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Capricornian Restaurant

17 Esmond St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (13 reviews)
“pork ribs” (5 reviews)
“pavlova” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 AM - 9:00 AMAll hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Esmond St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Maraboon Motel so I dined on site at Capricornian Restaurant and chose the ribs - very nice meal, although ribs being American inspired, it was quantity over supreme flavours; I then had Pavlova which was awesome! It was an enjoyable meal for...More

Thank Eaglerider53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Central Palms which is next door meals were very good with exceptional service Dinner was Salmon and Steamed Vegies Break fast was Buffet Style both were very good.

Thank BrianWidgee
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We arrived without a booking and was met at the door very quickly by an older gentleman who made us feel very welcome indeed, the atmosphere was nice and although we had no booking we were quickly taken to a table down the back which...More

Thank Dreamliner17
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I thought we’d found our favourite place until a friend told me about the “Cap”. What a place! The food is great (though probably not as good as the Gateway) but on a par with the best in the area. What I love about this...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We began the night by walking through a plume of cigarette smoke at the entrance of the restaurant with a newborn baby, it was disgusting. No table service for drinks was terrible with your guests having to leave their table for an extended time as...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The steaks were cooked exactly as requested. The service was great. Unfortunately only one free drink per room. Not what we have received from other restaurants in the west. Our table was outside which was very nice. Its a little expensive but We would be...More

Thank stevemarie2017
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I recently hosted a Corporate Dinner at the Capricornian. The entire experience was excellent. The staff and management were extremely helpful and professional. The setting was perfect, the service was excellent and the meal was fantastic. An all round wonderful experience; many thanks go to...More

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Rather noisy as a birthday party going on. Our waitress did not have much idea about things on the menu. Would not recommend as a good dining experience.

1  Thank margaret s
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I always enjoy my meal at the Capricornian but the slow and underwhelming bar and table service drives me made.

1  Thank tomitch98
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for dinner with my parents. Was not disappointed, beautiful meals, desserts, service + presentation. And the prices were fairly tame for the calibre of restaurant.

Thank Mikaela M
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12 March 2017|
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Response from fescat2 | Property representative |
current menu and wine list is displayed online at the restaurant website sir
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Esmond St, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Emerald
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