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“Fresh & fast seafood”
Review of Prawn Star

Prawn Star
Ranked #14 of 660 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$111
Description: Located at picturesque Cairns, Marlin Marina. Fresh & Local seafood off the trawler. PRAWN STAR - PRAWNS- " A TASTE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET " !!
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Description: Located at picturesque Cairns, Marlin Marina. Fresh & Local seafood off the trawler. PRAWN STAR - PRAWNS- " A TASTE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET " !!
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a winner!! Dining on board within the marina is awesome. The staff are funny & friendly. The menu is basic & the drinks menu even more basic! A glass of cold sauvy Blanc with fresh oysters the size of which I've never seen before!! Crabs, prawns, salmon - all delish. Unfortunately not much for kids to eat, but no problems - the waiter told them to pop over & order some take away fish & chips from the restaurant at the marina & they then delivered it to us at the boat. Excellent service - no frills, but no complaints here. Highly recommend - it's a must.

Thank TheCaddys_12
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The best place when you want delicious fresh seafood with an experience. The staff is friendly and the jumbo platter and it was so filling between too, but so worth it. Delicious!

1  Thank Gizelle G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Situated on the water at Marine Point. Prawn Star is two fishing trawlers moored side by side.

Menu is limited to prawns, bugs, salmon sashimi , oysters and crayfish.

Cheap beer, wine or soft drinks.

The beautiful thing about Prawn Star is it’s rustic ambience, fresh seafood and relaxed atmosphere.

Big platters of the freshest seafood some sauces and your fingers.

They have place to wash up afterward.

Communal tables add to the experience of dining onboard these boats.

Loved it, recommend it. A Cairns highlight.

Thank Wayne N
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Great night out with just seafood wine and beer. Nothing fancy but food was great. Staff really good and very relaxed. Worth going if you love seafood. Now 3 boats together so should a little easier to get a seat now

Thank bruce440
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Read the reviews and decided to eat here for the experience on our first night in Cairns.
We got there around 4:30pm just before the dinner rush and found two seats around the large table holding 12- 14 people. By 5 pm, the table was full and there was an hour wait and a line. Because of the limited space, groups of 4 or more are going to have a very long wait to get a spot at the table. But with the two of us, it was quick. we enjoyed meeting the others at the table. We had the King Prawn platter, which was just prawns. We had to ask what "bugs" were but my wife still didn't want to try them. the prawns were excellent! The menu is seafood only. No sides, no salad, no bread, no rice. Just a large platter of seafood and drinks- beer, soda. We had a yummy dinner, and a unique experience. I'd recommend this boat at the dock to any one who loves seafood. Just be aware, seating is limited, so big groups are going to have a long wait- if they can even accommodate you at all.

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1  Thank dkata94598
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