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The Boat Shed Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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| The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
+61 7 5443 3808
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whenever we travel north this is a must visit for us. The service has always been great, food exceptional and there always seems to be good variety of daily specials when we visit. Banana prawns are a must try. Great wine list. The beer offer has recently changed and is a bit "try hard craft" for me.

Thank Gonzki
Ocean View, Australia
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first European tourist to enjoy the laid back charm of Cotton Tree was an escaped convict in 1827. He was well cared for by the locals, an Aboriginal tribe I think were the Kabai Kabai people. Very clever of him. It took me 2 hours on the internet before deciding on this charming restaurant with its relaxing vibe. On... More 

Thank Dojii
Maroochydore, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of 12 for lunch.......staff were friendly and happy to join in on a joke or 2....service was good.......food was excellent and the wine reasonably priced....we were not hassled after our meal (to get a move on) and we sat and watched the river go by as we enjoyed coffee.

Thank graden45
Brisbane, Australia
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided on fish & chips & the locals recommended the Boat House: fantastic for that special dinner as the restaurant is overlooking the river, or for takeaway fish & chips including sitting on the grass taking in the view. Went on a Saturday night expecting it would be a long wait but the service & cooking were both quick with... More 

Thank 188petere
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at the restaurant is excellent! The coconut and chili prawns in particular are out of this world. Service can be a little slow but it is a very popular place. Our seating was half in half out of the restaurant and can get toasty. A few more powerful fans would make all the difference. There is also a... More 

Thank CritiqueBrisbane
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an excellent meal here with great service especially as they were very busy. Not cheap, but at the end of the day you get what you pay for usually.

Thank John B
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This fine dining restaurant located beside a picturesque beach serves fabulous food from its comprehensive menu. It is licensed so no BYO but their wine list is good and affordable. My wife and I have coming here for more than 15 years and have watched it's evolution without loosing its charm and ambiance. Staff are always friendly and helpful and... More 

Thank Trevor d
Maroochydore, Australia
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275 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great choice for a special meal to celebrate a milestone birthday, we sat just indoors adjacent to the river. We chose to share a platter of oysters, which were fresh, plump and delicious. All mains were very large, well presented and delectable. Fish of the day was ocean farmed Barramundi, while the fish, which was served with chips, was... More 

Thank Elizabeth D
Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cocktail list here. Beautiful staff. I didn't win the pokies but that's ok. You can't win everything all the time.

Thank System32
Maroochydore, Australia
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon. Looking out at the river with paddle boarders - swimmers - hopeful fisherman- & the local pelicans looking for a feed. What a decision to decide but choose the prawns in coconut - truly delish. The opinions of my fellow friends was the same. Service was good have to mention Calvin... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maroochydore
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5443 3808

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