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“Great decor, good food, disappointing staff attitude”
Review of Ricks Garage

Ricks Garage
Ranked #1 of 5 Quick Bites in Palmwoods
Price range: AU$6 - AU$30
Cuisines: American, Diner, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Anyone who loves Qld’s Sunshine Coast will love Ricks Garage, Palmwoods licensed Restaurant and Bar. It’s the one destination that you have to check off your “to do list” when you visit the amazing Sunshine Coast. Ricks Garage is a household name – rockabilly music, hot rods and pin-up dress. Add in quality local food, a vibrant atmosphere, and family entertainment. It’s clear to see why Ricks is a Sunshine Coast institution.
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

We visited Ricks Garage ( have been before on our Harley ) on Sunday 9th August After attending the Retro Rocks Nambour weekend with a group of 5 ( all in our 60’s) & purchased food & drinks throughout the afternoon 11.30 - 4pm & enjoyed listening to the music. Awesome decor & tasty food.
As it got cold outside & the live music finished we asked if we could move inside as there was plenty of spare tables & There was music inside, & we were intending to stay for dinner.
The lady on duty said it was too much trouble to wipe the table down & we could not move.
We were about to book a Birthday party for 75 people!!
Needless to say we left, advised 2 more friends who were invited to dinner & ended up having a fabulous dinner at The Palmwoods Hotel where the staff were welcoming & friendly & we ended up spending our money there.
Definitely won’t be back at Rick’s Garage.

Date of visit: August 2020
2  Thank AprilGoldCoast
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Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

A must dine in. Meals very good. Impressive deco, love the music, atmosphere & friendly staff. Will visit again

Date of visit: July 2020
1  Thank TodaysWorld
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Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

This place never disappoints. Great to have a meal with family and friends. Love the whisky bar upstairs. Definitely a must try on the sunny coast.

Date of visit: July 2020
Thank emudz
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Reviewed 9 July 2020

We booked in here with our friends for lunch on a Tuesday during school holidays.

While the food was very nice, I was disappointed that our group of 9 was sat at a park picnic table which really only sat 6 adults. We were 4 adults and 5 teenagers.

Due to COVID we could only sit for 45mins, which was plenty as the food came out really quickly.

Milk shakes were awesome!
Parking a pain, we ended up down the street and around the corner.

Date of visit: July 2020
Thank Mrsevanspink
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Reviewed 22 June 2020

Called ahead on Sunday to see what the go was for dining in, was told to come on and they would sort us out for lunch. There was a wait for a table but given current circumstances this is to be expected. Lovely greeter doing an amazing job to keep everyone updated, handled an angry gentlemen (who straight up lied to her about the number of people in his party) with class and kept her cool. Kitchen are doing an amazing job at pumping out food while remaining top quality. Servers as usual are bubbly and friendly, reminded me how much I love this place. Good job guys!

Date of visit: June 2020
Thank India F
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