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Cruise Cafe
78/100 (906 ratings)
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"Excellent setting, service and food!It has been our second visit and we were thrilled by the hospitality and prompt, professional service...."
Ben
"This is a lovely waterfront spot, with casual seating outdoors and a more formal restaurant inside. We arrived for dinner early and sat outside,..."
Jenni From The Block
"The waitrons are of the best trained that we have encountered. Very professional service. There's an amazing wooden deck and ferry loading bay...."
Frans Fourie
"We had a solid breakfast here today, overlooking the water I can't rate them too high as it was a standard English breakfast but they get an..."
Sheryll
"Visited this restaurant on day 1 of my trip in knysna last week and I have no complaints. I enjoyed my food however my steak was really small so had..."
Lisa Nyoka
"Had a lovely lunch yesterday, service was attentive but not overbearing. Shared the jalapeño poppers as a starter and was very impressed with the..."
Le Roi Beukes
"I will admit that I was very sceptical after the waitress took our order. We had to repeat it at least three times and then she still came back to..."
Cptboytjie
"Cruise Cafe is a large, open restaurant right next to the Knysna lagoon. As you enter you immediately notice the beautiful wood work and art which is..."
Courtney StarBerry
"We come here often for a quiet meal. Food is always great and very reasonably priced, the service is way above the expected norm and the venue is..."
Mark Kaplan
"Even better than the last few times we visited. Missed the beetroot burger but soaked up the superb service, atmosphere and views. The mussels were..."
Lisa
"Visited the restaurant with friends. We all had a fantastic time. Enjoyed our meals immensely! The staff was very helpful and friendly and the..."
Cisserine Smith
34 South
81/100 (5937 ratings)
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Crab
"Every single dish that is served is of such amazing quality & flavour. The linefish & calamari combo is so good, the best cooked fish I have had in a..."
Wes Bischoff
"Great place, amazing view, wonderful service - best pizza I have had in a while and the gluten free pizza my daughter had was very..."
Sarah Taylor
"We had a great time visiting 34 Degrees on the last day of the Oyster Festival....food was amazing, and staff super friendly, positive and helpful..."
Carlo Klopper
"4 times in a row you guys nailed it. This place is by far the best seafood I have had in knysna, not to mention the excellent service and stunning..."
Jaun Le Roux
"Stunning place and a must see when you visit the area. The food is tops, they squeeze fresh juice everyday, you *will* enjoy it. The atmosphere is..."
Taylee Julius Swart
"My most favorite place always best food and Sushi, and the most awesome views ever. Be back sooner than..."
Gary Kemp
"Awesome service knowledgeable and food excellent waitress awesome and a perfect place to sit and enjoy the..."
Tessa Tovell
"Great place for amazing and delicious fresh seafood. Loved everything about the..."
Beekay Mathosa
"It was the best food and service ever. Thank you very much you will definitely see me every week. Can't wait for the sushi on Monday with my..."
Etienne Stander
"We had Seafood Bisque, Mussels followed by Seafood Curry and Seafood Paella. Way too much food but all excellent. Lovely staff! Really nice dinner...."
Glynis Chapman
The Drydock Food Co
78/100 (1715 ratings)
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Salmon
"What a lovely place to eat at when in Knysna. My husband and I visited them twice while honeymooning. Romantic, amazing, friendly and service, and..."
Lenke Kruis
"Excellent service. The food is pricy but definitely worth it. Had a great experience and will surely recommend to friends and..."
Ancia Schlemmert
"We had a sushi platter which was delicious. The vibe was awesome with excellent live music. Highly..."
Brenda Wild
"My wife and I try and go there every Friday. Excellent food, excellent service and excellently situated. Definitely recommend to family and friends..."
Denzil Bush
"We didn't wait long considering we didn't book. The food was divine. From seafood to steak as we eat different types. Our waiter took good care of..."
Ciky Licky
"Went there for Mom’s 60th birthday. They treated her like royalty. Lennox is a fantastic waiter, he organized the entire staff to sing happy..."
Sue Theron
"My husband and I had an absolutely amazing experience at Drydock. The food is lovely, staff is friendly and cocktails are to die for. The views are..."
Lasheigh Nicole O'Ehley
"We had the best waiter in the entire restaurant, and he was a trainee!!! Superb service from him, thank you! The food was great, but the sushi..."
Bradley Ainge
"Out with a group of friends scouting for a restaurant able to accommodate us during load-shedding. Drydock was there for us, and nothing on the menu..."
