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Ellis Beach Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4055 3534
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“oysters” (35 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Australian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Drove up here from Trinity beach for lunch. Had been told about their burgers ...... amazing. The chips that come with it are scrummy too so maybe have a light breakfast. Cocktails not bad either.

Thank PandDmarried16
Reviewed 3 days ago

Out of the ordinary breakfast fair with reasonable prices and lots of flair the nicest tasting and looking breakfast in a long time I can recommend the son in law eggs

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ellis Beach is tiny community which you drive through on the way from Cairns north. It's very picturesque and a fantastic spot to stop for a drink or a quick bite on your travels. We stopped for lunch with the intention of going to the...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great location, stop in for a drink- but don’t eat here. Food was very poor- calamari was straight out of a packet and nachos were just plain horrible. Drinks from fridge are cold.More

Thank Jessica H
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jessica, Thank you for your review. We welcome all feedback, positive or negative, so that we are able to focus on areas to continue improving our customer's experiences. It is unfortunate & surprising to read your comments - the nachos are a good portion...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018

While researching things to see and do during our recent visit to Palm Cove I found the Ellis Beach Bar and Grill. We visited for a late lunch and loved it. A relaxed cafe style bar with a view and good food. We came back...More

Thank petsaloz
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for coming to visit us not once, but twice during your trip! We love to hear about our customers positive experiences and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that it isn't too long...More

Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

The food was ok - basic pub grub. But the staff were very friendly and provided good service. The oysters on Sunday lunch for $1 very tasty. Good coffee. Our friends had their wedding reception here, it was a nice location and accommodation straight across...More

Thank ChrisTaylerNT
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback! We hope you enjoyed the wedding and it's great to hear that you made the most of our famous $1 Sunday Oysters & live music! We're glad that you were satisfied with the friendly atmosphere...More

Reviewed April 28, 2018

Yes a cafe. I often go there with friends, when we ride our motorcycles along the coast. There is no such thing as light snacks for morning tea. Menu is either breakfast or lunch. Service from behind the counter is ordinary. No 'hello' 'welcome' smile...More

Thank bobdogator
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for your feedback; we welcome all reviews from our patrons, positive or negative, so that we know what areas we may be able to improve on. We are however quite surprised and disappointed to read your comments, as our customer service and providing...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We’ve stopped at Ellis Beach Bar on several occasions for breakfast/brunch and it’s been consistently good every time. We always enjoy our food, the iced coffees are great and the staff are friendly. The view is beautiful and it’s a laid back atmosphere which we...More

Thank Ruby-Isla-Anne
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Ahh we love to hear back from travellers, but we also love hearing from our regulars & locals! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on Tripadvisor, these comments are always appreciated by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon,...More

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Travelled down having been 10 years ago. Place looked like it could do with a bit of a spruce up as, to me, it looked like an old takeaway servo food area. Bought a bucket of prawns and a burger. Both were ok and can...More

Thank yvonne e
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thank you for calling in again after so long! At the end of March we did get hit by a very big landslide due to the wet season & heavy rains. We were closed for nearly a week to clean up and re-opened as soon...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

We stopped here for lunch with friends on our way to Port Douglas after arriving by plane from Cairns Airport. The cafe is across the road from the lovely Ellis Beach. I ordered the fish taco which was small but very tasty! We also had...More

Thank Lostmonkeys
Sarah M, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

We LOVE hearing back from our happy customers! Thank you so much for making a pit stop on your way to Port Douglas and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your meals with us and the beautiful views of Ellis Beach. We hope you enjoyed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Ellis Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4055 3534
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Ellis Beach Bar & Grill sits amongst a rainforest back drop and provides magnificent views of Ellis Beach just over the road. We offer cold craft beers (including locally brewed specialties), cocktails and wine to compliment our unique and substantial menu. We are committed to providing a friendly atmosphere where our patrons can relax and take in the beautiful Coral Sea views while enjoying delicious meals that offer exceptional value for money. Join us for our weekly specials: Thursday Night (in peak season): Beer'n'Burger for $20 Friday Night (in peak season): Kids Eat Free Saturday Morning: $10 Pancakes Saturday Afternoon: Been & Nachos for 2 - $30 Sunday Afternoon: $1 Oysters & Live Music Check out our website for all of the details, see you soon!
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