Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Local cuisine, Bar, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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About
Anchor Bar is located high above Airlie Beach overlooking the Coral Sea. Great Food and Cocktails, Cold Beer on tap in a laid back setting with Amazing Views!
PRICE RANGE
$10.00 – $30.00
CUISINES
Bar, Australian, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles325 reviews
Excellent
226
Very good
67
Average
15
Poor
7
Terrible
10
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Bruce M
Proserpine11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Where do I start? Having dined at the Anchor bar since it has opened I have never had a meal there that wasn’t perfect. I have referred hundreds of people there now and also never heard any thing but happy remarks. The entire operation is seamless and the staff are always friendly and happy. This is due to the amazing owners who strive to look after their staff as well as their guests. This all resonates even to the food that is why I’m on here. Omg. Today the chef put a plate in front of me that I can honestly say was the best meal I have had ever. An orchestra of flavours. Heaven to my taste buds. Six star quality, presentation and without doubt passion in its conception. If I sound over the top that’s because excellence deserves recognition. And this was just that.
Written 31 January 2020
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Chris P
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
We went to the anchor bar for dinner and really enjoyed the evening. You go to the bar to order but everything is efficient and very friendly. We ordered a few small plates all of which were very good then had some of the best steaks any of us had had for a while, not exactly cheap but definitely great quality and value and perfectly cooked. Great spot for a drink and highly recommended
Written 7 October 2021
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Sophie H
Brisbane32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 couples
We had been on a local fishing charter and were advised Anchor bar would cook up our catch. Booking was simple on Messenger. They answered us quickly and said just come on down. They were super busy when we showed up but found room for us. We weren't expecting much, just fry up our catch. We were blown away with our platter!! Not only did it look amazing, it tasted incredible too! The staff were all friendly and hospitable. I'd definitely recommend this place.
Written 5 July 2020
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Lauren
Townsville9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Was quite a crowded area, and the view wasn’t as great as what I was expecting. The atmosphere was busy and loud, would be a nice place to start before hitting the town. Drinks were a little bit if a wait and to be seated as well. Make sure you book a table otherwise it’s near impossible to be seated straight away. Once seated we ordered straight away - another tip, look online at what you want to order because the wait for food during a busy night was 45-60min wait. The food was really tasty (The Can’t Decide Platter) but really not worth the wait. Overall a nice place but probably wouldn’t go back to eat, just too much of a wait.
Written 30 October 2021
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muma-travel
80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant while we were staying at Whitsunday Terraces. We had not made a booking but we were offered a table if we were going to be completed our meals within 1.5 hours when it would be required for a prior booking. The meal was delicious and the service was great. The view out over Airlie Beach is a wonderful addition.
Written 25 October 2020
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Kaylah Y
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 couples
We recently went on a fishing charter with Whitsunday fishing charters. Dave the skipper recommended taking our caught fish here for them to cook for us. We bought in coral trout. $25 for them to cook it for you, at first I was thinking a little steep but so wrong. It was absolutely incredible, a huge plate of my fish was bought out, with two salads, sauce, chips and sweet potato fries. Absolutely delicious!!!! Would recommended if you can’t/don’t want to cook your own caught fish. DELICIOUS!!! My partner had a beef burger which he also said was delicious. Drinks prices reasonable too!
Written 18 June 2021
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Canaus80
Wadalba45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 family
We had lunch here as a family and then stayed for a couple drinks after. Everyone enjoyed their food and we loved the view and cocktails so we stayed back for a couple more and enjoyed the view. Bartender was so wonderful and informative gave us a few suggestions for things to do in the area.
Written 13 January 2020
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Kerri54321
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Incredible service - nothing is too much trouble Several locals mentioned this gem especially for the sunset (see pic). Delicious cocktails and comfort food. Chill house music. It’s a bit dated and casual (kids in the pool, smokers get the best view) but the service, exceptional views, tastes and tunes make it a must visit. Takeaway was extremely popular and it’s obvious why. The Platter is delicious, great value and easily shared between 4 people. Far too much food for 2! Tip- make a reservation for sunset
Written 22 August 2020
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Frans_12255060
Broadbeach418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
Anchor bar is a hidden gem— great location, friendly staff, well priced drinks and excellent food. We had a prime front row table overlooking the view ( book to make sure ). We shared 3 share plates- they were all great, flavoursome, well presented, and generously sized- 3 dishes were enough for dinner for us ( a couple) Friendly vibe, with customers from kids to seniors.
Written 13 May 2021
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Joseph
Brisbane4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
The Anchor Bar cooked up our fresh fish for lunch that was caught in Airlie beach on a charter the day before. The Anchor bar staff took care of everything all we had to do was book and bring the fish. After handing our fish over we had our meals in no time with fresh fish that was arranged in to three types battered, grilled and tacos with an arrange meant of french/sweet potato fries and coleslaw and garden salad. Awesome feed highly recommend it. You'll never go back to bought fish after a meal like this
Written 3 October 2021
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Julie B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 friends
Incredible food & an abundance of it. If you're really hungry it's perfect for 2 and would be plenty for 4 people who are wanting to graze $88 at the time of this review Service from staff was top notch, friendly and attentive. It's a plus to be able to use the pool on those hot days . Do yourself a favour and check this place out you won't be disappointed.
Written 16 December 2022
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Becki
London26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Myself and partner go here regularly for drinks, lunch and a swim. Everything is amazing every time. Now long term locals to Airlie beach we will be recommending to anyone who asks for somewhere to go for nice food, great drinks and a beautiful view. The use of the pool is such a fantastic bonus too.
Written 18 January 2020
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Chels87
Brisbane338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
Lovely view. We were staying in these terraces, so a short walk home. The food was great and tasty and arrived so fast. Drinks were good too and well priced. We had some share plates, chicken, pork belly, veggies all tasty and enjoyable
Written 22 August 2021
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Tony & Debs
Melbourne28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
More of a young persons outing as the atmosphere is quite loud and vibrant. Food is very pricey for what you get though the quality is very reasonable. If you want a relaxed quiet evening it’s probably not the place to attend. A bit of a warning, as a sufferer of walnut allergies one menu item which had peanuts in it did not specify that there were walnuts in the dessert. This could potentially be very dangerous. Views out to the ocean are spectacular.
Written 1 January 2023
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Bree
Brisbane19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
The food was absolutely delicious! I had the beef burger and my partner had the pork ribs... yum! Generous serving sizes and affordable prices. Unfortunately a bit of a let down in terms of customer service. When we arrived, ourselves and another group had to wait a bit to be acknowledged by staff. It seems you have to just hover by the bar to chase someone down to be seated, nobody was dedicated to greet incoming customers. The staff pointed inside so we went and sat at a table just for another staff member to come over and tell us that this table was reserved (we had also booked). We were then moved to a different table (same size as original one) which was not reserved... weird. We sat down at different table and realised nobody was coming back to provide menus so got up and headed towards bar but was met with menus on the way. A couple minutes later a staff member let us know there was space to sit outside if we preferred so we opted to move and were grateful she accommodated us. Once finally settling into our new table we were happy with the rest of the service provided.
Written 24 October 2020
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