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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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    Very good
  • 42
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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
Not what you expect!

The name and the sandy floor are certainly deceptive! The meals were delicious and were pretty much fine dining without the huge price tag. The staff were friendly and were able to describe and recommend dishes. We really enjoyed our dinner here. Extra points for the gluten free options including... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Jay_Lion09
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The name and the sandy floor are certainly deceptive! The meals were delicious and were pretty much fine dining without the huge price tag. The staff were friendly and were able to describe and recommend dishes. We really enjoyed our dinner here. Extra points for the gluten free options including desserts!

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

Hi Jay_Lion09! We try to keep the prices family friendly - which is great for fitting in a dessert! We have introduced gluten free pizza bases too as so many people these days have ditched the gluten - and you have to keep up with the times! Thanks for sharing your positive night! More 

Buderim, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went to have dinner on Saturday night, after arriving in Port Douglas, only to find it was extremely popular and unfortunately we hadn't booked :( We headed down the back section for pizza and where deciding what to do when the restaurant manager came and grabbed us and told us a family had just finished and did we still... More 

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

Hi Alexandra_H100, Cool! We hope the rest of your holiday was as easy and laid back as your first night with us! We get absolutely flat out during school holidays so most of the time, if you don't have a booking it can lead to no dinner - so we are glad you hung around so we could accommodate you!... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place does great pizza. A variety of options, well sized and presented. We had tandoori, Mexican and Greek style which were all of a very high standard. Thin crust and goats feta topped it off.

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

Hi Spp65, A pizza is not a pizza without a thin base! The Mexican was a new addition recently so great to hear good reviews on it! More 

Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Love the sand and beach look. Starters was beautiful, spring rolls and garlic bread. Mains was Ok, steak, fish & pizza.

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

Hi Stoffel M! Glad you liked the beachy look - it's a bit of fun! Will have to get you back in for another steak - it's my personal favourite at the moment and I'm a medium rare girl - I reckon we can make it better for you next time! Good to hear you liked the spring roll special... More 

Grovedale, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Best seafood pizza ever! Can't really say more than that but the staff are very friendly and we're more than happy to deliver to our resort. I will be making a point of using these guys again when we return

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

Hi jonathanpX2548AO! Got to love a good seafood pizza delivery in Queensland! We hope you enjoy the next one just as much! More 

Narrabeen, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

just great food great specials great chefs, atmosphere was so cool Rick our waiter was our hero great person

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

Hi Genene E! Rick is actually our Assistant Manager so he will be pretty chuffed to be called a hero! I think I will pick on him about it today when he comes in!!!! Great to hear you enjoyed Luke's specials - he comes up with some goodies! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We found this place because we drove past on our first night in town and it was really busy which is always a good sign. We decided to book in the following night. Three of us has pizza and one had the seafood pasta. All four of us were very happy with our meals and the pizzas were especially good.... More 

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

Hi Dan_nz100! Love to hear you thought our pizzas were exceptionally good! Must be the freshly rolled bases! We are super lucky to have such awesome staff who really enjoy what they do and it is great you noticed it! We hope you enjoyed all your experiences in Port! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Beach Shack was close to our hotel so we gave it a try. The food is very good and the sandy floor adds charm.

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

Hi SnickersDaisy! The sandy floor is pretty cool - and definitely adds to the charm so we are glad you loved it! It's also very handy to be able to walk back to your hotel at the end of the evening. Hope to see you again! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We get home delivery on a regular basis and feel bad for not doing this sooner!!! Pizzas are sinfully good!! Too good to describe, with plenty of amazing gourmet goodness!! Thank you again!!!

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

Hi Debbie N, Better late than never! Thanks for taking the time to let everyone know how much you love our pizzas! The gourmet ones are my fave too (Had a sneaky Casablanca last weekend!) so it's neer boring! See you on the next run! More 

Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good pizza and fun drinks. Outdoor rustic setting. Took shuttle from qt resort. Warm night was perfect.

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

Hi Nancy3259, Cool to hear you had fun at our Shack! She is definitely rustic - so love that you enjoyed the vibe! More 

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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 5:00 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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
Cuisine: Pizza, Family Fare

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?