Where to Eat in Emerald: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 12, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Discover the best restaurant in Emerald, Australia including Capricornian Restaurant, Route 66 Motor Inn, The Irish Village Restaurant, Emerald Explorers Inn, Theo's Cafe, Le Porte Rosse, Western Gateway Motel Restaurant, ABC Chinese Restaurant, Blah Blah Sandwich Bar, Luv a Coffee
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1. Capricornian Restaurant

17 Esmond St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 127 reviews

Capricornian Restaurant

Reviewed By margaret s - Brisbane

Rather noisy as a birthday party going on. Our waitress did not have much idea about things on the menu. Would not recommend as a good dining experience.

2. Route 66 Motor Inn

2 Opal Lane, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Australian Dinner
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Route 66 Motor Inn

Motel Restaurant

Reviewed By Katy44b - Brisbane, Australia

I was staying here overnight for business and decided to dine in and I'm very glad I did. The food was very tasty and service was great. I had oysters and garlic prawns which weer both beautifully cooked. The waiters couldn't have been nicer they kept everything in the humming in the busy dining room.

3. The Irish Village Restaurant

63-65 Clermont St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +61 7 4987 7829
Excellent
31%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

The Irish Village Restaurant

Phone 07) 4987 7829 Postcode 4720

Reviewed By Paul R

We visited this Irish Pub for a snack and Guinness. From the moment you walked in the door you were acknowledged by a staff member, and the decor screamed IRISH. The service was great, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The Guinness was very good. I would recommend this hotel as a great place to visit.

4. Emerald Explorers Inn

Gregory Highway, Emerald, Queensland, Australia Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Australian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +61 7 4982 2822
Excellent
62%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Emerald Explorers Inn

Reviewed By Rebecca W - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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 of beverages available, and the managers were very friendly and we had a great chat.
The food was top notch, salad and all food was super fresh. Highly recommend the damper, which is a bit different to your traditional garlic bread. Would have loved to try the desserts but just couldn't fit it in!
Exceptional service, staff friendly and attentive without being pushy, food very very good. Would definite return if we were in Emerald again, and certainly worth a visit if you are in the area looking for somewhere to eat.

5. Theo's Cafe

Shop 7 15 Anakie St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 7 4982 3384
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Theo's Cafe

Reviewed By Missi0nary - Bingil Bay, Australia

Theo's obviously has a large local clientele judging by the steady stream of high-viz shirts picking up their morning cuppa. Coffee was OK and my breakfast was tasty and plentiful. Service is snappy and jolly. A good option for an early morning good value brekky.Thank you, yes we are a very busy little cafe with lots of regulars and we love what we do. Hope to see you again thank you for your review.

6. Le Porte Rosse

39 Clermont St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$181 +61 7 4987 6329
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

Le Porte Rosse

Reviewed By Missi0nary - Bingil Bay, Australia

Our previous experience for dinner here a few years ago was not a good one, but based on recent reviews (and a lack of alternatives in Emerald!) we decide to give it another try...and were glad we did.
Service is prompt and efficient and the atmosphere pleasant enough. While the cooking could hardly be described as outstanding, our meals (a pappardelle ragu and a salmon) were tasty enough; although the sauce with the salmon was rather overwhelming. The best dish was a simple tin of Italian sardines serviced with toast and a rocket salad...delicious and worth visiting again for!!

7. Western Gateway Motel Restaurant

Cnr Hospital Rd Theresa St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Australian Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch +61 1300 032 759
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Western Gateway Motel Restaurant

We have a cook to order breakfast available from 5.30am to 11am and Dinner with stone grill dining and an a la carte menu from 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Reviewed By Rosemarie583 - Emerald, Australia

I went with my friends from school for the Tapa hours from 4-6pm for a baby shower. We put in money together to enjoy all the nice food. The golden sweet potatoes were the best, & other nibbles. The food was made pretty quickly. I...MoreThank you for coming along Rosemarie583. I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Yes our Tapas is growing with the music every week and a lot of fun. Cheers Phillipa Comino

8. ABC Chinese Restaurant

19 Anakie St | Fully Licensed, take away and dine-in, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Chinese, Asian, Fast Food Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +61 7 4982 1790
Excellent
44%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
14%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

ABC Chinese Restaurant

The third Generation of ABC Chinese has established by in the year 2005 with the motive to offer authentic Chinese food to the Emerald community, becoming the new owners of the local ‘ABC Chinese Restaurant’. The ABC Chinese restaurant has been in Emerald for over 40 years and has since evolved in its third ownership to become one of the more popular hospitality businesses in Emerald. The restaurant is conveniently located at Anakie Street, in the centre of town, providing a variety of Australia Asian meals either by take away, dine-in or functions. Meals offered include DimSim, noodles, sweet & sour pork, and fried rice to name a few. Open hours are from 11:00am- 14:00pmTues to Sunday and 5:00pm to 9:30pm Monday to Sunday, and the restaurant is fully licensed. The business vision is “to sell amazing and outstanding Asian food and beverages to the local community, consistently providing a friendly, professional and efficient service. All staff take great pride in having a wide knowle

Reviewed By Winnebago_Nomads - Sawtell, NSW

We were happy to return to this restaurant for another meal and we weren't disappointed. The service was cordial and the meals were delivered in the normal timeframe. The meals were quite large and were tasty however a little pricey. The décor was tastefully done. Overall a good night out.

9. Blah Blah Sandwich Bar

105 Egerton St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 7 4982 0681
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Blah Blah Sandwich Bar

Reviewed By Brock P - Sanctuary Point, Australia

There seemed to be unorganised andd could do with some help. However the coffee was served at a nice temperature and tasted well blended an full of flavour.
A nice selection of sandwhiches made to order. Fresh cakes.
The hot bay looked a little drab.
But lots of local support buuying takeaways as we waited for our order,

10. Luv a Coffee

144 Egerton St | Shop 2 Centro Emerald Market, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +61 7 4982 0055
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Luv a Coffee

Reviewed By Peter G

Yes, I'm a big city coffee snob. But when travelling in regional places I am more than happy to expect something less that Seven Seeds. I had had no great expectations of Emerald. And generally this lower expectation has been met, but sometimes not met, and rarely exceeded. Staying at the Emerald Executive Apartments, which is in fact located in a shopping mall car park, I did not expect the best coffee in town to come from a shop located in the mall. But the strangely named, Luv-a-Coffee, was a pleasant surprise. Opened from 7am every day it has, as far as I can tell, having now tasted coffee from just about every place in town, makes the best coffee in town. I also ordered poached eggs on toast, which came perfectly cooked on Turkish bread, crisply toasted. Simple, but perfect eggs, trump everything! So, forget the main street cafes, and head to the mall for Emerald's best coffee -- and breakfast!

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