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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“An Adelaide institution since 1922, it's an award-winning Hotel in beautiful Semaphore that something to suit every taste. They pride themselves as a family business that makes every effort to provide the highest standard of customer service in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. Guests have the option of grabbing a casual bite in the sunny and spacious beach bar, hold an event in one of the many function rooms, or for a more traditional and formal experience, sitting in the grandeur of the Ballroom Bistro. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Historic charm on the outside, modern on the inside, latest released screened and all for $8 a ticket.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“A wild clean beach at the end of a historic Main Street. Lots of interesting shops and cafes. A little out of the way, but worth it if you like exploring.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Want something different in the menu along with great service and excellent chefs head here. Winner of the first my restaurant rules competition, the couple who own this restaurant understand good food and great service. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Good coffee, free newspapers, a range of great cakes, and on the sunny side of the street. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Well stocked supermarket - Open Mon - Fri until 9pm, Sat, Sun till 5pm. Ideal for all general grocery needs”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great little spot in Semaphore for boutique beer and cider and a few wines available too. Excellent, cheap wood fired pizzas. Beer garden with games to play in the bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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“Best fish and chips in South Australia. Be prepared to line up outside the door in summer !”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Simple South-East Asian cuisine in a peaceful decor, friendly service, and popular for take-away, one of the closest restaurants to Semaphore Haven!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“You can sit out the back on a deck with your dog and enjoy an amazing breakfast. You may need to book as it’s popular on weekends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Very 'Lonely planet' out there retro blues music, Friday night and Sunday afternoon only.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Local funky coffee joint with a range of light meal and snack options close the cinema.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“This is Mary's favourite seaside area in Adelaide as she lived here as a teenager. Not as well known as Glenelg, this beach area is great for families and has a more quiet but welcoming feel to its main street area. There are cafes and restaurants plus parking is more readily available. The nearby Port area is interesting to visit too.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place is a favorite of mine with delicious meals, quick service and friendly staff.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“An Adelaide institution since 1922, it's an award-winning Hotel in beautiful Semaphore that something to suit every taste. They pride themselves as a family business that makes every effort to provide the highest standard of customer service in a relaxed beachside atmosphere. Guests have the option of grabbing a casual bite in the sunny and spacious beach bar, hold an event in one of the many function rooms, or for a more traditional and formal experience, sitting in the grandeur of the Ballroom Bistro. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want something different in the menu along with great service and excellent chefs head here. Winner of the first my restaurant rules competition, the couple who own this restaurant understand good food and great service. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great little spot in Semaphore for boutique beer and cider and a few wines available too. Excellent, cheap wood fired pizzas. Beer garden with games to play in the bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
“Best fish and chips in South Australia. Be prepared to line up outside the door in summer !”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simple South-East Asian cuisine in a peaceful decor, friendly service, and popular for take-away, one of the closest restaurants to Semaphore Haven!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“You can sit out the back on a deck with your dog and enjoy an amazing breakfast. You may need to book as it’s popular on weekends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent burgers with home made patties, both meat and vegetarian. Sweet potato chips. Buy a burger and eat it on the hill opposite while watching the sunset.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
“A cool Tiki bar owned by my amazing friend Leopard Lass. Yummy cocktails and usually burlesque or bands on the weekend.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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