About Deck Bar & Dining Dee Why
Beach vibes and an always-changing menu keep guests coming back again and again to meet with friends, knock a couple back and taste what’s new at Dee Why’s Deck Bar & Dining. From Sunday breakfasts to sharing plates, this restaurant and bar encourages diners to come together and relish in its charming atmosphere and the positive environment. Located on The Strand in the heart of Dee Why, Deck Bar & Dining is one of the Sydney area’s most unspoiled hidden gems.
- Monday 12:00 - 22:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
- Friday 12:00 - 00:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
- Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Sydney locals flock to Deck Bar & Dining in Dee Why for the restaurant’s daily specials – Taco Tuesdays, discounted wings on Wednesdays, 2 for 1 pizzas on Thursdays, Friday dumpling specials and Sunday roasts – and chilled-out atmosphere. The bar is famous for their signature cocktails like the Calm Like A Bomb, a whiskey drink stirred with lemon simple syrup and chamomile tea foam, or the Bloody Maria, Deck’s take on the classic Bloody Mary garnished with crispy bacon (yes, bacon!).
The sharing plates at Deck Bar & Dining are the talk of Dee Why, with plenty of options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. The seafood tasting plate is a fresh and flavourful choice, complete with crispy fried prawns, sesame goma grilled salmon, salt & pepper squid plus lemon dipping sauce and poblano chili aioli for dipping. As for mains, there’s a whole lot of Mexican flavour going on – decide from an array of burritos, fajitas, quesadillas and nachos. There’s plenty of burgers, pizzas, salads, desserts and even great kids’ meals to keep the whole family satisfied. Deck Bar & Dining on The Strand is one happy place, but you’ll be disappointed if you don’t book ahead!
The location was perfect. We were seated upstairs at the large opened window overlooking Dee Why beach. The sun was out and the view spectacular. The food was fresh and great tasting. We shared many plates. The highlights were the crispy fish taco's and smash your own guacamole. The bar attendants were efficient and we enjoyed a few mojitos. Our friends visiting from Europe were extremely impressed with our lazy Saturday afternoon lunch!
great music & food. Had the pork belly pizza. Dough was nice and fresh and tasted great. Good selection of beer and wine also. Will go again.
Got table as requested even I did change time of booking at last minute. Fully satisfied. I can recommend that for others easily. Cheers :-)
We had a really great evening... Fun atmosphere and the food was delicious. Lovely view too. We will definitely be going back to a Deck soon.
Overall experience was very average. As there is no table service and the upstairs bar where we were seated was closed we had to go back downstairs to place our order for meals and drinks so carrying our table number (which is not small) as well as our drinks upstairs was a juggling act as no trays are on offer. Also having made our choice from the menu which was on our table, when we went down to order we found there were additional specials of the day - why weren't they on a slip of paper inside our menus? The two guys who were waiting tables never greeted us or smiled or excused themselves as they reached across in front of everyone clearing the tables. If you want dessert you have to go downstairs again as you can't order dessert at the same time as the mains. The whole process is clumsy and inefficient and had the food been good you could make excuses for them but it was not. The salmon was dry and the calamari tough and chewy and the dipping sauce was dreadful. Definitely not a place where I would bother returning to - You get the feeling that their attitude is like it or lump it - no-one there seems to care about the actual customer experience.
We had an amazing ocean front view at the Deck! The food there is always stellar, customer service could be a bit better - but you can't beat that view and those tasty eats! We ordered the guacamole, fish tacos, and pork quesadilla. Guacamole was perfectly spiced and we got to smash ourselves! Fish tacos were a bit soggy, but still flavourful. Pork quesadilla was the best - the tequila dipping sauce was out of this world! You order at the bar - so there is lack of service you'd receive elsewhere, but we will definitely be back!
We always enjoy going to Deck. Not surprisingly for a Saturday night it was crowded (and therefore noisy) and your best bet is to sit downstairs if possible. Food came quickly and was excellent as per normal. If you are a group of 4, try to get a couple of tables pushed together as the plates are quite large and a single table does not have enough surface area for all to eat comfortably.
This restaurant should have a big Self Service sign posted outside. As others have said, if you get seated upstairs you will be fetching everything other than what sits on an actual food plate. There's a large chance you will, as reservations are put upstairs (walk-ins get downstairs, where the live music is ... ). So double whammy. Staff will be walking around, but if you ask them for cutlery, or plates to share a pizza then they'll airily tell you 'they're over there' or 'they're downstairs' (even if they are actually upstairs). Do not expect the slightest bit of actual help. And yes you need to traipse downstairs to order your meal, order and collect drinks, etc. etc. ... you got it. Food itself is OK, but a restricted menu. Really, snacks and finger food. It's a bar that serves food, not a restaurant, in other words. If you want normal restaurant entrees and mains, look elsewhere.
The decor was intriguing with interesting art and the living plant wall. The tasty lunch came with the bonus being only $12. Sitting in the breeze on a hot day overlooking Dee Why beach made it perfect.
Great place. Love it but booking reservation through here didnt work.. i had confirmation email but no table reserved for 8 ppl. Lucky i got there early and managed to get a table that just left.
Great location on the beach, I went with my wife and 2 teenagers, the food was exceptional and staff were extremely helpful regarding the menu. I would recommend highly.
Always love eating and drinking at Deck. On this visit one of the meals wasn't up to usual great standard but the staff quickly rectified and we left as very happy campers
Great food and atmosphere had the 10 burger with loaded fries and beers were nice and cold. Friendly service with a nice fireplace downstairs to keep us warm
Good vibe - like the ides of just sitting and ordering when you like. Music was good but in the background enough that conversations could take place.
Tasty food - we went salad options which were big portions and had nice variety, quick to come! Nice vibe, lots of choice for drinks - delicious.
Awesome spot with a great interior set up. Beach vibes with a pub menu - weekday lunch specials are great value! Defiantly worth a drop by on a hot summers day for lunch!
Tasty bar style aussie mexican food, reasonable price food and drinks. Good service. If you want to chat easily we found the acoustics quite noisy though.
We had A really great evening again! The food was delicious as usual and we really enjoyed the fun atmosphere with the Sunday night entertainment.
Good and friendly service. Great location. The food was average- burger was great. Salt and pepper squid was ok- not what I was expecting flavour wise and was too big (would serve 2 people). Relaxed atmosphere.
Avoid! Expensive bar meals & drinks. No table service, run by teenagers with no customer service skills. Served an uncooked frozen entrée, will never return