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Barnacle Bill's

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103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
0740512241
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
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Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't know how many years this restaurant has been setting standards on Cairns Esplanade but I've been visiting is for at least 15 of them and have never been disappointed. Recently we have visited on three separate business visits to Cairns and every time have taken advantage of their excellent lunch deal which is great value for money and... More 

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Thank potblak
Dubbo, Australia
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277 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been wanting to go there for a while, seafood was great especially the barramundi. Is a bit pricey but you can make it less expensive by going early with the same great food. Service was great as well and a nice selection of wines

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Thank Sharport67
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BARNACLE BILLS RESTAURANT - The Seafood Is Simply Amazing - So Fresh - From Morten Bay Bugs To Large Prawns To Live Lobsters - Just Superb - Will Definately Be A Winner To Any Visitors My Partner Had Eye Fillet Steak And Said It Melted In His Mouth - Excellent Service Very Fast And Efficient

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Buderim
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The older waiter gentleman is worth his weight in gold to this restaurant. He was extremely accommodating and helpful. His recommendation of the entre calamari was most appreciated as it was delicious! I would go as far as saying... the best calamari in Cairns. Its so soft & melts in your mouth. They have an enormous menu selection, great atmosphere,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a day at the Reef this place was very relaxing. Sipped a nice bottle of Chain of Fire Shiraz Cabernet while nibbling ciabatta. No rush from the wait staff. I had jambalaya & my wife had risotto prawns & both were very good. Would not hesitate to return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was magnificent. Chef special was a great meal last night. Tandoori baked barramundi fillet on a ceaser salad. Staff were exceptional. Great service with vibrant personalities. Sensational night out.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious dinner. Husband had spicy seafood Jambalaya and I had Barramundi a local fish. Both fresh well presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Service excellent. If you are seated early after 5.30 and gone by 7pm there is 20%discount. But prices are little high without discount. Mains were around $37. Total cost for two people Mains and non alcoholic drinks $67 after... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food but if you want Gluten Free you are extremely limited. The portions are a bit small for mains and it is expensive to dine there. The seafood is great and the staff are fabulous.

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Yungaburra, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often take visitors to Barnacle Bill's if we happen to be in Cairns for dinner. As the name indicates fish is the speciality here and we've never been disappointed in the quality of the dishes. Staff are friendly and accommodating and if you are inclined to dine early in the evening there is an early bird special - a... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were well looked after in the restaurant the service was second to none, food was very good and the potion were good I had see food my family had steak and pasta,the waitress did not even wright down our order and it was all correct wish I had a memory for 5 people's orders.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 0740512241

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