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On the Inlet

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Seafood, Australian
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3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5255
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We welcome you to join us at On The Inlet: Port Douglas' iconic seafood...
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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  • 115
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  • 34
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood on the River

The food was great, right on the Marina but you will need to book a couple of days ahead. Not classy but very enjoyable

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Virginia G
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was great, right on the Marina but you will need to book a couple of days ahead. Not classy but very enjoyable

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

my family visit port douglas every year. It was september 2014 that we received the rudest experience possibly from any other person in all ( 8 adults) of our lives. The head off staff that night, a middle aged male is clearly in the wrong job dealing with customers and staff. Initially we were shocked at how he spoke to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is one of my Top 3 in Port Douglas. Beautiful seafood (lots of other options on menu but we love their fresh and bountiful seafood) and a good wine list. Highly recommend it. If you get there early enough you get to see the feeding of George the Groper - a bit of fun!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

George did not show after standing in the hot sun for an hour. With the music playing in the background, we had hard time to hear what the fish feeder guy is trying to talk about. We liked the food and the atmosphere was nice.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had a late lunch at On the Inlet and were delighted by the experience. Service was great and the food was exactly what we wanted for lunch - a hot fish curry, excellent sandwiches and seafood in a light batter. Other more sophisticated dishes coming out for a larger group looked great. Views are tremendous. Definitely recommend for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great setting on the Balcony overlooking the Bay. Really good service and loved the Mudcrab !Good wine list.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Food was the best over our time in Australia. If you want to soend money on good food deffo come here. I would recommend the curry, however my family of 6 all enjoyed a range of dishes. Perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome food. Bit pricey but well worth it. If you want to soend money on good food deffo come here. Great value unlike bel cibo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Top meal. Started with Moreton Bay bugs to share, then coral trout and barramundi. All washed down with Tim Adams Pinot Gris. Especially ask for table on the edge next to the river. Perfect.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited twice in the week we were in Port Douglas-wonderful seafood, wait staff had great knowledge about the food and the amazing chef was able to create a new dish to allow me to have what I wanted to eat but within the boundaries of multiple food intolerances

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

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)
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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