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Waves on the Beach, Frankston, AU-VIC

Waves on the Beach

4.5
4.5
1214 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Hidden away on the beach with stunning panoramic waterfront views, Waves Restaurant offers an amazingly picturesque dining experience.
As a restaurant, it is just perfect for casual group meals, a romantic dinner for two or for a more elaborate wedding – for which they are very well known. Their interior has an easy, coastal feel with comfortable furniture, letting the ocean take centre stage. With glassed walls allowing the maximums views of the ocean in front of you, the feeling of dining by the sea is as real as it gets.
Their team of chefs have created a seasonal and mouth-watering menu that complements the relaxed, seaside feel of the venue. There are also delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options and a daily specials board. The wine list is also generous in its diversity with sulphate-free, organic wines available as well as delicious local and interstate wines. There is plenty of paid parking right outside their door and they are open 7 days for lunch &

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Phone number
    (03) 9770 0000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Frankston
  • Cross Street
    Wells St
  • Parking Details
    Paid parking right in front of restaurant
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Frankston Railway Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,214 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Great for scenic views

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Great for scenic views

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Mornington Peninsula

    Most Booked

1,214 Reviews
  1. Yvonne

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, good portions, excellent service despite being very busy.

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  2. Caleb

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to go for dinner to watch the sun set over Franklin beach. The food is great, the service is always top level and the venue is beautiful.

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  3. HelenE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Waves on the beach presents a great selection of food, beautifully cooked and served by staff who are attentive, friendly and efficient. Love this place.

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  4. TonyT

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The balcony was closed even though up the road you could sit outside(the weather was not extreme). We booked and got there very early to get a decent seat and were put as far away from the window as possible. 2 walk-ins about 20 minutes after us were seated almost upfront. Service was questionable although there was a new waitress who was very good. The other 2 not so great. Food was ok but the prices were very good for the location. When the restaurant filled up it was too noisy and I could not hear.

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  5. LAMB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Asked to be seated with ocean view as it was very special occasion. Nope we were facing a wall. Second time in 20 years of eating here and won’t be coming back. They stuffed up our 3rd wedding anniversary and now last nights dinner was over shadowed by loud noises and a wall view. Two of our guests could see the water but not where we wanted or asked to be seated. Had to ask for drinks, ask for water, ask for second drinks. Prices were good. Food average and tasteless.

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  6. BenN

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was really poor. We waited so long for someone to attend to us granted it was busy, at least the waitress can acknowledge us and get to us a soon as she can. Food was sub standard to our previous experiences at Waves. My lamb cutlets were way over cooked. Dessert was a small amount of ice cream, a drop of chocolate sauce and a half full glass of cream.

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  7. ColinW

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting for a very good meal at a reasonable price. Staff were attentive and food was served in a timely fashion

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  8. JohnB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant experience for a couples dinner on the deck . Great food and fabulous sunset.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was great, fell off a little as it got busier, but overall great experience and really rnjoyed the food.

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  10. DanO

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food great to go somewhere that is in enjoyable and value for money

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  11. DavidS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were so friendly and obliging. We had the Barramundi for mains and I must say it was delicious . The ambience was great and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Waves. Thank you

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  12. Joseph

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Mediocre restaurant. Views and location have fantastic potential but unfortunately overpriced food and only somewhat substantial menu emphasises the wasted potential.

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  13. KerryW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, excellent service would highly recommend Waves

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  14. CarolynK

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an enjoyable lunch . The service has improved and the atmosphere is good. The food was tasty but the portions are too generous. None of us could finish our meals . Good selection if different meals and as a coeliac I was able to choose something.

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  15. RuthM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and magnificent setting Great sitting outside.

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  16. CJH1222

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktails were nice and sweet and so was the ice coffee! I liked how the ice coffee had both cream and ice cream and the presentation of it! unfortunately we didn’t bother to order an entree as we decided to share a rather large share plate of roast lamb with salad and chips etc. we were left very hungry for over an hour but we did not have it as bad as the others. On one side of us a couple had been waiting almost 2 hours for a main and on our other side they had waited over an hour for just an entree and then another hour for the main. We could hear frustrated customers behind us too about the wait. I could understand why our meal took longer but a lot of these people just ordered fish and chips… over an hour for that would be disappointing. The venue was quite small and not fully booked out either. Management was apologetic and explained why afterwards however with this many disappointed guests you would think to advise us of the wait when we are ordering not after such a long wait with hungry confused bellies… the lamb was quite soft and tasty but the salad and chips looked quite sad.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely valentines dinner. The food Came out very late but I think that was due to the busy place and people for VDay

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  18. DianneR

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place, view is amazing service was good but could had been better. Looked like it was just another job to them. Food was below average. 3rd time there and was hoping food would have improved but wasn't. but prices are great

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  19. ShirleneD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seating with the view of the beach. Great service. Staff polite and professional. Food was lovely. I had the barramundi that was delicious .

