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Sandbar Cafe & Kiosk

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5491 0800
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 07:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice to be able to sit, look at the ocean and enjoy a well cooked meal. We had brekky and Coffee and was great

Thank AUShane
Maroochydore, Australia
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232 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It doesn't get better for an alfresco lunch with friends. The views of the beach and river are delightful -- do ask for a table by the front. There was a blackboard with lunch specials, but our group went for the black lip mussels with a delicious piquant sauce (yes, the boys did mop up the sauce with the thick... More 

Thank NYandAussie
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here for lunch on a very hot Sunday. Cold water was delivered to our table straightaway... thats nearly a first in Australia. Menus handed out quickly and orders taken quickly. Very tasty cocktails that are not over priced. Wine list is a bit lacking, couldn't find and semillons or verdelhos on the list. But we... More 

Thank PeterW00
Greater Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strolling around looking for a quick dinner. Happened to be Thursday. Bonus. Burger night for $10. I had the chickpea burger and hubby had fish burger. Both were very satisfying and served quickly and with chips. Good job Sandbar. The young staff were polite and attentive. Thank you

Thank 6heatherb6
Sydney, NSW
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204 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get a table at the front by the road/footpath the views over the Caloundra channel and out to the Glasshouse Mountains is pretty special. Food was good and a range with something for most preferences, so too the range of drinks - with some interesting craft beers included. I had been here previously with my elderly mother (in... More 

Thank Craig_Tapper
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed delicious battered fish and chips with happy smiling staff serving. The girl who served us was so helpful answering all our questions and the food came out quickly and was delicious not greasy at all. I'm not usually a huge fish and chips fan but enjoyed our simple and cheap dinner so much I will be going back for... More 

Thank GlomeshGirl
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is not top shelf but it doesn't pretend to be. The food is good, I had the fish and chips my wife had the rocket and pear salad. Plus it's not too expensive. Don't go if you are after silver service.

Thank Andy B
Caloundra, Australia
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unpretentious but very adequate for a pleasant meal. One of us had the fish of the day, dory, which was a very generous serving and very tasty. It was accompanied by chips, tartar sauce and fresh lemon plus and optional chefs salad which was only an extra $2 if the fish was grilled and very good. The other had a... More 

Thank DenJan2
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner, after a small bungle with the entree, that was quickly fixed by the owner, and given to us for free with an apology, mains arrived all at the same time and all very tasty, good mix on the menu as well

Thank Ian M
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we stumbled upon the Sandbar while looking for somewhere to eat. It was an excellent 'stumble'! The meals were lovely. Excellent flavour combinations, good meal size and reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and obliging. Sitting opposite the beach on a lovely summers evening added to the ambience. Will go back again.

Thank janmor23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5491 0800

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