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Freshline Fisheries Restaurant

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Railway Siding Dockyard | Behind Tait Marine on way to Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 3131
11:30 - 20:00
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great new winter dishes. The snoek Croquettes- a winner. Delicious, healthy vegetables. Freshest fish like always and...local loyalty card in action.

Thank suyenneb
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank You For The Amazing Food and Wonderful Service. All was helpfull, kind, special and fantastic. Our Waitress was very very good with amazing service and a special smile. Thank you Maina you where a Superstar❤️❤️❤️

Thank Karin B
Carrathool via Hay
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visitors to Knysna would never find this gem without local knowledge or Trip Advisor as it looks nothing from the road....but don't be deceived. The freshest seafood cooked to perfection and very nice staff await. Unlicensed so take your own bottle with you. This is an experience not to be missed when you are visiting Knysna.

Thank Corynniastation
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading all the hype we went for lunch. I had an avo ritz for a starter which was really good! Then I ordered a baby kingklip and 6 Mozambique prawns because everybody raved about the prawns. Sad to say, I have had better kingklip and prawns at franchise restaurants. Kingklip was dry and prawns undercooked. Service was good and... More 

Thank BraamS
Richard W, Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this review

Hi Braams We at Freshline Fisheries really pride our selves on constantly producing excellently cooked food time and again, and really strive to achieve the highest possible standards, sorry that 2 out of three did not meet your standards, we will certainly take this review to heart. Regards Richard. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit in eight months. We were not disappointed. The experience was once again lovely. Seafood bisque = excellent. Prawn poppers with aioli = yummy. Shared seared tuna sashimi with black and white sesame seeds = awesome. This establishment is not to be bypassed. A bonus - not licensed, so patrons can bring own wine.

Thank jenjub
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant came highly recommended by friends and the lodge staff where we were staying. And rightly so. If we had known their Mocambique Prawns were so huge and delicious, we would have skipped the (equally amazing) starters... wow! Best. Prawns. Ever. We ended up ordering another full portion of 12. We are definitely returning to Knysna to enjoy this... More 

Thank Danny v
Boca Raton, Florida
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154 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fishmarket, restaurant serving fish that was caught the same day. You sit at picnic tables on sand in a tented area. The fish was the best and the chips to die from!!! Hard to find but exceptional!!!

2 Thank drphil2
Knysna, South Africa
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to Freshline Fisheries. My only complaint is it used to be dog friendly as it is an open air venue on beach sand, however I believe they do not allow dogs anymore. Unfortunately this means I won't be going as often as I used to go because my furbaby is not allowed even though he is better... More 

1 Thank FrannyH57
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fish dinner! In a hidden location, behind the boat storages. BYOB and you will get a cooler on your table and no corkage fee, it's great! We had the mixed fish trio platter with fries, spicy rice and a little side salad. Absolutely delicious! Cob, Dorade and yellow fin. Perfectly grilled. Very affordable, including the tip we paid 265... More 

1 Thank ernaeshuis
Richard W, Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this review

HI Many thanks for the review, this review actually belongs to Rib and Rump our sister Restaurant, just so readers know Rib and Rump serves both meat and fish products where as Freshline Fisheries serves just fish. Kind regards Richard. More 

Knysna, South Africa
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very close friend and I had a delightful supper, delicious Kob! The restaurant was quite busy but the service was great!

1 Thank 480susan1949

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Railway Siding Dockyard | Behind Tait Marine on way to Thesen Islands, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3131
The most unique and affordable seafood restaurant in Knysna with one of the tastiest, fresh seafood menus in the Garden Route. You can choose exactly what style meal you want e.g. rice, salad or chips with your fish, prepared the way you like it: Grilled,Fried or Wes-Kus style.
Not licensed so bring your own drinks (BYO) beer, wine etc. No Corkage :)

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