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Ellis Beach Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3534
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“oysters” (34 reviews)
“nachos” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was some of the best I’ve had on my trip but it was pretty pricey. Then again they don’t have any competition in the area, especially if you are staying in the bungalows across the street. I could see myself being a...More

Thank okica18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice service, we took our dog there, the staff was very friendly and she even offered our dog for water. Very impressed. The food and atmosphere are nice, too.

Thank treetstreet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little stop on the way to Port Douglas. Directly opposite Ellis Beach. Food was great and good size for the cost. Staff are very friendly and made you feel welcome. Would stop in here againMore

Thank JamesN1970
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's what we like to hear! :) Thanks James for stopping by and for the positive feedback - our chefs don't want anybody ever going hungry so we do our best to provide exceptional portion sizes and value for money. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with my son. Had the Korean chicken burger and my son had a kids burger. Meals were good size and tasty. Only advice I can give is that the staff know where the oysters are from if they are going to...More

Thank TarsB
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review on Tripadvisor and for the four stars! We're glad yourself & your son enjoyed your burgers. That is a good point - we source our oysters from different areas throughout Australia however we have taken...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My husband loved the oysters here! Good menu with a decent variety that looked to cover a variety of dietary requirements too. A great little chilled out spot to pull in for lunch or breakfast between Cairns and Port Douglas. Leave time for a swim...More

Thank GYPSIELYFE
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks for stopping in for our famous oysters! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and that you managed to take full advantage of the beautiful beach across the road too! We really appreciate your feedback and for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The beach front location might be why many people choose to eat here, but the food is excellent. My husband had oysters and jalapeño poppers (stuffed peppers) which were excellent. Burger options include Korean Fried Chicken, pulled pork (Bhan mi) vegetarian and traditional beef. Chips...More

Thank Leanne T
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi Leanne, Thanks for the awesome review and for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! Our range of craft beer varieties is also something that we pride ourselves on so...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

While this venue doesn't look like much on first approach, the food makes up for it. The pulled beef brisket nachos are to-die-for and the Ellis Burger rated highly with my companions at lunch. US style BBQ is clearly a passion for the owners so...More

Thank Ozfemale
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your feedback! We take great pride in providing delicious food to our hungry visitors and you're right, we love our BBQ's and smoked meats! We look forward to welcoming you back again some time in the...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Great staff, good food and great selection of beer and wine. Across the road from a beautiful beach. I don't need anything more.....maybe some more oysters.

Thank Matt M
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hey Matt, you've summed up pretty much everything we aim to offer in a few words! :) Great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you again soon for some more oysters!

Reviewed 11 December 2017

My husband and I have been visiting Port Douglas for a number of years and always wondered what the Ellis Beach Grill would be like. We were passing at a different time this year to normal, so we decided we’d have lunch here. It was...More

Thank Shannon M
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments on `Tripadvisor! We're glad that you managed to visit us on your trip this year and even happier to hear that your visit lived up to your expectations! We hope you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Sunday is oyster day and we had stopped at Woolworths in both Smithfield and Clifton to see if we could grab picnic food for stop by the beach. I'd had a suggestion to try Ellis beach and that was spot on. It was $ oyster...More

Thank GurusW
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by for our Sunday $1 oysters! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us and hope that it's not too long until you can visit us in this part of the world again! Thank you for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Ellis Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4055 3534
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Description
Ellis Beach Bar & Grill sits amongst a rainforest back drop and provides magnificent views of Ellis Beach just over the road. We offer cold craft beers (including locally brewed specialties), cocktails and wine to compliment our unique and substantial menu. We are committed to providing a friendly atmosphere where our patrons can relax and take in the beautiful Coral Sea views while enjoying delicious meals that offer exceptional value for money. Join us for our weekly specials: Thursday Night (in peak season): Beer'n'Burger for $20 Friday Night (in peak season): Kids Eat Free Saturday Morning: $10 Pancakes Saturday Afternoon: Been & Nachos for 2 - $30 Sunday Afternoon: $1 Oysters & Live Music Check out our website for all of the details, see you soon!
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