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Mussel Inn

1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (106 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

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

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed April 27, 2018

My wife and I had dinner there one night recently and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is very laid back and local. You order your food at the bar, then enjoy one of their great beers (I recommend the Pale Whale Ale) while they prepare...More

Thank danielsklein75
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with our young family - 11 and 9 - post a day at the spit. Kids loved their local ginger beer, us the craft beer. Nice mellow spot for an afternoon break.

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We loved the beer and the place. There was either a big tour group or a big group of locals having a good time out front. Blind eye turned to some weed being smoked under the shade sails (we did not partake). Food was good...More

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We love our yearly visits. Always look forward to a bowl of mussels and Manuka beersies. Been coming here for about 20 years and it’s just gotten better and better.

Thank j0hnandfee
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We have made countless enjoyable visits to the Mussel Inn over several years. It has a laid back and friendly atmosphere and is very child friendly. Staff are always welcoming and provide great service. The fresh fish, steamed mussels and garlic bread are all very...More

Thank Janelizabeth56
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We had 3 people recommend that we visited the Mussel Inn, so we decided to go here for dinner. Interesting venue (old and rustic), menu quite limited both food and wine, but do brew their own beer. We both went for mussels - 1 chowder...More

Thank J9erC
Musselinn, Manager at Mussel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

I'm sorry you and your friend did not enjoy our mussel dishes. The chowder is tomato based, Manhattan style, not cream based. Google has many references to this as a recognised chowder style.

Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Mussel inn on a local recommendation and had the chowder and mussels. Fair to say, the chowder was more of a tomato soup (which may be a thing but first time we've seen it) and the mussels still had beards and...More

Thank CORUM68
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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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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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