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Cow Bay Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian
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Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
+61 7 4098 9011
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on a day trip from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. A poor execution on packet tacos. Stale, preformed shells with lettuce inside, fish was ok, but on the side and not really part of the taco. Shop bought sweet chilli sauce. Elsewhere, prawn and avocado salad with no avocado. Managed to bring some out on request. On the other... More 

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Thank Tanya W
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to stop for a pub meal whilst driving through the Daintree. Meals were good value for money, and very enjoyable.

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Thank Robyn H
CowBayHotel, Manager at Cow Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, we are glad that you enjoyed your meal whilst in the Daintree at the Cow Bay Pub. Hope to see you back this way in the future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great for a pub meal, we had lunch here and the food was surprisingly good food for an average price and in a remote location.

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Thank Alex101056
CowBayHotel, Manager at Cow Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your lunch experience at the hotel. Hope to see you back this way in the near future. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had the best time at the NYE celebrations at the Cow Bay Hotel. Unbelievable Tassie oysters, Moreton Bay Bugs, Prawns and mussels...and that was just the cold selection. Wild Barra oven baked in butter, and an amazing selection of hot dishes - every one delicious...and then there was the fabulous selection of desserts. I was too full by then,... More 

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Thank Sandra D
CowBayHotel, Manager at Cow Bay Hotel, responded to this review

We are so over whelmed by your response, and appreciate your feed back on our staff. They all had done a wonderful job and long day and could still smile at the end of the night. Hope to see you in the near future. More 

Marrickville, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim to avoid the peak hour ferry crossing and were rewarded with one of the best meals of our trip. The bucket of prawns were so plump and fresh and delicious. The crumbed steak was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside and the gravy that went with it reminded me of the... More 

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Thank Originalbecstar
CowBayHotel, Manager at Cow Bay Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your afternoon at the Cow Bay Hotel. Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you and your friends back here soon. More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent Food - Cold Beverages - Great Conversions with Locals Menu has for a pub some interesting food and sitting chatting with locals about environment, local attractions, wildlife is priceless and informative

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Thank Gary M
CowBayHotel, Manager at Cow Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You for your review. We are pleased that you had a good time at the Hotel. Hope to see you back this way on your next adventure to the Daintree. More 

Manly, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a place for people who like to drink beer while they eat. Typical standard country pub food. Plain and simple but well cooked and tasty. Hamburgers and chips, fish and chips, chicken schnitzel and chips. You could also get chips on their own. The staff were friendly and the place was clean. Good for a quick no frills... More 

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Thank jpowrie1
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Eaten lunches here a few times and never been disappointed. Pop in and take a break, you know it makes sense.

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Thank Olivertz
Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Good food at a reasonable price. The service was good and we didn't wait long for the food to arrive. My pie was full of meat and very tasty. My only comment might be that it arrived on the plate still in its foil container. It gave the impression that it came from the supermarket. Still I forgave them for... More 

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Thank Cadwood
Australia
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel has new managers so it will be good to see what they do with it. Our evening meals in the bistro - standard pub fare - were enjoyable. Lacking a little atmosphere at the moment (no background music etc) but food was good, service was friendly. Good luck to the new team!

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Thank Wendy0704

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Daintree Region  >  Cow Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4098 9011
Description
Situated in the Daintree National Park. The Cow Bay Hotel serves fresh plentiful food in classic Oz pub style [ie hamburgers, steaks, schnitzels, Seafood, Pizza etc]. We are open for lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. We accommodate for the kids with a range of children's meals.

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