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Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club

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Cnr Mowbray St & Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4099 4335
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Most of the life saving clubs we have been to have mediocre food, a cold beer and a great setting. This certainly did better than this, the food is scrumptious, the service good, beer very cold and a great setting. The hamburgers and fish were fantastic and seeing some of the other meals will have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Most of the life saving clubs we have been to have mediocre food, a cold beer and a great setting. This certainly did better than this, the food is scrumptious, the service good, beer very cold and a great setting. The hamburgers and fish were fantastic and seeing some of the other meals will have me going back there again.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great, informal place to eat. You can see the water from all the tables and this space is large allowing easy access to all but the largest of strollers. There is a bit of rust on the poles and mould on the roof, but that doesn't detract from the experience in any way. We had the battered... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We initially went to the Surf Life Saving Club to enjoy a few cocktails during happy hour however we were pleasantly surprised to find that their meals were also fabulous and very, very tasty! I had the fish of the day which was seared salmon with a Thai inspired paw paw salad and I gotta say, it was incredible! Anyway,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We could only get a booking after 7pm and the place was at full capacity. The queues for drinks and to order meals were very long and so too the wait to get the food. The casual vibe is fine but the prices were a little high for the kind of place it is. And just how big is a... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We chose Port Douglas Surf Club for a family Sunday lunch. The restaurant was brimming with people, the service was spot on, the fish tacos were inspirational, I'm still trying to replicate at home. It's a great location right on the beach, perfect for families with little ones, free to roam around on the grass or the playground.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place isn't a true slsc.If you want to just enjoy a drink as the sun goes down don't come here. They are only interested in diners paying top dollar. Won't come back. Plenty of other places here that make you welcome.

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Bendigo, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A table of 10 of us booked here on a Sunday night . We had to order drinks and meals separately. So we lined up through the dining area to order . In everyone's way . I really dislike this set up in venues . Standing s around everyone's table who are trying to eat . Poorly organised . Fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really enjoyed our main courses, fish tacos and pork belly. Would give the dessert a miss next time. Recommended for families, not the place for a quiet dinner

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Basic meal but good value for money! Children's meal was great for $9 and came with a sweet as well. Fenced Playground also a bonus .

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

a great place to have a meal. Family orientated but something for everyone. Its licenced and right next to the beach

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Mowbray St & Esplanade, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: (07) 4099 4335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

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