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All 96 Port Douglas Restaurants

The Beach Shack Restaurant

29 Barrier Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 1100
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Ranked #25 of 96 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A local favourite, "The Shack" introduces you to a truly tropical Port Douglas dining experience with a wonderful mix of funky ambiance and laid back Queensland style. An eclectic mix of sandy floor, colourful lanterns, and a chill out bar with comfy couches, "The Shack" offers a delicious restaurant menu or more relaxed pizza bar menu. Come in for a beer and a pizza or a bubbles and tapas - it's what the locals do!
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful restaurant, great food, wonderful service, sandy floor; just beautiful and well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have eaten here many times over the years, generally has been good. On this occasion - a group of 10. Nice atmosphere - outside but mostly undercover, nice foliage around, sand floor fun. We all had the special crab spring rolls, delicious. 3 of us had the sesame crusted snapper = delicious, only complaint = serve was really too... More

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Wyndham Vale
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had a great meal here. Staff are friendly, food delicious and cocktails fabulous. Quite a unique setting with casual yet comfortable wicker furniture and sand between your toes.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As soon as we arrived the staff were keen to have a chat and make recommendations on the meals. Whenever they came to check on us it was a good distraction, not an annoying interruption. On top of this the food was excellent! The steak was cooked to perfection (just a shame they only had rump) and my wife's beef... More

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Canberra
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Beach Shack should be on everyone's list of restaurants to visit if you go to Port Douglas (along with Salsa and Nautilus). They all offer different experiences. The Beach Shack is a little south of the main action (about 10 minutes on the local shuttle buses) or in walking distance if you are staying near Ramada or the Sea... More

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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food here was very good and the service was warm and personable. The prices were very reasonable and we all enjoyed our meal. My only criticism was they had run out of nearly all the wines on the list that we wanted! Overall very nice place and very easy to get to via shuttle bus or walking distance from... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As soon as you walk through the archway into the open garden verandah , I knew I was going to like this restaurant. Had sand all over the floor and old style furniture with nothing flashie, trendy or posh. Decorated to be warm and welcoming. If I lived in Port Douglas this would be my local !! Waiting staff were... More

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Port Douglas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Well credit where its due we had a couple of terrible experiences but we were forced to go back to have dinner with friends. Overall it was very good and the Waiting Staff were excellent this time which helped to compliment the food. The Take Away Pizzas are still great too.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Enjoyed this place so much we went back twice. Easy walk from sea temple resort. Lovely food both nights. Great service and entertaining musician. Such a casual atmosphere with its outside sand floor. Don't be put off by quiet daytime "shack" appearance. This place is a must for casual dining!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Innovative food, quick attentive friendly service, great seaside ambience including beach sand floor,(not touristy)

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Additional Information about The Beach Shack Restaurant

Address: 29 Barrier Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4099 1100
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
Cuisine: Family Fare

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