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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!

nautilus-restaurant-port-douglas Nautilis - 5 Star Restaurant

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 make the most of your Port Douglas holiday. Located at 17 Murphy St, Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4099 5330

zinc-restaurant-and-lounge-bar-port-douglas Zinc Restaurant and Lounge Bar

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 Lounge Bar has a wide range of wines and cocktails. Located at 3 / 53-61 Macrossan St, Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4099 6260

Watergate Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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 produce and seafood including locally grown herbs and handmade cheeses. Located at 31 Macrossan St, Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4099 5544

Finz Seafood Restaurant

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 restaurant. Located at 53-61 Macrossan St, Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4099 5433

Salsa Bar & Grill

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 restaurant is a must do in Port Douglas. Located at 26 Wharf St, Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4099 4922

Mocka's Pies

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 Shop 34/9 Grant St , Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4099 5295

Bazaar - An Interactive Marketplace

Dining at the Bazaar Restaurant at QT Resort Port Douglas is an interactive experience like no other. It's probably impossible to eat everything on the buffet with a huge range of options including seafood, Chinese, pizza, salads, roasts amazing deserts and other modern Australian and International cuisine. Located at 87-109 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4099 8900

Ospreys Restaurant Port Douglas Ospreys - Thala Beah Resort

Osprey Restaurant, has absolutely the best position on the cliff, at Thala Beach Lodge, located just outside of Port Douglas, floating on a spot with wonderful views of the Coral Sea, and offers very serene environment. No other restaurant in Port Douglas has a higher outlook. Enjoy their seasonal food, with this kitchen known to produce dishes that are very unusual and flavoursome, just like the location. Situated at Private Road, Oak Beach, Port Douglas. Phone (07) 4098 5700

2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas 2 Fish Restaurant

Browse the award winning menu as you enjoy an ice cold drink in the tropics. The 2 Fish Restaurant in Port Douglas creates contemporary Australian seafood cuisine that will delight your senses. Dine in or take away or just come to enjoy a cocktail at the bar, they are open for lunch and dinner. Located at Shop 11, Coconut Grove Complex 56 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas. Phone: (07) 4099 6350

Harrison's Restaurant Port Douglas Harrisons Restaurant

Harrisions is picture-perfect for a night out dining in Port Douglas, whether there is two or you or twenty of you, this is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike for lunch and dinner. The restaurant concentrates on quality local produce, with the chefs highly practiced in using the best of the seasonal fruit, fish and meats from tropical north Queensland. Situated at 22 Wharf St, Port Douglas. Telephone (07) 4099 4011

Port Douglas Surf Club Bar Bistro Port Douglas Surf Club Bar & Bistro

The only food and drink located on Four Mile Beach is Port Douglas Surf Club & Bistro is situated away from the crowds of Macrossan Street. Tables are on the terrace underneath the awning, with views through the trees to the beach. Unwind in the casual Al Fresco setting, perfect for lunch and dinner. Located at Corner of Mowbray St & The Esplanade, Port Douglas. Telephone: (07) 4099 4335