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Dunwoody's Tavern & Liquor Barn

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$$ - $$$
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317 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 2212
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Cairns Region, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in 8 ish at night had a lovely meal very good food very well cooked & presented. Staff were very courteous & knowledgeable. Found the whole place to be very clean & tidy. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Colin V
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this a bit noisy and barn like ..the food was heaped with fries and boring salad. Not a great atmosphere and on a main road. A oncer for us.

Thank malabar-coasters
Cairns Region, Australia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for a business luncheon ordered, after 30minutes a staff member came to my table and stated we have run out of beef curry would you like lamb in your curry instead, I agreed, I waited for another 10 minutes and the meal arrived. The meat was so tough I left most of it and left.

Thank Mark A
Simcoe, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait to be seated when there were lots of tables - not enough staff. Had to line up to order food and a separate line for drinks. First course arrived fine but main I had to ask for an hour later. No excuse. No explanation. Food was not worth the trouble.

Thank Sarah_Simcoe
Darwin, Australia
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125 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Whether using the lovely restaurant-like facilities out front or the public Bar out the back, Dunwoodys has something for everyone. I've been here before and their claim to have the best char-grilled steak in town is probably accurate! This time around I partook of the pub grub and even that tasted great. All the staff I encountered were very friendly... More 

Thank Mark T
Townsville, Australia
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219 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Took my young son here for dinner whilst on a soccer trip. My son had fettuccini carbonara, which was very tasty and a generous serve, but it wasn't true carbonara (cream not egg), if that's what you like. I had salt and pepper squid. Was fresh and tender, just not nearly enough salt and pepper in the lovely crunchy crust.... More 

Thank switchedoff
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the Sheridan next door with a colleague and went to Dunwoody's for the first time. The meals were amazing! My Salmon was perfect with the smashed potatoes and a garden salad. My colleague had a pizza and it looked great and well as tasted great! The staff were friendly and helpful, I have no problem recommending... More 

Thank Lynne B
Cairns, Australia
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

got a flat tyre on way out to dinner was lucky enough to come across Dunwoody's serving to 9pm. Service was great very polite food was very filling and very well priced quiet atmoshere

Thank kerrywindred
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must for steak lovers. Big and juicy steaks cooked exactly to your requirements with a generous plate of salad or veg, potato or chips that will fill you up nicely. Friendly service with a smile which makes your visit truly welcoming. This is a big bar/restaurant so tables are aplenty to avoid disappointment. Good selection of beers... More 

Thank Holi-Ray
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The steaks are tender and cooked to my requirements. There a 4 Indian dishes, fish, chicken and vegetarian options. All are of a high standard.

Thank Layne G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 Sheridan St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 2212

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