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The 9 Best Restaurants in Glenelg You Need to Dine at

From fresh oyster bars to teppanyaki steakhouses, Glenelg really has it all. So, why not step away from your usual dinner date location and plan a night to one of these charming restaurants in Glenelg.

Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores
Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores

After the perfect date night location for a warm balmy night? No need to go out of your way when all you need is right here in Glenelg. This thriving beachside locale boasts restaurants and bars that are dripping in charm and elegance. Whether you're after a fancy teppanyaki date, in the mood for some fresh Oysters or after a casual sangria and burrito, there’s a restaurant to suit every palette. Go from dipping in the ocean to indulging in a cocktail overlooking the sea in just minutes! Don't believe how good these sound? Taste-test them for yourself.

So, instead of booking into your usual date night venue, change it up and book a table at one of these Glenelg restaurants.

The Moseley Bar and Kitchen

This premium beachside bar is the place to be on weekends and summer days. This fresh and welcoming venue is a summery scene and their extravagant calendar of events means there is always something to see or do. Offering the Moseley Beach Club pop up during the warmer months and the Moseley Igloos when it cools down, these extravagant pop ups are part of what makes this venue so lust worthy. Their great food and cocktails is just a bonus to this already swoon worthy venue.

11 Moseley Square, Glenelg

Luciano’s  

Luciano’s focus on bringing the Amalfi coast to the heart of Glenelg with their diverse offering of Italian food and wine. If you like the sound of Tuscan reds, local South Australian white wines, handmade gnocchi and flavoursome ravioli, this is definitely the Glenelg restaurant for you. Luciano's offer oceanfront views over the picturesque Marina Pier that look beautiful no matter what time of day! Our advice? Book in at sunset and experience it for yourself!

Shop 13-15 Marina Pier, Glenelg

Good Slice Pizza

Good Slice Pizza is the Glenelg pizzeria creating organic pizza with local, South Australian ingredients. There's so much more to their menu than just pizza, think baked South Australian halloumi, with almonds and pomegranate molasses, and roasted duck pizza with ginger jam, sauteed spring onion and chives. If you still don’t believe how good it is, try it for yourself. Your tastebuds can thank us later.

Level 1 Cnr Jetty Road & Moseley Street, Glenelg


Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores

An Oyster bar that shucks some of the best clams in the world...now that sounds pretty good to us! At Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores, local Coffin Bay oysters are served up in a range of exquisite ways. Whether you like them fresh, grilled or chilled this is the ultimate destination for any oyster lover. From caviar-topped and panko-crusted, to grilled chilli and cheese, they do it all. For those of you that aren't avid lovers of oysters, they also offer a range of fresh and delicious seafood to satisfy your tastebuds too. 

Shop 10, Marina Pier, Glenelg

Fourth 

Fourth’s specialty lies in their creative cocktails, specialty whiskeys, gins and boutique wine list from all around the world. So, if you're in the mood for a good meal accompanied by even better drinks this is the place for you. Fourth's sleek venue is always buzzing no matter what hour of the day you visit. Whether you're in the mood for a boozy breakfast, lunch or dinner, they'll help you out. Their menu is designed to share, so grab a group of friends and get yourself ready for a night of delicious fun. 

34 Jetty Road, Glenelg

Polk 

This modern Asian fusion restaurant in Glenelg is hard to miss with its large neon POLK sign above the entrance. Their menu ranges from easy share dishes to elaborate mains, and they have a love for fine wine and cocktails too. With dishes like South Australian Kingfish topped with a housemade soy-vinaigrette, diced orange and wasabi mayo, we're sure you are going to have a hard time deciding on which dish to order.

114 Partridge Street, Glenelg South

Tomiko Japanese  

This Japanese teppanyaki steak house is bound to leave you wanting more. Sit back and watch your meals be bought to life right in front of your eyes. Choose from fine cuts of beef or a seafood sensation, and pair your selection with a delicious local drop. The deliciously authentic food is complemented by the beautiful dining experience, making Tomiko Japanese the perfect date night spot to share with that special someone.

7 Holdfast Shores, Marina Pier, Glenelg 

Sammy’s on The Marina

If award-winning seafood and breathtaking panoramic views of the marina and ocean are what you are after, we guarantee you will love Sammy’s. Our go-to seafood destination for the finest catch of the day,  you can dine on everything from garlic king prawns and crumbed scallops, to fresh bluefin tuna. It's easy to see why Sammy's is the best seafood restaurant in Glenelg. 

1/12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg

Doughballs 

Sit outside and enjoy the beautiful Glenelg sunset on a balmy night with a cocktail and delicious meal from Doughballs in front of you. Specialising in perfectly rounded and warm doughballs, best served with garlic butter, their light range of pizzas and authentic delicacies make for a heavenly meal. From family-friendly share meals to lighter options, for those cutting back, we're sure there is something that will appeal to everyone.

4 Moseley Square, Glenelg


Already tried the best restaurants in Glenelg and looking for more things to do? From exploring walking trails in Adelaide, sipping your way through wineries or planning romantic getaways around South Australia, make the most of your weekends by experiencing the best your backyard has to offer.