This multi-award winning seafood outlet has to be seen to be believed. Fishermen's Wharf is an institution in Nelson Bay. It is as much a tourist destination as it is a place for the best fish 'n chips in town. Plus a range of gourmet marinaded ready-to-sizzle on the BBQ to tittilate your taste buds. Everything about the shop inspires you about the freshness and quality of the product on offer. The local trawlers unload direct into the shop. It simply does not get fresher that this! There's a huge showcase! Gleaming piles of just-cooked prawns, bright-eyed snapper, flathead and jewfish adorn the showcase together with a multitude of other fish types... blue eyed cod cutlets, swordfish steaks, salmon, yellowfin tuna and ocean trout. The choice is amazing!
There's whole fish, outstanding restaurant quality fillets, prawns, crabs, oysters, lobsters and scallops all piled high on mountains of ice,. There are two lobster tanks. Lobsters, taken alive from the tank and cooked daily. Customers hand-select their fish. "Doddsy" as he is affectionately known by the locals then cleans, scales and fillets your fish and hands it over with a smile and a yarn.
At any one time there are generally at least 3 or 4 different types of prawns on offer. many of these are sourced locally from the Myall lakes, Forster, Tuggerah or up the coast from the Clarence River. FRESH; NOT FROZEN. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT! Their business is renowned for the quality and size of the oysters sourced through local growers in Port Stephens and as far away as Swan Bay and Wallis Lakes. There is no compromising on quality!