Great Barrier Reef Restaurants

Typically, restaurants on Barrier Reef islands are part of each island's main resort, so many resorts' rates include some or all meals. Some larger resorts have a range of restaurants, with formal dining rooms, outdoor barbecues, and seafood buffets; some have premium dining options for which you pay extra. Dress is generally "island casual." Some upscale restaurants—such as those on Hayman Island—require men to wear jackets for dinner and frown on flip-flop sandals. On the mainland you'll find plenty of casual, open-air restaurants, serving mainly Modern Australian–style meals that showcase seafood and regional produce. With a few notable exceptions, Cairns, Palm Cove, and Port Douglas are your best bets for upscale dining.

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  • 1. A Touch of Salt

    $ | Australian

    This Modern Australian eatery ticks all the boxes: location (riverfront), service (impeccable), ambience (relaxed), food (exciting and flavorful...Read More

  • 2. Beach Almond Beach House

    $$ | Seafood

    This low-key eatery's simple beach-shack setting on Palm Cove's seafront underplays the freshness and flavor of its Modern Asian food. Seafood...Read More

  • 3. Manta Ray

    $ | Eclectic

    This could be the island's best all-round dining establishment. It's great for breezy alfresco lunches, sunset drinks on the deck, and wood...Read More

  • 4. Mariners

    $$ | Seafood

    This breezy, upscale eatery turns the local catch into fresh contemporary dishes: artfully arranged sashimi, house-made tagliatelle marinara...Read More

  • 5. On The Inlet Seafood Restaurant

    $ | Seafood

    Choose your own live mud crab from holding tanks at this much-lauded seafood restaurant fronting Dickson Inlet. Watch yachts dock as you sit...Read More

  • 6. Salsa Bar & Grill

    $ | Australian

    Rub shoulders with local foodies on the deck of this lively waterside institution that serves tropical Modern Australian fare. The large wooden...Read More

  • 7. Vivo Bar and Grill

    $$ | Australian

    Diners at this classy beachside eatery enjoy Coral Sea views framed by palms and melaleucas along with Mod Oz dishes. Housemade muesli and freshly...Read More

  • 8. coca chu

    $ | Asian

    Hamilton Island's only Asian eatery, coca chu appeals to all comers with its relaxed vibe, Catseye Beach views, busy Sunday yum chas, and a...Read More

  • 9. NuNu Restaurant

    $$ | Australian

    Sexy suede lounges, intimate banquettes, and unbroken views of the Coral Sea make lingering easy at this Palm Cove eatery. The menus showcase...Read More

  • 10. On The Turps Bar & Restaurant

    $ | Mediterranean

    At this open-air restaurant in the Daintree rain forest, wallabies, bandicoots, and musky rat kangaroos might join you at the table as you tuck...Read More

  • 11. Restaurant M Yogo

    $$ | French

    Occupying a prime pier-front position, Restaurant M Yogo offers refined dining in relaxed environs. Chef Masa puts a deft, modern-Japanese spin...Read More

  • 12. Romano's

    $$ | Italian

    The full-frontal marina views from the broad balconies of this two-level waterfront eatery make it a favorite for family celebrations and romantic...Read More

  • 13. Sails Steak and Seafood Grill

    $$ | Australian

    With beachfront and poolside tables and all-day service, this beach-shack bistro lures families with a kids' menu and giant chess set, and grown...Read More

  • 14. Sunset Cruise & Dine on the Denison Star

    $$$$ | Australian

    The Denison Star, a magnificent 107-foot motor cruiser hewn from Tasmanian Huon pine, glides out of Hamilton Island Marina most evenings for...Read More

  • 15. Temple of Tastes

    $$ | Asian

    Knowledgeable staff, an impressive wine and cocktail list, and a torchlit waterfront terrace are among the many reasons to dine at this excellent...Read More

  • 16. Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse

    $$ | CBD | Seafood

    At this busy waterfront eatery, you can gaze at Cairns's bustling marina while chowing down on a locally sourced, chargrilled steak. The steaks...Read More

  • 17. Casmar Restaurant

    $$ | Australian

    The ocean's bounty is the focus at this cosy upstairs restaurant overlooking the Palm Cove waterfront: try the seafood platter for two (A$90...Read More

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