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Food Freaks

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1 Starboard Drive, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
+61 7 4786 5133
Today
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location on the Marina is fantastic, the food portions are generous and very well presented. It is a little pricy for the meals. The decorations are nice, however being located inside the 'club' the chairs and and tables are a real let down for the ambiance.

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Thank Fi-Fi4740
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove to Bowen for a day trip from Airlie Beach and went to Food Freaks based on Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint! Food was amazing! Service was sensational! And view was top knotch! Highly recommend! Best meal I have had since we left Melb 3 months ago!

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Thank lmelen14
Maroochydore, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and location of this place, will be back! The variety of menu made selection difficult as it all sounded amazing. Everything is fresh and beautifully cooked. We sat outside and enjoyed the Mari a and the beautiful day. Hospitality was excellent.

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Thank Cindy W
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

WOW, for a sailing club you guys sure have got a goldmine in your restaurant. As with all the places we visit from now on we will make sure we read the reviews.With this place it paid of. Great reviews which didn't disappoint us. We came here twice for lunch and each time it was scrumptious. A very easy going... More 

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Thank nautilus20072016
Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

...at Food Freaks in Bowen. This was a return visit for me and a first for visitors from Townsville who know to indulge. One very talkative grown man grew silent - for he had just taken a bite of his Mexican spiced chicken burger which he said was the best he had in his life. Steak Burgers, Salt &Pepper Calamari,... More 

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Thank Andre S
Airlie Beach, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food and service! Well worth the drive from Airlie Beach. You must try it 😋 Tiff and Hubby run a great show with great views. Out at the yacht club in Bowen, do yourself a favour and Google it.

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Thank nicsteel
New South Wales, Australia
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Arrived for a late breakfast, saw the lunch special, so ordered that...no problems for the kitchen. Really lovely Red Emperor, chips and salad, coffee was very good as well. They use local fresh produce, so this place is a must...also great ocean views and a nice breeze.

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Thank MobyATW
Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Great service with views and atmosphere to match for a nice relaxing brunch. Good coffee and home to the best eggs benny in Bowen.

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Thank Aaron K
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Not the first visit here. Pleasant outlook over the Marina and out to sea. Food is fresh and local produce. We had red throat Emporour and salad didn't disappoint. Lightly battered. Also Goat cheese tarts. Tasty. The staff are friendly. They attentive and food is served in a timely fashion. Will return again tonight.

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Thank alan12davis
Salamander Bay, NSW Australia
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Called in yesterday and had the pancakes, sensational, talking to the lady who served us and she, told us about Thursday being scone day, do we went back today and were not dissappointed, dare I say the best we've evet had. Do yourself a favour and eat here when you're in Bowen, you'll be very happy.

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Thank Brayzies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Starboard Drive, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Bowen
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4786 5133

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