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Eating Out in Mission Beach, Australia

While it might not be the gourmet capital of the country, Mission beach has many restaurants which offer a wide range of local and international cuisine. Fresh fish and seafood are a particular speciality so whether you’re into gourmet fish dishes or good old fish and chips the restaurants dishing up either certainly won’t disappoint.

As well as the fish alternative, however, you will find a good selection of European and Asian eateries serving up food which tastes just as good as it does in its homeland. From fresh Italian pasta and pizzas to the ever-popular Chinese take away, your diet certainly won’t lack diversity while you’re there.

For the more adventurous diners among you, check out the other local specialties too. Kangaroo, alligator and emu have found their way onto several menus in Mission Beach so if you think you can handle it, you should give them a try.

Also extremely popular in Mission Beach are the bars and grills at the bigger hostels. Offering excellent barbecue options every evening, all you need to bring is yourself and your booze and make a night out of it.

Restaurants in Mission Beach

  • Toba

    Porter Promenade, Mission Beach, Australia

    An Asian restaurant where you can sample the delights of the east this one is popular with locals and tourists alike. Surrounded by wonderful tropical gardens and a grass roof and floor in part of the interior this is definitely one of the top choices in the town.

  • Friends

    Porters Prom, Mission Beach, Australia

    Open from Monday to Saturday, this is a really good place to sample the wonderful seafood on offer in Mission Beach. The steaks are pretty good too by the way.

  • Butterflies Mexican & Char Grill

    Porters Prom, Mission Beach, Australia

    Well the name pretty much speaks for itself when it comes to this particular eatery. Cheap but very tasty food in friendly Mexican surroundings.

  • Piccolo Paradiso

    David Street, Mission Beach, Australia

    Open from 10.00am until midnight daily this is a typical Italian restaurant serving the finest in pizza and pasta. Early arrivals, however, may simply enjoy a cup of the authentic coffee on offer. Well 10.00 in the morning is a little early for pizza.

  • On the Bite Seafood Restaurant

    Porters Prom, Mission Beach, Australia

    Seafood is a bit of a speciality in Mission Beach so if you’re a fan this is another good place to sample it. Cheap prices and big portions make it extremely popular among backpackers.

  • The Horizon

    Explorer Drive, Mission Beach, Australia

    While this resort restaurant is not a typical backpacker place to grab a bite to eat, the Friday night buffet always proves popular. A real treat for those of you looking for something a little better than what you usually eat.

  • Shrubbery Taverna

    , Mission Beach, Australia

    Fully licensed eating establishment serving a wonderful selection of Mediterranean and Greek food in particular. Good fun and reasonable prices but it is worth nothing that it’s closed on Tuesdays.

  • Shan's

    , Mission Beach, Australia

    Now for the obligatory Chinese restaurant and takeaway. This place is much more the latter than the former but there is some seating including al fresco dining and a BYO licence too which is always positive news.

  • Cafe Coconutz

    , Mission Beach, Australia

    Mission Beach’s very own noodle bar, this place is also very popular for its excellent selection of freshly squeezed juices. Opens at 10.00am daily making it a favourite breakfast joint too.

  • Moonglow Restaurant

    Castaways, Corner of Pacific Parade & Seaview Street, Mission Beach, Australia

    Another slightly more up market restaurant, Moonglow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and is well worth a visit if your budget isn’t completely stretched to its limit.

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