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“The best location in Port Douglas other than the Combined Club (which is the same as the Tin Shed by the way)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of On The Inlet

On The Inlet
Ranked #11 of 117 Restaurants in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 30
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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)
Australia
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The best location in Port Douglas other than the Combined Club (which is the same as the Tin Shed by the way)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

The view!! Superb, especially at sunset. get there in time to see George the groper come up for a feed of fish, dangled over the side by the chef.

Visited July 2011
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La Spezia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good tip from locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Excellent meal, good wines, not too expensive by Port Douglas standards)

Visited March 2012
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North Lincs
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156 reviews
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“Wallace & Gromit eat seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

One of the recommended restaurants in Port Douglas, with a great setting on the river. We enquired about the cost of the seafood platter for two, and having got over the shock, we decided to go for it…. An incredible amount of food then arrived at our table, probably too much for two in truth, but we ate most of it! It contained things we can’t recall now, but did include a whole mud crab, oysters, crayfish tails, salmon, langoustines…. Go there and try it if your budget stretches that far, you won’t be disappointed! You could be in for a little surprise if you turn up for a drink or snack about 5 to 5;30. George may show up and entertain you…!

  • Visited February 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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“Good, but expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

$95 per kilo for mud crab, and the smallest over a kilo? Hmmm, that's $30 per kilo more than we paid at Tha Fish in Cairns two nights earlier. Comparable settings on the water, quite similar range to the menus.
It was a good crab, well cooked, but dinner for two came in at $277 - one bottle of wine, sparkling water, entrees of sashimi and prawns, mud crab and coral trout for mains. We hadn't planned to eat cheaply, but that's an expensive meal.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Overpriced seafood platter?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Wife was craving for mud crab and after reading the positive reviews about its seafood-platter-for-2, we decided to take the plunge and part with our $180.

Mud crab was really good (ie/ fresh) but its chilli sauce was a major letdown for us. We're from Singapore and it is definitely not a Singapore chilli crab sauce. (If the chefs are reading this, it needs to be thicker and sweeter; served with some bread while you're at it). Oysters were fresh but other than that, there was nothing spectacular about it. Was disappointed as well that the prawns weren't from the wild and were farmed. And its sashimi wasn't very well cut.

So it was severely marked down in the value-for-money and taste department.

It is tucked away from the main street and may require some walking to get to the place if you don't have a car and you're starting from Macrossan St.

Visited March 2012
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