Airlie Beach's top 10 places to eat
If you had to ask a Whitsunday local where is the best place to eat around Airlie Beach, with quality meals, good value, great service and a nice atmosphere, here are a few answers you would get.
These few restaurants have been selected by a long-time Whitsundays local who looks for all of these things when it comes to having an enjoyable meal out on the town.
1. Little Vegas
A new establishment on the block, Little Vegas is located on the main street and has quickly become THE place to eat out for lunch and dinner. The menu features a unique array of American street eats, including exciting burgers, fries, hotdogs and other authentic American choices.
2. Whitsunday Sailing Club
Known to have the best balcony view in the Whitsundays, the Whitsunday Sailing Club is equally famous for its members benefits on the bar and bistro. Wednesday night is a big one for the club, with a mixed buffet available for an incredible price, following the local twilight sailing race.
3. Hogs Breath Cafe
This chain of restaurants was actually started by a now Airlie Beach local, what is not to love at Hogs Breath. Reasonably priced meals,service, cocktails and the famous slow-cooked steak is on the menu, plus much more. Hogs Breath is located in the main street.
4. Mangrove Jacks
Known for its pub atmosphere, cold beer and wood-fired pizzas, Mangrove Jacks is on the main street of Airlie Beach. Offering wide variety menu including steaks, pasta, seafood and more, Mangroves has something for everyone is great on a Saturday night.
5. Cactus Jacks
The notorious Cactus Jacks offers authentic Mexican meals on the scenic esplanade of Airlie Beach. The best places to sit is outside so you can enjoy the Airlie Beach atmosphere, all the while indulging in great Mexican, tropical cocktails or coronas.
6. KC's Bar & Grill
If you enjoy a good steak at a real steak house, then you cannot go passed KC's Bar and Grill on the main street of Airlie Beach. KC's is also famous for its live music on offer each night for its patrons, with seating actually on the main street itself. The steakhouse has a great value menu to choose from.
7. Sushi Hi
Right on the main street, Sushi Hi provides a unique place to eat authentic Japanese cuisine in Airlie Beach. Sushi Hi is famous for its sushi train style of seating, with customers simply selecting a dish as the train circulates around the restaurant.
8. Breeze Bar
Looking for a tasty tropical cocktail and a fresh platter to enjoy as the sunsets and the night progresses, head to Breeze bar located on the main street. Renowned for its cocktails, social atmosphere and enjoyable canapes, Breeze is the newest and hottest meeting place.
Whether you are wanting breakfast, lunch or dinner, head to Capers and soak in the outdoor atmosphere and the beachfront view. Situated on the esplanade, Capers is one of the largest places to eat in town and sitting outside is a must. Capers also has a great bar selection.
10. Salt Seafood Bar & Grill
Another great option for a meal at either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Brunch at Salt is hugely popular because of its waterfront position on the Airlie Beach esplanade. The venue has inside and outside dining and a great bar and menu selection, which of course, features seafood.