Dee Why Hotel

4.5
52 reviews
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$40 and under
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Burgers
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Dee Why Hotel, affectionately referred to as ‘the pub’ by locals, is a vibrant, eclectic bar located in the heart of Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. With a stand out brasserie menu and more famously known for the ‘beaches best burgers’, Dee Why Hotel focuses on intimate live soloist performances and a buzzy bar experience. With over 100 beers to choose from and a destination venue for sports fanatics, Dee Why Hotel has something for everyone.

Whether you're grabbing a quick bite for lunch, meeting the girls for dinner, catching your favourite game live on the big screen or hitting the town for a night out, Dee Why Hotel is the perfect spot for you.

If you’re planning a special celebration like a birthday party, baby shower or engagement party, we offer a range of function spaces and flexible packages to suit any style or budget. With free room hire and no minimum spend, we make planning your next function as easy as 1,2,3!
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We always have a good night at the DY. On this occasion we had a long wait for some of our food. Will still go back though.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 50th birthday. It was really nice! Thank you

Dee Why Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

That is wonderful to hear! Thank you for choosing the Dee Why Hotel to celebrate your birthday.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

You need more main dishes as they stay the same for a long time and go back to allowing specials board on 2for1 vouchers

JD
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Once we found our table and sat down, a friendly staff member greeted us and checked that we were the right people at the table. It was busy, but the food came out in a reasonable time frame.
We often visit the Dee Why Hotel but this was the first time with a larger group. It went really well.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 15 July 2019

That is wonderful to hear Jennifer!

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J
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I 've been going there for years. Great burgers and fries.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you for choosing the Dee Why Hotel Jeremy!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meals at affordable prices. This is our go to place for group catch ups!

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 8 July 2019

We are so glad to hear that Kim! Thank you!

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JB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, good prices, friendly inviting atmosphere.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you Jackie for the great feedback about the Dee Why Hotel.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, staff were lovely and very accommodating

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 2 July 2019

Thank you from all of the team at the Dee Why Hotel Ali.

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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service is cheerful and friendly. Food is usually ok or quite good. Noise level with people talking, babies crying, music blaring all made it hard to have a chat. But still a pleasant place to catch up with friends.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 13 May 2019

Thank you for your valued feedback of the Dee Why Hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

We have been a few times to Dee Why Hotel. It was just a casual catch up to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday as he really enjoys the burgers there. I had the chicken schnitzel and it tasted like it had been frozen. It was one of the worst I have ever had. Wasn't going to say anything but since the survey came through thought I would give feedback.

However, the staff were really friendly and accommodating.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 22 April 2019

Happy birthday to your husband Sarah and thank you for celebrating at the Dee Why Hotel. We are sorry to hear that your chicken schnitzel did not meet your expectation. If ever there is any issue at all, please let us know at the time, as we are very quick to correct. Your happiness is very important to us.

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LM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We often come to Dee Why Hotel for birthdays etc as we have big family. This time though we were out in the open part and not in one of the sections off to the side which made it very hard to move around and speak to people. We also didn’t have enough space.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 16 April 2019

Hi Liz. Thanks for your valued feedback and we are very glad that you choose the Dee Why Hotel to celebrate the birth days of your family. If ever you would like to sit at a particular section, please give us a call with as much notice prior, and we will do our best to book you in that section. Thanks again and have a lovely night.

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C
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and the bar Manager and staff were extremely polite and helpful

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 12 March 2019

Thanks for the great feedback Angie and we are very happy that you had a great night!

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LV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Easy to park (great when you are wrestling with a pram and all the bits and pieces that come with a baby! Great food, easy to adjust menu to meet dietary needs - plenty of space between seats, never overly crowded - Food is served fast and you order and pay at counter which is great for groups!

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 23 January 2019

Thank you for the five star review of the Dee Why Hotel Lesley! We hope to see you again soon.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff excellent, friendly, quick service, accommodating, nothing was a problem, this one was our second family Christmas function. We look forward to repeating it next year. Thank you.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 23 January 2019

We look forward to seeing you again soon at the Dee Why Hotel! Thank you for such a comprehensive review. We appreciate it.

