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On The Inlet

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian, Pacific Rim
As featured in Best Food in Port Douglas
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3 Inlet Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Palm Cove
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had an awesome meal while catching up with friends visiting Port Douglas. Large delicious meals, yummy desserts, friendly service and a great sunset

1 Thank JillyG1977
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there on a recommendation from a tax driver and what a wonderful place! We had a whole Barramundi Thai style which was to die for. The view of the bay was outstanding. We liked it so much we went back the day after for dinner and again, it was wonderful! We missed the grouper feeding but that seems... More 

1 Thank brusselscitygirl
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another restaurant in PD that need to book in peak time. Quick service, excellent friendly staff and great seafood. Try the deep fried whole fish. A meal on its own and very popular. Will be. A k again.

1 Thank Angela M
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,661 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We originally had a reservation for dinner but quickly changed it for lunch the next day. We were looking for a more upmarket restaurant for dinner as it was a special occasion. On the Inlet is totally perfect for lunch as you can actually see the views & it's lovely sitting by the water with the sea breeze. We found... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent staff, superb food and wonderful view. Perfect spot for lunch. Pretty good all over but lunch time provides a wonderful panorama of Nth Qld

1 Thank brfuller2
Lafayette, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came on the recommendation of one of the guys on our dive trip. He got kudos the next day. Food was great and our server was a blast to talk to and a great server to boot. Not fancy but recommended.

1 Thank smorger
Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had many share platters on a large table. If you like seafood you will love eating here! Very casual and relaxed setting with friendly and efficient staff.

Thank Pippa1999
Newark, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't have a reservation but took a chance as we arrived in Port Douglas. At first we were told they were completely booked but when we pressed we were told to come back at 8:00. We returned earlier for a drink and were surprised to say a third of the restaurant empty. Not sure it this was do to limited... More 

Thank Lois K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate dinner here one night while on vacation this month. The service and atmosphere were average, but the food was disappointing. Neither of us ordered a seafood dish, which may be why. However, other reviews had said the steak was good and it unfortunately wasn't. I had the gnocchi, and it was OK but not great.... More 

Thank Ali K
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Still a great place for dinner. Staff had great knowledge of the food and wine. The whole crispy fish, awesome, and the Cajun prawns fantastic.

Thank Jason R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Seafood, Australian, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Inlet Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: 0740995255
We welcome you to join us at On The Inlet: Port Douglas' iconic seafood restaurant + bar located over the beautiful Coral Sea.
We're here to tantalise your taste buds with the finest fresh local seafoods and an inspiring tropical cocktail list in Port Douglas' most enviable waterside location (reservations highly recommended)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?