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Marino Rocks

$$ - $$$
Australian, Cafe, Seafood
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1 Marine Pde, Marino, Marion, South Australia 5049, Australia
+61 8 8377 2642
11:30 - 10:30
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 10:30
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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Meal not too bad, could be better sized serves and the service is ok Nothing to rave about but with some extras could be a fantastic experience

Thank Michael0661003
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Having driven past and been wanting to try this venue for awhile finally got the opportunity. Whilst trading hours during day are bit restrictive service was prompt (although venue only had 2 other bookings at the time); food that we ordered was cooked well, very tasty and serves sufficiently sized. The Shish Kebab was very tasty and so tender. Whilst... More 

Thank Ambra W
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Forget about relaxing, sitting and enjoying the view. Their opening hours on a Friday is 12pm – 3pm. We arrived at 1pm thinking that 2 hours is a reasonable time to have lunch. We ordered drinks and a stater plate to share. Don’t expect any side plates. At 1:45 the chef himself, dressed in a rag of a T-shirt showing... More 

Thank Pofmuis
Hallett Cove, Australia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

When they get food right here, its fantastic (light, crunchy, not greazy with enjoyable garnish) but when its wrong its borders on awful (greazy, bad accompnients&small serving with dearer price). Granted they knew it was our anniversary&pretty empty, so coz we not order dessert, they gave us a free cellerbration dessert to share that was so chocolatey. Friendly operaters, trying... More 

Thank Krazy W
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

In a suburb with only 1 restaurant this place could be a winner. As with other reviewers, its in a great location with great views. While the breakfast (we all had eggs Benedict) coffee and service was ok, it was standard fare. The haloumi side was cooked and looked like a fried egg with the taste of fried fish instead... More 

Thank Karen B
Nerang, Australia
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Like others, after reading mixed reviews we were a little hesitant, but went ahead anyway, and so very glad we did! Family Saturday lunch in the downstairs cafe .... Excellent service, beautiful quality food, and great quiet corner with views all around. It was cold, but the heater was on and the staff checked in with us a few times... More 

Thank HappyBeingMe65
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

During some pretty wild weather, we took shelter in this lovely cafe. Although we decided to just get takeout, the views are seriously spectacular for those dining in! I'd actually had some awful fish and chips from somewhere else in Adelaide that weekend, which were essential inedible, so thought I'd see if Marino Rocks would do better. I wasn't disappointed... More 

Thank Andy W
Adelaide, Australia
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145 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Booked for lunch here recently with some trepidation after reading the very mixed reviews of Marino Rocks cafe. Our experience was great. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was delicious, as was the wine, and the view out to sea was lovely. We were looked after in a very friendly manner and made to feel welcome. This was... More 

Thank Dale M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Does anyone work here? i live up the road and have been in 5 times for takeaway but end up being ignored by the only person in the building it seems...the chef or owner/ whatever. Does this place exist only for a tax right off? i just want chips :'( I am a chef and have worked in customer service... More 

Thank GeorgieS16
Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

It's not the best sea view in Adelaide, but a walk along the coast, especially to the north, followed by a meal at Marino Rocks Cafe, is just sublime. We enjoyed lunch there recently, it having been 30+ years since we had last visited the venue, when it was a daggy fish-and-chips shop that absolutely aced all competition in the... More 

Thank Mark C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Marine Pde, Marino, Marion, South Australia 5049, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Marion  >  Marino
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8377 2642

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