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“Fantastic Meal on every occasion”

Port Douglas Yacht Club
Ranked #12 of 117 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $26
Cuisines: Bar, Australian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Port Douglas Yacht Club is a unique and beautiful venue, located on the Dickson Inlet. Rick Preen our amazing new caterer has recently come on board, so do yourself a favour, come down have a Beer, Wine or Cocktail and sample Rick's wicked cuisine! If you're interested in holding function here, you have come to the right place. Send me an email and I will be sure to give you a call. Look forward to seeing you at "The Yachty"!
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal on every occasion”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

I love Spinnakers Restaurant at PDYC. I first ate here in July 2010 when I was living in Port. The setting is beautiful on the water, but don't forget the bug spray the mosquitoes love Tropical FNQ.

The menu is basic but the food is fantastic. I have never had a bad meal. It is the only place in the world I will eat a chicken parmi. Steaks, fish, seafood, chicken parmi and all on the menu with chips and salad or ships and veg. There is also a specials board which is always good. You can't go wrong with Simon's curry. If the Vietnamese spring rolls are on there, they are a winner too. As you can probably guess, I struggle to decide what to eat when I visit Spinnakers as everything is so good.

I was back in Port for a 10 week holiday in November and Spinnakers was the place I ate on the first and last night (and 3 other night in between). The food is great and very reasonably priced. The PDYC is a great location and you can always just pop in for a drink and to enjoy the view. I recommend heading down on a Wednesday for WAGLS where you can go out sailing with the locals and then enjoy a meal with everyone from your boat and meet real locals and other tourists. It is a great night with raffles to support the PDYC, a very enjoyable evening.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank SG78UK
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English first
Victoria, BC
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great value, friendly staff, yummy food”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Our hotel owner recommended this place for its good value and comfortable casual atmosphere, and she was right. It felt more like a place that the locals might go. Great lookout to the marina, open dining under large canopies. Super friendly cook who took our order at the counter. The barramundi was good, the fries were terrific according to our fries connoiseur daughter, and the green curry was also good. Family friendly. Went there twice

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank farenough
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Perth, Australia
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153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great family dining”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

We ate here with my parents who are "locals" and said it was good. They were right! We enjoyed a delicious chicken parmigana and calamari and chips as well as a special of the night, chicken curry. All was tasty and well priced. Add to this the location which is second to none on the water and a large grassy area for children to run around and it really is the best child friendly place to eat in Port Douglas!

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Cally87
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Julatten, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Fun & friendly”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Such a relaxed, laid back spot. Enjoy affordable foods & million dollar views.

Thank Annemaree H
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Locals favourite”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

One of the remaining 'hidden secrets' in Port Douglas where the locals still go. A great location overlooking the yachts and marina. Spinnakers Restaurant at the PDYC has a pub type menu offering good value and good quality food. It is not over priced and that's why the locals still go there. Matty and his team do a great job in the kitchen. PDYC also has a great little bar and it is a very relaxing spot to sit and watch the sun go down washed down with a coldie or two..

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Wade B
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