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Starboard Cafe

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$ 11 - US$ 34
Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary, Australian
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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Reviewed 7 February 2021 via mobile

Sea food basket was very very good. All crumbed in house. Blt was good too Coffee well we drank the lot so it was better than most highly recommend eating here. View amazing.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 February 2021

The meal was just so tasty and a generous serve. Hand made fish cakes are the best ever. Added to this ice cold beer looking over the harbour.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2020

My husband and I had lunch at the Starboard Restaurant in the North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, Bowen. The food and the service was excellent and the view of the marina topped it all off. I recommend the Fish Tacos.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

Without a doubt the BEST place to have a great meal with the freshest seafood. If you don’t have a meal here you are missing out Wednesday nights are a must and lunch over looking the marina is so good

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2020

Part of the Yacht Club but seperate I believe , the staff were very helpful and friendly. The Yacht club bar was also exceptionally friendly and inviting. I believe the menu changes every Wednesday and as far as I’m concerned that says a lot about...the restaurant. Change the menu according to the freshest produce. We both had a scallop entree cooked with a lemon butter sauce, Delicious. For mains I had Red Trout Emporer with sweet potato purée , orange segments and burnt lemon and my wife had fettuccini with bug tail and squid In a wine and cream sauce. Both were delicious . Would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. With regards to the bar, like most of the country qld towns we’ve been to there is not enough emphasis on the wine list. But the bar staff were excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020 via mobile

What a great little find this was! Beautiful location overlooking the water, friendly staff, tasty food. We had the seafood basket and BLT and both were well priced, fresh and great quality. We had to follow up our great meal with the delicious blueberry cheesecake...and coffee. Very happy customers! :)More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020 via mobile

Amazing view and quality of food was out of this world we went for a beautiful smooth coffee in the morning and went back for lunch the same day...the seafood fetticine is to die for...a must when visiting beautiful Bowen.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020

We came here for 2 lunches while staying in Bowen & both times had excellent meals.The staff are very friendly & helpful.They also have daily specials.The meals we had were the "Cajun Chicken Salad","Crumbed Bug Tails with Chips & Salad".The other meals we had were...the "BLT" & The Loaded Chips,Chilli Sauce & sour cream.All delicous & would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

Out on a drive for our last day in Bowen and came across this little gem! Friendly staff and when they say food with a view, they aren’t over exaggerating.. The view of the marina was beautiful.. I went for the B.L.A.T (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado...and Tomato) which came with a side of chips and it was delicious.. So tasty! If we are ever in Bowen again, this’ll be our first choice cafe! Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 July 2020 via mobile

Very pleasant and friendly service. Hubby had the seafood basket and absolutely loved the calamari. I had the seafood fettucine, extremely tasty (although a little salty) and again the calamari was a winner. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2020
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