Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Dudley Wines Cellar Door

About 12km east of Penneshaw, KI's pioneering winery has a superb cellar door (doubling in size when we visited). It's a fancy corrugated-iron shed, with astonishing views back to the mainland and serving superb piz…
Top Choice Thai in American River

KI Tru Thai

Hungry? Thursday night? If it's 'affirmative' to all of the above, wander over to this big steel farm shed (a couple of kilometers down a dirt road across from the American River turn-off) for some brilliant home-co…
Top Choice Modern Australian in North Coast Road

Hannaford & Sachs

Beneath the sun-dappled boughs of a 150-year-old fig tree, Rachel Hannaford and Sasha Sachs deliver a unique gourmet lunch experience: canapes, entrees, mains, desserts and accompaniments, with global influences fro…
Modern Australian in South Coast Road

Marron Café

Around 15km north of Vivonne Bay you can check out marron in breeding tanks, then eat some! It's a subtle taste, not always enhanced by the heavy sauces issued by the kitchen... There are salads, steak and chicken d…
Cafe in North Coast Road

Rockpool Café

Don't worry about sandy feet at this casual, al fresco joint by the beach in Stokes Bay. 'What's the house special?', we asked. 'Whatever I feel like doin'!', said the chef (usually seafood, washed down with local w…
Seafood in American River

Oyster Farm Shop

Run by a local oyster farm, this little shack acts as an outlet for sustainable seafood producers from all over KI. Oysters, marron, abalone, King George whiting…even barramundi, cooked into meals (nothing is deep-f…
Seafood in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Fish

Takeaway fish and chips like you ain't never had before − grilled, beer-battered or crumbed whiting and garfish − plus giant KI scallops, marron (freshwater crayfish), lobster medallions, prawns and oysters. Dunk th…
Italian in Kingscote

Bella

Sit inside or on the pavement, al fresco, at Bella, a cheery Italian cafe/restaurant/pizza bar. Pizzas start around lunchtime (eat in or take away); dinner is à la carte (or pizzas), featuring American River oysters…
Seafood in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods

This unassuming place attached to a petrol station has some of the best seafood you're ever likely to taste. Fat oysters go for around $16 a dozen, then there are all manner of cooked and fresh KI seafood packs and …
Cafe in Flinders Chase National Park

Chase Cafe

On the food front, if you're not self-catering the only option within Flinders Chase National Park is the buzzy, daytime Chase Cafe at the visitor centre, serving burgers, wraps, soup, pizzas, big salads, coffee and…