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The Beach Shack Restaurant

29 Barrier Street Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 1100
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Ranked #32 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Sure, it's a little way away from the town centre (perfect if you're staying at Pullmans Sea Temple though) but it's such a good restaurant! The food is sublime, with a great daily specials selection. The service is fantastic and the atmosphere is really laid back and totally unpretentious despite serving a la carte, top quality food. We returned for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had the worst service here. The food was quite good, except for a tasteless gnocci. The waiting staff have no idea, they need leadership badly. We were not sure who was serving us, out of 4 who attended our table at different times. The drink orders were so slow coming, I had finished my meal before my glass of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the meal we had at this restaurant- we turned up without a reservation at 6.30pm and managed to get the last table.- obviously a popular place to dine. Nice with the sand floor and kids like it. The waitresses were friendly and came from many countries by their lovely accents. The atmosphere was good - not a posh... More

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I ordered a shared plate for 2 as a main course at the restaurant, the waitress advised me I would have more on this plate compared to the Tapas out the back in the Pizza area. When it came it was the same size as the ones out the back and almost twice the price, I think a bit extra... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great pizza! we ordered in 2 nights while at the Sheraton Mirage. They called us when they got to the Lobby. Great flavors, great choice. Recommend it!

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had an excellent meal food-wise at the Beach Shack. All the food was delicious, and I particularly enjoyed my curry, one of the specials of the day. The beach setting is lovely and the menu is varied enough to please everybody. Unfortunately the meal was spoiled by our surly and unfriendly waitress, who seemed resentful at having to serve... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Brilliant entrees and dessert, beach setting was amazing. Prices were excellent. Staff members were warm and welcoming and service of foods was quick and pristine.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is a little off the tourist path and was obviously full of locals. The price of the food is more reasonable that similarly rated restaurants in town. The food was spectacular! We had a Roast Vegetable Stack and Locally caught Nannygai followed by Bread and Butter Pudding with Rum and Rasin Icecream- Yum! I highly reccomend this place.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had takeaway pizza twice here. Very tasty and well priced. From the amount of people eating at this restaurant I'd say it's very popular with the locals as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was staying in a B&B close to this restaurant for a week; ate there the first night and liked it enough to go back twice more. The waiters/waitresses were friendly, helpful and attentive, and welcomed me back like an old friend on my 2nd & 3rd visits. I stuck with their nicely-varied fish options (fish special, fish tortellini, fish... More

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