lobster, we were looked after by Charlie & Liz, they were terrific, it's above the Marina , so the outlook is excellent. It's BYO, so for me that's a big plus, the food was fairly good, they didn't have enough Oysters for us, so they went to the Co-Op & purchased more, nice of them.... More 

Thank osca123
Morpeth, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant service...had the cold seafood platter...fresh and delicious. In convenient location and nice ambience outside on the deck. Enjoyed our meal and would come back

Thank Celia P
Sydney, Australia
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152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, wonderful food and first class service . Potions were generous and cooked to perfection. Well worth a visit.

Thank John W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the rock lobster for our first anniversary nice looking surrounds waitresses well mannered and polite...ordered the star dish cold and hot seafood platter received two tasteless bugs, two blue swimmer crabs that were not fresh 10 prawns, 6 oysters and some battered morsels..totally disappointed in the meal the only thing fresh were the fruit slices. with a $156 price... More 

Thank portstephens rob
megan905, Owner at Rock Lobster Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you feel that way but if you look at our reviews you will see that the majority of people love the food and come back for more. Guess you cannot please everybody. More 

Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on a Thursday evening. By pleasant set up overlooking the water. The service was excellent. Delicious sea food platter and cocktails were yummy!

Thank Saroj R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D'Albora Marina - 6 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 4981 1813

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?