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Shae Killey4 years ago

Satisfy those seafood cravings in Port Macquarie

Are you a seafood lover living in Port Macquarie? While this lovely coastal town is surrounded by water in every direction, it doesn't mean you'll be served fresh seafood when you step inside your local restaurant. While many chefs have tried, the art of cooking up a great tasting seafood meal is not easy. Have you gone to a new restaurant, picked out your favourite seafood dish only to have it served to you with ingredients that are both processed and flavourless? Stop settling for second rate seafood restaurants. From fresh oysters to king prawns, we've found the best Port Macquarie restaurants for seafood enthusiasts.

Seafood is not only extremely tasty, but is very good for you nutritionally. Give yourself a break from cooking tonight and indulge in an unforgettable seafood experience at one of these 3 Port Macquarie restaurants.


Big Oyster Seafood & Cafe

Come inside, Big Oyster Seafood and Cafe - Port Macquarie
Come inside, Big Oyster Seafood and Cafe – Port Macquarie

The Big Oyster Seafood Cafe is somewhat of a Port Macquarie landmark and is home to some of the freshest seafood in town. Bring the kids down and enjoy an afternoon of fish and chips with the whole family overlooking the pontoon on Hastings River. You can enjoy some great tasting seafood over a glass of wine at this BYO cafe, while the kids run around and feed the fish. Perhaps you just want to pick up some fresh seafood that you can cook up yourself? While they’re known for their oysters, you can also grab yourself some fresh fish, crabs, bugs, prawns, lobsters and more.
Where: 315 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie NSW


The Bar Restaurant & Cafe

Beautiful seafood selections, The Bar Restaurant and Cafe - Port Macquarie
Beautiful seafood selections, The Bar Restaurant and Cafe – Port Macquarie

Do you like the sound of a delicious surf and turf meal combined with a relaxed dining experience? Then be sure to book a table at The Bar Restaurant and Cafe. Located right next to Flynns Beach, bring your friends down and select from their range of seafood selections with a modern Australian twist.

Start your sitting with the chilled prawn bruschetta for an entree before ordering The Bars Signature Surf And Turf; this delicious concoction includes a chargrilled scotch fillet served with house made crisp potato wedges, green beans, topped with a king prawn and half a Moreton Bay Bug tossed in a garlic and chilli butter sauce. Afraid that taking the kids out for a night of seafood will burn a hole in your wallet? Don’t worry, at The Bar Restaurant and Cafe kids eat free for the month of May.
Where: 4 Flynn Street Port Macquarie NSW

Whalebone Wharf Restaurant

Fine dining, Whalebone Wharf Restaurant - Port Macquarie
Fine dining, Whalebone Wharf Restaurant – Port Macquarie

Is it about time you spoilt your significant other with a romantic night out? Perhaps you just enjoy the finer things in life? Step inside the famous Whalebone Wharf Restaurant for a first class seafood experience like no other. There are a range of couples packages available at Whalebone Wharf Restaurant, but if you really want to give your partner the night they deserve book The Executive Package; this includes red carpet limousine pickup, a bottle of champagne, half an hour Seaplane Scenic flight landing at the Whalebone Wharf Restaurant for a seafood platter for two, a bottle of wine, chocolate truffles, flowers and return limousine transfer.

If all this sounds a bit much, their premium a la carte menu will suffice for those seafood lovers eating with friends or on a stricter budget. If this suits you, be sure to order the Local Eastern Rock Lobsters or Mud Crabs straight from the tank – it doesn’t get much fresher than that.
Where: 269 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie NSW

Have we missed your favourite seafood restaurant in port Macquarie? Let us know where you think the readers should go in the comments below.