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“Not Fancy - Just Straight Up Seafood”
Review of Prawn Star

Prawn Star
Ranked #24 of 674 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $99
Description: Located at picturesque Cairns, Marlin Marina. Fresh & Local seafood off the trawler. PRAWN STAR - PRAWNS- " A TASTE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET " !!
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Description: Located at picturesque Cairns, Marlin Marina. Fresh & Local seafood off the trawler. PRAWN STAR - PRAWNS- " A TASTE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET " !!
Reviewed January 21, 2020

We were curious and intrigued by the seafood that Australians called "Bugs" and decided that Prawn Star looked the most authentic. Not a fancy place - three boats tied together - and nothing else available but fresh seafood. It was an awesome experience - and we loved these things called "Bugs" (best way to describe-sorta like crab legs yet sorta like lobster). It was fun and delicious experience, and would highly recommend. We used it as our appetizer and then went on to have a lighter dinner at another restaurant. Platters that others were ordering looked huge - so bring your appetite.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Trimojo
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

We walked by this place as we were looking for find lunch somewhere on the dock in Cairns. There are three boats tied up and tables set on each boat. Since we don't get fresh seafood at home, this was a real treat for us. We ordered two plates of the jumbo prawns and they were delicious! We would both recommend coming here and will definitely come back. Nothing complicated here. Fresh seafood on a boat with limited drink options but a good selection of prawns, oysters, bugs, crabs, etc. Fun place!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

The best seafood we have had in a while!We ordered the big platter to feed our family of 5 and we were not disappointed, fresh and tasty seafood! The atmosphere, food and service were amazing we will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank kerric160
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

We stopped here for a quick bite after diving. The oysters were excellent and I loved the atmosphere. Definitely a must do while in Cairns!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank ncomreaux
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

I feel very lucky that this place was recommended to us by the Uber driver. My daughter had asked to try lobster while we were in FNQ but all the restaurants were charging close to $100 for ½ a lobster - at $90/kg, we got to pick our live lobster and watched it cooked in front of us - great value and great experience. It felt less like a restaurant though and more like the old days when you could get fresh seafood straight from fishing boats. Shout yourself the lobster!!

Date of visit: January 2020
1  Thank AprilJenkins
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