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77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
4041 4200
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here and some of our party have food restrictions so it was really lovely to have a huge juicy burger where everyone could eat! Food was lovely, staff were cheerful and helpful. Location is right opposite the esplanade and having eaten at other branches of Grill'd elsewhere in Australia we were not disappointed!

Thank F0urOfUs
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These burgers are to die for. Its a chain obviously, but still. Since you order on the counter there is not a lot of service going on. We went with a group of like 15 people and there was a big table to sit on. Was clean and once again, AMAZING burgers!

Thank Eduard v
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This large and busy healthy burger place is excellent value and definitely the place if you like a wide selection of tasty burgers. My wife thought the veggie vitality was the nicest burger she had ever had, meat or veggie. My Simply grill'd was a classic burger without frills and with great flavour. The house Pinot Grs was nice too... More 

Thank michael p
Merimbula, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first Grill'd experience, so impressed we ate there 3 times in one week. 2 x takeaway & once dined in. Very Gluten Free friendly & absolutely delicious as well. I'm now addicted to Grill'd & hope other restaurants are as good.

Thank Trudiees
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an order at the counter and get a number type of restaurant. Service was good and everyone was friendly, but I was underwhelmed by the food. Chips were OK, sauces were odd. I had to send back herbed mayo because it tasted weird and then the spicy mayo was very hot. Tried the chili burger-- also very spicy--... More 

Thank Christina R
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday night for a quick meal after being at the reef all day. The service was superbly attentive and patient. Everything we ordered was delicious and there were a ton of gluten free options available. Also, appreciate their charity lottery that supports local non-profits.

Thank Karen G
Cairns, Australia
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent place for a burger. The one draw-back is they don't serve coffee. However, for the price and cold drinks range (it is licenced), and if you love burgers and differently spiced chips, you will not be disappointed. Great view of Cairns Esplanade.

Thank Jodi S
Cairns Region, Australia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best burger in town, great price and wonderful views near the waterfront, staff very friendly and great service, would recommend to anyone.

Thank LocalAdvisor15
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly and helpful. Great food. Love the low carb buns! Kids happy. Mum happy. Dad happy. Just great!

Thank TimCS
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family dined here for lunch and dinner a couple of times during our stay. Friendly staff on the floor, even attentive enough to remember customers names! Food was fresh and delicious, restaurant clean even during busy times. Quick and easy and even a beer for Mum and Dad too! Would eat here again.

Thank haronine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Australian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 4041 4200

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