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Salty Sea Dog Restaurant

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2 Wharf Street | Waterfront, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
+27 21 786 1918
08:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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cape town
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We used to come here years ago when the original owner ran the place. It was great back then. We went there a few weeks ago and ordered the snoek and chips, and also hake and chips. Both arrived very quickly, almost as if they were just sitting there on the counter. The fish was way overcooked, and tough. The... More 

Thank ray w
Thys O, Owner at Salty Sea Dog, responded to this review

Good evening Ray, I'm so sorry to learn of your negative food experience at Salty's. Pity you haven't complained to the manager on duty on the day. They have instructions to replace an unsatisfied meal or even allow the customer to speak to the owner directly over the phone. The owner who started Salty's 19 years ago is still very... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was the worst snoek and chips experience I have ever had. we had more bones than fish and some of the chips was still a bit hard(raw). I wont go there any time soon again.

Thank Elroy B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to this establishment since 2009 and the portions seem to be getting smaller by the year. I have just left the restaurant and vow not to come again as it seems as we don't get what we pay for. I ordered the hake and chips and I was very disappointed with the size portions of the... More 

Thank Michael F
South Africa
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192 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff - although they got the order incorrect - grilled kingklip was Devine - grilled snoek only arrived after the kingklip was finished. Salads in place of chips are rather tired and uninteresting. Wine choice is poor.

Thank TouchLightly
Johannesburg, South Africa
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on this casual eatery by chance. Loved the quality hake. Fresh and delicious. Well priced cheap eat en route while within a hectic schedule. It's frequented by locals which is a good sign?

Thank Traveldelightbb
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salty Sea Dog is a fish and chip cafe by the harbour in Simon's Town but the fish and chips are freshly cooked for each order. I was very thankful to have ordered a child's size portion of king klip and it was a perfect size - beautifully cooked with crispy chips - absolutely delicious. A full size portion of... More 

Thank Christine180250
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of the fish was good but the fries were undercooked. Then the waitresse took the the ketchup from our table because we ordered the take away and explained us that we have no right to have some sauce! That's a pretty unprofessional way to treat your clients! We will never go back!

Thank Tom F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A basic fish and chip café but has traditional food. My husband is from the UK and was very excited that they had mushy peas, the fish cakes and hake with a beer batter was cooked well. We enjoyed the experience but would only recommend for a quick meal and nothing fancy.

Thank Carin14
Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Belated review as were here in March 2016. After a long day walking around cape point and ready for our dinner we couldn't get a table at any of our preferred restaurants in Simonstown on a Friday evening but we could at Salty sea dog. I thought it was o.k. my partner wasn't so keen. Good portion of freshly cooked... More 

Thank georgedoorsscores
Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A basic restaurant with very good fish and chips, of special note the Kingclip when available. Most of the food is fried, very few healthy options!

Thank Alykhan2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Wharf Street | Waterfront, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Simon's Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 786 1918

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?