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“EXCELLENT LOCATION”
Review of Barnacle Bill's

Barnacle Bill's
Ranked #66 of 643 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Service was efficient and courteous, food was good, maybe not par excellence as we noted on our table of four, who all had the same pasta, great inconsistencies in the sauces.
When asked for additional bread. Two pieces arrived. $4 on the bill, that was a bit rich for such a reputable restaurant.

Thank Lakis J
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Bugs are a must , do not be put off - these are a type of lobster / crayfish . Try the prawn & bug platter but then all the seafood looked amazing ,was just sorry we went here in our last night as I am sure we would have eaten there again , yes was a little pricy but for great fresh seafood in that location you could nearly say priceless !!!

Thank stcajc
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Our family of four stopped at this restaurant our first night in Cairns in search of good seafood. We were seated promptly, and our server was attentive. Then, one of the other servers came to fill our water glasses and spilled water all over our plates. It was like he didn't even notice - didn't clean up the mess. The appetizer we ordered was quite flavorful and good. But, all of our main course dishes were bland and nothing special. Paying close to $250 USD when the bill came this made it a lackluster meal. We know it is expensive in Cairns, especially eating along the esplanade. But, we think there are better options available than Barnacle Bills.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We tried this restaurant first in Cairns. There are many on the esplanade so a bit pot luck. It turned out to be very ordinary. However having then tried the other seafood restaurants on the esplanade, you see how ordinary it was as the others are so much better!

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The esplanade in Cairns can be such a maze of restaurants and cafés which makes it very hard to decide where to eat.

Luckily I was recommended this restaurant by someone, and it was a brilliant shout! Definitely not the worlds best seafood restaurant but the food was very tasty, not a huge wait considering the place was packed, and not too badly priced.

It's in a great location, and is definitely worth a shot!

Thank Ben C
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