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Mussel Inn

1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (102 reviews)
“garlic bread” (27 reviews)
“chowder” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated between Takaka and Collingwood it’s easy to miss this quirky pub restaurant. The are a micro brewery and restaurant combo that seams to becoming popular now. The beer is great, a nice fireplace inside and reasonable priced food. Even though the name suggests that...More

Thank wilfredog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and since you can't book a table it is best to go early. When we arrived we set a table up by an outside fire but as it was cold and a group left we were able to move inside. Meal was...More

Thank Bronwyny52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Mussel Inn is a great road side experience. Great vibe inside and out. Great fire place and large dining tables inside. Wonderful outdoor seating with a cool tire swing. Fun menu to meet your dining needs with beverages of course. 8 beers on tap...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! If you're a mussel chowder fan and like something a out of the ordinary then this is for you. A log fire warmed us as we sat at the big old wooden tables on a Friday afternoon.There was only one other couple and a...More

Thank Footprints551710
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The Mussel Inn has delicious beers and a great atmosphere. I was living by Wharariki Beach and was always excited to shoot down for a flight with my mates. Owner wasn't too fond of cell phones vs human interaction. You may still see some cell...More

Thank aar0n897
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Yes they are open this winter!! Even better than the overcrowding during the summer. So go when you can as the locals will be there and that makes it even more attractive!

Thank mhhrocourt
Reviewed June 24, 2018

This pub has the most hippy atmosphere, grub and unusual selection of beers I've come across, and they brew it all there. Very creative place with a firepit and some of the most mellow live gigs around. Food and coffee all simple but top notch....More

Thank Aulestes
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I have always been interested to stop at Mussel Inn to eat with driving past the cafe regularly. I always check the websites before entering to make sure it has something suitable. While i was doing this parked in the tiny cramped carpark I had...More

2  Thank Gemma R
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Had lunch, which was very acceptable pub food. Great range of craft beers brewed on the premises. A must to visit when in the area.

Thank Vic H
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Great place. Friendly staff. They make their own beer which is delicious. Only tried the nachos which were pretty tasty.

Thank aamethyst
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February 5, 2015|
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Response from Musselinn | Property representative |
We don't mind if you bring a dog in, if you keep it on a leash at your outside table.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Onekaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9241
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Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue Closed late July til early September
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