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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Fine dining, without the giant bill

You’re in a dilemma – you’ve recently agreed to stick to a fairly tight budget when it comes to eating out. Putting that $400 restaurant bill on the credit card really put you in a tight spot (with your finances and your partner). While we understand you probably need to watch your spending, there is no point going cold turkey and finding the temptation just too hard to resist. To make the transition a bit easier, we’ve found the best restaurants on the Sunshine Coast that offer you daily specials, so you can still eat out every now and again without putting yourself into debt. Read on for our favourite Sunshine Coast restaurants that offer up delicious meals, for a slice of the original price.

Dragon Bull

Delicious oriental cuisine, Dragon Bull - Sunshine Coast
Delicious oriental cuisine, Dragon Bull – Sunshine Coast

The Dragon Bull Chinese Yum Cha and Sushi Bar is a popular restaurant in Alexandra Headlands. Their menu includes delicious favourites such as sushi rolls, sizzling Mongolian beef and $5 yum cha options. Dragon Bull also offers specials for every day of the week, so no matter which day you visit you’ll be eating incredible food at a fraction of the price. On Mondays, enjoy free spring rolls or gyoza for every couple dining in, on Wednesday be spoilt with deep fried ice-cream alongside your main meal, and on Sundays head down for free spirit mixer Sundays – bring your own bottle of spirit and they’ll provide the rest!
Where: 5/180 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572

Cracked Pepper Brasserie & Bar

For seafood lovers, Cracked Pepper Brasserie & Bar - Sunshine Coast
For seafood lovers, Cracked Pepper Brasserie & Bar – Sunshine Coast

The Cracked Pepper Brasserie and Bar is an award-winning restaurant and bar on the Sunshine Coast. This venue is loved by locals for its welcoming atmosphere and delicious dishes. While they also serve up breakfast and lunch that you can’t go past, their weekly specials let you try some incredible food for incredible prices. Stop in on a Sunday or Monday to indulge in a three-course meal for $25 including a soup of the day, your choice of mains and a moist sticky date pudding to top it all off. Tuesday and Wednesday are pizza and parmigiana nights, where you can indulge in your favourite pizza or parmy for $15 per person. Last but not least are the “surf & turf” Thursday and Fridays, where you can bite into a delicious steak topped with prawns for an incredible price.
Where: Cnr Venning Street & The Esplanade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club

Indulge in some scrumptious meals, Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club - Sunshine Coast
Indulge in some scrumptious meals, Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club – Sunshine Coast

The Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club is right on the beach at Kawana Waters. Separated from the sand only by a walking path, this is the ideal beachside location to eat in style (and on a budget). With different daily specials, you can choose to dine here at any time of the week and be spoilt with incredible food and drinks. Visit on a Monday for your traditional fish and chips at two-for-one prices. If you’ve got little nippers, we recommend popping back in on Tuesday or Sunday where kids eat free with every purchase of a main meal. If you’re a true seafood fan, Thursday night is your night with the seafood platter for two for only $32.50. Pop in any other day of the week and check out the assorted chef’s special, but make this your go-to place if you’re looking for incredible dining without the big bill.
Where: 99 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina QLD 4575

Domenico’s on Kings Italian Restaurant

Famous Italian cuisine, Domenico's on Kings Italian Restaurant - Sunshine Coast
Famous Italian cuisine, Domenico’s on Kings Italian Restaurant – Sunshine Coast

If your favourite food involves fresh pasta and seafood, then your go-to restaurant needs to be Domenico’s on Kings Italian Restaurant. They serve up an incredible, vast menu including breakfast, lunch and dinner options. This locally owned restaurant offers up a friendly atmosphere with delectable, fresh food to make it a perfect dining experience. For those watching their wallets, visit for lunch and pick something off their lunch specials menu. With prices starting at $16.90, you can order one of Domenico’s famous Italian meals alongside a fresh beer, house wine or soft drink. Located a short walk from the sand of Kings Beach, Domenico’s on Kings Italian Restaurant will soon become your favourite!
Where: 4/79 Edmund Street, Kings Beach QLD 4551

Looking to feed your kids on a budget? Check out these awesome kids eat free meal deals on the Sunshine Coast!

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