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The Mussel Boat (Waterfront Geelong)

A.k.a Gerry’s Mussel Paella

El Chiringuito de la Roja!! (Google translate gave me: The Snack of Red)

Address: Waterfront off Bellerine Street or Yarra Street
How to get there: Street Parking available on Brougham Street
Telephone: n/a
Trading Hours:
7 Days
Dining conditions: Easter Sunday 31 March 2013 – Late afternoon
Average Per Head: $7-10
Hits & Misses: Recommended (snack only)

The ‘metal tin’ is floating by the pier, behind Fisherman’s Pier and very close to where joy-flights take-off. If you look out for the aeroplane take-off, you won’t miss the mussel boat. It has red and white signs which contrast well off the boat’s silver metal body; catching attention from local passerby and visitors from other cities.

Strolling along...

Strolling along…

'Metal Tin'

‘Metal Tin’

White writing on red - the signs shows off products The Mussel Boat offers

White writing on red – the signs shows off take-aways The Mussel Boat offers


Fresh Produce Delivery!

The Mussel Boat offers:

  • Seafood Paella – $10.00
  • Calamari and Chips – $10.00
  • 5 Prawns with Garlic and Chilli – $7.00
  • Steamed Mussels in 1. Red wine tomato and chilli; 2. White wine Garlic and Parsley OR 3. Natural and Lemon – $7.00

Mainly deep-fired seafood, you guessed it right.

What we have ordered:

Prawns and calamari

Prawns and calamari

I liked the calamari very much because it is not typical fish & chips calamari rings where it is very chewy; The Mussel Boat calamari was fresh and tender. Chips were good. I liked the prawns least because I wasn’t in favour of the marinate.

I recommend the Mussel Boat for a quick greasy snack. Get some fresh mussels from them and cook up seafood marinara is not a bad idea either.


I found Geelong (Good) Food Hunter’s blog post on the Mussel Boat while doing some research on my own, it was a review from 2010 but the products are still the same so if you are still curious then check it out!