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  20. KathieH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were super friendly & the food was absolutely delicious

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  21. LisaE

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, food & service thanks allot team much appreciated.

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  22. CeciliaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was excellent, we have been customers for decades

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  23. AussieEats212

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great relaxed setting. Highly recommended to bring your friends and guests from out of town.

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  24. PhilipP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always very good value and a great location. Friends from interstate were very impressed. Best barramundi I’ve ever had was the comment. Well do to you all

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  25. Colza

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and we were lucky enough to get a table at the windows, so that we could see the beach. The noise level was a bit much, but that is a small thing in comparison to the amazing food and the views. Will definitely be back again soon.

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  26. BrettI

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favourite restaurants, food is always great and well presented, good service and reasonable value

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  27. CarolineS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend this restaurant as it gives as good as the view, which is just sublime. Very comfortable seating, great layout and welcoming ambience. Well designed menu for a whole range of palettes and a very well crafted cocktail menu. Will come here again for sure.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Amazing views and the staff are lovely. The food is fantastic! Generous serving sizes and super tasty. We will definitely be booking a table again soon.

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  29. JoeC

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari was cooked to perfection and was plenty as a starter for two. Mains were very tasty and a large portion. Nice evening.

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  30. LisaW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a lovely dinner and will definitely back! So many options on the menu we all wanted to try, and very happy with the GF options. Service was great! We had calamari, lamb cigars and arancini for entrees, and the Japanese salmon salad and chicken scallopini for mains! Couldn’t fault anything. Very happy with our evening spent at Waves, especially with the sunset over the water!

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  31. RayC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service meals value for money will certainly be going back

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  32. MJAM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service wasn’t great - one entree brought out for one person and the two of us didn’t receive our meal until the first person was nearly finished. No real apology or even an offer of a free drink etc to make up for it. Waited a long time considering we were there at the end of lunch service.

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  33. RhondaW

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great and meal sizes very generous. Service was pretty good although some confusion with drinks orders and then when paying received the incorrect bill. Overall experience was good and would definitely go again.

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  34. Bevilles

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & great service. Highly recommended!!

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  35. MelB

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I am actually at a loss on how to review this place, but here you go - you asked for a review, here it is. I am at a loss of the multi star reviews, did we eat at the same place because our experience simply does not align. We went for a birthday dinner, and honestly it was just awful - birthday celebration succesfully ruined in one swift hit. Arrived at 7pm and out the door a little before 8pm. The food quality and presentation was simply terrible. Quality and experience of waitstaff and the noise level only added to the misadventure of dining here. The only thing going for it is the lovely bay view - and the garlic bread which was very tasty! Fish and chips - fish tasted frozen and cold chips. Fish chowder pie - inedible - under baked, and the "chowder"was a salty gluggy saucy mess of something, nothing chowder about it. Southwest chicken salad - bland soggy salad and cold dried out pre cooked chicken. Chicken scallopine, underwhelming and brown. Even the kids pasta was an uninspired mess. We all left at least two thirds of the food on the plates. Which should have given them a hint - but no, didn't even seem to register with them. The only restaurant I have ever dined out that proudly states on their menu: "Due to our dedication to maintaining the integrity and consistency of our dishes we kindly ask that no modifications or substitutions be made". Translation - Sorry, our pre prepared food from our supplier is what it is and we can't change what's in it (or not in it). Followed by: "If you have a severe food allergy we recommend bringing a meal". They support bringing an external meal to their restaurant for consumption. Most efficient part of the evening was how quickly they processed our $275 bill - they know how to work an EFTPOS machine They did offer free dessert (we politely passed) - and they then offered to look after us better next time. I can confirm there will be no next time.

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  36. AnnL

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice spot and food was amazing. My daughter loved it. Will go again for sure

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  37. IgorA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with great food. Outstanding views. Highly recommended. We will definitely come back.

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  38. Judeeeee

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely beach outlook. Staff very friendly and attentive. Was a bit noisy. The menu had a lovely variety of foods.

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  39. PeterS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to the staff at Waves for making our family celebration for my wife’s birthday very memorable. Happy staff, great food and drink and outstanding surroundings

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  40. LukeD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food I’ve had the pleasure of eating. The Calamari is particularly good! The ambience and the view were both fantastic. Highly recommend!

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FAQs

Waves on the Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9770 0000.

Waves on the Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 1214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Waves on the Beach

2/1N Long Island Dr,, Frankston, AU-VIC 3199

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wells St
  • Area
    Frankston
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Paid parking right in front of restaurant
  • Public Transit
    5 minute walk from Frankston Railway Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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