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Food Freaks

Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
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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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Mareeba, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Bowen, Australia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time we have been to food freaks and will be returning for sure. It has a cosy nature about it being at the back of the Yacht Club looking out the window to the boat harbour. The staff are friendly and the food is marvellous . I look forward to working my way thru their menu.

Thank hughes57
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Where do I start?? Food was amazing, service was great, coffee was delicious and the atmosphere was spot on. This place is seriously the only place in Bowen to dine out. It's a hidden treasure. Would highly recommend stopping into food freaks it never disappoints. My partner and I went the other night and ordered an entrée to share and... More 

Thank JessicaBS
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Driving through from Mackay to townsville. Decided to stop by and have dinner. Heard about this awesome venue so wanted to give it a go and my gosh the food the best I've had in ages. Started off with a prawn entree (i don't usually eat prawns) but my parnter loves them so gave it a go and they were... More 

Thank Hayden P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Calamari I have had in years! Large Meals, beautiful fresh local food and the view is pretty hard to beat!! Fast and friendly service Kids loved the free sundae too!!

Thank Aimee W
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is all said before, the food is awesome. We had the snapper and the maroccan salad. Well presented too. Of course the desert (pav with berries and much more) we shared, was to die for. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Love the view!

Thank roundofoz
Brisbane Region, Australia
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193 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located inside the local yacht club and on first impressions you would think you have landed back in the 70's. But don't be fooled into thinking they serve meals like Chicken Maryland or Rissoles and mash. The meals here are actually pretty damn good. The chef has added a few spices and really raised the bar for... More 

Thank Jimmy D
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here while on holidays with my partner. Enjoyed the venue, the food and the view of the marina and ocean from the restaurant. Service was a little slow but the the friendly service and warning that there could be a wait on the food more than mate up for it.

Thank Shaun S
Gympie, Australia
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food, lovely spot right on the harbour within the NQCYC. The food is superb and the restaurant is run by young people who are passionate about good quality and freshness! We had a bit of a wait, and it wasn't full, so perhaps they needed another wait staff on that night.

Thank Barbara B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for lunch on super boat day. They were out of alot of drinks. But food and service was very very good considering how busy they where.

Thank Kate B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, 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?