Great Ocean Hotel
This friendly hotel is on the way out of town from Melbourne. Regulars come here for the porterhouse steaks and generous seafood platters for two piled high with prawns, oysters, crab, calamari, scallops, smoked salmon and fish. There are usually pastas and a risotto, plus a popular bar menu. Some of the 80-odd seats in the relaxed beer garden have views of the sea.
29 Great Ocean Rd; (03) 5237 6240; open daily for lunch and dinner