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Barnacle Bill's

103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 2241
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“barramundi” (93 reviews)
“seafood” (192 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The most delicious food and excellent service. There are some new menu items too - definitely worth a visit or a return visit if you haven't been for a while.

Thank Nearfaraway_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in for my first meal in Australia, and enjoyed the Kangaroo and Crocodile combo appetizer. Nicely grilled, with a "bush sauce" on the side. Personal attention from Bill himself completed the experience.

Thank bookworm656
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were last here four and a half years ago and had the most delicious meal then, so it was definitely on our list to return. We both had the macadamia crusted Barramundi with coconut curry sauce and and fresh vegetables. The fish was melt...More

Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a warm and pleasant evening (not too unusual for Cairns) and we had a lovely dinner at BB's. I had the Barramundi topped with shrimp and avocado, my wife had grilled trout. Both fish dishes were perfectly prepared, and the vegetable accompaniments were...More

1  Thank Rick628
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad I came here, the best fish and chips I’ve had in Australian. The oysters were good too. We were greeted and taken to the table by the owner who was extremely nice and you can tell just wants you to have a great...More

Thank dazza48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed all our meals, large menu to choose from. The service was quick and staff were professional .The owner/manager was friendly engaging with patrons as they arrived and during the course of the evening. Definitely recommend.

1  Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant. Good food but service was fantastic. Hats off to whoever trained staff. Ver impressed

1  Thank Maree S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food & drink - very accommodating and hospitable staff, best split bill system ever amongst 10 of us.

1  Thank DonAust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here with a big group of families. Staff were amazing/professional and food was just as amazing! We all had seafood and everyone LOVED their meals. Cooked to perfection and so fresh. Would not hesitate returning if I come back to Cairns.

1  Thank bindybum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent fish on the menu at a resonable cost looking out to sea with very good service on a warm evening what could get better than that

1  Thank richard f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 2241
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