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Not Just Fish & Chips

The Fishermen’s Co-Op was started at the harbour seventy years ago when local fishermen banded together to find markets for produce from the Bass Strait: abalone, scallops, snapper, flake (or gummy shark) and our world famous Southern Rock Lobster (crayfish). Boats today still bring their catch to us here at the last working fishing harbour on the Great Ocean Road. Fisherman Nick Polgeest, who knows a thing or two about lobster, claims our crays are the best in the world and we supply Australia’s finest restaurants as well as top-end hotels across Asia. But the best place to eat our fresh fish and cray is outside by the harbour in the wind, sun and salty air, overlooking beautiful Apollo Bay. Drop by and see the latest fresh catch, try some local grilled fish and salad, maybe get a look at the crays being offloaded from the boats. If you are looking for something special, give us call in advance. We’re not just fish and chips!

Celebrating 70 years of the Co-op

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“Fish and chips are delicious”

Fish and chips are delicious. Grilled snapper was perfectly cooked and salad very fresh. Great service and reasonably priced.”

Sharon S

“Beautiful views”

Beautiful views and the freshest fish straight from the boat! “

Richard E

“Magical…”

“What a magical little place to enjoy the local seafood. Was delicious and very well priced in comparison to the rest of the eateries in Apollo Bay.”

Maree G

“Catch of the day”

My first taste was January 1975 while honeymooning, ditched the husband since then but would never ditch Apollo Bay Fisherman’s Co-op.

Julie P

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HOURS OF OPERATION

FRESH FISH

MON – SUN
9:00am – 5:30pm

COOKED MENU

MON – SUN
11:00am – 7:00pm
(phone for seasonal opening hours)

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