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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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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 87
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  • 30
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  • 18
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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
Most recent review
Good food, rip off prices

Fantastic food brilliant atmosphere. But $40 for a tiny curry that wouldn't fill the stomach of a small child, come on. Ur not osprey restaurant. I couldn't believe I spent $100 on 5 drinks that were 90% ice. Waited close to an hour for the food as well. Wouldn't go again. Rather pay that same... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
CHEWD
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food brilliant atmosphere. But $40 for a tiny curry that wouldn't fill the stomach of a small child, come on. Ur not osprey restaurant. I couldn't believe I spent $100 on 5 drinks that were 90% ice. Waited close to an hour for the food as well. Wouldn't go again. Rather pay that same money and go to osprey... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Yumo , I had the best coral trout I've ever had . Quiet expensive but it was my husbands birthday so we treated ourselves . $$ was not dissapointed :-) Scallops were to die for . Best meal we had in port Douglas .

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Thanks for a fantastic night of great wining and dining. The curry was the best ever and the Coral trout was by far better than any barrumundi we have tasted. A special + for the margueritas cocktails. In all just fabulous. We're so happy that we followed the advice of both our guide on our Daintree trip and our fellow... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was my second trip to Port Douglas and my second trip to this restaurant. I wanted to take my friend here because the view is lovely. We were seated at a spot not near the water because the other spots were reserved. We could deal with that. I felt rushed to order my meal. When we asked if we... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A wonderful setting overlooking the estuary,and looking towards mountains. Great friendly staff and food delicious. If your a fish lover this is heaven,I'm not but still enjoyed my choice of food

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Victoria, Canada
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225 reviews 225 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch an a very hot day. Sitting on the deck over looking the water with a small breeze was wonderful. I had a bowl of prawns and my wife had a sashimi plate ( 10 pieces). We had one beer and a cider. The bill was $58.00 - seems a tad expensive even by Australian standards?... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped in on a blastingly hot February afternoon, relieved to find cold beer and cider. We had a spot on the decking, with shade and fans. We enjoyed watching the boats up close and the mountains in the distance. My husband had a huge bowl of cooked chilled prawns- heads and all. He happily worked his way through them... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I ate here twice whilst on a 5 day holiday in Port Douglas. On both occasions, the food was fantastic and the service very good. The setting couldn't be more perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice restaurant with good views and awesome food. The curry is a definite must have. Friendly staff.

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a meal here with relatives whilst on holiday. What a lovely place, right on the waterfront at the Marina. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. Couldn't have asked for a better night out. would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for somewhere special to eat.

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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 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?