Port Stephens Area Restaurants

Port Stephens is renowned for its seafood, so it’s the perfect place for a serving of freshly-cooked fish and chips; well-deserved after an ocean swim. The Nelson Bay Marina is probably the best place to indulge in a seafood feast. Whether it's local oysters, fresh-caught bream, or succulent prawns, you’re in for a treat, and with bonus sea views. There are plenty of cuisines on offer, from simple cafe fare, to Italian food, to bistro-style menus, this holiday haven has them all.

Some of the Port Stephens accommodation and resorts even feature highly-acclaimed on-site dining options, with breakfast and room service that are top-notch. If not, you’re still spoiled for choice in the Port Stephens area, and hotel and resort staff will usually be more than happy to recommend fantastic places to dine. Take a look around Port Stephens, Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay and see what you find; there are some little-known gems and popular local haunts that might be just what you’re after.

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  1. Sandpipers


    Welcoming. Cosy. Fantastic food. This is what the reviews say. Relax and indulge in fresh local seafood straight from the ocean. Taste plates satisfy the need to try everything whether oysters, prawns, squid and catch...

  2. Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar

    Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar

    Stunningly located at Shoal Bay, Port Stephens Country Club offers a comfortable dining and entertainment venue with enviable views of the beach. Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar is an al fresco eatery and wine bar that allows...

  3. Aqua Blu

    Aqua Blu

    Overlooking the beautiful waterways of Port Stephens and adjacent to D'Alboras Marina, Aqua Blu Bistro & Bar offers locals and visitors dishes including light meals to premium char-grilled steaks and seafood . There...

  4. Depz Restaurant

    Depz Restaurant

    Family-run Depz Restaurant is located within the heart of Port Stephens at Nelson Bay. Popular among locals, the menu caters for all with dishes ranging from local oysters and lobster to veal, steak and chicken...

  5. Galley Kitchen

    Galley Kitchen

    For bayside dining at its best, look no further than the Galley Kitchen at the Anchorage Port Stephens resort. Nab a spot on the terrace and inhale that crisp ocean air as you indulge in regional seafood and a good...

  6. L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine

    L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine

    Lil Buddha is located in Salamandar Bay, a suburb of sunny Port Stephens in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. Fresh ingredients combined with traditional recipes are behind the restaurant's success. The cuisine...

  7. Little Beach Boathouse

    Little Beach Boathouse

    In a restored boathouse overlooking Nelson Bay's Little Beach, Little Beach Boathouse is one of the best spots in town to enjoy a meal with stunning views of the water. The dining room's decor is simple, to keep the...

  8. LongBoat Café

    LongBoat Café

    Flowing on from the sands of beautiful Fingal Beach, Long Boat Cafe is a relaxed beach side restaurant. Situated in the Fingal Bay Surf Life Saving Club, the café celebrates the best of Australian surf culture and...

  9. Mavericks on the Bay

    Mavericks on the Bay

    Mavericks on the Bay is a picturesque open-plan dining venue set at the edge of Nelson Bay's d'Albora Marina. The coastal Modern Australian menu is made up of light snacks and more substantial mains, plus charcuterie...

  10. Moonshadow Cruises

    Moonshadow Cruises

    With the most spectacular bay views, Moonshadow Cruises offers the perfect venue for your Port Stephens dining experience. Departing at 7pm all year round, guests will enjoy live entertainment and a sumptuous buffet...

  11. Nelson Bay Diggers

    Nelson Bay Diggers

    The Brasserie serves seafood straight from the trawler and sizzling, succulent steaks from the pan. The Bay Diner has a gourmet range of beers and wines as well as burgers and pizzas and then the Bay Cafe has freshly...

  12. Reidee's


    Reidee’s at The Anna Bay Tavern, located at stunning tourist destination Port Stephens, is a regular finalist in the Savour Restaurant and Catering Awards, and serves Australian pub classics made with care and...

  13. The Deck Cafe Restaurant & Bar

    The Deck Cafe Restaurant & Bar

    Great for a evening out with the family. Sit outside by the water where so many beautiful boats are moored, sip a cocktail and contemplate a breathtaking sunset ¡V never mind the amazing view. And be embraced by the...

  14. The Point Restaurant

    The Point Restaurant

    The stunning waterfront location of The Point Restaurant, overlooking the seemingly endless kilometres of untouched scenery of Port Stephen's hinterland, is reason alone to venture to Port Stephens. However, the...

  15. The Wharf Restaurant

    The Wharf Restaurant

    The Wharf Restaurant is located right on the Marina at Nelson Bay, offering panoramic views of the harbour and all its activity. The kitchen selects the best of the daily local catch, which means diners get to enjoy...

  16. Watercress


    Located within Quays Marina, Church Point, on the shores of Sydney’s Pittwater peninsula, The Marina Cafe offers a beautiful waterside setting to sample local food and wine. It is a popular breakfast spot for organic...

  17. Wonganella Estate Cafe Restaurant

    Wonganella Estate Cafe Restaurant

    The Estate's Cafe Restaurant is set atop a hill, with uninterrupted views of the hinterland through to Port Stephens. The menu is Modern Australian, with European influences and Wonganella Estate wines are carefully...

  18. The Green House

    The Green House

    Located a hop skip and a jump from the city of Newcastle is The Green House in the luxurious golf course estate Pacific Dunes in Medowie. Crafted on seasonality the menu is focused on showcasing local produce as the...

  19. Rock Lobster Restaurant

    Rock Lobster Restaurant

    With breathtaking views overlooking the water, Rock Lobster Restaurant provides the quintessential Australian dining experience that will please both tourists and locals alike. Seafood is not surprisingly their...

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