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Man Friday

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37 Warboys St, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4778 5658
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Townsville, Australia
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love Man Friday, have been here several times over 10 years and every time it's brilliant. We had friends with us on our last visit first time eating Mexican and they were suitably impressed, you can BYO but their sangria is delicious. No other Mexican foods stands up to Man Friday

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1 Thank Lodges_13
Milwaukee WI
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed the wildlife and setting. The food was average. There are better places to eat on the island.

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Thank Ely3761
Meriden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect as the restaurant was all outside and very dimly lit. We ordered our food and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and freshly cooked so waited a little while for it which is fine. We went as a family of four with two teenage children who had plenty of choice. Don't forget to... More 

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1 Thank TheMeridenMorgans
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only wanted a small meal and found their menu great, offering many choices and found something to suit our needs. Service was good and food was nice. Fighting possums added to the enjoyment.

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Thank David J
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous takeaway meal! Tasty and quick, wish I could have eaten in. Good value and original meals. Great options for kids

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Thank Queenslanderrr
Sarina, Australia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful staff who are so happy and helpful even though we had a large group of 14 Food was nice and plenty of it and the possums were our entertainment for the night Be sure to say hello to wrinkles while your there - she is out the back and stays under the house but is so loving and soft... More 

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Thank JulesRT
Townsville, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrees were nice. Mains were not much better than lunch meals from a pub. Chips were like those from an ordinary fish and chip shop. When we went it was Cash only. Unless it was an issue with EFTPOS that night I think it is just dodgy not to take EFTPOS. Fortunately ATM within a kilometre. Staff were trying to... More 

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Thank David M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Magnetic Island do yourself a favor and eat at ManFriday it is byo and the atmosphere is awesome. The meals are great size and perfect every time. I am a local and eat here regularly. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Jayson W
Shoalhaven, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Typical Californian Mexican food. Not that interesting. Heavy meals. Unhappy service. BYO but charge corkage. Good if you like beans, cheese and corn chips. Hoping it may have been different.

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Thank Martin W
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Man Friday years ago and visited again, and is still great food! The decor is quirky and when you walk past by day you may be put off as looks like an old shack. At night, with the fairy lights and candles it becomes cute! Food is great - your basic mexican of nachos, fajitas, burritos etc.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Warboys St, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4778 5658

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