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Banjo's Bar & Bistro

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Corner Island Drive & Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7220
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Bowen, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been going to Banjos for a few years now when we go shopping in the CANNONVALE-Airlie beach area. We have always had good,no! Terrific meals there and today was no exception. Two different surf and turf meals at the special price of 2 for $30. The staff working at Banjos are always very friendly and... More 

1 Thank hughes57
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Banjos is the 'local' drinking and eating place in Cannonvale, so as a 'tourist' it's great to eat away from a lot of other tourists! It is a very friendly place with a good vibe and nice outdoor eating areas, not fancy but typically Aussie! Drinks are very reasonable in price and food is good - strongly recommend their schnitzels... More 

1 Thank B B
Airlie Beach, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with 4 adults , 3 kids. Beer was nice & cold , good atmosphere, the menu had a good range of options for everyone. Calamari for the kids & chicken parmigiano all round for the adults. Affordable & very nice feed. Would return for sure....

1 Thank Brad L
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We haven't really eaten out much in Auz (as we are camping) so not much to compare with but Banjos seems good value. It's a great place to come and chill out. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere. $4.5 for a pint and $15 for a nice meal.

1 Thank Alex S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food isn't that good had a crumb steak was to tuff to chew but the staff are excellent very friendly. Great atmosphere maybe some better meat might help

1 Thank MrsFrost002
wishingangel, Manager at Banjo's Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.... Sorry to hear your crumbed steak was a little tough. It's a shame we didn't find out about the problem on the day, or we would've happily refunded your meal or replaced it for you. Usually we come back to the table to check on meals, we must have accidentally... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great little spot with a cool atmosphere and good drinks. We arrived a little after 8pm for dinner and were told the kitchen had just closed. We were pretty surprised considering it was a Saturday night so we just ordered some drinks and stopped at the Hungry Jacks down the road. In the place's defense, it did... More 

Thank Marlena V
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic staff. Love this place, indoor or outdoor dining. 2 for 1 deals are incredible. Make sure you book on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

1 Thank AnneMaree Y
Cannonvale, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was recently dragged kicking and screaming to Banjo's by a friend, her kids and my Wife. I had a bad experience there in 2001 and never went back. I was quite suprised by the family atmosphere! The food was delicious and very inexpensive. I'll totally be back there again!

1 Thank ZombieDob
Airlie Beach, Australia
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have lunch at Banjos regularly the beer is cold and well priced $5 for a scooner of great northern, great meals my favorite is the no 8 chicken schnitzel comes topped with bacon avocado and hollindaise sauce with chips and salad very generous size so make sure your hungry, they do 2 meals for $25 Wednesday Saturday Sunday. They... More 

2 Thank jess300883
Cannonvale, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This long term (loved by Locals) Bar and Bistro is the new latest hot place to meet. The food is amazingly well priced, and served hot, the beer and wines are nicely chilled, even when its hot, and the great hot deal process mean this friendly venue is popular every day. Well done to the hot team at Banjos!

1 Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Island Drive & Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach  >  Cannonvale
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4946 7220
Banjo's Bar & Bistro is a popular choice for locals & tourists with well priced meals and some of the cheapest drinks in town within a family friendly atmosphere. Great cocktails, live music every Friday evening and a variety of Bistro specials every day, including 2-4-1 meals every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday for lunch & dinner, the best selection of chicken parmigiana's in town for only $15 for lunch & dinner every Monday & Tuesday and every Thursday evening we offer the most mouth watering Lamb Shank special! And a great selection of Burgers available every day for lunch. We really do cater to everyone!!!! Come in and see for yourself!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?