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Discover the best spots for a seafood feast on the Coast

Whether you’re craving fresh local oysters, a massive seafood platter, or just some quality fish ‘n chips, we’ve compiled this guide to the best seafood joints on the Central Coast.

Avoca Beach House

This iconic venue right on the shores of Avoca Beach is home to some of the tastiest (and freshest) seafood on this part of the coast. Enjoy high-quality seafood, amazing share-style platters, and sensational cocktails in this relaxed dining space.
Where: 3/85 Avoca Dr, Avoca Beach

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Hawkesbury River Oyster Shed

Food experiences come in all shapes and sizes, and of course flavours, and if you feel like you’ve covered most of them, then you need to take a visit to the Hawkesbury River Oyster Shed and get your hands on the freshest seafood, right on the edge of the Hawkesbury.
Where: 6 Kowan St, Mooney Mooney

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Whilst the newest dining hotspot on the coast is known for its Mediterranean cuisine, the menu also features a diverse range of seafood options.
Where: 19 Brisbane Water Dr, Koolewong

Kims Beach Retreat

Kims isn't just a luxe adults-only resort; it's a cherished piece of Coastal history, featuring a restaurant with roots dating back to 1886. Their Bugs are a MUST order.
Where: 16 Charlton St, Toowoon Bay

Margarita Daze

Located right on the picturesque Umina Beach, Margarita Daze specialises in cocktails and casual eats with the menu featuring plenty of seafood as well as salads, burgers, and share plates.
Where: 345 Trafalgar Dr, Umina

Ocean Restaurant

This stylish eatery has built a cult-like following with its sweeping ocean views and innovative seafood menu.
Where: 102 Ocean Pde, The Entrance 

Skinner’s Seafood

Serving fresh oysters and prawns plus the catch of the day, Skinner’s Seafood in Ettalong Beach does it all from their hole-in-the-wall location. Note – it’s cash only!
Where: Picnic Pde, Ettalong Beach

Terrigal Beach House

Sitting on the lower level of Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, and with their proximity to the coastline, Terrigal Beach House has created a fresh menu reflective of the local environment featuring a strong seafood offering.
Where: 40 Terrigal Esp, Terrigal

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The Boathouse Hotel Patonga

There is something happening on the menu here for everyone and is a great spot to enjoy fresh seafood while taking in the views of the water.
Where: 6/8 Patonga Dr, Patonga

The Box on the Water

The seafood at The Box on the Water is the absolute hero on the menu.
Where: The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach

The Salty Cod

Bateau Bay’s go-to spot for classic fish and chips. Their dedication to quality and freshness sets them apart in the local world of seafood!
Where: 2/103 Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay

The Swordfish Co.

This newly opened spot is all about classic fish and chips, gourmet burgers, grilled seafood, and fresh salads – offering something for every seafood lover. When you pair your meal with waterfront views this good, it’s a winning spot for family dinner, date night, and everything in between.
Where: 1 Budgewoi Circle, Budgewoi

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Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf

Known for its takeaway fish and chip offering, Woy Woy Fishermen’s Wharf also has a premium restaurant that wraps around the waterside. This award-winning venue is renowned for its quality and sustainably sourced seafood. 
Where: The Blvd, Woy Woy

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