local food tasting by the foreshore

Port Douglas Restaurants

With hearty breakfasts, healthy lunches and fine dining options, Port Douglas is a food lover’s haven. The area is dotted with an array of award-winning restaurants & some of the best restaurants in Port Douglas are all within walking distance from our resort!

Whether you’re craving an authentic Italian meal, classic Aussie favourites, modern Asian-fusion, or a fresh seafood feast, there’s always something to suit every taste, there is something for everybody to eat and enjoy with friends and family.  Featuring fresh, local ingredients and a variety of choices, Port Douglas’ best eats are right outside our doorstep.

2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas

2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas

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When it comes to delivering award-winning seafood 2 Fish Restaurant knows how to deliver! Recently awarded the best Seafood Restaurant in North Queensland in 2017, this place is a must-visit for any seafood fiend. Championing fresh ingredients and local produce sourced daily from region’s finest suppliers, 2 Fish offers a mouth-watering array of succulent seafood dishes. Dine on the terrace, with a cocktail or wine in hand and finish off with their selection of decadent desserts.

On the Inlet

On the Inlet

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Another superb seafood restaurant in the heart of Port Douglas’ Eat Street. On the Inlet’s inspiring menu features seafood favourites with their unique and creative flair. The venue has become an iconic seafood restaurant and bar, fitting perfectly into the local lifestyle. Coupled with terrific customer service and award-winning wines, the relaxed vibe is completed with panoramic views of the Coral Sea.


Belcibo Port Douglas Restaurant

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Belcibo beautifully combines classic Italian with the region’s freshest seafood. From your traditional amazing pizzas to the to-die-for Chili Mud Crab dish, it’s easy to see why Belcibo is famously loved by the locals. With a fantastic menu, mouth-watering desserts, and top-notch service, Belcibo provides one of the most enjoyable and unique dining experiences in Port Douglas. P.S you must call the day before to order their must-try mud crab dish!

Watergate Port Douglas

Watergate Port Douglas Restaurant

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Watergate exudes modern fine-dining and an unparalleled atmosphere. Their modern Australian menu highlights seasonal produce and innovative dishes such as succulent sous vide chicken roulade, and a delectable oven baked crab & snapper cannelloni. There is also an in-house bar with a fine selection of wines and cocktails for you to enjoy a sunset beverage. Natural plants and soft lighting create a relaxing dining experience. There are indoor and outdoor dining options available.

Nautilus Restaurant

Nautilus Restaurant Port Douglas

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The list wouldn’t be complete without the famous Nautilus dining experience. Over 60 years old the venue is set amid lush tropical gardens and surround by beautiful overhanging palms. The only way to get in is via the hidden pathway from the main street of Port Douglas village. The venue offers dining elegance in a new form like you have never seen before.  An outdoor dining experience in the middle of a tropical paradise, this is a must for anyone visiting Port Douglas!

Hi Tide by The Beach

Hi Tide by The Beach Restaurant

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One of best-kept dining secrets in Port Douglas... Well not for much longer. This outstanding oceanfront restaurant overlooks the Four Mile Beach. It epitomises everything great about this picturesque area that is Port Douglas. With an array of dining options from the sea and land that are sourced locally from the regions finest and freshest suppliers, brought to you daily. Hi, Tide Cafe Bar Restaurant offers the perfect dining experience with friendly service to create a memorable experience.

The Mexican Port Douglas

The Mexican Port Douglas Restaurant

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Located at 43 Macrossan St, you will find some of the best Mexican food Port Douglas has on offer. Tuck into their flavour-packed signature dishes, while enjoying the restaurant’s relaxed footpath dining. Grab a sneaky margarita on your afternoon walk, or catch the happy hour for some live music, great eats, and cheap drinks. It’s the perfect spot to get together with friends or getting you weekly churros fix!

Chillys Pizza and Trattoria

Chillys Pizza and Trattoria

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If you are looking for tasty eats that won’t break the bank, you can’t look past Chilly’s Pizzeria & Trattoria, on the corner of Grant and Mowbray Street. It offers a laid back vibe where you can catch up with friends, family and enjoy amazing pizza like a true Italiano! All pizzas are made using Queensland local produce and offers an authentic Italian experience where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the town.

Royal Spice Seafood and Indian Restaurant

Royal Spice Seafood and Indian Restaurant Port Douglas

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If Indian food is your speciality choice, the Royal Spice has a variety of traditional Indian and succulent seafood dishes, there is something for everyone. Family owned and operated the customer service is terrific and you can even make special requests.  With a mix of high quality spices and local produce they guarantee complete satisfaction and large portions so you won’t go hungry. The venue is located on Warner Street and is regarded as one of the best Indian restaurants in Port Douglas by the locals.

Sassi Cucina e Bar & Restaurant

Sassi Cucina e Bar & Restaurant Port Douglas

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Offering a variety of authentic traditional Italian dishes and desserts inspired by Tony Sassi. This local favourite is known for its Italian flair bringing a creative spin to seafood and presentation. Not to mention the Sassi in-house bar has a variety of wine, cocktails and cold beers. The relaxed laid back atmosphere fits perfectly into the Port Douglas lifestyle and makes the restaurant a great place for lunch or dinner with a fitting beverage to suit. Located on the corner of Wharf & Macrossan Street.

Lotus Leaf Asian Salads

Lotus Leaf Asian Salads

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Specialising in asian noodle salads, smoothies and breakfast bowls with a health focus and terrific customer service. Tickle your tastebuds with the salty, sweet, spicy, and tangy flavours of Asia, freshly prepared with local produce and the finest ingredients. Located on Macrossan Street in the Port Village Shopping Centre, Lotus Leaf is a choice for vegetarians and carnivores alike.