Best food in Cairns

Check out the top food in Cairns, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Salt House
1. Salt House
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149 local reviews
2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns City
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+61 7 4041 7733
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Amanda
Salthouse is THE place to go and eat, drink and be merry! Its one of my personal favourites because it's so in…
Sophie
This restaurant has everything i love about the tropics, outdoor dining, views across the river and to the…
Linda
Situated right on the waters edge is this iconic bar and restaurant. They have live music and great food. If…
1. Salt House
1. Salt House
host-0host-1host-2
149 local reviews
2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns City
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+61 7 4041 7733
Amanda
Amanda
Salthouse is THE place to go and eat, drink and be merry! Its one of my personal favourites because it's so in tune with our tropical, laid…
Sophie
Sophie
This restaurant has everything i love about the tropics, outdoor dining, views across the river and to the ocean and great food. Check out…
Linda
Linda
Situated right on the waters edge is this iconic bar and restaurant. They have live music and great food. If you aren't into loud music,…
2. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
2. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
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80 local reviews
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Smithfield
ParkPremisePoint of interest
Sandy
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture,…
Dream Casa Properties
THE ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai…
Sandra
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture,…
2. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
2. Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
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80 local reviews
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Smithfield
Sandy
Sandy
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. …
Dream Casa Properties
Dream Casa Properties
THE ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS CULTURAL EXPERIENCE Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of…
Sandra
Sandra
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years…
3. The Pier Bar & Grill
3. The Pier Bar & Grill
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75 local reviews
The Pier Bar & Grill, Cairns
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
(07) 4031 4677
BarRestaurantFood
Mark
A wide range of great food to be found here, and good value for money. The venue itself is in a great location…
Linda
A wide range of great food to be found here, and good value for money. The venue itself is in a great location…
Linda
A wide range of great food to be found here, and good value for money. The venue itself is in a great location…
3. The Pier Bar & Grill
3. The Pier Bar & Grill
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75 local reviews
The Pier Bar & Grill, Cairns
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
(07) 4031 4677
Mark
Mark
A wide range of great food to be found here, and good value for money. The venue itself is in a great location and has a very relaxed vibe…
Linda
Linda
A wide range of great food to be found here, and good value for money. The venue itself is in a great location and has a very relaxed vibe…
Linda
Linda
A wide range of great food to be found here, and good value for money. The venue itself is in a great location and has a very relaxed vibe…
4. The Pier Shopping Centre
4. The Pier Shopping Centre
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44 local reviews
1 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City
Premise
Linda
The Pier is where you go to find fashion labels, footwear, swimwear & other speciality shops. There is variety…
Linda
The Pier is where you go to find fashion labels, footwear, swimwear & other speciality shops. There is variety…
4. The Pier Shopping Centre
4. The Pier Shopping Centre
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44 local reviews
1 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City
Linda
Linda
The Pier is where you go to find fashion labels, footwear, swimwear & other speciality shops. There is variety of Cafe's and Takeaway food…
Linda
Linda
The Pier is where you go to find fashion labels, footwear, swimwear & other speciality shops. There is variety of Cafe's and Takeaway food…
5. Paleo Cafe HQ
5. Paleo Cafe HQ
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43 local reviews
Paleo Cafe HQ, Cairns City
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
(07) 4225 5388
Point of interestEstablishment
Mark
At Paleo Cafe everything is gluten free! Operating as a cafe and health food store, there's a full range of…
5. Paleo Cafe HQ
5. Paleo Cafe HQ
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43 local reviews
Paleo Cafe HQ, Cairns City
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
(07) 4225 5388
Mark
Mark
At Paleo Cafe everything is gluten free! Operating as a cafe and health food store, there's a full range of meals and snacks available, as…
6. Café China at the Reef Casino
6. Café China at the Reef Casino
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43 local reviews
41 Wharf St, Cairns City
Open · Closes in 1 minute
(07) 4041 7077
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Linda
Located at 41 Wharf St, Cairns City, QLD, 4870 Known for Restaurant, Late Nights, Groups, Families Located…
Mark
Located inside the Reef Casino is Cafe China Seafood Restaurant. This has fantastic food and a great…
6. Café China at the Reef Casino
6. Café China at the Reef Casino
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43 local reviews
41 Wharf St, Cairns City
Open · Closes in 1 minute
(07) 4041 7077
Linda
Linda
Located at 41 Wharf St, Cairns City, QLD, 4870 Known for Restaurant, Late Nights, Groups, Families Located inside the Reef Casino is Cafe…
Mark
Mark
Located inside the Reef Casino is Cafe China Seafood Restaurant. This has fantastic food and a great atmosphere. It has won multiple awards…
7. Rusty's Markets
7. Rusty's Markets
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134 local reviews
57-89 Grafton St, Cairns City
Closed · Opens Friday 5:00 AM
+61 7 4040 2705
StoreFoodPoint of interest
Howard & Janine
Rusty's Farmers Market is a busy and vibrant multicultural market located centrally in Cairns, on Sheridan St,…
Sophia
Rusty's market for fresh tropical fruit and veggies! We have the BEST mango, papaya, turmeric and so much…
