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On The Inlet

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3 Inlet Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 5255
12:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice waterfront restaurant, so don't let the outside fool you. We had great service and the our meals we really nice. They were very quick, thou the place wasn't busy. I had pepper and chilli salt squid salad and the rest on the table had the bucket of prawns . 350 gms of fresh caught prawns, which they enjoyed.... More 

Thank victabug
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service was great, but the food was pretty forgettable. The oysters were a little bit under-cooked for kilpatrick style oysters. The pork belly wasn't very nice either. The wine list was generic but the cocktails were ok. The chili crab was definitely enjoyable though!

Thank Lauren S
Alice Springs, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a front row balcony table on a stormy night and watched the lighting crack over the ocean whilst we were treated to true restaurant service. Our waiter really knew his stuff. Had the best garlic bread in years, great oysters, sensational painted crayfish and coral trout. Fed the fish below whilst we ate. Bookings are essential, this is one... More 

Thank Andrea0870
Bath, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a shared seafood platter ....WOW! Everything was perfect and tasted amazing. Very very filling... don't have a starter!!! The cocktails are good too!

Thank Pamela J
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an experience! We had the perfect night to see George the groper while sharing a bottle of wine and a bucket of prawns. We even got to see a storm coming from the distance and pass over us. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Kristy B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this restaurant, stumbled across it and went back three times. Enjoyed everything from the bucket of prawns, romantic evening meal and especially the Gropher feeding. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked, most beautiful view so relaxing watching the boats and wildlife. Staff were welcoming and happy to recommend items from the menu. We absolutely loved the whole... More 

Thank moirat478
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here twice....and would have gone more if we could. The calamari and Asian Slaw was awesome as was the whole fried fish. Yum, yum, yum. Staff were super prompt, attentive and knowledgable. One of us was Gluten & Dairy free and they were great with offering menu selections that were still super yummy.

Thank Adrienne H
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Hi Adrienne, thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed dining with us. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the seafood platter which consisted of many items from a dozen raw oysters, mussels, huge lobster pieces, shrimps,small crabs (called "bugs") and highlighted by a “mud crab” (which reminded me of a Dungeness crab), served over a very nice, Thai tomato-based sauce. In addition, there was salmon and tuna sashimi, a fine salad, and wonderfully cooked chips (i.e.,... More 

Thank Doug B
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your review Doug. See you soon for your next seafood fiesta! More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros We had the calamari and Cajun prawn. They were great. Atmosphere is great, it was only out doors though. But there were no flies or other bugs. Cons Price was high, but at par with other restaurants on the area, but smaller portions. Busy place and the service was a little slow.

Thank Randy S
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for dinner at the On The Inlet Randy, and for sharing your feedback. More 

Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arguably the best located restaurant in Port Douglas, over the water, watching all the boats enter and leave the marina. We went to the restaurant for lunch with another couple. Service was exceptional but casual. The decor was also very relaxed which helped remind us we were in North Queensland. As with most eating/drinking location in Port Douglas the premises... More 

Thank Janelle C
Jayne M, Public Relations Manager at On The Inlet, responded to this review

Loved your thorough review Janelle. Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 31
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Inlet Rd, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Port Douglas
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4099 5255
We welcome you to join us at On The Inlet: Port Douglas' iconic seafood restaurant + bar located over the beautiful Coral Sea.
We're here to tantalise your taste buds with the finest fresh local seafoods and an inspiring tropical cocktail list in Port Douglas' most enviable waterside location (reservations highly recommended)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?