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Ferryman's Seafood Cafe

Middle Boat Harbor | Opposite 247 the Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5155 3000
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (162 reviews)
“salad” (79 reviews)
“calamari” (56 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Middle Boat Harbor | Opposite 247 the Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At 8.20 on Friday of the Labour Day Holiday weekend with vacant tables and people still eating we were told that the kitchen was closed for the evening. Not impressed.

Thank June M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One one night in Lakes Entrance, and used TA to select our place to eat. Its called a Cafe, but it's definitely not a cafe. We had the Sea Food Platter and it was the best we have had while staying in Australia. I had...More

1  Thank davemckay102
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood and steak were excellent, short on vegetables. Food pricey but great experience. Staff overly eager to take orders but very friendly.

Thank Marjorie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited several times as the food and service was so good. Nice outlook. Waitress was super friendly and very helpful. Main meals were generous and delicious as were the desserts afterwards. Prices were reasonable.

Thank katherineb820
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For #1 on the list didn't 'wow' us. Bit pricey but food was lovely and fresh. Staff were friendly. Prompt service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly this place was massive, I took my girlfriend and almost lobster. The sea food plater looked reely good, but my partner was shellfish and wouldn’t share. Service was a little crabby. The gummy shark lack real bite. I had the seafood pasta, it was...More

1  Thank Jack H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food at this place and come here every business trip, about 6 times / year. The staff are just as awesome as the food and the view at sunset is magic.

Thank george a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying one night and went here after reading reviews. Busy place glad I booked. Arrived half hour early but was no trouble shown to our table by a very welcoming lady. Order taken quickly and I went for one of the specials crispy Snapper...More

Thank magwll
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visit 2 nights on the run and would have gone the third night had we had moved on .The German waiter George was most helpful and attentive. The food was of very generous portions and s high standard.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped for coffee and a bite. Staff unwilling to offer the latter as it was only 11.30 and would not open kitchen till 12.00. Location is pleasant, service was average and of course cannot comment on the food.

Thank Willysailor
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Questions & Answers
John B
29 December 2017|
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Response from Geoff A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but quite possible. We visited after a reopening which I suspect was following a seasonal closure. Sorry about late response. Cheers.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Kate C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry, only just saw your question. I'm afraid I can't remember about the access- I'm usually pretty attuned to access issues, having a family member with mobility issues, but he wasn't there at the time. Suggest you... More
8 August 2015|
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Response from Margaret A | Reviewed this property |
Great value, just look at their menu on their website for the prices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Boat Harbor | Opposite 247 the Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Gippsland  >  Lakes Entrance
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5155 3000
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