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Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Cairns
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Pier Point Road | Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 1199
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Seacrest Beach, Florida
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356 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Waterbar has a great location. Semi outside/inside seating so during the summer months it can be warm. We ordered the Grilled Shrimp that was served on guacamole. The shrimp had a nice garlic sauce on them but I had to return them not once but three times for them to be cooked. Guess they like to serve raw shrimp. The... More 

Thank chefluee
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great dinner at the Waterbar and Grill when we were in Cairns last week. The waitress recommended I try the lazy aged rump steak, and I have to say it did not disappoint this guy from Nebraska, who knows a thing or two about beef and steak. The baste they use on their steaks was fantastic, I'd love... More 

Thank Andrew H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have loved Waterbar for years. Worst meal I have ever had from Waterbar . I ordered a full rack of pork ribs, my wife ordered a half rack. There was almost no difference in size between half and full rack, my ribs were not tender and I did not enjoy them.

Thank Michael P
WaterbarManager99, General Manager at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Our regulars are very important to us - please can you contact me directly 40311199 or info@waterbarandgrill.com.au so I can help sort out the problem kind regards Peter Crotty More 

Brisbane, Australia
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1,025 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fine example of locally prepared food made with passionate care by experienced chiefs served in a great location with lots of drink options

Thank Michael S
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solo traveller on business. I tried this restaurant last month but it was booked out on a weeknight. I figured that was a great sign and booked to come back this month. Unfortunately my expectations must be too high? Or perhaps i ordered the wrong items. The salmon looked nice on the menu but instead i opted for the calamari... More 

Thank Jacolas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are looking for a good meal with a steak period have to get into town we read about this one and went. The setting was very nice. The prices for the steaks seemed to be high but not completely out of line. But they were served with a special sauce which totally destroyed the flavour of the meat and... More 

Thank Teknodoc
WaterbarManager99, General Manager at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this review

Its always disappointing to get anything less than an excellent or very good review as this is what we strive to deliver to all customers. Its clearly stated on our menu that 'All steaks are basted and char-grilled to order to produce a unique flavoured steak exclusive to North Queensland'. Chefs all over the world have been basting meat since... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At a steak restaurant like this I'd usually go for a great lump of fillet or sirloin cooked blue, but I just couldn't go past the ribs and I wasn't disappointed. Messy, sticky and full of flavour. The accompanying garlic mash was also superb. I only had the half rack which was a good size and the fact that I... More 

Thank jimmyhendriks
Trollhattan, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice. Really good steaks and the garlic mash is a must! Both times i really enjoyed every bit of my food but also both times I felt that the service from some of the waitresses was not that good. And also for a restaurant with those prices I expect that there will be 1 waitress taking care of... More 

Thank elian461
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great location on the pier and the food is wonderful! Two of us on the table had 500 gram T Bone steaks and they where cooked to perfection. I wouldn't say this is cheap eats but very much worth a visit

Thank EricTheRed16
Cairns, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with my partner, nice location, great staff an DV resnoble prices. The wait for food was realistic considering the restaurant was full. The food came out just as ordered, my rare steak was infact rare, good quality and great flavour. I'd be happy to go there again!

Thank David H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Point Road | Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 1199

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?