A guide to Restaurants and dining in Port Douglas

For over 25 years, Port Douglas has had the reputation of serving the finest tropical food in all of Northern Australia. Port Douglas seems to have the knack to attract chefs from all over the world, who can't believe the laid back and amazing local enviroment combines with some excellent restaurant dining standards, fantastic local produce and unheard of local tropical fruits, for them

 
Port Douglas is known for it's seafood, it's also known to have every price range for dining on offer, including very expensive. Breakfast is definitely an art in Port Douglas and it's worth trying breakfast in a different cafe every morning during your stay.
Lunch is actually bigger on weekends when the Cairns locals visit Port Douglas but otherwise you may be surprised at how many restaurants are closed for lunch but that's due to the majority of visitors being out the full day on a Great Barrier Reef or hot air balloon or rainforest tour.

We've complied below the Port Douglas restaurants the Hot Air Balloon Port Douglas team have dined in personally and that we know and are happy to recommend and yes we did mean to include a pie shop in our list! Of course, it's always worth trying the local fish and chip shop too with a bottle of wine on Four Mile Beach at sunset!

  • A tropical outdoor dining experience in Port Douglas. The Nautilis Restaurant is nestled amongst lush gardens and surrounded by beautiful palm trees. The Nautilis is a unique and elegant dining experience. The fine dining experience is perfect for a special occasion or just to…

  • Open every day from 10am til midnight, Zinc in Port Douglas is popular with locals and tourists as a place to visit for a cocktail, coffee and cake or a meal. This award winning Far North Queensland restaurant has a menu that features local produce including seafood. The Zinc…

  • With a well-appointed lounge bar open from 4pm til late, why not stop in at the Watergate Port Douglas to enjoy some wine, cocktails or cheese platter. This Port Douglas restuarant serves dinner every day from 5.30pm and offers indoor and outdoor dining. The menu boasts local…

  • In the main street of Port Douglas, Finz Restaurant is open for dinner offering modern Australian cuisine including seafood, pasta and steak. During the high season they are also open for breakfast, lunch as well as coffee and light snacks. Children are welcome at this family…

  • Overlooking the water, the Salsa Bar & Grill in Port Douglas is open for breakfast/brunch, lunch, dinner and after hours. This is an award winning restaurant that offers tropical dining and an eclectic menu. Receiving wonderful reviews for the great food and service, this…

  • Enjoy a traditional, homemade pie when you stop at Mocka's Pies in Port Douglas. Their steak pie has chunky melt-in-your-mouth steak and a lovely crust. They have vegetarian options as well as many others including crocodile and kangaroo pies and baked sweet goods. Located at…

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