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Shakes Gelati bar

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Ice Cream
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Shp 9/ 53 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4099 4010
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice

This place has a lot of choices so hard to pick what you want. We come here twice and all flavours we had were great. I recommend getting in a cup as its so hot it melts so fast. Service is great and very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Vanessa A
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This place has a lot of choices so hard to pick what you want. We come here twice and all flavours we had were great. I recommend getting in a cup as its so hot it melts so fast. Service is great and very helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

this place is soo good. the staff are so helpful and friendly! we both are dairy intolerant and the lovely lady couldn't be more helpful. the sorbet is the best i have ever had hands down. you have to try it.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Honestly the best mango gelato I have ever had, closely followed by the chic mint swirl my daughter had. Just a pity they don't do samples. Otherwise a great visit- friendly staff too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We made many trips to Shakes Gelati Bar and tried lots of the different flavours all of which were declicious. We were fortunate to meet the resident Bandicoot who lives in the garden out front of the Gelati Bar.

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Cairns
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stopped here twice over the Carnivale and found the sorbet and ice cream lovely . We also found the service from the staff very friendly.

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As others have noted, you are not able to sample any of the flavours before buying them. If they change this so you pay for a cone first and then get to try the flavours they would probably get more business - especially because the prices are already high. Out of the 4 cones we got, one was horrible!

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Whyalla, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you're in the mood for a cooling snack as a break from the heat, I can't recommend Shakes enough. They've got a massive selection of delicious gelati for you to choose from. I recommend the burnt toffee and pannacotta!

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Motueka, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I find this little gelato bar a wonderful surprise. The gelato was smooth and rich in flavour, staff were attentive and it was a usual price. I was happy and made a good stop after dinner in town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped by after dinner one night. Staff seemed completely uninterested in serving us and we're very unfriendly. Gelati itself was nothing special at all. We did not return and would not recommend this place at all.

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Melbourne
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87 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

It is surprising that tropical Port Douglas has Fe ice cream sellers. But this one fills the gap nicely with a smaller range of quality and interesting flavours with friendly service. That formula makes you want to go back, so we did, experienced new and different flavours but had the same quality and friendly service. At $4.90 for the first... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shp 9/ 53 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: (07) 4099 4010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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