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Salty Dog Seafood Cafe

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Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
+61 2 4997 7107
10:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 10:30 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood was not spectacular, but the quiet stop along the highway was nice. After greasy fish and chips, I wish I'd tried the pie shop on the same block of land instead. The service was prompt and facilities adequate for a roadside stop.

Thank AussieCanadian
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Sydney from Coffs Harbour regularly and when ever possible I call off at the Salty Dog. It's become a perfect stop for a late breakfast, lunch or Early tea. The menu is minimalist but certainly enough to fill and meet any taste bud. They cater well in the area of seafood, burgers or any other fare that... More 

Thank StewartRobbo
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regularly stop here for lunch on our way north . Service satisfactory , great chips and moist delicious fish eaten outside . Always reliably good food ,

Thank susangai
shoal bay
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for lunch on a biking trip with friends last weekend, after it had been recommended to us by friends. Beautiful natural spot off the highway, and plenty of settings for the considerable crowd already there to enjoy the live music. The menu was extensive, and very well-priced, and the staff were beaut. Our lunch was spoiled by the... More 

Thank bobnmas
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good parking off the highway opens up to a selection of outlets all together. A tram serves mainly pies etc., Converted cottage seems to cater for takeaway or picnic table seating, but the original Café has table service in a relaxed separate area. Famous for the fish meals and can highly recommend them.

Thank Kingsand
Forster, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visit this place regularly - food reliably good sometimes great! Specials menu is one to watch this is where the creativity is ... room for improvement with the wine list but recommend you take the time to stop and give it a shot!

Thank RobbiePee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful ambience. Yum, fresh food. Great service. Great facilities. Creative and interesting pieces in their gift shop.

Thank Samantha H
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Have had breakfast before at Salty Dog and it was good but this trip we were driving past a bit later in the day so called in for lunch. Had half a dozen oysters to start with then had flathead and chips, the oysters were good but the flathead was just beautiful, so succulent and juicy, it was the nicest... More 

Thank Craig V
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We were traveling north after work on a Friday night and with the freeway bypassing many towns we wanted somewhere nice to eat without back tracking or heading off the highway. When we stopped we were pleasantly surprised. Nice carved tables with pleasant surrounds. Full selection of different fish and beer and wine as well. There were families and couples... More 

Thank droopa
Bellingen, Australia
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Good place for a variety of Fish & Chips. Recommend taking a nice break in the undercover garden. There is also a nice little shop to spend time looking through interesting things. Easy parking and well worth a visit,

Thank kalyngra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 48
Fast food, Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pacific Highway, Coolongolook, New South Wales 2423, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Coolongolook
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4997 7107
Locally owned and operated, offering fantastic fresh local seafood and cooked meals, homemade cakes, and organic coffee......Restaurant meals at take away prices. Best stop on the highway, wheelechair, kid and dog ( of course ) friendly, parking and entrance around the back. Take away available. Fully Licensed, NO BYO, group bookings available with set menus on request, sure to suit everyones tastebuds!!! Enquire now about our " Live Music Days " during the warmer months..... Hope to see you there...... Now with 2 more eateries to choose from, Unearthed- Good Mood Food, offering many gluten free meals, fresh juices, smoothies and healthy take away options, plus Platform Pies and Patisserie with homemade Pies and sweets including gluten free pies! Come and check out the new additions to the Salty Dog Village, NOW OPEN

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?