About Sammy's on the Marina

What could be better than watching in the sun go down, overlooking the beautiful water on the South Australian coast and feasting on decadent seafood with a crisp glass of wine? For us, not much… And for the best? Sammy’s on the Marina takes the cake. Located on the Glenelg shore, just south of Adelaide, this Holdfast Promenade restaurant has a menu brimming with fresh seafood straight off the boat with a million dollar view to match. We can’t go past the freshly shucked South Australian oysters and bucket-o’-mussels to start, followed by crispy skinned Atlantic salmon or the deluxe seafood platter for two. This is a must-visit restaurant for fish lovers – you won’t be disappointed.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Sammy's on the Marina
12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg
Adelaide 5045

Menu Highlights




Grilled scallops served on a onion and fennel jam with a warm capsicum sauce

Salt & Pepper Calamari

Served with a bacarus salad& sesame chilli sauce

Garlic Prawns

Served with kaffir lime pilaf


Sammys Platter for 2

Grilled king prawns, crab, grilledscallops, batteredflathead,grilled King George whiting,crumbed calamari,spicy calamari, smoked salmon,fresh king prawns, chilli mussels,oysters naturalall served with a side of chips and greek salad.

Chilled Platter for 2

Lobster natural (seasonal), oysters natural, fresh king prawns, chilli mussels&smoked salmon all served with a side of greek salad

Deluxe Platter for 2

Natural lobster, garlic cream prawns, battered whiting, crab, chilli mussels, fresh king prawns, oysters natural, smoked salmon, grilled scallops, salt and pepper calamari, crumbed calamari served with a side of chips and greek salad


Crispy Skin Atlantic Salmon

Served on a bed of peperonata salad with capers and an aromatic basil oil

Aussie favourite

Crumbed King George whiting, Prawns & calamari

Rib Eye 400g

Char grilled to your liking, on top of a smashed herbed potato base with oven roasted cherry tomatoes

Vegetarian Putanesca

Freshly made pasta mixed with tomatoes, red onions, olives, sundried tomatoes & chilli seasoned with basil and finished with olive oil

Shared Dishes


A bucket of chilled Green Lip mussels served in half shell marinated in sweet chilli sauce

Seafood Taste Plate

Fresh king prawns, oysters, whitebait and salt and pepper squid. Served with a selection of condiments

Freshly Shucked South Australian Oysters (12)



Coffee & Petite Four

Your choice of espresso coffee served with Gillian seashell chocolates

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Served with fresh cream and chocolate sauce

Sticky Date Pudding

Baked apple, date & cinnamon served with a toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream

51 Sammy's on the Marina Reviews

51 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Andrew P.8 days ago · 1 review

Great food. Great service. Will definitely be back. The Sammy’s Platter was delicious. The location was great. Emma was a fantastic waitress. Just a reminder- Leave the chips (as nice as they are) til last!

Jennifer T.9 days ago · 1 review

We were treated like valued customers.... and when every bite has u making noises , well that speaks for itself 😋..... we both thoroughly enjoyed the seafood and will be going back to try something different

Peter G.a month ago · 1 review

Very nice food. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals. My char grilled octopus was excellent. The staff were outstanding. They were efficient and friendly An excellent night out.

Richard J.2 months ago · 1 review

Great food, and amazig service in a fantastic setting. Jayden looked after perfectly and made the whole experience perfect on a special night. We will be returning.

Heather B.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Sammy's on the Marina is well located with views out to the sea. There are other restaurants and bars near by so the atmosphere is vibrant on a Saturday night. We had a table indoors but close to the outdoor area which was great as the night we were there was warm and summery . We were spoilt for choices with the menu and ended up ordering the deluxe seafood platter, which we really enjoyed. The service was good and we had a thoroughly enjoyable night.

Chris B.4 months ago · 1 review

Arrived half hour early which wasn’t a problem with staff. Excellent waiting staff particularly young female who recommended a particular wine which was rejected by my wine snobbish ( dear friend ). We both had to agree that the recommended wine was far superior. We shared theDeluxe Platter but could have done ( jokingly ) about how well we had attacked it! Mind you we didn’t manage to complete the platter but it was absolutely superb. On a personal note I am not sophisticated in such surroundings but I was never made to feel inadequate to be a guest. My heartfelt thanks to the staff of Sammy’s. Chr

Iris I.6 months ago · 1 review

Lovely location overlooking the sea and Patawalonga outlet - the seafood was delicious (but an additional piece of lemon would go well with crumbed fish) The service was excellent. Definitely on my list as a place to book for that special celebration- we arrived early before the lunch rush, and enjoyed a quiet drink and conversation before ordering. Highly recommended.

John D.4 months ago · 1 review

Great food in a wonderful setting. The service was slow albeit the venue was very full. The outside we were given table was a little disappointing given that we booked some time ago. We were told that we needed to ask for a window table inside when booking however we were not given this option when we booked with Quandoo. Notwithstanding my party of eight all had an enjoyable evening.

Russell C.4 months ago · 2 reviews

What a meal and enjoyable experience. Went to celebrate my Birthday and Daughters Birthday and my other daughters engagement to her boyfriend of 4 years who all came from Chicago to visit us in Adelaide. Jo made our dinner a great experience. I am sure that me and my husband will be back!

Meri S.2 months ago · 1 review

Booked online , but table not ready on arrival . For an expensive restaurant , the overall aesthetic was not high end , if not tired . Food was nice , but overpriced for overall quality , and servers really lacked experience and finess ;eg drinks not attended to , slack with knowing who ordered which meal ( should be easy with a table of three ) Perhaps a fussy diner here , but a cafe feel with restaurant expectation .