On The Inlet Seafood Restaurant is a beloved iconic  restaurant + bar

located in the vibrant village of Port Douglas



Enjoy absolute waterfront dining and entertainment from a vast deck perched over Dickson Inlet.

Your view is simply the most breathtaking panoramic vista across the turquoise Coral Sea to the lush green Daintree mountains.

Sailing catamarans, luxurious motor cruisers and ageing fishing boats pass by,  as marine life, including our famous resident Giant Groper George, dart and mingle under your toes.

Lunch may be lively or serene...leading into the joyful delight of sunset tapas, bar specials and the spectacular Groper feed.


As the sun descends in a deep golden blaze behind the range...tropical fragrances perfume the air gently...you can hear, and you can  see the sizzle in the kitchen......there is an easy flow of conversation at the bar as staff recommend wine, craft cocktails and pour ice cold beers to sun-kissed visitors with enthusiastic tales of adventures at sea...

Candles are lit around the dining areas and tiny fairy lights twinkle as guests ease naturally towards their tables with the mirror glazed waters lapping under the deck...and the service of a fabulous seafood feast arrives...



With a story ever loyal to our first days where the owners sold local seafood from an old caravan, On The Inlet is now a multi-award winning a la carte seafood restaurant + bar serving lunch and dinner daily.

We cater for events of all sizes, from intimate bespoke gatherings to large corporate functions. 


 On The Inlet’s cuisine and service team focus on the finest fresh locally sourced seafood and regional produce for which they are respected both locally and internationally.