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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (38 reviews)
“nachos” (24 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Cafe, Australian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Captain Cook Hwy, Ellis Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before hitting the beach, we thought we’d stop in here for a bite to eat. It’s a bit of a one stop shop and doesn’t resemble too much of a restaurant so you could be forgiven if you drove through and didn’t give it a...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like a roadside cafe, but a real gem - gaze across the beautiful beach with a cooling breeze and you forget about the traffic going up/down Port Douglas way - great job chefs - lot of love goes into your tucker and never disappoints!

Thank Regency265
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don’t recommend at all this place. The only one in this beach and they take advantage of that with expensive prices and food not good at all. Pizzas are frozen and not good at all. The staff are not friendly at all, and it...More

Thank ajdsp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third trip to Ellis beach staying at bungalows over the hwy and have never been disappointed at the Bar and Grill. This trip the food was even better and the cocktails were fantastic Fri night..... well done 🍸👍

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Cairns from The Daintree. Great spot. Friendly service good pub meals, cold beer- what more could you want. Ian accidentally knocked his beer over and staff happily replaced it without charge. 😊.

Thank Maps563587
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for lunch and found they had seniors meals for $12 each. My husband had the burger and chips and I had fish and chips with a dressed salad. DELICIOUS!! There were heaps of people for a Tuesday and all were quite happy with...More

Thank Marg R
SarahM14709, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor! Our Senior's Menu for lunch on Monday - Friday's is definitely a hit and we are so glad you enjoyed the value for money. We hope to see you again some time...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

We stopped at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill on the way up to Cape Tribulation for morning tea. Very pleasant low-key café overlooking lovely Ellis Beach. Friendly service and nice coffee. Meals that other patrons were eating looked nice. Lovely relaxing location, and Ellis Beach...More

Thank Peter_ZZZ111
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We have been there for breakfast a few times now and the food was always very tasty if not excellent but to our disappointment the sizes of the meals are shrinking with every visit. The location of Ellis Beach Bar & Grill is a gem...More

2  Thank Eini625
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Port Douglas after spending the last five days in Palm Cove. This was the best breakfast we’ve had since being away on our far North Queensland get away. I had the Bircher muesli and honey buns had beef...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a cute little spot if staying across the road at the Bungalows.Lunch available with small menu.Ice creams,some gifts available.Often music.

Thank sharonrogers2017
SarahM14709, Public Relations Manager at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sharon, Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope we can welcome you back to Ellis beach again some time soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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