Let someone else make dinner tonight
No family holiday to Busselton is complete without a feed of fish and chips and seafood. When it comes to the best fish and chips in Busselton, there are plenty of choices for takeaway meals to enjoy in nature or back at your accommodation. So, what are you waiting for? Try these top shops and let us know which are your favourites.
A favourite for casual meals and takeaways on the beach is Cod Rocks. Only two blocks from the Busselton Jetty, this busy fish and chip shop serves up lightly battered Hoki, snapper, and locally caught bronze whaler, Spanish mackerel, and whiting. Get your fish with chips or salad and add fishy treats such as squid rings or prawn cutlets to complete your seafood dinner.
Eat it: Get your meal to go and take it to the Busselton Foreshore for a picnic on the grass or beach. Families, look out for the amazing Sea Play by the Bay, probably the BEST playgrounds in Busselton (apart from ours, that is!)
Where: 27 Queen Street, Busselton
When: Daily from 4pm-8pm (dinner) 11:30am-2pm Thursday-Sunday (lunch)
Salt Kiosk near Busselton Jetty
Speaking of playgrounds, Salt Kiosk is located right next to the amazing pirate ship playground, Busselton Jetty and adjoins The Goose restaurant. Specialising in American style BBQ and scrumptious burgers, they also do an excellent fish and chips.
Eat it: overlooking Busselton Jetty and the beach. On the grass watching kids climb the Pirate Ship.
Where: 15 Foreshore Parade, Busselton. Connected to The Goose.
When: Sunday to Tuesday 10am – 4pm, Wednesay to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Busselton Fish N Chips
It's common to rock up to Busselton Fish N Chips and see a large crowd waiting to order and pick up their meals. Oft voted the best fish and chips in Busselton for the large servings, fresh fish, gluten-free options, and friendly service, this mainstay is a must.
Eat it: Nearby Rotary Park offers shady lawns for al fresco dining and bird watching.
Where: 9A Albert Street, Busselton
When: Tuesday – Friday 5pm-8pm Weekends 11am-2pm/ 5pm-8pm (8:30pm on Friday and Saturday)
Blue Manna Takeaway
Little sister to Blue Manna Bistro, Blue Manna Takeaway is the new kid on the block in Dunsborough. When you want your seafood fix to be next level, this is the place to take you there. Think oysters, spicy sashimi, tuna poke bowls, Panko crumbed prawns and daily fresh fish. They offer three tiers of fish and chips, from The Classic ($10) for gummy shark or Spanish mackerel, Top Notch ($20) for Hapuka or Pink Snapper, and The Gucci ($25) for Dhu fish.
Eat it: Relax under the trees at Blackhurst Park near the boat ramp at Old Dunsborough. Afterwards, the kids can burn off some energy at the playground.
Where: 3/16 Cyrillean Way, Dunsborough
When: Wednesday – Sunday from 4pm
Squid Lips offers tasty beer battered fish and crispy chips at their two South West locations. The varied menu includes snapper, hake, gummy shark, Spanish mackerel, barramundi, whiting, and Goldband snapper too. The squid is simply delicious and comes in small, medium and large boxes to accompany your fish and chip dinner nicely.
Eat it: In Dunsborough, the shop is only a few minutes from the seaside where you can enjoy your lunch or dinner on the sandy shores of Dunn Bay.
Where: Dunsborough and Margaret River
When: Daily. See the website for hours
Gourmet to Go
This fast food cafe is committed to local produce – they only serve WA seafood and all potatoes are sourced from Manjimup. Even the canola oil used for deep frying is from WA. You've got to love that! When you're seriously looking for amazing fish and chips and you like supporting locals who support locals, look no further.
Eat it: Lions Park, in the middle of Dunsborough, is only steps away and makes for a central picnic spot.
Where: 27b/55 Dunn Bay Road
When: Monday – Thursday 9am-6pm Friday 9am-7pm Saturday 11am-6pm
Hooked Up Fish and Chips
For a modern spin on seaside delights, head to Hooked Up, a food truck overlooking the ocean. When the fish and chips in Busselton have all been tried and tested, your taste buds deserve something new and exciting. Say, fish tacos? The Panko-coated Spanish mackerel served in warm tortillas topped with salad, pickles, Japanese mayo, and a spicy avocado sauce is what draws a crowd here for sunset. Classic fish and chips in adult and kids' portions are also available.
Eat it: You won't have to go far! Bring a blanket and settle on the grass for a sunset meal.
Where: Surfer's Point, Prevelly
When: Please check the Facebook page for days and times depending on the weather forecast