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. There are many amazing restaurants all throughout Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.
1. Little Vegas
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. The theme of the restaurant and menu are centred around Vegas, creating a great atmosphere with delicious food. They also have a bar upstairs where you can eat and drink called Bar LV.
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. Hog's Breath Cafe
This chain of restaurants was actually started by a now Airlie Beach local and is a favourite in Airlie Beach. Reasonably priced meals, good service, delicious cocktails and the famous slow-cooked steak is on the menu, plus much more. Hogs Breath is located in the main street, a short walk from anything in Airlie Beach.
4. Mangrove Jack's
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, Mangrove Jack's has something for everyone is great on a Saturday night.
5. Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill
The notorious Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill offers authentic Mexican meals on the scenic esplanade of Airlie Beach. It's one of the best places to sit is outside so you can enjoy the Airlie Beach atmosphere, all the while indulging in great Mexican cuisine, tropical cocktails or coronas.
6. KC's Bar & Grill
If you enjoy a good steak at a real steakhouse, then you cannot go past 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. They also have an impressive fish tank, which is fun to watch as you eat!
8. Breeze Bar
Breeze Bar is ideal if you're looking for a tasty tropical cocktail and a fresh platter to enjoy as the sun sets and the night progresses. Breeze Bar is located on the main street and is renowned for its cocktails, social atmosphere and enjoyable canapes. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, making is great for every occasion.
9. Capers on the Esplanade
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.
Hemingway's is located at Abell Point Marina and is the newest restaurant to open in Airlie Beach. It's inspired by the great author himself, Ernest Hemingway, the menu takes point from global dishes to create an awesome dining experience. It also has a great view of Abell Point Marina and the surrounding Coral Sea.