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The Hungry Surfer

12b Merchants Pde, Marcoola, Queensland 4564, Australia
+61 7 5448 8830
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (19 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30 Hours
Australian, Pizza, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
12b Merchants Pde, Marcoola, Queensland 4564, Australia
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Best Chinese I have found on the coast. They have only been serving a Chinese Menu for the last 2 months and I am so happy I got there menu in the mail otherwise I may never have tried it. There serving sizes are large...More

Thank Cath S
Christy Z, Manager at The Hungry Surfer, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for your review Cath! We are in the process of naming changing. Looking forward to see you again soon : )

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch given the cafe came up as a top cafe in the area we were staying. Sadly it has changed hands and the menu is no longer as is suggested online. The food was poor, two of our meals didn’t even arrive...More

Thank rlsilk
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I read all the great reviews on TA and decided to try it. Disappointing , the management has changed and it's not at all what I was expecting. Partner had fish and chips... Terrible... Like frozen fish fingers from the supermarket. I had honey chicken,...More

Thank LagunaMandy
Christy Z, Manager at The Hungry Surfer, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Really sorry for the bad dinning experience you had here. We've already changed our chef and improved our menu. We would like apologies and offer you a free meal. Please come and try our new menu and give us more...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely casual, coast feel to this place. Great with kids, good food, nice and simple but tasty. Great service and reasonable prices.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

All our meals were delicious. And the service was excellent. Thanks for a lovely family dinner in a quiet setting.

Thank Rex B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Had a great couple of meals here, than friends came as well. It was a welcoming friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A jewel of a place at about '99' of the beach walk. Wish i could go back and veg there.

Thank emm_216
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

From the time we arrived to the time we left we were bitten alive by Mosquitoes! We moved from a nice twin wooden table to inside. It made no difference the doors were open and the mozzies just loved this place. We both had pizza....More

Thank Sandy M
Christy Z, Manager at The Hungry Surfer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

We are so sorry about the mosquitoes problem Sandy! Our whole town is suffering from it now. We offer spray and mosquitoes repellent to solve this problem. We hope you can accept our apology and wish you all the best!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great local place - casual/relaxed atmosphere. Staff are really nice, helpful and friendly and listened to specific request for our dinner order. Great value as the menu is just simple, flavoursome meals. The GF vege pizza was tasty and really fresh. We liked it so...More

Thank Monteforae
Christy Z, Manager at The Hungry Surfer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your encouragement. We are trying our best to provide an enjoyable dinning experience for our customers. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Awesome quick, healthy takeaway that caters for the kids too, we have ordered takeaway quite a few times from here when staying at Marcoola. Seriously the best sweet potato wedges I've ever had!

Thank CPC1
Christy Z, Manager at The Hungry Surfer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you like our sweet potato wedges here. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Marcoola and see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I had takeaway pizzas in here and it was very good beyond my expectation. Homemade pizza base and fresh toppings. that's just all you need for a great pizza. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Seok Jun J
Christy Z, Manager at The Hungry Surfer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We are really happy to see you enjoy our food : )

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12b Merchants Pde, Marcoola, Queensland 4564, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Marcoola
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5448 8830
  • E-mail
The Hungry Surfer is a relaxed, surf themed dining venue ideally located opposite a children's playground and just a 200m walk to the beautiful Marcoola Beach. Offering both dine in and take away as well as being licensed with affordable beers, wines and cider available. Our varied menu includes pizzas, burgers, and burritos with sides of salad and hot chips / sweet potato wedges.
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