Our out of town friends wanted steak for dinner so we thought we'd try this place. A great place to show off a bit of Mackay, looking out over the marina in the late afternoon - very peacful looking. You can choose to sit outside on the path overlooking the marina, and watch the world go by, or eat inside and gaze at a TV - at least 6 could be seen from where we were sitting, 3 different channels going.
The Deck is like a pub - choose your own table and when ready order at the counter. As expected, the main dish is steak - t-bone, rib, rump, scotch fillet etc with different sizes - rumps were in 450 and 600g steaks. Most mains cost from about $28,50 for the 450g rump up to over $35 for Wagyu. Probably a choice of 15 to 20 meals. They have oysters of garlic bread for starters, and kids meals are available.
The meat is displayed at the counter and it all looked very good, trimmed of most fat and all a good colour, so we could tell it had not been sitting there for long. As we watched meat was taken for our meals. They also have a chicken and a fish main and also pork spare ribs.
At our table we ended up with a t-bone, 2 rumps and pork spare ribs. Meals were cooked as requested - no differences of opinion about what medium rare should be like, and the ribs were melt in your mouth tender, with a great bbq sauce.
All meals come with salad (lettuce, tomato, onion), a baked potato with sour cream and choice of the usual sauces - Diane, pepper, mushroom. You can order chips as a side for about $5.
Drinks are ordered and paid for at the bar, there doesn't appear to be any table service.
We agreed that the meal sizes were generous and was reasonably priced - 1 x 450g rump $28.50) and the ribs ($25.50) came to $54, about what we'd expect to pay. Drinks seem to be usual bar prices. Salads were fresh, the potatos tasty and the chips nice and hot and crunchy.
It's a pretty casual place, bit like a sports bar but the food's a lot better than that. Staff friendly enough, but not intrusive. Well worth a visit.
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