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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
(07) 4786 5133
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Andre S
Airlie Beach, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank nicsteel
New South Wales, Australia
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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.

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.

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.

Thank alan12davis
Salamander Bay, NSW Australia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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.

Thank Brayzies
Bowen, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Food Freaks is always the go to for a coffee or quick bite to eat. The staff are friendly and helpful and above all passionate about good food. Its a great place for the whole family with something on the menu to please everyone.

Thank KelGKel
Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Food was fantastic. Staff very friendly. Great location overlooking the marina. Easy parking. Do yourself a favour and have a meal here. You will not be disappointed. Will be back next time we are in Bowen

Thank Mark Z
Mareeba, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Wow wow wow!! I had lunch with my parents here while we had a weekend stay in Bowen! I had the balsamic sautéed mushrooms, my dad had the rib eye and my mum had the red emperor. The food was absolutely amazing and not to mention the wonderful wait staff. I was lucky enough to talk to the owner who... More 

Thank mareeh214

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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: (07) 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?