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The Beach Shack Restaurant

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29 Barrier Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 1100
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A local favourite, "The Shack" introduces you to a truly tropical Port...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Definitely worth going to!

I love this place. A meal with the sand between your toes in a tropical destination is what makes it special. I have been there several times with family and friends and mostly, I would say this place is superb! Never been disappointed with the food (try the Maca Stack - I'm not even a vego and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Port Douglas, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I love this place. A meal with the sand between your toes in a tropical destination is what makes it special. I have been there several times with family and friends and mostly, I would say this place is superb! Never been disappointed with the food (try the Maca Stack - I'm not even a vego and I love this... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Feels like you're dining on the beach with the sand between your toes! The pizzas were absolutely delicious and service was very friendly. Great restaurant to dine at and close to the Pullman Sea Temple.

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi LizandMattJ, Great to hear you wandered around from the Pullman Sea Temple! It's not far at all to walk or drive so thanks for letting other travellers know about us. The sandy floor is fun - even I like squishing my toes in it!! More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We had the garlic And cheese opener followed by the prosciutto special with goats cheese. Wonderful thin crispy base, homemade tomato sauce and tasty toppings. Well worth a visit, bar seems to be humming as well if you are looking to stay.

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi CBA09, How good is the proscuitto and goats cheese? Thanks for telling everyone about our hand rolled bases - sounds like it definitely made your pizzas special. Thanks for coming along to The Shack! More 

Port douglas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Have enjoyed pizza's regularly at the shack. It has been about a year since we visited the restaurant. I will certainly be back soon! Service was excellent (friendly, efficient, professional) and the meal was delicious. Great job guys.

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Bstarpd, Love to hear about people coming back to The Shack - especially when it's 'delicious'! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on our staff - they are a great crew, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I went and have pizzas at a good price. Loved it - close to where I was staying and we ate on the beach

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi gemma t, Nothing quite like a Shack pizza on the beach - very tropical north Queensland! Glad to hear you enjoyed them - our pizza chef Froggy will be happy! More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I came here for my birthday and the staff did and wonderful job of making our party of nine feel welcome, my partner and I had the calamari starter, it's probably the best calamari in town! I definitely recommend!

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rielley H, Happy Birthday! Thanks for coming in to celebrate your birthday with us. I'm a bit of a sucker for the calamari myself ... and the arancini ... and the jalepeno poppers ... yum. Hope to see you again! More 

Port Douglas
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Dropped in here last night, the first time since new owners took over and was pleasantly surprised. The place has been cleaned up and some renovation done but without losing the old Beach Shack atmosphere. We only had pizza and tapas but will be heading back soon for the full restaurant meal. The pizzas were great, the tapas was delicious... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi PortDouglasHugo, Thank you for coming back to The Shack! I actually just picked up some decorative sailor ducks on the weekend which I put into the restaurant on Saturday - we like to find eclectic things and put them on display! Glad to hear you like our additions to the restaurant and the fact we try to keep our... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Beach Shack was our local - we could walk there from our villa & was recommended by locals. Good beach vibe - relaxed & catering for everything from drinks with Tapas from 5pm to takeaway pizzas & restaurant meal. The Maca stack which they are known for is great and the dishes were interesting and well done. Live music... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Globetrotterdog, Thanks for giving our great staff a rap! They are a fantastic bunch and really give the place a local vibe. The Macca Stack looks like remaining on our menu forever - we get a lot of comments on it so we are glad you enjoyed it too! See you next time! More 

Sydney, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We drove to Port Douglas for an evening feed and all the places looked touristy and over priced so we drove 5 mins down the road to Beach Shack. It was just what we were looking for on a Friday evening. Food to suit everyone, reasonably priced (we have found Port Douglas expensive compared to Sydney) Service started off excellent,... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sam W, Friday night - the locals night! Great to hear you felt the Shack wasn't 'touristy' - we like to think we have a fun, relaxed vibe going on. We do like to keep the prices reasonable as particularly for families the bill can mount up! We really pride ourselves on the fact our staff really enjoy their... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A local recommended that we try The Beach Shack saying it was very good. The setting is casual with sand on the floor, nice little bar and the kitchen is open so you can see what is going on. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food surpassed our expectations. Started with Garlic Pizza. Followed this with Salt & Pepper... More 

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Natalie J, General Manager at The Beach Shack Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Brian M, We love our locals - stoked they recommended us to you! I think they like the open kitchen too - you can keep an eye on those Chefs - and I secretly think they love it so they can show off their cooking skills! We look forward to having you back so we can surpass your expectations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Barrier Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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