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Food and restaurants in Townsville

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“I love this place! The food is great, the view is stunning and the staff are lovely”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The C-Bar makes an excellent long black with views out to Magnetic Island. Sit on the deck and spot turtles and dugon, while enjoying the licensed bar and locally sourced menu, cooled by the salty mist of the sea. A great place all year round”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Very relaxed waterfront bar & grill . The best chicken wings ever rite on the water.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With handful of different eateries and the social Tap House it has something for everyone from Shore & Co Steaks , Italian , Korean . it's very social and has a great city lane feel.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We rate 'A Touch of Salt' as the best fine dining in Townsville, a family owned and run business that takes pride in their food and service to customers. Also a great setting on the edge of the river, you can be seated inside in the air-conditioning or outside when the weather suits.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Consistently excellent food, I especially like the crumbed olives. They often had a lunch special, 2 courses and wine, which is lovely, as well as degustation menus. Also, do nice breakfasts. About 5 minutes walk if you go via the Ching Street bush track, or you can head up Willmett Street, and head downtown that way.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great for Friday night drinks, happy hour specials every day, excellent stout, and yum pizzas and meze”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Definitely the best Japanese in town and possibly the most consistently excellent food ans service. It has super fresh sashimi and sushi and the hot pot (shabu-shabu) is great to share. It can get quite expensive depending on what you order.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Cafés

Aquarium
“Reef HQ has the most amazing glass tunnel ... its like being underwater - you can see all kinds of sea life up close - definitely worth a visit. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Short 15 min walk along the Strand to Townsvilles most iconic Coffee and Gelato cafe.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Consistently excellent food, I especially like the crumbed olives. They often had a lunch special, 2 courses and wine, which is lovely, as well as degustation menus. Also, do nice breakfasts. About 5 minutes walk if you go via the Ching Street bush track, or you can head up Willmett Street, and head downtown that way.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“Townsville's best coffee shop. Although if there is a line, there is about a dozen coffee shops within 100m radius.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Juliette's is located on the water with amazing ocean views out to Maggie Island. They make great coffee and their gelato is a cut above the rest. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“ It's really simple, if you love chocolate, then Max Brenner is where you want to be. Chocolate indulgence overload. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“A relaxed Mediterranean-style cafe serving breakfast and lunch all week and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Early morning coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“One of the best coffees in town! Great little indoor cafe. Perfect for hot summer days. Also has great food at excellent value”
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“This is the closest supermarket to us. It's our 'everyday' shop with good prices and a good selection of products. Just a 2-3 minute drive.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“Woolworths supermarket, cheaper than the Island IGA but not as convenient. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery