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The Surf Club Palm Cove

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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135 Williams Esplanade | 4879, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Over looking the beach front at Palm Cove we meeting friends we having seen in years. It was pretty slow maybe due to it was a Sunday night, staff were friendly & accommodated our request for a large table of 10 no dramas. Not a lot of variety of tap beer is the only real problem with this bar. We... More 

Thank Ben W
Townsville, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us came here for dinner and a few beverages. We were all quite surprised with the quality of our meals. All four meals were delicious and cheap to boot. Great Views, Great Service and Meals, what more could you ask for. Would definitely come here again..

Thank Kasey W
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A good place for a "pub style" family meal which is reasonably priced compared to other places in Palm Cove, however it was annoyingly noisy for me as it was quite busy and we were outside so rain added to that noise. Service efficient and with a smile

Thank Meredith F
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cheap food offered which was just OK. Drinks at club prices. Wouldn't rush back but didn't break the budget. Kids meals were under $10 and include drink and ice-cream.

Thank Anthony C
Brisbane, Australia
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187 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I come to Palm Cove Surf Club regularly for Friday night trivia and always have a great time. If you get a good team, you can win your meal and drinks for the following week. The place is always packed out, the vibe is jovial, and the food is good as well (not perfect mind you, but for a Surf... More 

Thank WorldTravla7
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place doesn't pretend to be anything more than a surf club. Lots of fried food on the menu, hard to find staff and sticky floors. Served its purpose when we went out with other families and kids as a group of 16, but so many nicer choices along the strip. We are regulars to Palm Cove and usually limit... More 

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Redlynch, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lunch. Amazing staff, food is great, the outdoor eating area is great. The chicken ribs were great. Good size meals and service is excellent.

Thank Katanne57
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite and some beers. We ordered grilled barra with fish and salad and it did not disappoint - for $20 it was a very edible lunch. Topped off with some beers, a ukulele gathering (loved seeing the people getting into it) and a bit of pool, and a minute walk back to the hotel... More 

Thank JustinFly
Bolton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've given this place a "very good rating" for the overall experience and not for the food which is average plus. It's the fact that there's lots of room, the food is at a reasonable price (food is generally expensive in Palm Cove..... here it is much more reasonable) They have theme nights every evening (eg Steak Thursdays, curry Wednesdays....... More 

Thank Dave H
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Palm Cove whilst at Cairns. Stopped in to the Surf Club for lunch with the family. Great value for money compared with the other overpriced restaurants in the strip. Same view, same location and outside as well.

Thank Mark L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Williams Esplanade | 4879, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: 740591244

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