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Seafood, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

I thought this was a classy type of restaurant; the prices seemed to indicate this. The entrees were served far too quickly(?). The waiters were cold and unfriendly; the food was not fresh. The mussels were smaller than a pea and were certainly NOT fresh...as they proclaimed. Ten minutes after eating here my husband had to rush outside to vomit. He spent the night vomiting with many trips to the toilet. I contacted the owner on the afternoon we returned and he said he would follow up. Still no word from him. I would think an incident like this when the customer mentions reporting to health department there would be more genuine concern. Overpriced, Small portions and poor quality ingredients. For a restaurant that looks classy and charges high prices I think the waiters could cover their tatooed arms.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent food and service. We were walk ins and were accommodated immediately. COVID practises in place. Had some oysters followed by the fish. Both were great. Also had some local beers recommended by the waiter which were also great. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Chefs special fish gyoza was absolutely delicious! Oysters kilpatrick divine! Mouthwatering steak… no pics because we ate the food so quickly! Mitch our waiter/ chef was extremely friendly & accommodating & went above & beyond for us!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

We have dined here before and this time was again excellent, the Head Chef was performing the rope of server this evening so an overview of next options was second to none. My wife advised we needed a vegetarian meal when making the booking. The...veg entre and main prepared were original and very enjoyable. Overall the experience was very pleasant and enjoyable and the banter with the wait team was fun. Do yourself a favour and book a table.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

The night started well with my husband and i shown to our table, drinks order taken while we could look at the menu. Entree and mains order taken shortly after drinks order was placed. Our entree came out we both ordered the chowder, it was...very tasty, except finding a sharp 1 inch shard of oyster shell that pieced my mouth., not impressed. Waitress cleared table and took oyster shard to show kitchen staff, appologised but little concern. Mains came out my husband's fish was very slimy and the squid dish I ordered had a very rich taste. We did not finish our meals. Nobody came and asked how our meals were. We were going to order dessert after the mains and waited about 30 mins for plates to be cleared or asked if we would like dessert, after this time we did ask a waitress if we could see the dessert menu again and indicated that we would like to order dessert and coffee. Were told that she needed to set a table first bought the menu after another 10 mins. After waiting for another 10-15 mins we got up and walked out. If the service was as good as the night had started it would have been okay. But I can honestly say we will definately not return nor would we recommend to anyone. We had the impression it was a classy restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021 via mobile

I wanted to love this place but it was disappointing. Chowder was very sparse and ordinary. Other risotto and pasta dishes were lacking quality seafood. Service was pleasant from one waitress but the other one was disinterested. It was overpriced for what we had.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Seafood heaven! Go the platter. The quality of the product is excellent. The flavors of the dressings and vinaigrettes were fabulous. Setting and table service par excellence. A wonderful treat. Enjoy

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 May 2021

This is my favourite restaurant for lunch on my regular visits to Port Macquarie. Food is well presented and delicious, staff always provide exceptional service. It's not often you have a menu in which everything suits your palette, congrats to the chef for providing such...a great selection and maintaining the high standard that keeps us coming back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

My partner and I dined here last night & were far from impressed both our meals were below par. I ordered a Spaghetti Marinara which was awful the sauce was yuk it only had 3 mussels no fish no prawns & only 3 pieces of...calamari for $36 a complete waste of money. My partner had Sole which was over powered by the seasoning & was served with a spoonful of rice nothing else & at $30 way over priced as locals we won't be back & will make sure we tell others to avoid there are alot nicer restaurants in Port Macquarie & a hell of a lot cheaper.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021

Food is average & over priced, service APPALLING!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE! THE FOOD IS NOT EVEN WORTH IT! Waited over 1.5 hrs for our food. Enquired about its whereabouts, no response. Had to follow-up again. Order was finally put through. An ingredient...was changed in a dish but not noted on the menu. My niece had an allergic reaction & vomited. Received no assistance. Denied any responsibility, even for the wait. Said food came out in 20 mins, despite the fact we ordered at 5:30 pm and received food at 7 pm. Insinuated that we were lying. You can find better places to eat in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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hi, that was my question when I rang to make a booking at the restaurant 1 week ago, they advised me it is a fully licenced restaurant with a corkage of $5 per head for BYO, so of course we ordered the wine and beer from the... More
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Yes, Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill offers takeaway services.

Scampi's Seafood Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5