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Emerald Explorers Inn

$$ - $$$
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Gregory Highway, Emerald, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4982 2822
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 20:30
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Emerald, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Explorers for dinner a number of times now and never had any reason to complain about meals or the service on any occasion, both have been exceptional. The management and staff have definitely got it right and know how to run a successful restaurant with good food. Using the courtesy bus makes it easy and is... More 

Thank DerokW
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Friday evening for dinner. Courtesy bus pickup made it very easy. The meal and service was excellent. The pork belly was probably the best I have had anywhere and the steaks were brilliant with beautiful Mediterranean style vegetables perfectly cooked. Highly recommend.

Thank Terry U
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were just in Emerald for the night, and were looking for somewhere to have a relaxing dinner. Emerald Explorers Inn Restaurant exceeded all of our expectations! We arrived before the kitchen opened, but the manager invited us to sit at the bar and have a drink for half an hour until the kitchen opened. Great range... More 

Thank Rebecca W
Emerald, Australia
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The new menu was in the local newspaper & had some nice-sounding items listed so we decided to check it out. We initially wanted to try foods from 4 courses but thought we would have trouble fitting it all in so we decided to skip the garlic damper (maybe next visit!). The food we did have was delicious from the... More 

Thank MarkKaren2015
Kimba, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Excellent service and food is delicious, menu has wonderful choices catering to a wide range of tastes. The bar is stocked well. A courtesy bus is offered .

Thank Deb S
Emerald, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had dinner here with friends on a Saturday night recently, their pick, we are local and had previously been disappointed.... We were treated to an excellent night and great food from the new team running the motel and restaurant. Highly recommend.

Thank Davaloo2014
Mudgee, Australia
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

This place does amazing food and is a little out of town from emerald cbd itself but def worth the drive to go to explorers on for a meal you won't be disappointed

Thank Carmen S
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Dining here, you could be forgiven for thinking you were eating at one of the best restaurants in Australia. Amazing menu and an extensive wine list. Would highly recommend it

Thank Ian H
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I held a function here, the night before our wedding. We had many family Members travel from interstate, so we wanted somewhere that also had a courtesy bus option. The customer service was among the best we have ever received here in emerald (as we are locals). Every one of our 45 guests complimented the food and... More 

Thank Shonna W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My children and I recently dined here and we loved it. The staff were very attentive and the food and drinks arrived quickly. The food was simply amazing and presented beautifully. The pork belly was to die for! Would recommend The Explorers to anyone wanting a delicious meal and great, friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gregory Highway, Emerald, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Emerald
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4982 2822

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