The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is the main hub for all Reef activities and access to the Whitsunday Islands. Stunning views by day give way to a vibrant nightlife. The Airlie Beach Lagoon is a popular spot to relax and unwind. Visit nearby Conway National Park and Cedar Creek Falls to discover quiet coves, beaches and tropical rainforest.
Things to do in Airlie Beach
4.5 based on 358 reviews
Banjo's Bar & Bistro is a popular choice for locals & tourists with well priced meals and some of the cheapest drinks in town within a family friendly atmosphere. Great cocktails, live music every Friday evening and a variety of Bistro specials every day, including 2-4-1 meals every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday for lunch & dinner, the best selection of chicken parmigiana's in town for only $15 for lunch & dinner every Monday & Tuesday and every Thursday evening we offer the most mouth watering Lamb Shank special! And a great selection of Burgers available every day for lunch. We really do cater to everyone!!!! Come in and see for yourself!
Called in here for a schooner on a hot sunny day. Great little watering hole. Plenty of shade outside. Staff friendly & efficient
4.5 based on 1 reviews
We are a mature couple from Brisbane. We eat out regularly. This place has the reputation for being the best seafood in Airlie. This being the case, there is no great seafood in Airlie. We ordered the seafood platter for 2. Beer battered fish, very good. Chips, average. Moreton Bay bug, devoid of any flavour. Crab, same as bug. Prawns were good. Oysters were average /good. Scallops same as oysters. Tartare and seafood sauces, ample serving and good. Service was great, food arrived quickly. Expensive for what it turned out to be. Oh, and the dinning chairs were intollerably hard. Verdict, go to Woolworths buy some oysters and prawns and go back to your apartment. Save $80 and a number backside.
4.5 based on 142 reviews
We stayed at the Colonial Palms hotel which was very nice but unfortunately the restaurant was disappointing.
Starting with the good, we were served bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tomato dip as a starter which was very nice. The service was friendly and polite.
Unfortunately the food was not so good. We tried the veal pie which was somewhat chewy and the flavours not quite right. The fried rice was the real disappointment, it seemed to be using frozen vegetables, the rice was over cooked and the taste was overall not good.
Shame this was the case with the food since they were really very nice.
4.5 based on 854 reviews
The Village Cafe Restaurant & Bar is located just off the main street of Airlie Beach which provides you with a quiet, comfortable and at dinner romantic venue, Located in front of the main walkway to Airlie Central, home to the new Woolworths store. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, (Kitchen operates 7:30am to 9:30pm daily). Fully licensed .... A wonderful place to sit, relax and enjoy wonderful food, great service and good music. Known for the best Coffee in the Whitsundays and home to the unique "Hot Rock" dinning experience, the highest quality steaks and the best ever seafood. Come for breakfast, back for lunch and again for dinner...... It's the best! & We also offer Icy Rocks, frozen Volcanic Rock serving Boutique Ice Cream ... This is as good as it gets! Come and enjoy our new modern Al fresco deck.
Very slow service... we left after waiting about 10 minutes to be served, and all we wanted was coffees x 2. Admittedly we called in mid-morning when a cruise ship was in town and Airlie Beach was overrun with tourists, but only having a staff of two extremely busy young ladies on duty, and knowing that a cruise ship was visiting, was very poor planning. Not good enough.
4.5 based on 226 reviews
Beagles Pizza is located in the heart of Airlie Beach. We have an exciting range of Classic and Traditional Pizzas plus a range of sides dishes and meal deals which offer real value for money, we use only the freshest ingredients delivering quality and taste without breaking the bank. Beagles pizza also provides an online ordering service for your ordering convenience. We look forward to seeing you soon to experience a slice of the Beagles Pizza. Taste the Difference!
4.5 based on 701 reviews
Denman Cellars Beer Cafe is a unique experience that will sure to please. With a great food menu and ever changing specials, pair that with the fact that you can choose from almost 400 beers and ciders from around the world that you can drink here or take away as it is not only a fantastic Cafe but a fully working bottle shop. A friendly family run business located at the Port of Airlie.
My wife and I went on the occasion of my 61st birthday while staying at the Boathouse Apartments which are above. I had done my research before booking our table and loved the look of the menu. The staff/owners of this establishment were great guys and girls and gave me a lovely surprise of a Birthday cake at the end of my meal complete with bic lighter candle ( because they didn’t have enough candles )..The restaurant boasts I believe over 360 types of beers boutique and normal. I think the steak I had was probably the best I’d had in a long time. I hope I get to go again when we return later in the year..
4 based on 1 reviews
Open 7 days All day dining Full Table Service Outdoor Seating Views Private air conditioned function room Cocktail Bar Homemade pastas Fresh locally caught seafood Morning and afternoon Tea
We visited here on the last night of our Aussie tour and we weren’t disappointed. Attentive and helpful staff, delicious food, good cocktails and wine. Refreshingly different from the normal offering of mainly fried food we have experienced elsewhere on our trip. Fresh ingredients to create dishes that were tasty and healthy. Would recommend if you are looking for something other than fried something and chips!!!!!
4.5 based on 431 reviews
Funky and friendly, unique and quirky ... the Fat Frog has gained an enviable reputation for amazing coffee (thanks to Campos) and lovingly housemade food while our stunning location at Cannonvale Beach means you'll always find a gorgeous gentle sea breeze that makes for the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the incredible views and laid-back atmosphere.
4.5 based on 286 reviews
Visit our Café and enjoy Clean, Healthy Homemade Food. A hidden gem just off the main commercial tourist strip, well worth the short walk. Specialising in Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free dishes. We are happy to create the perfect meal that not only tastes great but is good for you. Community minded, supporting the regions farmers and growers and showcasing local crafts and home grown products, including homemade Kombucha. We go organic where possible using Mungalli Creek Organic Milk and yoghurts and Byron Bay Coffee and loose leaf teas. We welcome you to relax and listen to the chilled tunes, browse through our extensive library of books and enjoy friendly service with a genuine desire to make you feel at home. Your kids and K9's are warmly welcomed also.
We popped to Cafe One 3 for a quick lunch while wandering around the town.
We were immediately well accommodated and informed of all the amazing vegan options they had, both on the menu as well as the specials board. Almost all of the veggie dishes could be made vegan as well, as everything is made freshly on site.
We opted for a big salad plate with a savoury extra. It was absolutely delicious, about 4-5 different types of salads with lots of variety of flavours and dressings. The food was super fresh.
We didn’t try any, but all there were loads of vegan cakes + sweets also that looked fantastic.
Would totally recommend this place for everyone, particularly veggies and vegans looking for great quality food in Airlie Beach.
4.5 based on 682 reviews
Stopped in for dinner and walked out wishing I had another night in Airlie to try another burger.
I had the Hot Streak and it was one of the best burgers I have ever had.
Serving size was large, meat patty was juicy and the burger was packed with flavour.
My husband agreed with his burger, ordering their special sauce on the side. Made for a great chip dip.
Bonus points for Blue Moon on tap!
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