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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 21/10/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/10/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
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 :)
PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real hidden gem tucked away in Knysna. Food might take a while to prepare but everything is fresh and delicious and the portions are big. One of our favourite stopsMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Thank you for the 5star review we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our little gem. They say....good food takes time🙃...but our's are made with lots of love so it might take a little longer. Hope we will be seing you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about Freshline Fisheries restaurant and put it on our bucket list for Knysna and it did not disappoint at all! We went during Load-shedding and to our surprise it was up and running and provided the most romantic setting with tea lights and...fires everywhere. The oysters were the best we’ve even eaten along with all the other sea food. Massive thanks to our server Mina who was a star for getting us a table and severed us with such a kind and friendly manner. This restaurant was the highlight of our Knysna stay!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Thank you kindly for our great review. We are delighted to hear that your experience with us was a very good one. Mina is the best and we are proud of all our staff for their hard work and commitment. Hope you pop...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend to us by our B&B and it did not disappoint. We arrived without a booking so had to sit outside which was fine. Suggest you ring ahead and book a table if you want to sit in the covered area. The food we ordered...was cooked perfectly. You need to take your own drinks with you and they provide the glasses and ice.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Thanks so much for the 5star review. Can I ask which B&B refered you? We are so delighted that you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Freshline and Team

Reviewed 17 April 2022

We have the pleasure to visit this ever popular seafood restaurant twice a year. A firm favorites with locals and European Swallows. Amazing fresh fish selection. The calamari strips are lovely, gobbled it up before we could take a picture. They claim their cheese cake...is the best.... it is "ok" for a fridge tart. Mostly bussy so book and be patient and BYO (bring your own wine) glasses and ice provided.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there Thank you kindly for your review, glad you enjoyed it with us. Thank you for your comment on our cheesecake and will improve on a new recipe. Hope you visit us again when around. Greetings Freshline and Team

Reviewed 2 April 2022

Ok, we know, tourists love Knysna for the oysters. But besides this, the food scene is not like Cape Town or Joburg. You get bad fish+chips and mediocre coffee, and you need to look for a better place. We often were disappointed by "tourist trap...restaurants". This is not one of them. Been there twice recently. We had different fishes (incl. sole), I had a platter of 10 prawns, seafood rice, scallops and then some more. Good quality - I was grateful, because even in Cape Town most places overcook the prawns. Here they were right. Peri Peri sauce is great though a tad on the spicy-sweet side (too sweet that is). Chips were perfect, service was really good the one day and still good the other. They appear to be dog friendly, have a small playground, and picnic tables set on sand. Sheltered from wind (and blowing sand and dust), on the way to Thesen island, I will come back soon.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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RibAndRump, Owner at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2022

Wow! Thank you sooo much - truly appreciated. Ron and the team

Reviewed 31 March 2022

We waited 45 mins for our food that was very mediocre when it arrived. Staff tried had to please but this did not make-up for the wait. My wife enjoyed the tempura prawns with a very good salad. My fillet steak was tough and fatty....We won' be go again. lots of better restaurants in Knysna.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2022

Hi there We appologise for the inconvenience you had at our restaurant, we do however have a small kitchen and waiters should advise the waiting time. Can we please have your contact details in order to invite you back again.

Reviewed 30 March 2022

The best seafood I have ever tasted, came back for a second time round this is the best food you cannot go wrong, the food the atmosphere and the friendly staff truly a winner it is a MUST!!! The best part of all you can...bring your own alcoholic drinks in. We came all the way from Dubai to taste this awesome food you cannot go wrong 😍! All the waiters are super friendly and they make you feel so at home.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2022

Hi there Woww we thank you for coming to visit us all the way from Dubai. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything our little paradise had to offer, from the food all the way to the atmostphere and our staff that we...More

Reviewed 24 March 2022 via mobile

We found the food here excellent although hubby expected more meat on his giant prawn. Wished he’d ordered more. Quirky setting and obviously hugely popular.

Date of visit: March 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2022

Hi there What a peculiar way to discribe us....thanks for the kind review and glad you enjoyed the visit. Hope you pop in again soon Regards Freshline team

Reviewed 22 March 2022 via mobile

I think this is the best seafood we have ever had! Great service, they catered for our kids nicely and we had the best, most affordable seafood ever! Only regret - not bringing our own bottle!

Date of visit: March 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2022

Hi there Thanks so much for the great review.....we are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. I hope that you were at least offered a glass if wine? Hope you visit again soon. Regards Freshline team

Reviewed 22 March 2022

The best seafood in the county! Absolutely delicious oysters. 7 varieties of fresh fish on the menu (not your usual catch of the day). No corkage! And our waitress Zandile made our evening very special! We will be back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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RibAndRump, General Manager at Freshline Fisheries, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2022

Hi there Thanks so much for the great review....we are delighted that you had a awesome experience with us. And even more...that you will be back. Greetings Freshline team

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88Diesel
26 February 2020|
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Response from RibAndRump | Property representative |
Hi 88Diesel, your comment is appreciated, and your concern is welcome! upon investigation of this matter, our General Manager became personally involved in the issue. In fact he welcomed the guests, and was ignored. They... More
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Response from JamesFFC | Reviewed this property |
They are open 12-3 on Sunday
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adw
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Response from Ron P | Property representative |
Hi, Alit Noth Thanks for your advise and answer for us - sorry I never replied earlier to adw - been away for 2days. Much appreciated. Regards Ron
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Frequently Asked Questions about Freshline Fisheries

Yes, Freshline Fisheries offers takeaway services.

Yes, Freshline Fisheries is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Freshline Fisheries is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5