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Kickin'Inn Port Melbourne
Photograph: Tommy H

Time Out says

Get your hands ready and crack into Cajun-style seafood in the heart of Port Melbourne

Prepare to get messy, Australian Cajun-style seafood restaurant chain Kickin’Inn has opened its first Victorian store in Port Melbourne.

The brand has taken over Bay Street's heritage-listed Rose Hotel and is offering punters the chance to dine over two levels. The venue is best known for its seafood boil-in-a-bag which is opened and let loose all over your table, ready for you to deconstruct with your hands. The only thing separating you from the juicy crustaceans is a bib and some gloves. 

So how does it work? Pick your proteins and variation of the venue's Kajun sauce (which includes over 55 herbs and spices) and choose your spice level. Varieties include the classic Kajun sauce, Garlic Kajun, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper or the Sha-Bang (a combination of all of the sauces).

Seafood on offer includes lobsters, pipis, barramundi, mussel pots, bay bugs, mud crab, baby octopus, fresh crayfish, whole fresh prawns and Alaskan King crabs. There are also fish and chips, pastas, salads and more on offer for those who aren't looking to have a crack at the boil. 

Written by
Rushani Epa


309 Bay Street
Port Melbourne
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
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