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Capricornian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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17 Esmond St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia
05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Mackay, Australia
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50 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place to go for a large group with large full size meals then this is the place to go. Plenty of room. Large variety on the menu. Prompt service. If this is what you want then this is what you will get. If you are looking for a more intimate romantic venue for dinner,... More 

Thank Jenallan18
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Emerald many times for work and believe this is probably the best in Emerald. It has a good menu but a limited wine selection. Prices are quite reasonable service is friendly and the setting comfortable. Would visit again.

Thank David P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal here. We had good friendly efficient service in a timely manner from the wait staff. Our meals were of a good size and quality. We felt well fed without feeling that we had over eaten. My husband had the Angus steak (medium rare) and I had the Atlantic Salmon for mains. For... More 

Thank nancyel2015
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

A surprise for a small town, they offer a good variety. I have now been to this restaurant on a few occasions and the meals have been good

Thank Stewart E
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here during a business trip and the meal was ok. The service was great. The staff were attentive and the food was quick to come out (mind you I was the first diner to be seated). I had the crocodile spring rolls which were not completely heated through and a little tasteless. The rib fillet was a bit... More 

Thank Scallop1970
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night with a small group of us. The table service was great. Able to cater for gluten intolerances easily. The wine selection here is fantastic. Meals are a little pricey, but the quality is worth it. Will be visiting again :)

Thank Lisa M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was recommended to us as the best restaurant in Emerald and the food did not disappoint. Enormous oysters three ways followed by lamb rack and pork ribs. All amazing. The atmosphere is modern and relaxed. Great value too. The only downside was that we were bitten by mosquitoes as we had dinner and made a quick exit because of... More 

Thank Danielle L
Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The Capricornia was a fantastic venue for Christmas lunch. There was a great variety of food and the beverages were cold! I could not fault the staff they were so friendly and attentive. Climate wise - took me a little while to cool down. It was a bloody hot day!

Thank ilovevegemite
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Capricornian has a lovely atmosphere and the food is also good. They are big servings but beautifully presented. The staff are friendly. The wine list is ok. Definitely going again

1 Thank Sandylee P
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice environment with different areas to eat at. The music was too loud for an easy conversation across a large round table. Steak cooked to order nicely and accompanied by good sides. Service was polite and helpful but a little clunky at times.

2 Thank Brent S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Esmond St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Emerald

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