Gilligans Fish & Chips, Geelong
Gilligans (as in Gilligan's Island, I guess!) is like the good old Aussie Fish & Chip shop crossed with a trendy cafe...combining the best elements of both.
You can watch your meal cooked in front of you, the service is fast, and then you can either take away or eat in the restaurant. The walls are painted with a lot of blue/green and sea scenes, and the tables are similarly decorated, giving a nice maritime feel.
The food smells absolutely delicious...I defy you to walk past without wanting to go in and sample some of the delicious fish and crispy chips (we just couldn't resist).
You pay just a little more for the atmosphere, and the fact that from the window tables or outside area you're right across the road from the beach and have water views.
Favorite Dish: There are several different kinds of fish, including ones not on normal Fish & Chip menus (so I tried grilled Garfish for a change)
There's a seafood restaurant just opposite the Cunningham Pier that serves amazing battered fried seafood! The food is fresh and juicy and prices at this place is reasonable. I forgot the name of the restaurant but it's difficult to find. It's located at a street corner with simple decor inside, nothing too fancy.
Freshest deep fried seafood I've ever tasted!!