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The Boat Shed Restaurant

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| The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
+61 7 5443 3808
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Maroochydore, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful spots to sit and eat or tipple. Food is not always spot on and on occasions I have felt as if it might be a little too much trouble to really make the customer totally at ease. A shame that because the venue is perfect .

Thank gypsyds
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great serving sizes. Fish was tasty. But the potato scallops were very oily. location is great with nice view of the water.

Thank da_dogboy
Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this restaurant is the location and general laid-back, outdoorsy ambience. Ideal for casual dining. I found the service patchy as we worked through the meal. Sometimes really efficient and attentive, but at others it seemed a bit disorganised for a restaurant that isn't exactly cheap. Friendly, which counts for a lot. Food was fine - no... More 

Thank KiwiKev2013
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband had eye fillet which was presented well cooked to his liking two daughter had pearl peach they thoroughly enjoyed. barramundi mussels with white beans enjoyed the barra and mussels I learnt i am not a white bean fan presented well

Thank Kaddap
Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Others have said it - great location and great views. The food is always of a high standard. What made my latest visit here so memorable was the service! Our waitress (or server for those that are PC) was Julie. Boy was she good. Knew the menu well enough to comment on our food selections and to make suggestions. Her... More 

Thank andrewakarobbo
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of food that this little boat house has to offer, the food was excellent, like master chief quality at a very upper class level, very surprised at what we eat to what I thought we would be getting and the staff were just had good and very helpful at letting us know... More 

Thank Jill B
Hoi An, Vietnam
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the views a spectacular this place because it's right on Maroochydore river and easy access plenty of parking plenty of shops around locations perfect for all types of people from seeing single friends are families exactra

Thank psmeed
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view over the river is wonderful in daylight and darkly present at night. The Boat Shed is right on the river bank between the acquatic centre and the caravan park. It is BYO and licensed. Service is cheerful, friendly and prompt. The food is reasonably good quality without being outstanding. They seem to have a tapas mentality and the... More 

Thank ray_au
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall pretty good . Nice that you can order small plates of really tasty food & omg great views over cotton tree

Thank Hazel G
London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat out a lot, in a wide variety of restaurants, but few are as good as The Boat Shed Restaurant in Cotton Tree, on Australia's Sunshine Coast Very generous portions, excellent quality and some unique flavour combinations left all seven of us saying 'wow!' It's not cheap, but then quality and great service in a beautiful location seldom appears... More 

Thank smurf4568

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Esplanade Behind the pool, Cotton Tree, Maroochydore, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maroochydore
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5443 3808

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