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Fish Inn Rockpool

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54 Howitt St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 3474
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place over the rockpool to relax with friends for dinner or lunch. Service was good, food was yummy. Would recommend this place for coffee, lunch dinner or even take away!

Thank Denise B
Norman, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place to take friends and visitors. We went for dinner and watch swimmers at dusk. I had the sat and pepper calamari ad my friend had the fish tacos. The servings are generous and the food was fresh and beautifully presented. My serving of calamari was difficult to finish--too much. But I persisted and the chips were... More 

Thank Surfside3
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we didn't book yet they found us a table. Loved the fresh seafood and the bill was appropriate. Plenty of seafood choices and it was a popular place on a Friday night Great Ice creams for dessert

Thank scottmanRockhampton
Townsville, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place should be pumping great location - the food and atmosphere is ok but they could be so much better with a revamp and make over - I have found that service can struggle at peak times - On one occasion we waited an hour and a half for takeaway during a peak night - on quieter nights service... More 

Thank Johno34
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

John Thanks for your feedback from your visit back in November 2016. Wait times can blow out during busy periods even with all of our best intentions. regards Warren More 

Darwin, Australia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spur of the moment while visiting Townsville decided on Breakfast out. Service excellent and friendly and the food excellent and reasonably priced

1 Thank lina09112016
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the $4.90 steak and chips special for everyone and a schnitzel for one of the children, the schnitzel came out a good half an hour before the rest of the meals and the other kids watched very hungry which is disgracefull. When they finally arrived one of the plates had a quarter of the amount of chips compared to... More 

Thank Tamara V
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Tamara Thanks for your feedback which has been passed onto the staff working last Wednesday to look at your cutlery issue...which simply should not have happened. The Kids schnitzel ordered form the kids menu will always come out first compared to other items on the menu. All kids meals unless requested otherwise are sent out early to assist parents with... More 

Nth Qld
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the strand and it was getting late, i didn't feel like cooking so i took the kids in for dinner. The staff are friendly and helpful. The location is great overlooking the rockpool. The portions are generous. We had the parmie which was nice. Chicken was a little tasteless but still nice. Reasonable prices. No kids play... More 

Thank duckdid
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Located at the very end of the bistro are 4 children's play stations. Sorry that this was not brought to your attention by my staff. Thanks for your kind words on my staff which i will pass on to them. regards Warren Ufer Owner More 

Canberra, Australia
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181 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I am from out of town so I was pleased to stumble across this casual restaurant at one end of The Strand. The view is wonderful towards Magnetic Island and overlooking a sea pool. There is plenty of parking out the front. The fish and chips is pretty good. I had crumbed flathead, chips and salad. This is a basic... More 

Thank J0anned568
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Walk in to a dining / restaurant with a view. Our great North Queensland Magnetic Island just a stones throw, (as they say), across the ocean water. Situated at the northern end of Townsville's world famous Strand at the foot of the World War 2 Fortifications, Jezzine Barracks, you are presented with a relaxing cool and fresh atmosphere where you... More 

Thank Noel H
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food was very average. Despite the brilliant position the restaurant (cafe) is in dire need of a spruce up. Looking very tired.

Thank 532ediep
warren u, Owner at Fish Inn Rockpool, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. The business had a $300 000 complete renovation 3 yrs ago this month. Since then an additional $250 000 has been spend enhancing the brilliant view and functionality of the business for our customers. We are continually advised what a massive improvement has been made to the building. The last remaining reno to be completed is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Howitt St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 3474

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