Dee Why Hotel

4.4
44 reviews
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$40 and under
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Burgers
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  • 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!
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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.

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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
1 review
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

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J
Sydney / NSW
10 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!

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

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

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

Good service and food. Might consider take away option.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
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

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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.

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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!

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

Great value

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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.

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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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M
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Mucked up some of our orders, but was rectified. Disappointed that they changed the ice cream sandwich - tasted like store bought biscuits rather than fresh-baked.

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J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had my 46th birthday dinner with family, we like to go there for special occasions, the kids love it also

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2017
Overall 4Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Easy to book a table and table was big enough
One order of 3 meals - each came out at very different times
My meat was very raw ... had to take it back to get cooked to medium rare and still wasn't nice
Everyone called my plate the 'dogs bowl' because of how it looked. I ended up buying thai from around the corner because I couldn't eat that fatty, twice cooked steak. The salad was covered with hot mushroom sauce and I asked for no chips but it came with an incredible amount of chips.

My friend who ordered the same meal, had a beautifully presented dish and when I tasted it, it was lovely.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Need a few more choices of main course
We were given the wrong cooked steaks

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I had the Superfood Salad it was lovely, my kids loved their hot dog and chips and everyone else really enjoyed it too. It was a little dark though.

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SH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2016
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Good local pub, been going for years. Went on cheap Tuesday, all meals $15. Told half an hour wait for food, ended up being over an hours wait. My steak was chewy, side salad was just a handful of lettuce and some onions (no dressing) and sauce was on the bottom of the plate. Not one of my better experiences there.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and very accommodating for our wheelchair bound friend.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was good but felt it was overpriced. We dined with a discount voucher but still struggled with the value for money aspect.The address on the book a table site is different to the actual hotel address. A little confusing.

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