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On The Inlet

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Australian, Pacific Rim, Seafood
As featured in Best Food in Port Douglas
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3 Inlet Street, 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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Manly, Australia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is a perfect spot to have a drink at sunset and wait for George the Groper to appear. We were ready front and centre but sadly George did not appear...maybe next time.

Thank luvtogetupandgo
Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Busy restaurant, however we did book. Good selection of meals, great fish dishes, beautiful location, unfortunately the evening we were there it was raining :( . Five of us in our party and we all enjoyed our meals, deserts were also delicious and the Mar Bar one is too much for one, so needs to be shared! Friendly staff, good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The waiter was only interested in selling us the seafood platter. I opted for the seafood pasta. Think it came from Woolworths. The mussels were tiny, the fish was way too uniform and the four tiny prawns were obviously thrown in for effect only. The couple sitting next to us had the platter and their mussels were huge, did the... More 

Thank FabDeb
Stawell, Australia
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service here is 10/10 the staff really know their stuff. The outlook was spectacular right on the water with a breeze. We Ordered the seafood platter which was spectacular!!! Plenty to choose from. The crab and the bugs were the highlight. The only disappointment was that the mussels had not had the shell opened (as seen in other photos... More 

Thank charlene1975
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We firstly went to on the inlet because we had heard about the huge groper that is fed every day at 5pm. We got there early as told by the staff and ordered drinks and snacks for the kids and waited.... and waited. After 5, and despite much coaxing with bait there was no sign of George. My boys are... More 

Thank Justine M
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there for the groper feeding, but couldn't see much because of the crowds. However, they had oysters in the shell from the bar,a nd these were good value from 5 to 6

Thank Morgan G
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Morgan, thank you for dropping in to OTI for sunset specials. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our oysters-they are rather d'lish at the moment! See you another​ time! More 

Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of our best meals in FNQ. Beautiful atmosphere on Sunset, lovely cocktail, all enjoyed meal, my husband particularly enjoyed the tuna, the kids the fish and chips.

Thank Alexdan96
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Alexdan96, thank you for taking the time to share​ your happy feedback! It is appreciated. More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with water views. The food is delicious and the staff have always been lovely. The seafood platter is always a pleaser. Great for lunch as well as dinner

Thank BecAndScottH
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you BecandScottH! More 

Ashbourne, Co Meath
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to review this place, Wayne and the gang looked after us so well when we stopped by in July. Food was top class and so fresh, crab, trout, shrimp, oysters and lots lots more all presented with such style. The taste of each and every dish was sublime and it was a real treat to eat here. The other... More 

Thank Darren B
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Darren, many thanks for taking the time to follow up your visit with some delightful positive feedback for Wayne and the crew! Cheers! See you next time! More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our food was good, and the service attentive. We had fish & chips, and I had the barramundi. The major con is that the menu seemed limited, i.e. the fish dishes all were described as very spicy, which was a disappointment.

1 Thank Lisa L
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, sorry you didn't love On The Inlet as much as fellow reviewers! More 

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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
$7 - $30
Australian, Pacific Rim, Seafood
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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 Street, 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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