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The Beach Shack Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
As featured in Best Food in Port Douglas
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29 Barrier Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 1100
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whilst this restaurant has rave reviews, I don't know if I was that impressed with this place. The setting is nice, sandy floor and outdoors (fully covered from the weather) but the food just did not cut it for me. Maybe it was my menu choice but I thought the food was good not great. The rest of the family... More 

Thank emmars93
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic pizza and pasta. Lovely people and great service. The beach shack is very relaxed and great place to take kids. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank aw8397
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away from traffic, the shack invites you in and feels like you are sitting on the beach. The food is excellent and the team is very accommodating and friendly. A lovely place to have a meal or a quiet afternoon ale!

Thank Josh M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has become our local regular they do great pizzas and other meals! And plus on saturday nights they do $10 pizzas yum!! Our favorite is the spicy prawn its wicked.

1 Thank Kate N
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meal at the beach shack was the best meal we had for the entire week of our stay, although expectation was rather low after the other meals we'd had. Staff were friendly, food was super quick and tasty. It was a little expensive for what it was but very much on par with other prices in PD.

1 Thank oj_sb
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Supreme Chicken and Barramundi Fish and both of them were professionally made and very delicious.

Thank Reese J
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seems like this place is being hyped up, like another reader noticed. We ordered two pizzas and paid $31 for what amounted to dinner plate sized pizzas cooked in a large toaster (like what you would find at a hotel buffet). They don't have a proper pizza oven. Staff were friendly to be fair, but not impressed with quality of... More 

1 Thank CameraEye
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

after reading the re views on trip advisor we were disappointed as it was hyped up. we have found better and cheaper places with more variety in port douglas like the TIN SHED

1 Thank Keith G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The macadamia barramundi was one of the best of those I tried in Australia, very rich taste and good food overall

Thank Dina S
Weipa, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner after reception at our hotel recommended it. casual relaxed vibe with beachy decor, even sandy floor. The food was awesome and above the standard I would have expected from a casual suburban place. We had the tasting platter for entree (mushroom aranchini, squid and pork belly with scallops - all 3 were delicious. We then both... More 

1 Thank meandmymrjoneses

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Barrier Street, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 1100
A local favourite, "The Shack" introduces you to a truly tropical Port Douglas dining experience with a wonderful mix of funky ambiance and laid back Queensland style. An eclectic mix of sandy floor, colourful lanterns, and a chill out bar with comfy couches, "The Shack" offers a delicious restaurant menu or more relaxed pizza bar menu. Come in for a beer and a pizza or a bubbles and tapas - it's what the locals do! Bookings for the restaurant are absolutely essential to guarantee a table!

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