Eating in Freo is more about casual Italian or fish and chips than serious fine dining. The two main spots where most of the Fremantle restaurants are located are South Terrace and Fishing Boat Harbour. People-watching from outdoor tables on South Terrace is a popular thing to do while dining at the restaurants in Fremantle.
Cicerello’s at the Fishing Boat Harbour is Fremantle’s fish and chips factory which has been around since 1903. It’s also a quintessential Fremantle experience and a “must do” when in Fremantle. Choose your fish and chips, then pick a spot out on the boardwalk or in the concrete-floored space inside. It’s all very casual. Watch out for the seagulls if you’re dining outside.
Little Creatures is a brewery that is worth a visit while at the Fishing Boat Harbour in Freo. Situated in a cavernous converted boat shed overlooking the harbour, the home-brewed ales at this brewery are well worth the wait even during the busiest of times (and it does get very busy!). The food is excellent as well – from wood-fired pizzas to delicious seafood delights.
If you’re in the South Terrace area, old-school Gino’s must be Freo’s most famous café. These days it’s a bit of a tourist attraction.