Kerri
A weekend farmers market starts Friday and ends Sunday in the centre of the CBD. Plenty of local entertainment…
7. Rusty's Markets
7. Rusty's Markets
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134 local reviews
57-89 Grafton St, Cairns City
Closed · Opens Friday 5:00 AM
+61 7 4040 2705
Howard & Janine
Howard & Janine
Rusty's Farmers Market is a busy and vibrant multicultural market located centrally in Cairns, on Sheridan St, and runs from Friday to…
Sophia
Sophia
Rusty's market for fresh tropical fruit and veggies! We have the BEST mango, papaya, turmeric and so much more! Plus there are great cheap…
Kerri
Kerri
A weekend farmers market starts Friday and ends Sunday in the centre of the CBD. Plenty of local entertainment just in the buying! Find the…
8. Cairns Night Markets
8. Cairns Night Markets
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95 local reviews
54-60 Abbott St, Cairns City
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+61 7 4051 7666
Point of interestEstablishment
Kerri
This market is a busy tourist market which offers local and imported goods. There is a huge food hall that…
Jacqui
The night markets are on the Esplanade in Cairns across from the swimming lagoon. The night markets offer an…
Serena
Love a market ? Cairns night market has heaps to offer. From natural skin creams, to massages, and sarongs…
8. Cairns Night Markets
8. Cairns Night Markets
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95 local reviews
54-60 Abbott St, Cairns City
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+61 7 4051 7666
Kerri
Kerri
This market is a busy tourist market which offers local and imported goods. There is a huge food hall that offers asian and western cuisine…
Jacqui
Jacqui
The night markets are on the Esplanade in Cairns across from the swimming lagoon. The night markets offer an extensive food court,…
Serena
Serena
Love a market ? Cairns night market has heaps to offer. From natural skin creams, to massages, and sarongs. Plenty to look at and buy, and…
9. Vivo Bar & Grill
9. Vivo Bar & Grill
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46 local reviews
49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(07) 4059 0944
BarRestaurantFood
Debbie
We think it has the most consistent food and service in North Qld. Great service, awesome location overlooking…
Beverley
Great food whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, offer 3 course specials, happy hour and tapas. A definite…
Sandy
Great restaurant and great food, great service, over looking beautiful Palm Cove beach. Opens at 6:30 am…
9. Vivo Bar & Grill
9. Vivo Bar & Grill
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46 local reviews
49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(07) 4059 0944
Debbie
Debbie
We think it has the most consistent food and service in North Qld. Great service, awesome location overlooking Palm Cove Beachfront, great…
Beverley
Beverley
Great food whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, offer 3 course specials, happy hour and tapas. A definite favourite for us...
Sandy
Sandy
Great restaurant and great food, great service, over looking beautiful Palm Cove beach. Opens at 6:30 am daily.
10. L'Unico Trattoria Italiano
10. L'Unico Trattoria Italiano
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43 local reviews
75 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
Open · Closes 3:30 PM
(07) 4057 8855
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Emma
Italian food and cocktails in a relaxed, high-ceilinged room opening onto a deck with beach views. Grab a…
Samira
It's the BEST and definitely a local's favorite. It has amazing food and the best sea views of the strip. You…
Kelli & Florian
Great place to meet for a casual drink or Italian food right on the beach, a couple minutes from the holiday…
10. L'Unico Trattoria Italiano
10. L'Unico Trattoria Italiano
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43 local reviews
75 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
Open · Closes 3:30 PM
(07) 4057 8855
Emma
Emma
Italian food and cocktails in a relaxed, high-ceilinged room opening onto a deck with beach views. Grab a awesome wood fired pizza & chill…
Samira
Samira
It's the BEST and definitely a local's favorite. It has amazing food and the best sea views of the strip. You can watch the moon rise in the…
Kelli & Florian
Kelli & Florian
Great place to meet for a casual drink or Italian food right on the beach, a couple minutes from the holiday home
11. Direct Factory Outlets Cairns
11. Direct Factory Outlets Cairns
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35 local reviews
274 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns City
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
(07) 4051 7444
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Linda
Here you will find a large selection of big brand items. Ralf,Lauren,Guess,Oroton & Quicksilver. Health,Beauty…
11. Direct Factory Outlets Cairns
11. Direct Factory Outlets Cairns
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35 local reviews
274 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns City
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
(07) 4051 7444
Linda
Linda
Here you will find a large selection of big brand items. Ralf,Lauren,Guess,Oroton & Quicksilver. Health,Beauty & Gift shops,there is a…
12. NOA Eat Drink Share
12. NOA Eat Drink Share
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52 local reviews
1 Pyne St, Edge Hill
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+61 7 4032 3117
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Howard & Janine
This open-air restaurant is perfect for the tropical location and has a great atmosphere. Different menus for…
Karin
Great Food, Menu varied to suit all tastes. Great friendly service. Can be a bit expensive, but you will have…
Charlie
Guests Staying - receive a 20% discount here - Food Drinks and service is usually Excellent
12. NOA Eat Drink Share
12. NOA Eat Drink Share
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52 local reviews
1 Pyne St, Edge Hill
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+61 7 4032 3117
Howard & Janine
Howard & Janine
This open-air restaurant is perfect for the tropical location and has a great atmosphere. Different menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner…
Karin
Karin
Great Food, Menu varied to suit all tastes. Great friendly service. Can be a bit expensive, but you will have some of the best food Cairns…
Charlie
Charlie
Guests Staying - receive a 20% discount here - Food Drinks and service is usually Excellent