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wally's on the wharf

2 The Strand | 2 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 1100
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“snapper” (8 reviews)
“fritters” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
2 The Strand | 2 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Wally's used to be fantastic ,but over the last couple of years went downhill badly. However it has now been taken over by Gibbo's, who make the best fish and chips in Whakatane,and always have a great range of fresh fish, and helpful, cheerful staff.

1  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Out for a Sunday drive and went to Whakatane. decided to have lunch/dinner and stopped here. Wow was a great meal and value. fresh fish and scallops and chips. friendly staff and would definitely stop again.

Thank robyn343
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Ordered 5 hoki, 2 scoops chips, 6 prawn bites and 4 x battered mussels. About $40. Now, I've bought a lot of fish and chips in my time but this was perfectly done. Right thickness of batter, well cooked (not over done), well drained and...More

Thank marce a
Reviewed 11 July 2017

lovely friendly staff and the best fish and chips I've had in ages. Great location on the river and inside and outside dining

Thank bonnie9433
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times very good fish and chips and mussel fritters.. good service sometimes a bit off a wait but it's worth it.. 😊

Thank Tootree
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Tradition plus - good range of fresh fish with full batter option or crumbed for those thinking in terms of more healthy meals. Standard additional menu options, sausages, oysters etc with occasional small wet fish selection. Food I have purchased here has always been first...More

Thank GRP355
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our group, including me are all willing to dine in the Wally's on the wharf due to its high rating, great views of the harbour and its famous fish and chips. We were willing to order food from the menu but however received a notice...More

Thank Justin9127
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Excellent service. Very fresh fish always. Can sit outside or inside, but best outside to watch the river and the sun go down with views to Whale Island. Friday nights is fish and chip night down at the wharf a continuing ritual. Enjoy.

Thank YARM
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Located right on the river you can watch the sunset while you wait and then take the short drive down to the heads and eaten your fish and chips. I can recommend the seafood basket. Across the road from the White Island rendezvous hotel.

Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Love coming here for something to eat they have gluten free food and their fish is always fresh. Great friendly and welcoming you can sit in if you like or take away and they have a talking bird it's funny.

Thank Lisa M
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Strand | 2 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 1100
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Welcome to Wally's, we are situated right on the wharf at Whakatane. Known as " NZ's Finest fish and chips", there is also a selection of delicious fresh fish meals, Gourmet, Mega and Standard burgers, Kids meals and fresh garden salad. Dine outside on the waterfront, inside the cafe, or order takeaways. Wally's also serve mussels (mussels are our signature dish), scallops, paua fritters, oysters in season, and whitebait fritters in season. We only serve the freshest of seafood and fish n chips. Check our blackboard for daily specials. Come taste our unique crumbed fish which seals the fish and steams it from the inside. We also have a great selection of fresh seafood available "to go" from our seafood bar. Shrimp salads are popular and so are the fresh Coromandel mussels. We even have Fried Bread available. One batch made every day - first in first served! Fresh "wet" fish is also available when the fishermen's catch is good - there may be hoki, snapper, flounder, john dory or terakihi. We are open every day 11am till 7pm in winter and open from 11am till 8pm in summer. - See more at: http://www.Wallysonthewharf.Co.Nz/#sthash.9QbgvUHC.Dpuf
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