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Beth McFadden4 years ago

The best seafood meals in the region!

Are you a seafood fiend? Is there nothing you love more than a fresh fish fillet, melt-in-your mouth scallops or mud crab cooked to perfection? Then we've hunted down some amazing spots to dine along the Cassowary Coast. From BYO restaurant gems, tranquil waterfront venues and fresh fish straight off the trawler, you'll be dying to pop into one of these local businesses. After all, the Cassowary Coast is one of the most beautiful, waterfront locations - you might as well take advantage of the abundance of seafood, right? Read on for our favourite suggestions!

If you’re looking for fresh and perfectly cooked seafood on the Cassowary Coast, look no further than theserestaurants and cafes!

Redgates Cafe Steakhouse Seafood BYO

Visit this local favourite,
Visit this local favourite, Redgates Cafe Steakhouse Seafood BYO – Cassowary Coast

Your first stop for delicious seafood should be Redgates Cafe Steakhouse Seafood BYO. This restaurant has a huge variety of delicious dishes—fresh salads, chargrilled steaks and lamb shanks to name a few—but their seafood selection is especially divine. Choose to have the local fish of the day grilled, crumbed or battered fresh, or order a dozen fresh oysters to snack on.

Can’t decide on just one seafood dish to suppress your cravings? Why don’t you order the Aussie’s seafood feast, with fish, prawns, scallops and salt and pepper squid? Delicious! This is the perfect place to head for a big lunch or dinner; just remember this restaurant is BYO, so be sure to pack your favourite bottle of wine for the trip!
Where: 99 Butler Street, Tully QLD 4854

Flying Fish Point Seaside Cafe

Beer battered fish and chips by the ocean, Flying Fish Point Seaside Cafe - Cassowary Coast
Beer battered fish by the ocean, Flying Fish Point Seaside Cafe – Cassowary Coast

For incredible ocean views complete with mouthwatering seafood dishes, look no further than the Flying Fish Point Seaside Cafe. Open 7 days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm, this little local cafe serves up delicious meals to dine in or takeaway. If you have a hankering for some fresh seafood, we recommend you try their crumbed mackerel served with freshly cooked chips.

Would you prefer more variety on your plate? Why don’t you order a seafood basket to share, and you can either eat in at the cafe overlooking Flying Fish Point, or takeaway and sit on the foreshore to enjoy the fresh ocean breeze. They also have a range of other meals if you’d prefer a juicy hamburger, or you can pop in for your morning cup of coffee to warm you up. This is a tranquil location with great food and an amazing view!
Where: 9 Elizabeth Street, Flying Fish Point QLD 4860

Want to try cooking your own seafood? We’ve found a trusted, organic seafood supplier!

Innisfail Seafood

The freshest seafood, Innisfail Seafood - Cassowary Coast
The freshest seafood, Innisfail Seafood – Cassowary Coast

If you’d prefer to eat seafood every night of the week and need a trusted supplier, head to Innisfail Seafood. Here you can pick up freshly caught fish, including Spanish mackerel, coral trout and snapper. Choose to buy your fish whole, or ask them to cut, gut and fillet it specifically to your needs. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can pick up other locally caught and fresh seafood.

Want to try your hand at cooking crab? You can buy some fresh mud and blue swimmer crabs from the friendly team at Innisfail Seafood (as well as some handy cooking tips). Otherwise check out their regular, straight-off-the-trawler tiger prawns, oysters or scallops. It doesn’t get more fresh than this!
Where: 51 Fitzgerald Esplanade, Innisfail QLD 4860

Need more meal ideas? Check out these great lunch spots on the Cassowary Coast!

Have we missed your favourite seafood spot on the Cassowary Coast? Comment and let us know!