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Man Friday

37 Warboys St | Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5658
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (22 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Warboys St | Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food, friendly staff, is byo only but they do have some beer and their own "mix" available.. Seating is outside . Just a fantastic spot with all the wildlife around you.

Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This enticingly decorated indoor/ outdoor restaurant was a gem. We enjoyed the dips to start and our main meals were delicious. Local curlew birds and small possums entertained the outside area without being intrusive. Overall a great evening, thank you.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Scrumptious vegan burrito. Enjoyed a lovely dinner whilst being entertained by the possums. One vegan, one vegetarian and two omnivores - all very happy with their dinners.

1  Thank YoletteN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a lovely Mexican meal under palm trees watching the tame possums having their meal (then even petting one) was a very relaxing evening. The service was quick and friendly. The food was tasty. What more can one ask for? Oh yes, a reasonable price....More

1  Thank Crimitorii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Solid Mexican food. BYO or buy as you go .... sangria was tasty. A few friendly native locals also hanging around which added to the night.

1  Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite meal I had in the one week I was away in Magnetic Island. On first glimpse, this shabby/rustic outdoors restaurant looked a little uninviting. But once you've sat down and ordered it will be one of your favorites. All the food...More

1  Thank Beth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a few of my dates here and it never disappointed, great food and homely atmosphere to start and it just gets better

1  Thank Edward B
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Such a great meal, relaxed and comfortable setting, great food and service. Highly recommended. Watch out for the possums who offer a show with dinner!

1  Thank Wander2018
Reviewed May 27, 2018

A group of us ate here recently (over 20), and the staff seemed a little overwhelmed by it all! We had booked in advance, so prior warning was given. It took anything from 30mins to an hour for the food to arrive. There was a...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Located at Nelly Bay, you dine under the stars, and even the iconic curlew birds visit you while you’re enjoying your meal. Very pleasant evening.

1  Thank Beth H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Warboys St | Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4778 5658
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