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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
Bar
“Rambutan Townsville-the new "glam packers" highly recommend for lunch if you are hungry!!! Busy at night, not too bad during the day/afternoons, very short walk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have great steaks and fresh sea food. Wood fired pizzas and a very nice lounge with great views and alfresco dining on the footpath. Pool tables and entertainment in separate open area. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderful location a short wall from The White House. Great menu, great service, great ambience.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“A relaxed Mediterranean-style cafe serving breakfast and lunch all week and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Early morning coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Funky bar on Flinders Street East - Townsville's main night scene. Lots of bars and clubs open late on the weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A good place for a beer and some food be sure to check out happy hour on Friday afternoon! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“The Tavern offers specials on most week nights, the food is affordable with a great view of the river, especially at sunset. Sports games are screened on the weekends and Sunday afternoon has live music playing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Townsvilles best Fish and chips as well as fresh seafood to cook at home!Approximately a 25 minute walk,it is worth walking or driving past other similar businesses to experience the best in town!”
  • 4 locals recommend