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“How good is this place?? We always come back and it has not lost it's shine.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of On the Inlet

On the Inlet
3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5255
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Ranked #14 of 97 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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“How good is this place?? We always come back and it has not lost it's shine.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Every trip we have to Port Douglas, we always make time for this place and it certainly has not lost it's appeal. The sea food is great. You cant go wrong with any of their fish dishes.
Another great night out. Had to wait a few minutes for our table but that's understandable when people are sitting around enjoying the view. Food is far better than some of the fancier looking places in the heart of town.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“great location, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

On the Inlet is an easy restaurant to like. Relaxed, casual, great food and service and with a million dollar location over the calm warm waters of Port Douglas. Try the open prawn sandwiches for a satisfying lunch that will put you in a tropical mood.

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“Perfect on all counts - food, service, location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I fell for this place 2 years ago because they have divine water views, a casual ambience and mix a great mojito.

Two years later the place is still great. Food is excellent and a broad varied menu, while I love fish my husband doesn't and we have eaten here several times without striking a poor choice - all dishes were prepared well with great flavours, salads fresh and delicious. Portions are also generous and the wine list if very good. Staff are relaxed, friendly and clearly enjoy working here, which all adds to a good dining experience.

Great place for lunch, dinner or just a drink at the bar. If you have kids, or just like fish - go early and you might see George the local giant groper.

  • Visited September 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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“thumbs down from us - good food bad service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Had a very poor service experience, despite booking well in advance and being 10 minutes later than booked time there was no table set for us. Table finally set in the middle of 4 tables with no less than 10 children between the ages of 2 and 8 (there were other areas that we could have been seated). The poor service experience continued i.e. starter served at the same time as the entree etc. I called the manager the next day to convey my disappointment and the very professional response was "I will make a note of that for you". What exactly does that mean?? a more appropriate response would have been an apology. The food was good but the front of house staff badly let the team down... wouldn't recommend it for a special occasion.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The food atn on the on the inlet was very nice and the services was great and the staff where friendly as well,

  • Visited September 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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