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Travellers' Choice2023
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Contemporary Australian/Mexican Cafe & Restaurant situated within the Customs House Residence, built in 1899 with commanding views of the Mary River. We pride ourselves on our full table service with attention to detail. We have a seasonal menu using local fresh produce.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mexican, Cafe, Australian, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Family style
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Maryborough for lunch and decided to eat at Portside, what a great choice. The location is amazing with river views, the staff are so friendly & helpful and the food is fresh & delicious. Try the corn bread with their homemade black...pepper butter, yummy. The fish and pasta dishes we had were devine. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Excellent service, excellent food, great location with a great view! Can definitely recommend this cafe and I certainly will be a returning customer.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Well what a wonderful experience. My wife and I happened upon this establishment whilst travelling thru Maryborough. We both had the tacos for lunch - fish tacos and southern fried chicken tacos. Wonderfully presented, fresh and beautifully cooked. Loved the service, atmosphere and very well...priced.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful restaurant in the heritage listed Customs House Residence overlooking the Mary River. Incredible food and outstanding customer service. Better than most of the ‘trendy’ restaurants that line the city streets of south east Queensland! A perfect dining experience in the gorgeous, heritage heart...of Maryborough.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff and great variety of food The view is great whilst you relax and enjoy your meal Very happy to recommend as we will be back

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Been meaning to go here for a long time and so glad we finally made it!! When making our lunch reservation, the guy who took it was polite,informative etc and I knew from just that call this place was going to be great...We weren't wrong..Warmly...greeted by Carl and Adam,menus and drink offered straight up... always a good sign... Carl recommended the fish of the day and for a change it wasn't Barramundi as that seems to be all you get in most places...it was Snapper... We shared a beautiful Seafood platter to start,a mix of hot n cold fish n seafood...My partner went for the Quesadilla, myself the fish...dishes arrived promptly...hot,very tasty and perfectly cooked vegetables etc... More chat with Carl when he found time as people started to flow in... I'm a people watcher and could hear departing customers highly complimenting on their experience which was nice and well deserved. Do yourself a favour and give this place a go... guarantee you will not be disappointed in anyway... Thankyou for a fantastic lunch with great service to match. They also accommodated our dog,Beau and gave a nice table on the grassed area...a shade for us and water bowl for the boy... Loved the whole experience and will definitely return when in the Maryborough area.. Nick, Janelle and Beau.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Absolutely fabulous food, atmosphere and service. Make sure you go tot his wonderful restaurant! The seafood taster was beautiful as was the enchiladas!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

We were looking for morning coffee when the Tourist Information office suggested here (down the street a lblock or so from the Story Bank). Fluffest scones in a long time, with cream and strawberry jam (all prettily presented). Good coffee. Indoor and outdoor options, veranda...very appropriate. ----------------- My café/restaurant ratings 5 Superb and special. 4 This was an enjoyable meal. I will come here again. I will tell friends about it. 3 Everything OK but nothing special. Will try some other place next time. 2 Not recommended. 1 To be avoided.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Delicious food, gorgeous setting, lovely people! Highly recommend the cornbread. Thanks for lunch - we'll be back!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

An awesome setting, incredible service and great food. Definitely loved our first time here and everything was perfect.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

The young man (James) who served us a year ago is still working at Portside! This is a great testament to Portside. Like the first time we met James in his working capacity he is very friendly, knowledgeable and a great ambassador for Portside. Food...is great and a wonderful place to hang out for an evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

We were made to feel very welcome in this charming restaurant. The food and the service were excellent. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and plan to go back again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

We went for lunch after Golf. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere,service and friendly staff were wonderful. We loved it so much,we went back for breakfast the next morning. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. We will certainly come back,when we travel north again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

We have been regulars at Portside for more than 3 years, service, food and environment is absolutely amazing. We have celebrated many special occasions, birthdays and business functions at Portside and they never disappoint.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

We had breakfast at Portside and it was great. Had the Eggs Benedict with salmon and the Portside brekkie. Food was fresh and generous serves with lovely presentation. Staff were friendly and hospitable. Recommend highly!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Portside Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5