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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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Hours:
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
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Great Pizza

Great pizza, great service. Had take away pizza twice and very satisfied. Eat in once and again the food was tasty and service great but the spag bol a little over priced but delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
MotorcityMick
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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332 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Great pizza, great service. Had take away pizza twice and very satisfied. Eat in once and again the food was tasty and service great but the spag bol a little over priced but delicious.

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Springwood, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We dined here four times during our nine day stay. The menue was limited but covered every taste. The staff were very freindly and gave exelent service. The fish and steaks were cooked to perfection. The wine list was very comprhensive and reasonably priced. The sandy floor was a nice touch it made you feel as if you were really... More 

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

Dear Les J, Awesome! We have never had a 12 out of 10 before - what a wonderful compliment to our awesome staff and Chefs! Delighted you enjoyed the menu and the wine list enough to visit four times - we look forward to having you back to indulge in our new pizza menu! Thanks for telling the world about... More 

Mykonos Town, Greece
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, staff friendly and offered mozzie repellent which was definitely needed. Would have preferred to do my own tipping rather than have it suggested by staff to put on when we paid by card. Would still recommend Beach Hut for their great food and location close to several resorts so within walking distance.

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

Dear Cheryl N, We are stoked you enjoyed our unique little hideway! It is definitely a bonus to be able to walk home after a great meal. Have to say we definitely hear you on the tip issue - we find it a bit awkward too! Just recently with the introduction of PIN numbers not signatures in Australia regarding credit... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This little place absolutely rocked, the service from the get go was impeccable, the food soared way above our expectations, certainly not what we were expecting for a little Beach Shack. Loved the atmosphere, hubby said if we lived here, it would be our local. Thanks for the memorable experience:)

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

Dear Chelles1978, We would love to have you as a local - make the move!!! We like to be a bit different so we are glad you loved us and our awesome staff. Maybe we will see you on a permanent stool at the bar someday! More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The beach shack is a lovely restaurant at a good location, especially if you're staying around the area. I have done take away pizza twice in that week and its reasonbly price and taste great. The set out for the restaurant is lovely and does give it the "Beach" look with the sand around it and being outdoors. The staff... More 

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

Dear Melissa D, Thank you for your lovely review! Great to hear you came back twice for the pizza - we hope you will come again as we have just redone our menu and have some fantastic, unusual new styles! Thank you also for noting your thoughts on the steak - I have passed this on to Chef for consideration. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Good variety of food, we went twice and had steak and fish the first time and pizzas the next and both times the food was great. The restaurant has a sand based floor, so lives up to it's name, but also adds to it's character. Must visit if you're in the area!

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

Dear Charlie G, The sand floor is pretty unique and we see lots of guests slip off their shoes and wiggle their toes in it! Great to hear you came to visit us twice. We hope to see you again to try our new pizza menu coming out this week! More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great pizza, awesome sizes n very tasteful , delivery or eat in very friendly lovey service n setup is great!

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

Dear Susan A, Thanks for the fantastic comments about our pizza! We are super proud of the fact all our ingredients are fresh and all the bases are hand rolled - not frozen! We hope to see you again as we are changing our pizza menu and adding some new fun ones on there! More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Delicious food and great table service here. A lovely relaxed atmosphere and beach decor. They got the sauce for the stead wrong but were very quick to apologise. The only fault I could give, hence the 4/5.

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

Dear Olivia S, Great to hear our staff picked up the incorrect sauce - as a steak eater myself I am rather particular about it! Awesome to hear you enjoyed our quirky decor and the local atmosphere. I have also let the staff know about your great experience! More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beach shack, great location and fun atmosphere with sandy floor. Food and service excellent. Previously had takeaway pizza from there too, that was very good also. Will definitely come here again.

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

Dear Sandra K, Fun and sand - it's a great combination! Awesome to hear you had a take away pizza as well as dining with us in the restaurant - we love it when people come back. We look forward to seeing you on the next visit and as we are in the final stages of our new pizza menu,... More 

Atherton Tablelands
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice restaurant with a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Other meals were good, but Calamari was brilliant! Would have preferred better salad than rice as the accompaniment.

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

Dear GYT, Calamari is sooo yummy - glad you liked it too, and even better for it to be described as brilliant! I have passed on your comments to our Chef about the rice - I am sure we can come up with something suitable. Thanks for the feedback! 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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