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Strait on the Beach

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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100 Oleander St, Holloways Beach, Queensland 4878, Australia
+61 7 4055 9616
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Cairns, Australia
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296 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been there many years ago and never went back until today. Big mistake. Nothing changed...... Still Very bad and rude customer service mainly from the bit mature female in the kitchen area who takes the orders. Also the kitchen doesn't look really inviting. We just had a coffee and water. When going back to the Bar and asking... More 

Thank hhx2_12
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just went to have lunch with my son and very dear friends at Strait on the Beach After receiving our Orders which weren't presented properly IE putting certain sauces on burgers which we specifically asked for and putting on certain vegetables which were specifically asked to be left off! One burger order was completely left off the order as well.... More 

1 Thank Jenelle D
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This local restaurant has all the charm of your local cafe and a view that reminds me of Hawaii. Food has a great selection of all your favs from fish, chips and salad to a beautiful green chicken curry and a kids menu that they really enjoyed. Sunday session is great too!!

Thank KatieCan82
Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The food here is average. The service is below average. If you just want to kick back and relax with a drink and enjoy the view, this is the place. Otherwise, it is certainly not the kind of place that you should go out of your way to visit.

Thank Blumagoo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Incredible view of the ocean-you can't get more beachfront than this, great tables and chairs, authentic balinese style hut-just gorgeous! What a shame this fabulous atmosphere was completely ruined by the lack of service, dirty tables on almost every table left by previous patrons, a total lack of table service and a walk in entry to what appeared to be... More 

Thank Harley S
Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Not my favourite beach in Cairns however I would come just to eat the veggie burger off their lunch menu. Bit pricey considering it does not include chips or salad but it is a huge and filling burger and I would happily pay for it every time. Beautiful location also 😀

Thank Bronte G
Cairns, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Worst fish and chips I have ever had. Batter was doey and soggy. Chips were greasy and soggy. Normally wouldn't bother writing a bad review but this cafe is a repeat offender. Take away food is not cheap so when we have it it's a treat so learn how to cook it! That was its last chance with me. Will... More 

1 Thank Kitkat01p
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

lovely staff, specially Chantelle and Olive . Full Moon Dinner is a great treat, Music is great. Looking forward to next visit

1 Thank lilaqCairns
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

This great little cafe is a hidden gem. As the name suggests it's right on the beach at holloways. Food is always great, serving generous and to sit and eat looking straight out on the beach is just too good to describe

Thank 111Chris2014
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Located in Holloways Beach the Strait is a great place to get a coffee or drink and sit and stare out at the Coral Sea. We had a drink there and enjoyed the relaxing and quiet atmosphere. They also serve meals and have live entertainment. My husband enjoyed there coffee in the morning.

Thank Janet D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Oleander St, Holloways Beach, Queensland 4878, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Holloways Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4055 9616
Absolute beachfront casual dining

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?