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Banjo's Bar & Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Corner Island Drive & Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7220
10:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Banjos is a casual bistro with good meals. We went three times in the two weeks we were in Airlie Beach. the first time we each had a burger that was so huge we could have gone halves. Next time we went on half Price day. I had the Nachos which were delicious, hubby had the steak sandwich which again... More 

1 Thank Jay_M_Gee
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a community bar! They are so friendly, up for a laugh and have prices that will make you go back again and again. The owner is a right joker, the portions are massive and prices low. A main meal costs about 12$ on most days. Even free money giveaways on a Friday. They will help you out as... More 

1 Thank Lewis A
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was ok but not really a family place. More like a tradies hangout than for families. The schnitzel was really nice as the chicken was perfect but without toppings would be my choice next time if I went back.

Thank Debra B
Queensland, Australia
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218 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

to be honest I Have had better steaks. my husbands fish and chips was very dry and hard round the edges. However we had a pleasant night with a party of 14 of us and service was quick and cheerful. I liked the wooden decor and there was plenty of room at our table for all of us . WE... More 

Thank 2Eliza_12
Norman, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We were there for their daily special--chicken parma available 10 different ways for $16. You could have salad and chips or mashed potatoes with veg. My friend had the Plain Jane and I had the parma with calamari. Both were excellent. We also had beer ($3) and diet coke ($3). This was one of the best meals we had while... More 

2 Thank Surfside3
Greater Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went on a Friday night, the place was packed with locals. All very friendly and welcoming. Beer was cold and the food was more than I could eat, despite the fairly long wait for it to be served which I'd expect on a busy night like a Friday.

3 Thank John L
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were looking for a break from cooking on the bbq at home after cyclone debbie, we couldnt believe how amazing our meals were for the price we paid!! Partner said his steak was cooked so beautifully and had to serves of moreton bay bugs on top with a creamy garlic sauce, we couldnt believe it! We... More 

2 Thank Emma H
wishingangel, Owner at Banjo's Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

THAT review made me SO HAPPY! You guys are so wonderful for taking the time to write us such an awesome review. It's a crazy time that we're all going through right now...BUT, The Whitsunday's WILL shine again BIGGER & BRIGHTER! We are So, So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We've been so hectic since reopening, we are... More 

Rauma, Finland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

So cheap.. 2 meals for 25.. prawn gnocchi and grilled chicken burger.. so good.. had to get the left over gnocchi to take home

2 Thank Keck88
wishingangel, Manager at Banjo's Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our awesome 2-4-1 meal deal....it's great value and left overs always taste yummier! 👍 More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered the mini rump n reef. The steak was smothered in calamari, a few prawns and a few mussels in a creamy garlic sauce. Very filling. Located about a 5 Min walk away from the Seabreeze caravan park. Staff are friendly and the outdoor area is great to sink a few cold beers.

1 Thank Jon S
wishingangel, Manager at Banjo's Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy to hear you had a nice experience with us. Yes we are perfectly located from the wonderful Seabreeze caravan park, a great place to stay. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxed atmosphere, beautiful big tree outside nice to sit under and have a drink, food was perfect, drinks are great & staff are very happy and talkative! Very happy with this place 👍🏼

2 Thank danniwhite
wishingangel, Manager at Banjo's Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're always happy to hear that what we strive for is being achieved. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Island Drive & Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach  >  Cannonvale
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4946 7220
Banjo's Bar & Bistro is a popular choice for locals & tourists with well priced meals and some of the cheapest drinks in town within a family friendly atmosphere. Great cocktails, live music every Friday evening and a variety of Bistro specials every day, including 2-4-1 meals every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday for lunch & dinner, the best selection of chicken parmigiana's in town for only $15 for lunch & dinner every Monday & Tuesday and every Thursday evening we offer the most mouth watering Lamb Shank special! And a great selection of Burgers available every day for lunch. We really do cater to everyone!!!! Come in and see for yourself!

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