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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Contactless payment
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sponsored by: Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best steak in ages
1. Best steak in ages
"If I've ever had a better steak, I can't remember when."
Mr_Candid
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2. The best steakhouse in Cairns
2. The best steakhouse in Cairns
"Honestly the best steakhouse I've been to."
trentnolan
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3. Excellent service
3. Excellent service
"Excellent service from staff helpful friendly and attentive"
john134706
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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Australian
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Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have a gem amongst your staff! The night was perfect , surrounded by family whilst celebrating a birthday, our waitstaff made sure we had a great night and was very tentative to our needs. A huge thank you to Paula and for making sure...we had an enjoyable night and of course to the chefs who prepared top quality meals. Not the first time we’ve dined there and it most definitely will not be our last!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, we were made welcome. Once seated, the staff were friendly and attentive and nothing was a hassle to them. The menu caters for every taste and the variety would satisfy the most discerning diners. The entrees came with an unexpected...delight of flavours, satisfying in both the visual and taste realms. The steak cannot be missed, as it is cooked exactly as requested and would be the most tender we have ever eaten, with potato garlic mash and several choices of sides. The extensive wine list complements every dish on offer. When it came to dessert, we were again blown away with what we chose, the taste was out of this world. We can't wait to go there again on our next visit to Cairns. Do yourself a favour, as you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Favourite restaurant! Yummy food and wonderful service. Steak and garlic mash is always the go to, never disappoints!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent, cocktails the best - we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, service, food highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here a number of times over my regular visits to Cairns, and it it always hits the spot. Great Location and Great food. Reasonably priced for this part of the world. Last night was outstanding. Lovely tasty pawn starter, followed by beautiful Ribs...and Garlic Mash. Well priced and extensive wine list. One of the few constantly good Pier side restaurants in Cairns. Keep up the good work guysMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere great, food exceptional, staff attentive and friendly. Easily catered for gluten free, dairy free member of our family.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited many restaurants both in Australia and globally and this restaurant has to be one of the best we have dinned in! It was my wife's birthday so I wanted it to be a special culinary experience and the Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse...did not disappoint us. The food was outstanding, great presentation and the taste was exquisite with very generous portion size! The staff were very welcoming and professional and most efficient! The setting and location of the restaurant was just a bonus. Hats off to the management team of this establishment you guys are doing a fantastic Job. We highly recommend this restaurant, if you are looking for a great dinning experience! Look no further than the Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse. Best Food, Great staff, Great location!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a special dinner after a recommendation from a friend. Careful observation on arrival shows this business strives to ensure that all aspects of the dining experience are covered. Friendly atmosphere with clean and up to date presentation / Tick Our...waitress, Cassie, was friendly, relaxed and personable / Well done! The wine list was comprehensive with some great value reds and also some vintage choices of absolute crackers / very nice The steak was great flavour cooked to medium rare perfection and rested nicely. My wife had Mozambique prawns which she said were very nice. The serves were generous. It's great to see a restaurant busy and running smoothly with a customer focus! Bravo Waterbar!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for the first time and our meal was great and the service was fantastic my husband had the ribs and said they were so good.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked, we asked for a specific table and it was given to us on the night. My partner and I shared a full rack of ribs, side salad and chips - delicious

Date of visit: May 2021
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Brian F
31 January 2018|
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Response from DeeDeeCee | Reviewed this property |
Hi, 2 mains, a side and 3 alcoholic drinks cost us $102. $250 should be enough for a decent dinner.
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Sebastian H
16 December 2017|
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Closed Christmas Day
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fatchan114
24 November 2017|
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Hello - the maximum we can take is 160 people
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Yes, Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4