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The Beach Shack Restaurant

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Pizza, Family Fare
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 157
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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Entree quick, mains slow

Meals are overall VERY tasty and the wait staff definitely know a lot about their meals! We ordered the special pork belly and scallops on finishing the entree we were both very excited for our main meal! However after waiting at least 15 minutes we had to question where it was! Mains did come out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Emily H
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely evening! The service and atmosphere were wonderful and the food was delicious. In particular, the risotto (subtly flavored with fennel) and gnocchi (rich, creamy sauce!) were amazing and the fish (nannagaui) was very fresh and beautifully presented. For a restaurant of this caliber, it was great value. Really one of the best meals we've had in five... More 

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Meals are overall VERY tasty and the wait staff definitely know a lot about their meals! We ordered the special pork belly and scallops on finishing the entree we were both very excited for our main meal! However after waiting at least 15 minutes we had to question where it was! Mains did come out very tasty yet again with... More 

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Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Ordered 14 pizzas for an event. Staff were friendly and helpful from my first point of contact. Delivery was on time and the drive was lovely. Pizzas tasted great. Would recommend

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Our group made the mistake of thinking this was a cheap, casual Italian restaurant good for a Sunday night pizza....wrong, it's a fully licensed affair that wanted $15 per bottle corkage for our byo wine. Their own wine was expensive, so needless to say we didn't stay long. Pizzas were very tasty but on the small side & overpriced.

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

Hi hgw177, We were so disappointed when we read that you felt we were overpriced and over rated. :( We are definitely not an Italian restaurant by any stretch - we market ourselves as a relaxed, chilled out, sand on the floor, family style restaurant, with a pizza bar churning out fresh bases with quality local ingredients (no pre packed... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Always fun to come here on our trips to Port Douglas. Food is OK nothing outstanding but the atmosphere is great. Sand on the floor and a laid back outdoor area. Well worth a dinner here. Pizza is pretty good. Overall good value for money.

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

Hi Barbara T, So great to have people like yourself coming back for a bit of laid back dins in the sand! Froggy our Pizza Chef will be glad to hear you enjoyed his pizza - we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

Hi 0123443210, Top 3 - we love it! Thank you for sharing your experience at the Shack! I also love the Macca Stack and I'm not vegetarian either - I think this dish is the only one from the original menu that has survived all these years! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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 

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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: Pizza, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?