In search of a budget-friendly feed at Hillarys Boat Harbour, we found the queue for fish and chips was too long. We'd had a bad experience before at the Noodle Box. And the prices at a third restaurant were too high.
Enter The Sorrento Beach Shack, which is reasonably priced, family friendly and offers a huge range of deluxe burgers and more - while some tables have water views.
From the menu, our party of five selected various burgers, a serve of chips and a 700ml milkshake ($6.90), which three of us shared.
I chose the North Shore Burger - a Mt Barker grilled chicken breast with avocado, aioli, cheese, lettuce and tomato on a grilled Turkish roll. Filling, delicious and good value for $13.
If burgers aren't your thing, the menu also offers various pastas, fish and steak meals - although the prices for these are higher. There are 15 gluten free menu choices.
The chips ($6) were crisp and good although the accompanying aioli could have used more garlic.
We sat in a semi-open-to-the-elements area with views of the water. Ordering was a queue and get a table number and there was a free help-yourself water station.
I didn't notice it but, according to the restaurant's website, there is a children's play area. There is also a children's menu of dishes priced at $9.90 - although our little one just snacked off the adults' plates.
The Sorrento Beach Shack is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with special offers on Wednesday and Thursday nights.