3 Best Restaurants in Kangaroo Island, South Australia


$ Fodor's choice

This casual diner is a godsend for the island and the fresh, colorful breakfasts and hearty lunches are worth planning a day around. Mexican and Asian influences abound on a menu that's accompanied by local wine, gin, and beer or freshly baked pastries including Portuguese custard tarts that have achieved legendary status.

Fish of Penneshaw


At this tiny shop renowned for its fish-and-chips and other affordable local seafood dishes, you can get your food to go, eat it at the counter, or enjoy it with a glass of wine in the seating area next door. Choose your fish—whiting, John Dory, garfish—from the blackboard menu and have it beer-battered, crumbed, or grilled, or get a paper-wrapped parcel of scallops, prawns, lobster, and oysters (in season) shucked to order.

43 North Terr., Penneshaw, SA, 5222, Australia
08-8553–1177-Fish of Penneshaw
Known For
  • <PRO>elevated fish and chips</PRO>
  • <PRO>parcel of scallops</PRO>
  • <PRO>soothing views</PRO>
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed May–mid-Oct. No lunch, No credit cards

Millie Mae's Pantry


Shaded by a large mulberry tree, this cute café has a short blackboard menu that changes daily to incorporate fresh produce from the colorful on-site garden and beyond. Salvaged materials give the large deck a rustic feel and the eponymous pantry is filled with a huge variety of goods from local producers. Coupled with the proximity to the ferry terminal, this makes it a great first or last stop on the island.

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