The team at Mackay Eguide have chosen one restaurant for each cuisine type. These are chosen from visits made by the eguide team and from recommendations. Some have been chosen as the best of fine dining in their class, others for high quality everyday dining at excellent value but all are representative of their cuisine type. We very much welcome feedback to monitor our choice and to consider alternatives, please do contact us at Mackay Eguide.
31 Gordon St, Mackay. (07) 4951 4965
Mediterranean influences that are sure to tempt the tastebuds. Fresh, local produce, cooked to order. Authentic Tuscan food; chicken, pasta dishes to die for at good prices. A great range of vegetarian and gluten free options and a firm favourite with Mackay locals. Open seven days a week, BYO.
Nebo Road, Mackay
offers fine dining with a great a la carte menu and a superb wine list. Licensed and open seven days a week, the Rialto is cosy and intimate and menu items include great steaks, tasty chicken and pasta dishes and some delicious desserts.
Marina Waterfront, Mackay. (07) 4955 5778
Right on the waterfront, a ten minute drive from the CBD, and well worth the effort. A popular lunch and dinner spot it offers some great tastes of the orient at some good prices. Tom Yum, Thai red and green meat and veggie curries a must. Open six days a week, BYO.
Mulheirn Drive, Mackay. (07) 4955 5022
Located at the Mackay Marina, has some of the best and freshest seafood platters on the east coast - at some great prices. Set on the waterfront, it’s a great place to unwind. Live entertainment at weekends, licensed and open seven days a week.
Satchmo’s at the Reef
Mulheirn Drive, Mackay. (07) 4955 6055
This top spot on Mackay Marina offers a top spot for a glass of wine with some real tasty tapas offerings. Trendy and very popular with locals, it’s well priced and well worth a try. Open seven days a week and fully licensed.
15, Palmer Street, North Mackay. (07) 4944 1466
A longtime favourite with locals. Ample portions from an extensive menu at great prices. Great seafood and so many options to choose from. A hidden culinary gem of Mackay. Open Monday to Saturday from 6.30pm.
1 Bridge St, Mackay. (07) 4957 2044
Situated as part of the Ocean International Hotel on Illawong Beach, has a reputation for fine food in a wonderful setting, overlooking the ocean. Fully licensed and open seven days a week, the menu is a delight, at average prices for such establishments with fresh locally caught seafood, grain fed Queensland beef plus many other options.
The Citron Brasserie
Sea Breeze resort, Lambert’s Beach. Qld. (07) 4955 1644
Situated at the Sea Breeze resort just 10kms north of Mackay CBD. A sleepy little village atmosphere where this fully licensed establishment offers some great food and great service at great prices. Lunch or dinner, open seven days a week.
79, Victoria Street, Mackay. (07) 4953 5835
Set in an imposing old colonial building in the heart of the city. Kevin offers Singaporean food - a blend of Indian, Chinese and Malay - hot, spicy and very tasty. Popular with locals, good food and food prices, it is is open Monday-Saturday, dinner form 6pm and it’s BYO.
Romeo and Juliet’s
309 Shakespeare St, Mackay. (07) 4969 0200
A popular licensed restaurant located at the Shakespeare Motel. A great favourite with locals for its flaming oysters and delicious steaks. Book if you can, as it can be hard to get a table - either inside or out in the tropical garden. Open seven days from 6.30pm.
Mackay Chinese Restaurant
51 Wood Street Mackay (07 4951 3303).
Mackay Fine Dining
A la Carte menu with an extensive wine list. 56-60 Nebo Road, Mackay (07 4951 2700).
Mackay Mediterranean Restaurant
Angelo's on the Marina
A large restaurant with a waterfront setting. Mulherin Drive, Mackay Marina (07 4955 5600).
Pacino's on the Waterfront
Enjoy seafood, pasta and pizza on the deck overlooking the water. 8 River Street (07 4957 8131).
Mackay Middle Eastern
Mackay Kebab House
Cheap Middle Eastern fare. Cnr Victoria and wood Streets (07 4944 0393).
Mackay Seafood Restaurant
Lighthouse Seafood Restaurant
This restaurant offers the freshest seafood dishes and platters, all in a waterfront setting. Live entertainment often provided whilst you dine. Mulherin Drive, Mackay Marina (07 4955 5022).
Mackay Singapore Restaurant
Great asian dishes in a warm inviting setting in city centre. Cnr Victoria and Woods Streets (07 4953 5835).
Mackay Thai Restaurant
Eat in or take away, plus BYO. 10 Sydney Steet (07 4957 8051).
Mackay Hotel and Bar Food
Satchmo's at the Reef
Wine and tapas are a feature of this trendy bar on the harbour. Mulherin Drive, Mackay Marina (07 4955 6055).