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Seafood platter with marinated and grilled King prawns, soft-shell crab, pickled mussels, natural oysters, fried squid, crumbed garfish, whole barramundi, pickled calamari, chilli mussels, Greek salad, fries, tartar sauce and citrus Hollandaise.

About Sammy's On The Marina

You’ll never seafood better than at Sammy’s on the Marina in Glenelg. This Holdfast Promenade seafood restaurant offers stunning views of the beach and marina – if you are lucky you might spot some dolphins – or drop by later and watch the sun set over the ocean, with a chilled glass of wine in hand. Take a seat in the contemporary dining space and peruse a menu inspired by the innovation and simplicity of Australian seafood; think starters like crispy soft-shell crab, baby rocket, orange and fennel salad, chipotle aioli and fresh lime. For a memorable main, cast your net over Atlantic salmon, wasabi avocado smoothie, crisp enoki, pickled cucumber, pink ginger and flying fish roe; or pork belly, Asian greens, seared scallops, chilli glaze, toasted shallots and spring onion chilli salsa.

Location & Map

Restaurant 1-2, Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg 5045 SA - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Mon  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Tue  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Tue  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 8:30:PM

Groups & Functions

Best view of Adelaide. 270-degree view with A-Class service. We customize the menu according to dietary requirements.

  • Up to 130 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (17)


loved the place and food
best place


Best Romantic placre
it is one of the best places to visit in adelaide. this is a must try place


Loved delicious Seafood.


Best Place for Cocktail functions


Best Seafood Restaurant in Adelaide
This is one of the best seafood restaurant in adelaide. loved the food.


best experience! MUST VISIT
you should definitely visit to experience best food experience


loved the food and the staff was very polite
loved the seafood specially oysters near marina


Best Seafood Experience
Great Experience and best Seafood in the town!


A must-visit destination for foodies and beach lovers alike!


Wonderful Experience
Sammy's on the Marina is not just a restaurant; it's an experience. The combination of delectable seafood, a charming ambiance, and exceptional service makes it a must-visit for anyone craving a memorable dining adventure.


Best Culinary Seafood Delight
The service at Sammy's was impeccable. The staff was knowledgeable about the menu, providing helpful recommendations and ensuring a seamless dining experience. The waitstaff was attentive without being intrusive, adding to the overall positive impression.


Loved the food and the ambience!
Sammy's on the Marina near Seaside is a hidden gem for seafood enthusiasts. The restaurant boasts a picturesque setting right by the waterfront, providing a serene and delightful dining experience. The interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The menu at Sammy's is a seafood lover's dream come true. The freshness of the seafood is evident in every bite. The oysters were plump and briny, a true testament to their quality. The lobster bisque was rich and flavorful, with a perfect balance of creaminess and the essence of the sea.


Disappointed in quality of food
We wanted a nice meal for our Wedding Anniversary. Googled seafood restaurants. Menu/food online looked amazing, so we decided on Sammy's for dinner. A lot of the menu items we seen on google were unavailable.
Unfortunately the food quality didn't match the price we paid for the 2 person Australian seafood platter. Oysters weren't fresh, mussles weren't fresh, not a fan of deep fried baby prawns. The only nice seafood on our platter was the barramundi and 6 king prawns. We'd have to say it was more like a pub seafood platter that you'd pay much much less for. We won't be back



I had my wedding function at Sammy's on the Marina and I decided to have a cocktail function. I was concerned that there would not be enough food so paid the top level tier for cocktail food which was the same price per head as my guests having an entr?e and main course and also decided to add 7 dozen oysters as well. I was advised by the Event Coordinator at Sammy's that there would be 18-27 pieces of cocktail food per person and that there would probably be a lot of food left over but on the day of my wedding there was nowhere near that amount of food and all of my guests left hungry. We didn't even see some of the cocktail courses I paid for!! I was embarrassed and humiliated as I paid a lot of money for very little food and it ruined my entire wedding reception!!



Sammy's on the Marina is with out a doubt the best located restaurant on the beach in Adelaide, offering spectacular views, Dolphins in the water, amazing sunsets, Ideal for a romantic evening or any special occasion. Also caters for large groups. We chose from an extensive menu, their signature sea food platter.consisting of nine delectable fresh varieties of sea food, When it was served, it looked amazing, and tasted even better. Sammys on the Marina, is recognized as Adelaide's finest Seafood Restaurant.and we would not disagree. The restaurant is circular on two levels, both offering spectacular views, the decor is elegantly seaside themed. The dessert menu offered a variety of popular favorites, plus a chefs special, which completed a thoroughly satisfying culinary experience. A good range of wines ensure a perfect accompaniment to your choice of meal. The coffee was excellent and so was the service. Reservations recommended.