Kurt Erasmus
"Patagonian Squid Tubes - an amazing dish that I ordered (flavour profile was amazing). Combine that with the great view, gives you a very relaxed and..."
Johannes
"Amazing Oysters and outstanding Platter. Service was timely and friendly. Everything was fresh. Left there happy and full. Recommend this spot..."
Jonathan Thomas
"Stopped off for dessert and coffee. Apple crumble tasty and well presented. Friendly staff who were not intrusive. Enjoyable and out of miserable..."
Daniel Martinho
"This restaurant has just about everything you would expect from a 6-star establishment. From the moment you enter the restaurant until you finished..."
Chad Flores
"We took a chance and popped in around 9.30 ish on New Year’s Eve. They found a table for 2 upstairs and we were so glad they did!Our..."
Jenni From The Block
"They had a great oyster and beer special, loved that. Food was average, calamari’s were a bit over spiced. The value for money was on the lower..."
Erica Geldenhuys
"Had a very pleasant dinner here. Biggest plus is the setting. Fantastic views over the lagoon from the top deck. Calamari was crispy fried and juicy...."
Diederik Van 't Hof
"Sushi was decent , not too much rice which is what I expected for half price sushi , so pleasantly surprised.Service was very good , pleasant..."
Russel Roth
"Great food, excellent service from our waiter Stefan. Nice view overlooking the waterfront. What a great place for our last meal in Knysna......"
Dew Krog
"What a romantic little spot! We enjoyed dinner overlooking the dock by candlelight whilst the cosy fire burned away in the back ground.Of..."
Sheryll
"Great view, great wine, delicious oysters. A bit on the pricey side, but I suppose that is what they can charge tourists who want to see the water..."
Zoe Hawkins
"The Drydock surprised us!They do not have a lot of vegetarian options but the roulade was great and even enough for two to share...."
Marentia Van Kasterop
"The place has great view and we liked the food. The four of us ordered pork rubs, Sushi, Malaya lamb curry and Peri peri chicken. The food was good...."
Chetan Mathur
"Came for the half price sushi special as the other items on the menu are far too overpriced! Sushi was good but the pieces were abit on the small..."
Tiara Jorissen
"Stunning views, all 4 meals were excellent especially the baby cob which was the daily catch. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very..."
Leslie Pieters
"We had the burger special here on a Wednesday afternoon and everything was superb,service,food and view. The chippies that come with the Drydock..."
Pietie Vermaak
"A great spot for lunch, the view is absolutely breathtaking! The food and service was very impressive! Definitely worth a visit if in the area:)..."
Cayo Davids
"Went for lunch and everything was lovely...the view..spectacular!!!My partner had oyster to start...he loves them...not for me...he had..."
Brutal Pixie
Muse Fusion Food
94/100 (1054 ratings)
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Calamares
"An absolute gem.. situated in such an AWESOME setting with delicious food and the best hospitality in the garden..."
Alyson Van Lier
"Amazing food, friendly staff. Been there twice and it is definitely most favourite place to eat in Knysna. Love the..."
Marieta Louw
"I love the food here... their pizzas and burgers are amazing, and what I loved was that they do a gluten-free pizza base which is..."
Carla Lidstone
"One of our favourite places to come to. Great food, good service. Lekker vibe. Great..."
Ferdinand Jooste
"Just love this place, the food, the vibe and Lindi and staff are fabulous....so worth a visit. In summer enjoy sitting outside in the garden and in..."
John Lynne Coates
"Great food, great hosts, food was DELICIOUS!!!We will be back most definitely on our return visit to..."
Tracey Van Eeden
"Best Nachos of my life! The food is always incredible and the service is unparalleled! Thank..."
Mia-Joi Duminy
"Best nachos in Knysna! Great gluten free..."
Terri Wallace
"The atmosphere amazing! Love the menu! and the service is great! One can have loads of fun at..."
Angeline Joan Strydom
"I was spoilt on my 60th birthday this week. Our sons took us for dinner at Muse. I loved it and the food was awesome. Thanks to all at Muse..."
Graham Bezuidenhout
Cafe Mario
84/100 (4767 ratings)
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Italian
European
Vegan Options
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Mediterranean
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Calamari
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Chili
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Calamares
"The pizza is second to none!!! I would recommend anything off the pizza menu - all of it is incredibly tasty! The coffee is also really great. The..."
Hannah Abdoll
"A really lovely experience here.The restaurant space is enough to give you that homely feeling. I sat in a corner, by the window. Snugged..."
Mpho Mogale
"Best pizza in Knysna, friendly staff and cosy atmosphere. Their pizzas are always juicy with enough cheese. Be sure to book before your..."
