Sammy's on the Marina

3.8
128 reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
What could be better than watching in the sun go down, overlooking the beautiful water on the South Australian coast and feasting on decadent seafood with a crisp glass of wine? For us, not much… And for the best? Sammy’s on the Marina takes the cake. Located on the Glenelg shore, just south of Adelaide, this Holdfast Promenade restaurant has a menu brimming with fresh seafood straight off the boat with a million dollar view to match. We can’t go past the freshly shucked South Australian oysters and bucket-o’-mussels to start, followed by crispy skinned Atlantic salmon or the deluxe seafood platter for two. This is a must-visit restaurant for fish lovers – you won’t be disappointed.

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Experiences

  • Gemtree Wine Dinner

    A$149.00 per personPrepaid

    May 6, 2021 only

    Tasting Australia 6course meal paired with 8 varieties of wine Thursday, 6th May 2021 $149 Per Head Organic, Bbio dynamic and Low Preservative Wines Your Host Mike & Mellisa Owners of Gemtree Wines GEMTREE Bubbles on Arrival

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 128 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Louise
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Poor quality food. Expensive. Tasteless fish and soggy chips with old side salad. Should have gone to stunned mullet fish and chip shop for $100 less and more enjoyable experience.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was a private function on downstairs and so we were seated upstairs. They gave us a courtesy call on the morning to let us know about the stairs. The stairs were quite steep which was difficult for one of our party. Having said that, once we got up there we had a nice time, view was better from up there, the food was great, and can't fault the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Several meals were served cold and had to be sent back. The quality of food was satisfactory - below their normal standard though - but the service was excellent.

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BradleyP
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Not a bad experience however I feel like the service is quite inattentive and to up tight. While we were there we had a large table arrive and it took 3 wait staff to serve this one table mean while we were left waiting for our bill and also hadnt been cleared or asked about desserts.

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GenevieveR
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

There is nowhere to hide with grilled whiting and mine was overcooked and did not taste fresh. The service was great and so were the recommended wines. We all enjoyed the sparkling shiraz even though it isn't what you would normally pair with fish. When lobster is $69 AUD for the public at any fishmonger or supermarket I don't know how anyone can justify $220 AUD for one 900gm lobster, even at a restaurant. Overall poor value for money. For fish chips and salad be prepared to pay $40 per plate.

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Cookie
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

A pleasant afternoon spent with family enjoying the views and vistas.

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NWA1010
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was slow and not very attentive. Food was overpriced for what it was.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 7 April 2021

We are very disappointed to read your review however are appreciative of your feedback. Usually our service is of a very high quality however will be using your review to emphasise to the staff of their in-attention on this occasion. We have also just implemented a new menu which has received mainly positive responses however we will continue to assess as a result of your comments. Thank you again

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, outstanding service, awesome location

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JodieP
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A bit pricey for amount and quality of food. Nice experience but would not go twice.

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DebC
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We came to dine with 3 children.
When I asked was the children’s squid crumbled the response I received was “I assume so” I said is it or isn’t it, response, “I don’t know”. Me well can you find out, response “oh it’s my 1st day”

We waited nearly an hr for 3 entrees and 4 side dishes, there was no communication that there was a long wait, the children had to wait nearly an hr for a bowl of chips.

It wasn’t until we told them that we were leaving in 5 minutes if we didn’t have our food they explained that they were busy

Very poor service will never go there again

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 7 April 2021

Thank you Deb for your review. It is very disappointing that your experience at Sammys was not a pleasant one. Although it was a very busy day for us the communication aspect of your visit appears to have been lacking. This will be addressed with the staff concerned and be highlighted to all staff that this is very important particularly at times of high volume. Again we apologise for your experience and thank you for your feedback so we can better improve our service.

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MelissaQ
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Was very disappointed with the menu which had very limited choices.
The food was very average

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Rowdy
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Wonderful location for dinner and to relax and watch the sunset. Only negative was the quality of the food which did not provide value for money.

