Top Spots to Eat in Port Douglas

Welcome to Foodie Paradise

Somewhere amongst the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the endless lush rainforests, Port Douglas has become home to an abundance of spectacular foodie destinations. Whether you are after some next level gourmet goodness or just want an affordable mouth-watering meal, this is the ultimate guide to discovering the next best meal while holidaying in paradise.

Take a look at just how much Port Douglas has to offer when it comes to irresistible food and unforgettable dining.


Choo Choo’s at St Crispins

Located only a short walk from Pools, Choo Choo’s at St Crispin’s is the ultimate place for great food with a view. Not only does this café have a gorgeous view of the lake and golf course, but it is a stop for the renowned Bally Hooley train – what better way to explore Tropical North Queensland?

When you find yourself traveling through town, pop into the Marina and indulge in a meal at Choo Choo’s second venue overlooking the water.

Breakfast Buffet at QT

If you are looking for delish variety, head to QT for the ultimate Breakfast Buffet. QT is a breath-taking tropical resort that is located a short walking distance from Pools. Choose from an assortment of hot breakfasts, pastries and fruit accompanied with a coffee or a fresh juice.

Little Larder

The Little Larder is one of the local’s favourites located in the heart of Macrossan Street. Known for their exceptional breakfasts, coffees and buzzing atmosphere, this café is the perfect place for you to start your morning. They also serve up a seriously tasty lunch menu from 12pm.


Enjoy a sleep in before going into Fresq for their tasty All Day Breakfast menu and lovely service. This is a brilliant cafe with a family friendly environment and something on the menu to suit everybody – from vanilla pancakes to black pudding!


Grant St Kitchen

This outstanding café has everything you’ll need for a scrumptious bite to eat for lunch at a reasonable price. Grant St Kitchen has been commended on their coral trout pies, prawn salads and unbelievably tasty sweets. You’ll be right in the hustle and bustle of Port, so after lunch you can browse the stores of the street.

Lotus Leaf

Pop into Lotus Leaf for a delightful range of healthy Asian salads. These salads are something out of the ordinary and always deliver something fresh and exciting to leave you feeling satisfied.


Located at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Hemingway’s Brewery is the perfect place to experience handcrafted beers and fresh local produce. Sit back, relax and enjoy your meal with beautiful views over the water.

The Mexican

For the finest modern Mexican meals and margaritas, be sure to visit this restaurant on Macrossan Street. Tacos, burritos, nachos and churros are available to tantalise your tastebuds. The Mexican is open for lunch and dinner.

Afternoon Nibbles


Enjoy the sunset over the water at this wonderful bar and restaurant in the Marina. Grab an antipasto board and a refreshing cocktail, and lay back in the lounge chairs for a truly special experience.

Picnic at Sunset

Grab your picnic essentials from Coles paired with a bottle of wine to enjoy while watching the sunset over the ocean at Rex Smeal Park. This is brilliant for families, a romantic date night or a casual catch up with friends.


2 Fish

If it’s seafood you love then 2 Fish is for you. This multi-award winning restaurant offers the finest selection of Australian seafood and delectable desserts. Some standout meals include BBQ Moretan Bay Bugs and the Seafood Platter for Two. Enjoy your meal on the outdoors terrace or inside in the air-conditioned comfort.


Zinc is a modern open-plan restaurant and lounge that serves up a classic mix of traditional European offerings with a touch of modern flair. Choose to dine in the restaurant or lounge bar for a more relaxed setting. Indulge in a wide range of contemporary cuisine and a large choice of wine, tap beer and cocktails.


Sassi La Cucina and Bar is a classy venue serving gorgeous Italian seafood and mains. Enjoy the tastiness of the Coral Sea with juicy prawns, mussels and Moreton Bay Bugs in their signature dishes.


Known as the “locals favourite”, Salsa Bar and Grill is an award-winning restaurant that offers delightful international dishes using fresh local produce. This is the ultimate tropical dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.


Watergate Restaurant and Lounge Bar is located on the corner of Grant Street and Macrossan Street. Treat yourself to a collection of innovative dishes in an exquisite open-air venue surrounded by lush green plants. They also have a killer cocktail list to get your appetite going!

Late Night Snack


For those night time cravings visit N17 for an awesome burger and chips. This late night diner is open until 2am and also offers takeaway for all their succulent meals. These burgers will hit the spot and have you coming back for more!


While you are in Port Douglas, there is so much mouth-watering food to experience that you will be sure to love – Enjoy!

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