Lize
"Perfect place for a breakfast alongside the water. All components of the breakfast was cooked exactly as requested and we also did not had to wait..."
Johannes
"Lovely place ..nice staff.. good vegetarian options and great taste..We were turned away the earlier day as we did not have reservation....."
Satkaj
"Great setting with good service and beautiful food made with love. Very cosy. Would certainly go back again and again. Most..."
Helen Rossouw
"Pizza???Huge it wasLike 4 people can have a heartbeat mean. Also it was delicious and had an amazing flavour of cheese I will..."
Avneet Kohli
"A nice cozy coffee shop in the heart of Knysna waterfront. The place was full of people and it tends to be quite noisy but the service received was..."
'Alessandro Cernuschi
"The waterfront in Knysna is where you find the hub of Restaurants, and Cafe Mario was my favorite.They serve delicious pizzas and garlic..."
Pratik Goel
"Really loved the vibe and atmosphere! The Pizza and drink was good , only thing That was a downer was they didn’t have Dom Pedro’s . Other..."
Julanie J Kok
"Delicious pizza, great view, friendly waitress! The only flaw I can comment on is the wait for our pizzas which was a tad too long & we even joked..."
Megz Mackintosh
"This is our go-to place in Knysna for tasty simple food. The food is tasty, the atmosphere is friendly and the owner can always be seen somewhere..."
Elizna Fourie
"Caffe Mario is the most popular restaurant in Knysna Quays on the waterfront. When we visited them last evening, the restaurant was packed with..."
Megsblogged
"After reading the reviews, I decided getting pizzas to go would be the way to go. We weren't disappointed! 5 people, 5 different pizza's and 5 happy..."
Redarmyrecruiting
"Delicious pasta! Wonderful vibe and really great service. I quite enjoyed the Italian theme and the warm lighting. The huge portions are so worth the..."
Nastasjia-Leigh Pillay
"Fantastic experience from start to finish. The ambience was warm and felt like an authentic Italian restaurant. The food was perfect, and the service..."
16341317r
"Just stopped by for some cake and tea. Beautiful place with Italian style decor. Try coming on a sunny day and enjoy sitting outside by the river...."
Heinri Van Zyl
"Trendy small restaurant , great service , pizza was very good , fair size , when sharing salad and pizza they brought pizza and salad already shared..."
Russel Roth
"Really tasty food at a reasonable price . Restaurant very busy on a week night so that speaks for itself of the good quality food wine and service,..."
Michelle Elliott
"This quaint cafe was walking distance from our hotel , Boy Oh Boy , it did not disappoint. It's authenticity makes you feel at home like you're in..."
Azrah Kadwa
"Nice little lively joint in the happening part of Knysna. We went there since they happen to have a decent selection of vegetarian dishes. The food..."
Subramanian
"Fundi was our waiter this year. Please ask for her when you are waiting to be seated. Fundi means intelligence. And was she a pleasant, positive and..."
Kari-Mari
"Really awesome. Grennaro (Mario's dad) managed to squeeze us in at the very last minute after a really bad experience upstairs at O Pescador. His..."
Justin Asher
"This now was a good place to go to. We were shocked as we couldn't even get a table we waited and waited and finally something came up. We had our..."
Abdullah Mahamed
"I think it's a great place to hangout, especially on rainy days. Warm atmosphere, professional staff. The service was a bit slow, however the..."
Chelsea Natalie Le Roux
"Cafe Mario is a beautiful little restaurant overlooking the water at the waterfront in Knysna, with a great vibe and quaint feel to it. The menu is..."
James Marsh
"The best pizza I've had outside of Cape Town . Amazing owner, lovely friendly staff. True Italian atmosphere and food. Would definitely recommend..."
Chelsey Kayla Matthys
"Caffe Mario is brilliantly situated to catch the sun at on a chilly winters morning. The pizza with Buffalo Mozzarella is really good. Just..."
Marentia Van Kasterop
"Am visiting Knysna with family. Over the last 2 days we had a lunch and breakfast at Caffe Mario. Have to admit they are the most hospitable hosts...."
Rallid73
"Food was so good and very well priced ! Delicious cappuccinos and the trammezinis are just delicious. Paintings are fantastic ! Service is only..."
Jean Baard
"Nice italian place overlooking waterfront and near the Quays. Not a bfast place of course but decent selectio. The Super mario is filling and will..."
Kudzai Maeresa
"Wine by the glass selection was poor. Service good, food - one great dish (chicken livers)- one okay (melanzane parmigiano)- really nice vibe and..."
