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“An enjoyable meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yabbies on the Esplanade

Yabbies on the Esplanade
Shop 2, The Dunes | 27-29 the Esplanade, Maroochydore, Queensland 4588, Australia
+61 7 5443 6650
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Ranked #16 of 133 Restaurants in Maroochydore
Price range: $4 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, Asian fusion, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Yabbi's has a NEW OWNER AND CHEF....... Our Menu has many GF options. We also have a healthy kids menu, Vegetarian meals, Full Bar, BYO Wine only, full table service, open for lunch and Dinner Tues to Sun and breakfast Sun from 8.00Am.... Each week we have four different $19.90 Lunch specials to choose from including a drink so come in and try us, you will not be disappointed.
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“An enjoyable meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

On arrival we were greeted promptly and seated straight away. The menu is small but offers some very tempting options. We ordered the bread and dips for entree and the seafood platter for main both of which were lovely and reasonably priced. The service was good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Maroochydore, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice food but the specials weren't available”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Came here for a dinner on a Friday night - didn't book but luckily got in early enough.

Sadly had my eye on two of the specials on the blackboard and was very disappointed to find out they had run out (despite it only being 6.30pm)... anyway the meals we did order were very good - the seafood chowder was really nice and the lamb was cooked perfectly. They were very accommodating for my partner's dietary requirements.

We brought our own wine which made it much better value for money.

The service was good plus it was nice being able to sit outside under the heater.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Byron Bay, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Quite Pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Enjoyed our little lunch for 3. 2 ordered from the specials (2 courses and a drink) 1 x ordered the seafood platter for 1 which was delicious, my fish was cooked to perfection. We assume from other reviews our waitress was having a bad day - she came across a little rude (think she was French). We ordered a bottle of wine, but had 2 drinks coming with the special I asked if we could use this as 2 x soft drinks as 1 of the 3 was a non drinker, but she made it very embarrassing and got confused when we asked if we could do that and said, oh you don't want to pay for the soft drink, quite loudly. She also got short with us when we asked about menu options. Food and atmosphere made up for it though!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A family affair”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This little restaurant does not have a huge menu but what they prepare and serve is terrific. The service was fine and the food delivery was timely and unobtrusive. The chef and his wife immigrated to Australia in the 1980's from Switzerland and have made the Yabbee's restaurant a family affair.

Visited July 2013
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sunshine coast
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Very popular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Shame it isnt right on the river - everything else makes up for it.Service, food, price, specials all spot on. This is a must do whenever in Cotton Tree for a special occassion or just a day out.

Visited June 2013
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