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On the Inlet

3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
07 40 99 5255
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Ranked #15 of 95 restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We welcome you to join us at On The Inlet: Port Douglas' iconic seafood restaurant + bar located over the beautiful Coral Sea. We're here to tantalise your taste buds with the finest fresh local seafoods and an inspiring tropical cocktail list in Port Douglas' most enviable waterside location (reservations highly recommended)
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went for lunch on a Monday with two young kids. Staff friendly-enough and we got a good table with outlook over the water (as does almost every table really). I thought the food was great though. I had chilli mud crab which was perfectly cooked and flavoursome. My wife had seafood laksa which was excellent (but pricey at $35). Giving... More

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Toronto
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Located overlooking the water, the restaurant had few choices if you are not a fish lover. However, the risotto that I had was wonderful. The others had fish and found it very good. The service was mediocre.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was the first place we dined for dinner when holidaying at Port Douglas. It was nice but after dining at other restaurants for the rest of our stay, there were better places to dine. The atmosphere was a bit lackluster and the service was attentive at first but dropped off as the night progress.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Spent my last night here, traveling with a seafood lover is hard when you don't eat seafood and they had no vegetarian choice. "Market Price" on the seafood is 3 x the actual market price. Great if you love seafood, The also feed a giant fish daily this was also a let down as the giant fish didnt emerge from... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We'd go here again next time were in PD. The whole meal was delicious, beautiful oysters and the seafood laksa is delicious. Nice service And a beautiful spot to have a glass of wine from the reasonable wine list. The loos could do with a smarten up though they let the side down we thought.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Can not imagine a better place to be at sunset. Amazing food, impeccable service and stunning view, doesn't get much better than this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited for lunch, expecting it to be the friendly place we remembered from a prior visit (where we had had an amazing and obviously passionate waitress). Asked for a table in the almost empty restaurant and the older lady was not friendly, never smiled, or greeted us, she just showed us to our table and left. Weirdly all the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Before coming to Port Douglas we heard many good reviews about this restaurant and couldn't wait to go there. We felt disappointed from the moment we got there. Came in 15 minutes early and we were told to sit & wait at the bar even though there were 9 empty tables for which by the time we finished & left... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I would have given this a 5 star review had it not been for my waiter. The bar tender and the greeter were very nice but I could not get service from my waiter if my life depended on it. Took forever for him to get my order and then forever to get me a bill. Never once checked to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our diner at On the Inlet. We had a group of eight and everyone of us thought it was great. I had one of the best Laksa's ever, David loved the fish & chips. The service was good & the staff warm & friendly.

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