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SimonG
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Poor service food especially oysters not fresh...no heating outside no blankets so uncomfortable couldnt wait to leave...meals not served together side dishes arrived later...to cap off overchaged on a bottle of wine when i questioned and he realised he picked 5bucks from the tip jar...i said no thanks it was awkward...we will pass on our experience to others expected by reputation so much more...if u want to experience class and quality try the sol restaurant Adelaide casino only slightly more expensive 10 times better

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BronwynM
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience2

feel that the overall feel of the restaurant has changed from seafood restaurant to just a general restaurant that sells seafood. We were in a lovely room but was spoilt by a large engagement party walking through every couple of minutes. When we asked them if they would mind closing the door on their way in or out we got the finger... nice that these Lebanese men really appreciated that it was a shared space! The food was nice enough but be aware that you will only get salmon etc.. not sides without ordering so it becomes a very expensive meal. OK for a treat but would look at the fish shed in town next time for a seafood meal. We had Sylvia as our waitress and she was outstanding... an absolute star and a credit to the restaurant

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AmandaA
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sammy's is brilliant from beginning to end - the ambience, the food, the service are all outstanding. Can't wait to go again.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 27 March 2021

Amanda A, Thank you for your five star rating we pride our self's on great fresh seafood and especially our first class customer service, we try and make it special and a experience for every customer. Sammys Management

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ColinF
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience4

Very over priced, the service was excellent, very friendly staff

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 27 March 2021

Mr ford, Thank you for taking my call and giving me feed back on your experience at Sammys, I have notified our new Kitchen team and we have adjusted our new menu that we have launched. when you book, please ask for myself Brendan and I will take care of your booking, Sammys Restaurant Manager

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Koda
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Overall it was nice, staff were polite and timely however it is just way, way too expensive and not really worth it.
For this reason alone, it's not a place I will likely visit again.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 16 March 2021

Hello Koda, We appreciate your feed back, we are launching a new menu next week, keep a eye out on our websites for specials and upcoming events, Sammys

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PJJJJ
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Expensive and bit noisy atmosphere upstairs inside room

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 4 March 2021

hello PJJJJ, we would like to apologise for inconvenient of the nosie , we have a large restaurant and if you require a quieter table we are more than happy to place you into a different part of the restaurant . we hope to see you again soon to try our amazing new menu coming over the next couple of weeks. thank you Sammys management

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SHARINA
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was amazing! Just the perfect amount. All cooked well and tasty!

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VANESSAW
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Sat outside, certainly not fine dining paying fine dining price. Food average.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 24 February 2021

hello vanessaw, we thank you for your feed back, we have passed it onto the kitchen and they have taken it on board, we have just hired a new executive chef to transform our kitchen and menus for our customers with great fresh vibrant new tastes and delights. we would like to apologise for your experience and would hope for you to come back and see first hand the changes we are making. Thank you Sammys management

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Only two criticisms: 1) our salads were served without any dressing and 2) my wife"s entree of crisp calamari strips with chilli and lime sauce had very minimal sauce and she ended up eating most of it dry.

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nikolas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Food was horrible. Did not eat it all yet paid nearly an $800 bill for uneaten food.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 17 February 2021

Hello, we would like to apologise about your experience you had at Sammys on the marina, it is not our high standards at all and i have addressed all this issues with the kitchen and staff. we have just hired a new chef and we will be changing our menu very soon, we hope for you to come back and give us another go, please contact our restaurant manager Brendan to discuss further, he will look after you and make sure that this doesn't happen again. thank you 83768211

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Aleks
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible,
I was there 2-3 years ago, and food was great including staff.

This time I was excited raved in about the quality and staff, to arrive to do organised staff.
Food was mistaken and was 45 mins to receive x1 platter and the other was 15 minutes after the first.

Salt and pepper squid was soggy very oily not cooked correctly.
Food was cold 🥶
Drinks were horrible

$750 for lunch was not an issue if the quality was A1 but it has dropped dramatically!

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 17 February 2021

Hello, we would like to apologise about your experience you had at Sammys on the marina, it is not our high standards at all and i have addressed all this issues with the kitchen and staff. we have just hired a new chef and we will be changing our menu very soon, we hope for you to come back and give us another go, please contact our restaurant manager Brendan to discuss further, he will look after you and make sure that this doesn't happen again. thank you 83768211

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Emmy
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

It’s wasn’t worth $300 for 2 people, one course & one bottle wine. The restaurant is falling apart. We were sat in a hallway area with tables so close I bumped my neighbours menu and spilt her wine. The best part was the view of the ocean. Fresh prawns were nice but cooked food was soggy & lacked flavour. Won’t be back. Wait staff made effort, but some were very confused about what they were doing. Terrible anniversary experience, sadly.

