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The Beach Shack Restaurant

29 Barrier Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 1100
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Ranked #28 of 95 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
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
Faversham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There is no single reason why we enjoyed this place so much, it's just more an overall feel-good factor that the Beach Shack seems to generate. The sand on the floor, the fact it's effectively all outdoors, the casual but attentive staff, the food that isn't sensational but just hits the right notes - it just all adds up to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great casual dining with good food. Good for drinks as well. The service was also good considering we had a huge group.

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Port Douglas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A great little restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of the main shops. Sand on the floor and lovely relaxed atmosphere. Two classes of dining - a la carte menu and also a separate Pizza area for eat-in or take-away. Recommend booking ahead.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a nice evening here. The service was good, the atmosphere was pleasant. It's laid back and friendly. You can wear thongs and shorts. My only gripe (and it's not really a gripe because it's not as if the place pretends to be classy) was with the small serving sizes and the poor quality of the food. Make no... More

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Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Book in advance for dinner It gets busy being a local serving superb food. Great surrounding and very nice atmosphere Having dinner for the 2nd time here Upon our return in PD it was even better then the first time. This is not re the quality but experience First time around I ordered the snapper which was beautifully presented and... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The shack is rustic but with great food. We arrived too early 5pm - and they do not start cooking until 5.30 - so we sat at the bar and soaked up the local atmosphere which was great. Other comments that staff were surly I do not understand. They were great. The salads were lovely and the steak great. We... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved the atmosphere of the Beach Shack from the start, lanterns and sand on the floor. Menu was good but it was when the food was served that it got even better - each aspect of it absolutely perfectly cooked. Great night, great meal.

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food and great service. Well priced with top specials. Please book if in busy season and on weekends.

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cairns
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great prices, and great service, went back again because it was so good first time. Staff recognised us from first visit and the food is beautiful. Must go place in port douglas

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was staying within walking distance to this restaurant and after reading the reviews on other social apps had to come and give it a try, we were lucky to be seated after waiting a few minutes at the bar from being a walk in during peak season. The food and serviced were excellent. Need to still try one of their... More

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