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Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar

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123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4758 2419
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant looked great and the food was presented well but that's where it ended. Not enough staff of the to handle the number of diners. I had the selection of seafoods entree which were very tasteless. My wife's salmon was also dull and full of bones. Overpriced and very disappointing

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Melbourne, Australia
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595 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The space is nice down on the water but not so nice when the noise rebounds around the place from other loud groups. The food is lovely. My barramundi was superb. Nicely presented and wonderfully cooked. It was moist and very tasty indeed. And, the portion was exceedingly generous. But, at $38 you'd expect something pretty good. The meals had... More 

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Townsville, QLD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience here tonight, with sensational food and fantastic service. The restaurant was very busy but staff were up to the challenge! We can highly recommend the seafood linguini, and the sirloin steak was big and beautifully cooked. Thankyou for a wonderful meal! Worth every cent.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We had a beautiful meal at Peppers on Magnetic. Service was A1 gorgeous location would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Leeanne6959
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Arrived at Magnetic on Tuesday which happened to be the Steak Special night at this Restaurant. We booked in for 2 people. Service was great and we chose to sit on the verandah as it was a lovely night. We ordered a wine each and the steak special. My friend had rare & I had medium. Bad move by both... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, the staff looked after us really well. We took our time ordering, just enjoying the beautiful surroundings (and a few wines). The food was beautifully presented and delicious. I ordered my steak rare and it was perfectly cooked and just melted in my mouth. Will certainly be back. Thank you to the staff who looked... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Surprised my boyfriend for afternoon drinks & dinner on the island here at Boardwalk on Sunday. It was a little too windy for outside but the lounges were great for sipping on cocktails. We had a great table on the side balcony for dinner which was the perfect setting as the sun went down. Food was fantastic & even got... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A meal at the Boardwalk is always on my list of things to do when I visit the Island and again we had a lovely meal. We had lunch on Monday 23/1 and it was very tasty, we all enjoyed our food. The person looking after the floor was Bradley and he did a great job on his own and... More 

1 Thank Helen R
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely meal last night in this restaurant. Good restaurants in Nelly Bay of this calibre restaurant seem to be far and few between. The prices were comparable to other restaurants of this standard. A good selection of dishes. They were well presented and plentiful. Tuesday night was steak night for $19.90, really good value,... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

$30 for average buffet breakfast. It seems a la carte not offered on a sunday?? Overpriced. Poor selection. Average fruit. Average service. Worth going to horseshoe bay for a decent feed. Coffee ok. A little hot.

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Nicholas R, Executive Chef at Boardwalk Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you review8910, we are sorry that we did not impress you on your recent visit. Our buffet breakfasts are a favorite on the island. We do a la carte when the inhouse guests numbers are lower than 25. We hope to welcome you again to the Boardwalk Restaurant soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 33
Seafood, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island  >  Nelly Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4758 2419
The Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar has a great variety for all occasions.From Lunch on the deck over looking the marina,too fine dining at dinner.Executive Chef Rodney Smith has combined fresh ingredients and local produce in his menus that will tantalize your taste buds. Now we have gone back to what we do best and wow our guests with the flavour combinations that we are renown for.

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