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Ellis Beach Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3534
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“oysters” (34 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Australian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While researching things to see and do during our recent visit to Palm Cove I found the Ellis Beach Bar and Grill. We visited for a late lunch and loved it. A relaxed cafe style bar with a view and good food. We came back...More

Thank petsaloz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok - basic pub grub. But the staff were very friendly and provided good service. The oysters on Sunday lunch for $1 very tasty. Good coffee. Our friends had their wedding reception here, it was a nice location and accommodation straight across...More

Thank ChrisTaylerNT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes a cafe. I often go there with friends, when we ride our motorcycles along the coast. There is no such thing as light snacks for morning tea. Menu is either breakfast or lunch. Service from behind the counter is ordinary. No 'hello' 'welcome' smile...More

Thank bobdogator
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback; we welcome all reviews from our patrons, positive or negative, so that we know what areas we may be able to improve on. We are however quite surprised and disappointed to read your comments, as our customer service and providing...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve stopped at Ellis Beach Bar on several occasions for breakfast/brunch and it’s been consistently good every time. We always enjoy our food, the iced coffees are great and the staff are friendly. The view is beautiful and it’s a laid back atmosphere which we...More

Thank Ruby-Isla-Anne
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ahh we love to hear back from travellers, but we also love hearing from our regulars & locals! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on Tripadvisor, these comments are always appreciated by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon,...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Travelled down having been 10 years ago. Place looked like it could do with a bit of a spruce up as, to me, it looked like an old takeaway servo food area. Bought a bucket of prawns and a burger. Both were ok and can...More

Thank yvonne e
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for calling in again after so long! At the end of March we did get hit by a very big landslide due to the wet season & heavy rains. We were closed for nearly a week to clean up and re-opened as soon...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stopped here for lunch with friends on our way to Port Douglas after arriving by plane from Cairns Airport. The cafe is across the road from the lovely Ellis Beach. I ordered the fish taco which was small but very tasty! We also had...More

Thank Lostmonkeys
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We LOVE hearing back from our happy customers! Thank you so much for making a pit stop on your way to Port Douglas and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your meals with us and the beautiful views of Ellis Beach. We hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

I had a lovely breakfast with my daughters and was blown away by the quality of the food! I’ve been recommending it to all my friends and will definitely be going back. To the chefs.. keep up the quality guys!

1  Thank vanessav82018
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for your review Vanessa - our chef will be very happy to read your comments! Thank you for the recommendations and we look forward to welcoming yourself & your friends back very soon :)

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I were on our way to Port Douglas. We stopped here for coffee and cold drinks. Nothing remarkable except that really, the beach is right across the street. A nice place to stop and stretch your legs, and get a bite to eat....More

Thank AmyL_F
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thanks for stopping by in your way to Port Douglas Amy! We do our best to provide a friendly & laid back atmosphere so it's nice to hear that you enjoyed your pit stop. And yes, Ellis Beach is a beautiful part of North Queensland...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant little pub just north of Palm Cove. You can sit and watch the Coral Sea through the palm trees across the road while you enjoy the excellent menu and a cold beverage. This is a great part of the coast and...More

Thank markandchriselda
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you so much for coming to visit and for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor! We're glad you enjoyed the views, food & drinks. The Captain Cook Highway is a stunner of a road we're pretty lucky to be located where...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

Great views, good breakie choices, water views, friendly staff. Only problem was 2 of the meals were cold & the coffee was a bit cool too. Being locals we will be back as it is a great spot in the morning but they could do...More

Thank jpmac43
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for the four star review and for sending us your feedback! We are glad to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your visit to our place. We are very sorry to hear that on this occasion your meals were cold; if this...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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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