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“Could have been better,” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Northerner Steakhouse

The Northerner Steakhouse
Cnr Mulgrave Road & Mario Street,, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4054 4722
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Ranked #121 of 429 Restaurants in Cairns
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Could have been better,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

i did enjoy my meal here, and so did my family including the 7 year old, the wait and price was something that needs to be improved, brilliant staff and service though! salad bar could do with more variety and prices are very high, would expect bigger portions for what is given, yet overall i did enjoy my meal, and it was rich in flavour! may consider coming back in the future

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cairns
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“The service was outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A very busy (and noisy) family restaurant serving above average steaks with salad and vege buffet. A real variety of people eating here - small groups of young adults, families with young children, older couples and mixed family groups. Everyone was having a good time and while the kids were noisy they were all well behaved and happy. The steaks were above average and the good thing was you could choose from five different cuts and three different sizes plus a variety of sauces. So plenty of steak choices and then a few specials like fillet mignon and pork chop (more like a mini roast the chop was so big). Be aware the big steaks are BIG, so ladies order the small and leave the men to the large portions. VERY impressed with the service - they were busy but kept us informed on wait times, the young lass looking after us treated us like family and we enjoyed her conversation. I noticed other diners being treated similarly by the owner behind the bar. Good night out :)

Visited July 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“best steaks in cairns”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

i went too many places for steaks, this beat everywhere i went, and i have gone at a fair few places .... the person who cook the steak has been doing it for ages so he knows what he is doing, service is good, i always come back :)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Terrible, don't waste your money.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This place has been around for a lot of years. I can remember going here between 1988 and 1992 when I lived in Cairns. So when back in Cairns in June 2013 I thought the quality would still be there. I was wrong, very wrong the menu is very over priced for what you get. The decor is still the same, has not changed in all this time. The waitress could not understand much English and we ended up with the entree and mains all coming at once. The buffet salads and veggies were just terrible one out of ten. The steak was very ordinary and my T bone was about two out of ten. Cooked rare, not medium well done this I suspect because the waitress did not understand us. We didnt bother with dessert. Drinks are those tiny little bottles and were very expensive not worth it. Overall a terrible eating experience, very expensive and not pleasant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Steak in Cairns areas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

IT has great steaks cooked to PERFECTION. Succulent delicious, and they just melted in your mouth !!!!
Nice and friendly staff who knows about CUSTOMER SERVICE also which is a huge PLUS PLUS.
My advise if you want to eat a steak like it should be, right meat cut, cook to the perfection and be served by people who cares, there is nowhere to go.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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