Janice Scheckter
"Brilliant desserts and the tiramisu that they serve can definitely not be missed if you are visiting knysna. The margarita pizza is also worth..."
Vasundhara Sikaria
"I ate breakfast at Caffe Mario's not long ago and again recently, to meet a local friend who swears by it and have some of their great thin base..."
Lauras World
"Came here years ago and was in Knysna again and just had to come back. Supper was gorgeous. I devoured a baked pasta dish that I even enjoyed the..."
Cait McWilliams
"Fantastic dinner at Marios in Knysna. Feels just like home-cooked Italian with a South African twist. Great setting on the knysna Waterfront -..."
Ryan Goodman
"By far the best restaurant in Knysna! We make sure to go each time we visit! Only small 'problem' is that you need to book WAY in advance if you hope..."
Kirsty Metcalf
"Quaint little italian place with a very nice atmosphere. Friendly staff and really good food, with good service. I will go again. Very nice pasta and..."
Arno Van Staden
"We had a team dinner here for the Big 5 Sports Challenge and we absolutely loved the pizzas, wine and cake we had. Our waitress was fantastic and..."
Emilie Van Baalen
"Delicious food (try the veal dishes) with large portions and competitive prices. Warm atmosphere with helpful staff. This venue is immune to..."
Ulwin Hoffmann
"It's certainly one of the better restaurants in Knysna.One can either sit inside or outside and it has a nice ambience.I find the food..."
Martini
"Best pizza in Knysna. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance as well, but not over the top and child friendly. Everyone really enjoyed their meals...."
Andrea P. Diaz
Freshline Fisheries
84/100 (4525 ratings)
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Seafood
Gluten Free Options
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Crab
Paella
Fish & Chips
Salmon
Oyster
Catfish
Curry
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Cheesecake
Calamares
Scallops
Crawfish
Seafood Platters
Calamari
Salad
Fish
Prawns
Crab Cake
Tuna
"Excellent atmosphere, wonderful food. Mussels to die..."
Charlé Steyl
"We had an amazing experience at Freshline. The food was memorable, and Warren the manager and Jack the waiter were phenomenal. The ambience was..."
Dave Gorrie
"The food was fresh, the service friendly and the oysters was great value for money. This might just have been the best seafood i have ever had. Will..."
Gert Coetzee
"The parents wanted fish and chips and after reading the reviews, I picked Freshline. We went with classic fried hake and chips and the fussy parents..."
Redarmyrecruiting
"Great for kids. Staff is friendly and well informed and manager visible throughout the restaurant. Food is fresh and plenty it. I forgot my phone in..."
LuluFromJozi
"Fun experience! Wish we knew it's a B.Y.O.D. We were so hungry we didn't want to drive to go and get wine. Very chilled and relaxed..."
Chelsea Natalie Le Roux
"Not eaten for 4 days after running the washie100miler, I was hungry and fresh fish sounded great visiting.Having little expectation..."
Sarah
"Amazing fried fish and calamari, very unique batter that will have you eating more than you should :)We also had the seafood bisque, a real..."
Nicole Vrede
"Lunch here proved for us that sometimes first impressions are wrong! We were slightly put off by the not so welcoming fishy smell from the next door..."
Cat
"Freshline Fisheries have the same owners as the Rib & Rump restaurant next door, and we were told we can order from both menu's. We were a group of 7..."
Ruan Hattingh
"Great experience! Bring your own wine at no corkage, enjoy the homely service, homestyle cooking, freshest of fresh fish, and fun rustic outdoor..."
Bronwyn Esterhuizen
"Had an excellent meal here, honestly it was probably the best hake and chips I have ever had. Also the no-corkage thing is pretty awesome as you can..."
Marnus Breed
"What a lovely place to have lunch at in Knysna: the fish and shellfish are fresh, the prices are amazingly low (especially for someone from..."
Courtney StarBerry
"This place is not your average Knysna tourist hotspot. Mostly because it's not located in the Waterfront or necessarily down the larney cafe lane...."
Martin Sox
"This is a gem in knysna, overflowing with character. The ambience is distinctly coastal with beach sand on the floor and nets on the wall. The..."
Maverick Jae
"Best fish restaurant in Knysna,which always offer its clientsselection of fresh fish, oysters,Cray fish in season time.Their tuna salad is an..."
Yuliya Malyuta
"Been here a couple of times now. We absolutely love the fish on the Braai which we can't find anywhere else. The staff and managers go out of their..."
Teresa De Gouveia Farinha
"Had dinner here now a couple of times, and every-time I'm left impressed and having enjoyed a good meal. The food is always consistently good and..."