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ZambicaD
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A lovely dinner in a great location. Staff were attentive and service was very good. Will be back.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant. There were lots of menu choices, great views, great food, friendly staff. Enjoyed the experience. Would definitely go back

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SalH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Disappointed with the food on this visit. The tuna was over cooked and extremely salty. The accompanying vegetables were poor and this dish was not hot - had it been waiting while the other dish for our table was being prepared? We were given a free platter of 4 cream filled profiteroles when I gently mentioned this, but they also were not impressive. Overall it was a lovely spot and friendly staff but unfortunately it was not the value for money or fine dining we hoped for.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hello, we would like to apologise for your lunch at Sammy's, we are sorry your tuna was not cooked to your liking, the kitchen has been notified of your feed back and has been addressed, we have just hired a new chef and we are in process of changing our menu, we hope you come back and enjoy all the great seafood we have to offer, thank you Sammys Management

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Unfortunately should have been a lot better, disappointed,

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 12 February 2021

Hello, Sorry for your experience at Sammy's, we like to give great service and experiences to remember as well as the freshest seafood from sea to plate, sorry it was not up to par, we would love to have more information so I can address this matter and fix/train the staff more so this does not acer, if you could please contact myself on 83768211 or email me on booking@sammys.net.au it would be much appreciated, thank you Brendan Restaurant Manager

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent venue, service and food. Great value for money. Accommodated all of our little ones on the top level with space to be just kids. Thanks.

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TroyR
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was the best I’ve had the bugs are too die for and the sweet birthday message was a really nice touch will be back

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service great location
Attention to detail
Highly recommended

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal- setting was nice, staff friendly, food delicious

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jeffK
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Charged me $11.45 for still water without warning!! Very expensive platter for the seafood served, although good quality food. And no chips with the platter ?? Fish and no chips??

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 3 February 2021

Hello, Sorry about the water, staff do ask the guest if they would like sparkling or still water as they are seated, the reason why the water is so expensive is due to a lot of our customers request and expect us to serve premium water, we can also serve filtered water on request. thank you for the feed back on the seafood we are glade you enjoyed it, sorry we swapped out the chips for freshly grilled pita bread and Greek salad, but we are able to give some chips with your plater if you require please ask friendly staff. we hope you return soon to taste our new menu that will be launched soon. thank you Sammys Management

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GrantS
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, beautiful location, treated like royalty.

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good and the service excellent. Unluckily i snagged a "questionable" oyster which was immediately rectified by supplying us with 3 more. Good Stuff.The drinks list was impressive and had been selected to suit all tastes. Overall the ambience, food and service was very good but expensive!

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 3 February 2021

Thank you for your feed back and review, we are glade you enjoyed your time here, all our oysters are shucked fresh daily we apologise if one of the oysters you had was not up to par, we were more that happy to fix it with a couple replacement, some of our prices are a little higher than other seafood restaurant's but that is due to us buying the freshest premium seafood daily. thank you we hope to see you again soon, Sammys Management

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HowardN
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The Brandy and Garlic Prawns need a lot more Brandy. I am not too sure if there was any there at all.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 29 January 2021

Hello Howard, Thank you for the feed back on the Brandy prawns I have notified the chefs and they have taken it on board, we hope when you come back again the prawns taste amazing and that you enjoy them as much as our other customers do. Thank you Sammys Management

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Mahmoud
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good restaurant......................................

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 29 January 2021

Thank you Mahmoud, we are glade you enjoyed your meal with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon, Sammys Management

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LuciH
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome seafood platter, great view and service. We were made to feel very special.

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 26 January 2021

Thank LuciH for your feed back, we are glade you enjoyed your time with us, Sammys Management

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I believe I was over charged according to menu price by which stated 310 was charged 360 for the dish we ordered only noticed after I left but over all the service was good and the lobster was a bit dry thanks for the effort

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 25 January 2021

Hello Tony, Thank you for coming and dinning with us, our chilled seafood plater is $310 and our classic plater is $360, if we have over charged you please feel free to contact us on (08) 83768211 and ask for Brendan our restaurant manager, he will be more than happy to fix the difference and discuss the lobster more. Thank you Sammys management

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JosieM
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great spot. Great location on a wondering summer's night. Wonderfully consistent food. Always cooked very well. Staff were friendly and really helpful. The process for paying the bill was the most difficult part of the evening!

Sammy's on the Marina
Responded on 25 January 2021

Hello Josie, we are glade you enjoyed ya night with us at Sammys, we would like to apologise on how it went when paying the account thank you for your feed back I have re trained the staff on how to finalise accounts again, when you come next if you have any problems please feel free to ask for myself and I will be more than happy to assist you. thank you Brendan Restaurant Manager.

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FAQs

Sammy's on the Marina does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Sammy's on the Marina also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (08) 8376 8211.

Sammy's on the Marina is rated 3.8 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Sammy's on the Marina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftcards.nowbookit.com/cards/card-selection?accountid=787d9b9c-d439-49a4-accc-f7df35569404&venueid=1059&theme=light&accent=0,149,135.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.