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Sidewalk Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1A Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 6425
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

no one greeted us or told us to order at the bar, was sat waiting for ages for someone to serve us. The food arrived it was cheap and overpriced asking the waitress If we could return the "museli" (mixed cheap cereal) she was pretty rude, absolutely no customer service skills at all! Was told to speak to the man... More 

Thank stephy10081
Gold Coast, Australia
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191 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was served quickly and was very tasty. Scrambled eggs infused with pesto and ham a definite winner as was the fruit salad and yoghurt.

Thank Jenstewart
Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service, lovely atmosphere, & nice food I was dining alone ( work trip) & was able to have a lovely little table in the corner. The young lady looking after me was so nice, checking if all ok etc

Thank michelle70_Borg
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After arriving in Airlie beach for the last 3 nights of a 2 week holiday in Nth Qld we thought we'd give this place a try. Close to the water which is what we wanted but made a big mistake. After ordering oysters for an entree then a seafood platter for a main it went from bad to worse. I... More 

1 Thank Kellie1273
Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was Ok but service was not that great comparing with other restaurants! We didn't get any greeting from any servers there. We standing around and decided to ask one of the bus boy if we could sit. We were not that impressed!

1 Thank Sue P
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and it was delicious! We had the salmon, vegie burger and pancakes, all was very yummy and reasonably priced! Great service too!

Thank Yazparr
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the grilled salmon, risotto, calamari with chips, it's so good!!! Definitely recommend the risotto!!!!

Thank Kobe K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Sidewalk Cafe with my partner. We had the barramundi fish and chips and I had the calamari and chips. Chips were coated in a delicious seasoning and the barramundi was well cooked and presented. The lunch menu starts at 12:00. And they have a good selection of beer which is reasonably priced. Do yourself a favor and have... More 

Thank Richard J
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here craving a steak and the eye fillet did not disappoint! It had to be one of the most tender, well cooked and most delicious steaks I've ever had!! It melted in my mouth and gave me a total mouthgasm! The wait staff are really friendly and the menu choices all sound amazing. The cheap basic spirits and... More 

Thank MissHoney24
Airlie Beach, Australia
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for dinner as a fire has taken out 4 other restaurants in the area. Sidewalk have just introduced a new menu so, especially as the place was busy. the kitchen was a little slow..However the food was very good with decent portions and relatively inexpensive. The Cherry crumble was a pie but nice, non the less. Service was... More 

Thank GandC1948

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1A Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4946 6425
When I think about Good Food, its about quality and value. After working in some of Australia best food establishments I have discovered making sure high quality standards are applied to the preparation, cooking and presentation of our menu is the key to its success.

SideWalk offers a cosmopolitan experience with its footpath dinning. Although this kind of dinning is not unique elsewhere in Australia, we offer a different experience in Airlie Beach, from the fantastic view, the food, wine and service we certainly stand out from the rest. Lovers of good food, coffee and wine love SideWalk.

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