Jaco Van Zittert
O Pescador Restaurant
84/100 (2002 ratings)
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Gluten Free Options
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Steakhouse
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Lunch
Drinks
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Brunch
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Seafood Platters
Salmon
Oyster
Lamb
Curry
Mussels
Salad
Fish
Cheesecake
Calamares
Crab
Hake
Fish Soup
Calamari
Pasta
Beef
Pesto
Prawns
Tuna
"Excellent service, Miles was our very attentive waiter, and the fresh catch was kingklip - so tasty! I would recommend this place for a bite to eat..."
Dan Osorio
"We were walk in customers during the Oyster Festival. We didn't make any reservations beforehand and the restaurant we planned to go eat at was fully..."
Bonita Beining
"Fantastic service by Thando! We visited on friday the 20th April 2018, I had peri-peri chicken livers, Hake with sidesalad and cheese cake and Dad..."
Thandokazi Anita Best
"We had the hake and yellowtail was the best fish dish that tomatoe and onion on the hake was awesome great staff and will be..."
Grant Reddy
"O'pescador makes the finest steak in Knysna. Absolutely no doubt about this. We always order the Portuguese steak, wine sauce is delicious. Well done..."
Michael Georgiou
"Absolutely amazing! The food was great and the service even better! Our waiter - Miles, was so attentive and friendly. The atmosphere is so warm and..."
Chiara Mia Moro
"Best Portuguese steak I ever had in my life, the owners are very friendly people and the service was..."
Emanuel Ferreira
"Absolutely the best prego steak rolls we ever had...a must try when in..."
Kryz Tomas Shokey
"Beautiful sunset ! Great oysters ! Yummy food..."
Nick Riga
"Geweldig relaxte tent. Leuke attente bediening. Heerlijk..."
Rene Gerlsma
"We had a great meal with wonderful service - lamb shank & espetada. Thank you also for finding my bag. We will be back next year...."
Nik Kitsopoulos
"Thank you Lodete and Mannie for accommodating our lunch club today. Service and food excellent. We will be..."
Micheline Barbara Lindsay
"Serendipity is now a Portuguese word! If I'd taken the other staircase to the upper level of Knysna Waterfront, I wouldn't have discovered this..."
Matty Jason G. Knight
"We dont go to Knysna without going to O Pescador!! Always a good experience!!! owners welcoming; friendly aswell as staff!!! will def be..."
Anel Teixeira
"Best yellowfin Tuna I have had EVAARRRRRRR!!!! ��� Peri Baby chicken also fantastic Great service. Thank..."
Tanya Hugo
"Food took a while and music was quite slow and dreary. Hence the 4 stars. Friendly staff and good..."
Kasief Isaacs
"Amazing Chocolate Mousse and Creme Brule. Highly Highly recommend the restaurant for dessert. Pity we couldn't try the dinner options - would like to..."
Akie Chhabra
"Came here one evening I had prawns nacional with side salad and shared grilled prawns and starter calamari .Others had hake and gurnard.Prawns..."
A Foodie Travels
"After dinner all you need is that something sweet so we decided to come here for some dessert. The service is great all so friendly greeting with a..."
Abdullah Mahamed
"Was on our way to another restaurant and then stopped to look at the menu board outside this restaurant. It looked nice inside too so we decided to..."
Tony Fevrier
"Stayed in knysna for a long week endHad a family dinner at O Pescador Very nice place . Excellent service all the way.The chosen..."
Stephane
"Friendliest staff that run around non stop for everything. Food was amazing and great spot to watch the sun set. Miles really took care of us and my..."
Adrian Gardiner
"What a surprise! Great settingat the waterfront. Unfortunately missed by patrons as they are one level up. Service was friendly and good...."
Marentia Van Kasterop
"Situated at the Knysna Waterfront, this Portuguese restaurant has lovely views of the lagoon. The food was lovely, nothing spectacular but wholesome..."
Suvina
"A pleasant restaurant next to the knysna waterfront. Had a sirloin with a Madagascar pepper sauce and fresh veggies. Was present although the meat..."
Robin Lily
"I found myself alone for one night in Knysna. Knysna has many restaurants but this is one I have wanted to try for a while as I enjoy Portuguese..."
Paul Cooper
"There is a calm, relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. Food was great, staff competent and friendly. Good value for money in my book. I will most..."
Alex Vosloo
"The service was excellent and the food superb! A bit pricey per plate, but totally worth the spend. I would definately recommend the spicy..."
Lynette Candice Kies