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“Too Much Deep Fried”
Review of Bowled Over Bistro

Bowled Over Bistro
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Cooktown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Cooktown Bowls Club has new restaurant operators. Our large menu with nightly specials is sure to please everyone. Options for special dietary requirements. Open for lunch Wed to Fri and dinner 7 nights. Family friendly.
Caloundra, Australia
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Too Much Deep Fried”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Very busy spot on a Friday night, need to book in advance. The meals were large but unfortunately everything seemed to be deep fried and served with chips. The local wild barramundi was very thin and slightly over-cooked. There was a singer, who set up but didn't seem to be allowed to start until 8pm, at which time a lot of people had left - maybe start the music earlier and more people might stay.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank SioDav
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English first
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Cold food, lumpy potatoes”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Its one of those places where locals are welcomed with open arms. Others are viewed with sceptisim; like your going to steal all the toilet paper when their not looking. Potatoes were lumpy, steak blue when medium rare ordered. Generous meals but not great quality

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2 Thank Armanipajamy
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Perth, Australia
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158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great fare”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

There was a wide choice of menu and friendly atmosphere
Enjoyed the historical part too
Met up with friends from Sydney just by chance so t hat made it extra special

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Arlene Q
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Perth, Australia
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“nice food”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

a friendly spot with really good pub style meals. The staff were friendly and helpful and shared lots of local knowledge with us which enhanced our stay in Cooktown

Visited April 2012
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4 Thank chookPerthWA
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Cooktown, Tropical North Queensland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good family option”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Great option for the family - good value, healthy and tasty food and quick service. Wide menu selection for adults and indoor and outdoor seating options.
Kids ice cream dessert is a winner!
Turn up on a Wednesday evening and join in the Barefoot bowls comp.
Good atmosphere, good service, good food - you can't go wrong

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank Cooktownguide
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