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“Great food, fantastic spot!” 5 of 5 stars
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Marlin Bay
Horseshoe Bay | 3 Pacific Drive, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4758 1588
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
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Townsville, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Great food, fantastic spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We ate here twice in our recent trip to Magnetic Island. Right opposite the beach on Horseshoe bay, its a lovely spot! Reasonably priced meals, lovely clean toilets!

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Popular bar/pub on Horseshoe Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Friendly bar staff, good drink deals but didn't get time to have a meal bottle-shop also, so very handy.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, N.S.W.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“At the upper end of pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I've lunched at the Marlin Bar twice in the last week. It is the pub opposite Horseshoe Bay beach. Great location with both inside and outside tables. Most patrons like the outside tables as we did. The service is friendly and casual with a wide selection of wines and spirits (sorry, no beer drinkers in this group). The meals are more expensive than counter lunches but there is also more variety and higher quality than the average local. There is a good range of seafood. The salt and pepper squid was melt in your mouth good. The lamb kofta skewers weren't as good as my local Lebanese but it's a long way to Lakemba. The only real negative was some of the patrons who seemed to think they were in their own backyard. One group were directed to the 'No smoking' signs by two different staff members. Another group of young men were loud and crass in their comments and seemed to think everyone was desperately interested in their personal lives. But that's not the pub's fault.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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