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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Have been to DY Hotel for years as our preferred local of choice. Tried the online booking for the first time when I had family visiting from overseas. Pleased to report that it was a success.

Our table was reserved for us and the service was friendly, and prompt. Being a Friday evening, we were surrounded by the early family crowd. With all the children clamouring for attention, it was hard to make ourselves heard above the music as well. But it was a cheerful sound and we didn't mind it. The baby at the next table only started to wail when she dropped her toy. Everyone was all smiles again when I picked it up for her. It was a happy place.

I had my usual favourite: fish tacos. The best ever on the Northern Beaches. It didn't disappoint. The others had the Caesar salad and the cheeseburger. We all helped to finish the yummy chips. Thanks for a lovely evening!

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 23 January 2019

What a lovely and comprehensive review! Thank you from all of the team at the Dee Why Hotel!

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SP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great local pub. Food is pretty good and the atmosphere is relaxed. Good place to meet friends

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 23 January 2019

Thanks for the great review of the Dee Why Hotel Sarah. We hope to see you again soon!

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MT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great room for 18 people, when noisy can close glass doors

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 23 January 2019

Thank you so much for your recommendation of the Dee Why Hotel Mary!

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JB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous friendly staff. Upon arrival I was holding a cake box for my daughters 17th birthday. Before I even sat down the manager came and took the cake, wrote my name on and put it straight in the fridge. At the end of our great meal the staff bought the cake out with plates and cutlery all ready for us. Very good service. The Tuesday night $15 meals were fabulous. Beautiful Salmon & Steaks. Plenty of variety on the menu. Overall it was easy to book on line and the staff were all very friendly, efficient and all looked like they enjoyed working there.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 23 January 2019

Thank you so much for the comprehensive review of the Dee Why Hotel and for choosing us to celebrate your daughter's 17th birthday!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good prices.
A great place to come with friends

J
Sydney / NSW
11 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and drinks always on point here. Brought my family down for lunch and they were well impressed.

Dee Why Hotel
Responded on 23 January 2019

Thank you for the great review of the Dee Why Hotel!

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PW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere - music was great! Some of our meals were fantastic, others I wouldn't recommend however we had a relaxing get together and would certainly return.Service was very good!

JM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza enjoyed by all - absolute bargain at $10 each

BR
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and food. Might consider take away option.

l
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

My burger was raw in side. Chicken meal was definitely not worth $24

LH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

the food was delicious and plentyful. The kids menu was great and not too big.

M
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a work leaving party and was a central location for everyone! But great atmosphere

LM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Always a great venue for a larger group. However we were seated near the music which was quite loud so it made it very hard to speak to each other

JB
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great Beer, food is casual but always good and if you can get a quiet verandah table its a pleasant dinner.

J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had my birthday there with family had a great time

DD
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I took my work colleagues here for lunch. We all had the cheese burger and everyone was very happy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything except the haloumi salad. It was really bad. The flavours made no sense. It was a huge disappointment

BM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my 18th, food was amazing, the alfresco area is good for a bit More privacy. Overall a great night and helpful staff.

F
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing
Staff friendly helpful
Fast service
Cocktails were great

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Great place to take ur family and friends for lunch and dinner, friendly staff and great value for your money.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Close to home.
Good menu options
Great, fast, very friendly service
Lovely atmosphere with live music

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I visit the DY Hotel frequently for the incredibly good food. value for money. Then the special days and happy hours provides good opportunity to visit often.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a booking of 20 peeps for Friday night and we were put in a good part of the restaurant so we could all chat and hear each other. Food was nice and we were looked after well.

We'll go back for sure!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Mother's Day lunch, a good family friendly pub.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Was really disappointed in the food. I've been eating at Dee Why Hotel for some time and have always said it's been great pub food. The fish and chips for children used to be fresh looking as far as a kids meal goes, the batter was awful. The tacky plastic serving wear, yuk!! My sister in law got the adults fish and chips and said it was awful, mainly batter and hollow with not much of the John Dory fish inside. Our food all arrived at different times. The mixed greens were cold, I told everyone else to start and am glad I did as our delay was more than 5 min. Sadly, I was embarrassed to take our international visitors there for dinner.

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