Palmer street offers a myriad of dining options from casual alfresco to classy, upmarket cuisine. Flinders street has many cafes, restaurants and bars, and comes to life at night time, until the wee small hours. Gregory street is famous as being Townsville's cafe set, and Sir Leslie Theiss Drive at the Marina offers many dining options as well.
Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, (07) 4722 2333
For good contemporary food with a modern Aussie twist, Essence offers one of Townsville's best dining experiences, seven days a week. Licensed, and with prices to reflect the hotel atmosphere, the restaurant menu has a tropical flare with a seafood medley, lemongrass skewered king prawns and an indigenous addition with pandanus smoked kangaroo loin.
245, East Flinders Street, Townsville. (07) 4721 4772
Turkish cuisine offering some tasty treats with its wood-fired cuisine. The aromas are wonderful and the menu is well priced to offer pidets, kebabs and locally sourced produce. The Mediterranean styled restaurant is a firm favourite with locals. Licensed and open six days a week.
1, Palmer Street, Townsville. (07) 4721 4900
Offers great Italian cuisine and has established itself as a favourite spot to eat in Townsville. Pastas, risotto, great chicken dishes and excellent veggie options. Licensed with some fine wines and open seven days a week.
Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill
17-21 Palmer St, South Townsville. (07) 4721 1478
Situated below the Southbank Convention Centre and is a value for money Tex-Mex style restaurant offering great steaks. Famous for its Margaritas and imported beers, Jack's is also known for it's Tuesday 'Chill Night'. All you can eat at a great price. Open seven days a week and licensed.
Benny's Hot Wok
21, Palmer Street, South Townsville. (07) 4724 3243
A modern Asian fusion experience, offering Japanese, Thai and Chinese cuisine. Open for dinner from 5pm seven days a week, the menu offers sushi, traditional spicy soups, Asian salads, Thai curries and delicious stir fries. Veggie options are plentiful with some great prices.
Casa Lounge Bar and Restaurant
An Italian Restaurant with a great range of beer, wines, spirits and cocktails. Open every evening except Monday. Meals available until late on Friday & Saturday. Check out the daily meal deals and specials.
143-145 Flinders Street East, Townsville Qld 4810
phone: 07 4771 2173 or 040 1169 125
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville. (07) 4721 2567
Great waterfront dining down at the Townsville Marina. Seafood is of course a speciality - and they do it well, but chicken, pasta and vegetarian options are also on the menu. Open seven days a week and licensed, a great spot to catch the spectacular sunsets.
61, Palmer St, Townsville. (7) 4724 4508
A firm local favourite on Palmer Street. Two menus - Mediterranean and Asian - has something for every taste. The menus are changed a number of times a year to suit the availability of local produce. Open seven days a week, great prices and licensed.
The Point at Rockpool
54 Howitt St, North Ward, Townsville. (07) 4771 6961
on The Strand offers some spectacular views over the Coral Sea to Magnetic Island. Asian fusion dishes in a modern style. Diners can sit out al fresco or use the cocktail lounge. Quality surroundings and average prices. Licensed and open seven days a week.
iSeagulls has won a number of awards for its fine dining experience. Locally sourced Queensland beef, fresh from the boat seafood and a liberal use of tropical fruits. Great food, and prices are good. Licensed and open seven days a week.
Plume St, South Townsville. (07) 4772 1192
Located at the Townsville Motor Boat and Yacht Club, Marina features fresh local seafood and a range of modern Australian cuisine at good prices. Great sea views. Licensed and open seven days a week.
Townsville Asian Restaurant
Benny's Hot Wok
Serves a variety of Asian dishes including Japanese, Thai and Chinese. 17-21 Palmer Street, 907 4724 3243).
Townsville Greek Restaurant
Greek dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.13 Palmer Street, (07 4724 4498).
Townsville Indian Restaurant
Offering Indian fare with traditional Indian ambience. 235 Flinders Street East 907 4772 3422).
Townsville Italian Restaurant
Traditional Italian favourites. 1 Palmer Street, (07 4721 4900).
Townsville Mexican Restaurant
Mexican food and drinks. Palmer Street, South Townsville
Townsville Modern Australian
Modern Australian with an Afro Morrocan twist, and an extensive wine list. 3/21 Plume Street, South Townsville (07 4724 3396).
Casual dining, with a good variety of dishes to suit most tastes.30 Palmer Street (07 4771 6333).
Not just seafood,also has an extensive menu in an ocean style setting. 60 The Strand (07 4724 4623).
Sugatrain Lounge Bar & Cafe
12 Palmer Street (07 4753 2005)
Innovative, contemporary dining, with an alfresco feel. 51 Palmer Street (07 4721 0642).
Relaxed waterfront dining on at the Marina. Sir leslie Theiss Drive, (07 4721 2567).
At Aquarius on the Beach, 75 The Strand, Townsville (07 4721 4700)