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Odyssey on the Strand

$$ - $$$
Greek, Australian, Cafe
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43 Howitt Street | The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4724 1400
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had some delicious dips and good calamari salad for dinner. Nice people. Returned for breakfast but it was not as good, bit disappointed, sausages were horrible. Bacon tough.

Thank Susan A
Alice Springs, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great food and coffee a very busy place but the food comes out in very quick time.. Lovely views. Its open very early.

Thank barty64
Port Campbell, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We arrived without a reservation, and despite being booked out for a function, they made room for us under a side balcony. Food was very tasty, meal sizes were generous and we also got to enjoy the live music booked for the function while looking out over the Strand

Thank jameso12016
Weipa, Australia
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Large menu with lots of options. I had the vegetable stack with smoked salmon and it was a very large portion. Coffee was good. Parking was easy with the jezzine barrack carpark across the road (compared to other strand restaurants with limited parking). Right across the road from rockpool.

Thank meandmymrjoneses
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Was here last Sunday morning at 7.00am. Nice meals, great coffee and nice service. Get in early if want a quiet time of it, it gets crowded quickly.

Thank NQTropics
Townsville, Australia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

... being a black coffee drinker I'm pretty fussy about my coffee and this is definitely the worst coffee I've had in Townsville without exception. Bitter dishwater. And yes I mentioned it once. A pity because I won't go there now and their food really is enjoyable in a lovely location.

1 Thank dragonrose1
Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

After being knocked back at the cafe across the road for brunch, we came to Odyssey with friends from Sydney. The cafe was packed out and the food took some time but everything was absolutely beautiful. We have eaten here on several occasions and nothing is too much trouble. All the staff are lovely. I believe they are starting to... More 

Thank Shandykids
Townsville, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Never had a bad meal at this ocean front restaurant and the service is the best. The owners and staff are very pleasant. They always try to accommodate us even when the place is very busy. Very popular on the weekends for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Wonderful place to eat especially on a wonderful winters day in North Queensland.

Thank Bones1959
Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Came here with my partner and the baby. We were greeted at the entrance and seated promptly, the waitress bought us a highchair and menus. We were a bit surprised at the prices, this restaurant is quite expensive but the quality is quite good, perhaps just not quite enough to justify the price. The atmosphere is quite good, which owes... More 

Thank Rowan O
Townsville, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The husband and I had a kid free morning and decided to have breaky out, and we are very happy that we chose Odyssey. The coffee was strong (just how we love it) and the food was hot and tasty. The young lady serving us was extremely friendly and quick. We were very impressed and would recommend to anyone.

Thank Jodi and Ian D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Greek, Australian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Howitt Street | The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4724 1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?