When you are holidaying in Port Douglas, within such close proximity to the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef, you can’t pass up the opportunity to indulge in some of the freshest and most delicious seafood on offer.
There are so many divine restaurants where you can find your favourite seafood that is cooked to perfection right here in paradise. From coral trout and oysters to crayfish and crab, you will be devouring mouth-watering seafood in no time with this list of the town’s best seafood restaurants.
Listed in the Australian Good Food Guide, this is one of Port Douglas’s most spectacular dining locations that is nestled amongst the lush greenery of Wharf Street. Treat yourself to a fabulous seafood lunch or dinner with sensational dishes like the South Australian oysters, tempura bug tails or the Kingfish Ceviche. If you are looking for a restaurant that will really make you say WOW, Melaleuca is the place for you.
Wrasse & Roe
Sustainability harvested seafood is what Wrasse and Roe do best – and that is what makes it one of the town’s most beautiful restaurants. Think Queensland blue mud crab and chilli, a terrific nannygai, Smoky Bay oysters and so much more. You’ll find Wrasse & Roe in the heart of Port Douglas on Macrossan Street – so sit down, kick back, and enjoy the simple pleasures of Far North Queensland at this stunning venue.
There is a plethora of tremendous seafood options when dining at the wonderful Zinc in Port Douglas. You may want to try an array of dishes from the fresh oysters and sashimi to the Moreton Bay bugs, barramundi or classic market catch of the day! Zinc’s menu is extensive and there are plenty of choices for non-seafood lovers as well, so it’s a fantastic place to bring a group or family.
Sassi La Cucina is a longstanding crowd pleaser here in Port Douglas. You can’t call it a trip to FNQ without trying their incredible salmon carpaccio and seafood linguine! With a delightful atmosphere that overlooks the bustling end of Macrossan Street, this restaurant is always impressive and will leave you wanting to come back for more. This is your chance to relax with a wine and enjoy some of the best authentic Italian in town.
The people of Port Douglas all know and love Salsa Bar & Grill – it’s often one of the first places we will recommend when people ask for the best places to eat in town. Known for its dreamy location and world-class dining, it is no surprise that Salsa also boasts a tremendous seafood menu. Relax with a delicious tropical cocktail and the unbeatable famous Red Claw Linguine… just delish!
The Surfy is the greatest surf club in the tropics with a close proximity to the delightful Four Mile Beach, which means that you can stop in for a tasty fish taco after a fabulous morning by the sea! Feel the ocean breeze while you relish in the Port Douglas feeling with a selection of gorgeous food and some bevvies. The Surfy is one of those locations that you’ll most likely find yourself going back to many times during your trip to paradise.
Seafood always tastes better when it is expertly crafted from fresh and local ingredients. Wharfside Kitchen offers an extraordinary menu that is every seafood-lover’s dream. Kick the night off with some starters including tuna ceviche, grilled octopus, and juicy prawns, followed by a crab and prawn fettuccine or the Caribbean style fish of the day! What a way to spend an evening in paradise.
The Tin Shed
The Tin Shed has been a local’s favourite for many years and is one of the greatest waterfront restaurants in the area. Enjoy balmy views of the Daintree mountain ranges and the glowing Coral Sea while you feast on a fresh bucket of prawns or a plate of oysters. Better yet, dip into a gorgeous seafood bucket with calamari, prawns, scallops, prawn cutlets and twisters and beer battered mackerel all at once. This restaurant is simply divine!
And don’t forget about…
- The Mexican: Fantastic Mexican food and of course, margaritas by the dozen!
- Sea Bean: Only the best Spanish Tapas bar in Far North Queensland…
- Watergate: A contemporary outdoor space with an outstanding modern menu.
- N17: Craving a juicy barramundi burger? Look no further than N17!
- Nautilus: A unique fine dining experience within a remarkable tropical setting.
From reef to plate, these sensational restaurants are bound to leave a lasting impression.
There is no better place than Port Douglas when it comes to remarkable seafood, so make sure to visit some of these impressive locations during your FNQ stay. Enjoy the feast!
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