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Barnacle Bill's

103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 2241
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“barramundi” (94 reviews)
“seafood” (186 reviews)
“prawns” (80 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
5:00 PM - 11:45 PMAll hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was amazing, great special offer of 20 percent off between 5 and 6. The staff are do god just smiled at every opposite , like we did. I only went back because the manger gave me some ice when I made a cheeky request...More

Thank kev1802
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's nice and cool sitting outside facing the Esplanade, with the added breeze from a couple of fans. Along with seafood: squid, prawns, barra, etc. they do very nice salads, seafood risotto, pasta, and thick juicy rib eye filets. The wait staff are very nice...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mouth watering food! We both had the steak and it was magnificent. The waitress we had was fantastic and very helpful. All staff were just so friendly. The deserts were all actually brought out to us so we could view each one opposed to picking...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food. It is one of the pricier restaurants on the eslapanade strip. It does get quite hot and stuffy so I'd advise sitting inside in the air con. Make sure you make a booking as they do book out

Thank Nicjane15
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant on the advise of our tour guide. The menu had a wide selection of seafoods and other meats. The cost is a little pricey, but the quality of the food is outstanding. There were 12 of us seated. There was...More

Thank wxman2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for early dinner, when a price reduction was offered. Both the appetizers and entrees we chose were well prepared, with fresh ingredients. By the time we visited Barnacle Bill's this was our fourth dinner in Cairns, and the third that focused on seafood. We...More

Thank Antonio S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barnacles has always been a reliable , friendly place to meet for a meal for over thirty years in both living & visiting Cairns & especially for seafood., Its lunch time menu I sampled with friends was great . Service has always & still seems...More

Thank motnahpthe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good service and food and attention to detail. We enjoyed our time here with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would be five stars if our server let us or another server know that she was finished for the night. Kitchen was immaculate clean and the...More

Thank Robert U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barnacle Bill's is a wonderful seafood restaurant which has been in Cairns for many years. It has a well-deserved, excellent reputation. I have eaten there many times over the years and always had beautiful seafood cooked to perfection. After a seafood main course we were...More

Thank Evelyn E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Barnacle Bills for years. It’s a beautiful setting on the esplanade. Usually for lunch , as they have an amazing lunch special for $18-90. The lunch special menu is extensive with something to please everyone. I usually get the prawn...More

Thank Samantha R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 2241
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