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“Fantastic place to dine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club

Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club
Ranked #19 of 116 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to dine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Service was excellent. Every meal was delicious and the views magical. Great place to take the kids plenty of room for them to run around and play within your view. Such a great relaxed venue to visit. Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Great location, and although we were child-free for this trip the surf club is ideal family dining with room for kids to roam. The BBQ pork steamed buns were out of this world, and my husbands steak (HUGE) was cooked to perfection. I didn't love the fish tacos, but would absolutely rush back to try some of the other items on the menu. Another Port spot to use the complimentary insect repellent for a more pleasant outdoor dining experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aussierach76
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“Not your typical Surf Club”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

I've been to a few surf clubs in OZ, and they usually are just your mediocre pub food. This one stands above the rest. They have amazing fish tacos. I'm a big Mexican fan and a friend had recommended the fist tacos specifically at the surf club in PD. I tried it out and wasn't disappointed. They were awesome. We also had the grilled corn which was delicious. This place has a great vibe, good location and awesome food. Best surf club in OZ!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laura N
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Caloundra, Australia
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10 reviews
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“Nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Good Food many choices on menu staff were very helpful and friendly all you need in a club was available

Visited May 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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“Great quality, quantity and value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

Just in case you don't know, clubs (including Surf Life Saving Clubs) in Australia are often one of the best mid to budget range dining options you will find. I don't know if this is unique to Oz but it is the only place I have really struck where members of the public are welcomed into the plethora of club restaurants. The Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club had been recommended to us as it recently took on a new (different?) chef. We were not disappointed. The menu was pretty standard but the quality and flavours of the dishes we ordered was outstanding, the serve sizes very generous and the prices definitely on the low side, especially for Port Douglas (AUD $26 for the salmon). Drinks are cheaper than the norm here too. The dining area is a large deck, unfortunately without a view despite being near the beach, and the ambience is not at all upmarket, especially as this is a popular place for families with screaming kids. We went a little later in the evening (7.30 pm) and the kids had mainly gone, the food and drink was still coming. The fish and calamari we ordered was cooked perfectly and the accompanying sides were tasty and generous. Definitely highly recommended for a dinner in Port Douglas.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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