Fodor's Expert Review The Tug

$$ Swakopmund Seafood

It's all about location at the Tug, which, as its name suggests, is actually an old tugboat that has been raised up and moored next to the jetty. The restaurant is known for its fresh, locally sourced seafood—especially the local Walvis Bay oysters—which are some of the best in the world, but there are creative seafood alternatives like venison (oryx, springbok, kudu and zebra), though not many vegetarian meals. The outside deck is a coveted location for a summer sundowner and it's always bustling with visitors and locals; alternatively enjoy an after-dinner drink in the bar which feels like you're in the boat's bridge. Be aware of the menu pricing, as they charge extra for sides and sauces that should be included with the meal.

Try to reserve (at least a week in advance) a sea-view table so you can watch the ocean crashing just beneath you.

Seafood Lunch Dinner $$ Views

Quick Facts

Swakopmund, Erongo  Namibia


Known For:
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Fresh, locally sourced seafood
  • Incredible location and views
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Fri., Reservations essential

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