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Prawn Star

$$ - $$$Seafood, Healthy,
Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 497 007 225
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh seafood” (131 reviews)
“oysters” (133 reviews)
“salmon” (42 reviews)
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Seafood, Healthy, Australian
$$ - $$$
Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Prawn Star
1. Best Seafood
"worth it! The prawns are awesome! Don't miss it! Best seafood"
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2. Great location
"Eating seafood off the boat cant beat that, great location ."
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3. Casual & awesome
"The freshest seafood & wonderful atmosphere with great hosts."
Chris D
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1 - 10 of 642 reviews

Reviewed today

We stumbled upon Prawn Star and could see you could sit on the edge of the boat and eat with your legs dangling over the water, of course we had to have that table! We waited for about 45 minutes but it was worth it....More

Thank jackief410
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 1, 2018

What can I say? Great atmosphere, great staff, great prawns, great beer! We got back off a reef day and stopped in for a drink and a prawn - an hour or two later we're still there having the best night! Such fun staff. Honestly,...More

3  Thank Eve B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very casual but the seafood was fresh and the service was lovely. I thought it was a bit expensive for the quantity but you are paying for the novelty of it all and the view. Purely a place for seafood and a cold beer but...More

Thank LindaJohn87
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, cold beer, fresh food, good music, big plate of prawns, osters, bugs and fresh salmon! Certainly I’ll back!

Thank julianamF4480HP
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great fresh seafood))))lovely spot and casual atmosphere...not a big choice of drinks..but all drinks are $5...lovely place...highly recommend

Thank Yulia M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The reviews are right. Do yourself a favor and visit this place when you’re in Cairns. The crab was highly recommended.

Thank kristopherross
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Last night in Cairns, read a review to go to this place for dinner. So thought we’d try .... and we weren’t disappointed. Excellent fun place. We dangled our legs over the trawler and ate Fisherman’s Platter. The most freshest tastiest seafood. Love the way...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Next time in Cairns we‘ll be definitly back for some great prawns and salmon; delicious food on a lovely boat with kindly staff. Thumps up - great job guys!

Thank dany_st_111
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just arrived into Cairns and were looking for a place to have lunch when we chance on this boat serving fresh seafood. Boat was moored off the Marlin Marina.Not a big boat with communal long table for customers. The seafood we ordered was...More

Thank Vivienne108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here a few years ago when these guys started up this unusual dining experience so well suited to Cairns. They now have 3 'trawlers' side by side so there is lots more seating, less waiting for inboard dining, more quirky features like timber...More

Thank SweersLyn
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Margaret A
January 1, 2018|
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Response from H1911NYsharonl | Reviewed this property |
straight up seafood, no sides, crackers....just fresh deliciousness
October 18, 2017|
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Response from Annette M | Property representative |
Hello there... Firstly you have had the non smoking question answered..😉 Children are very welcome..👌 And take away is a definite YES... 👍 Hope this helps...see you at the Prawn Star.... 😉
September 26, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $108
Seafood, Healthy, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 497 007 225
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Located at picturesque Cairns, Marlin Marina. Fresh & Local seafood off the trawler. PRAWN STAR - PRAWNS- " A TASTE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET " !!
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