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Salvatore's Cafe

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Seafood, Fast food, Australian, Cafe
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7 Addison St, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2529, Australia
+61 2 4296 9600
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Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salvatores is always our pick for fish and chips by the harbour. The food is usually fresh and cooked to order. This time however we were disappointed. We purchased 2 x pieces of the local snapper , tassie scallops and chips. The fish was full of very fine bones. At $12 /piece I would expect it to have been boned... More 

Thank S C
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Simple menu, good service, very clean establishment. Couldn't make up our mind so we had the Seafood Platter for 2 to try a bit of everything - grilled Dory, fresh prawns, fresh oysters, perfectly cooked calamari, battered fish pieces, lovely fresh salad and great tasting tartare and seafood sauce. Everything was amazingly fresh and the owner was happy to swap... More 

Thank HappyWanderers434
Shellharbour, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Don't confuse with Santorini, which is next to it. The fish is fresh and service is friendly. Seating facilites are mostly outdoors, overlooking the ocean. Great for takeaway too.

Thank pecasita
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Quick and efficient service! Great fish and chips! Wouldn't go anywhere else! Calamari is awesome too!

Thank ashleigh3090
Wollongong, Australia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Salvatore's Cafe is not only a must do thing for we Antipodeans.It provides an opportunity for us to introduce visitors from over seas to the great alfresco seafood dining we Aussies sadly, take too easily for granted. The Flathead and Barramundi we had today were cooked excellently by Terry and the salad accompaniments fresh crisp and delicious. Compliments go also... More 

Thank barry s
Shellharbour, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Salvatore's never fails to impress, it is well organised with a choice of indoor or takeaway dining. They have a great variety of fish to choose from as well as many seafood options and burgers. The chips are thick and yummy - no shoe string fries here these are real chips. Staff are quick and efficient. Seagulls can be a... More 

Thank Gaye R
Dundee, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We ordered and paid at the counter, picked up a newspaper and read and watched the world (of Shellharbour) go by. The waitress brought us water and glasses and then our delicious food: grilled barrabundi and Greek salad for me (there was a choice of salads). My husband had the fish and chip supper, served with a lettuce salad, and... More 

Thank Amandajgj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Best cafe on the south coast. Great range of menu, accommodating staff, well organised and high standard of take away or eat in food ;)

Thank Zahra C
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258 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Very busy, but very well organised. Seating outside as well as limited seating inside. The chips are perfect - not skinny, nor wedges, just good sized chips cooked perfectly. I had the veggie focaccia, which was huge and I couldn't finish it all.

Thank CarolGuildford
Googong NSW
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255 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Boxing Day in Shellharbour Village. Crowds everywhere. Cafes selling fish and chips all doing brisk trade. Picked Salvatore's by chance. All dishes (there were nine in our party) all freshly cooked and, given the crowds, quite quickly served. Salmon the best fish, but others also good: sweet potato chips super yummy. Portion size large. Very satisfied with food quality and... More 

Thank ChrisKenyon136

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, Australian, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Addison St, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2529, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Shellharbour
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4296 9600

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