9 must-try Main Beach restaurants

Oh hey Main Beach, we see you up there, pretty little thing you are. So, we are gathered here today to discuss, yes, Main Beach and all of the delightful things there are to eat in the compact beachside suburb (and there are a lot).

Not to mention the stunning views you get to enjoy while eating said delightful things.

Let’s begin.

King Crab Co.
The new kid on the block, King Crab Co. joined the Marina Mirage crew late last year bringing an American-style crab den to the people. Found on the ground floor, King Crab Co. offers an array of fresh seafood but their signature crab dish is where it’s at. Oh and you may also enjoy stunning views overlooking the marina too.
Where: Ground floor, Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

The Main Beach institution has been around since 2001 and love for the cleverly named venue has only grown in that time. The team pride themselves on sourcing the absolute freshest seafood and their crab lasagna is world famous (and absolutely out of this world). Take in the tree-lined street of Main Beach while you enjoy your eats and wash it all down with an icy glass of Pinot or two.
Where: 20 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach

Ristorante Fellini
Home to some of the very best Italian dishes on the Gold Coast (and probably the world) Ristorante Fellini has also been around for quite some time which is a testament to their high quality menu and exceptional views.Found at Marina Mirage, the venue offers authentic Italian food with a modern twist and it is a must-visit.
Where:  Level 1, Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Oyster Bar & Grill
A hidden gem inside the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Oyster Bar & Grill do indeed offer some of the highest quality oysters around but not only oysters friends, they also do some absolutely delicious off-the-grill eats like New York Strip Steak and a Grilled Barramundi that will change your life. Get there.
Where: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 

Omeros Bros Seafood
If you’re in the market for fresh, world-class seafood, Main Beach is where it’s at and, more specifically, it’s at Omeros Bros Seafood at Marina Mirage. It’s a MULTI award-winning venue with the most to-die-for seafood platter around. It’s called Omeros Indulgence and it’s a mix of hot and cold seafood and it’s probably the best you’ve ever had. You know what else goes well with quality seafood? Quality beverages. You’ll find those at Omeros Bros too. Off you go.
Where: Shop 55/74 Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 

Southport Yacht Club
Overlooking the sparkling Broadwater, Southport Yacht Club is the ultimate in epic views and affordable eats for the entire family. It’s a casual eatery open for breakfast (weekends only), lunch and dinner or just head in for a drink overlooking one of our most beautiful stretches of water. The buffet breakfast is one of the best around and we’ve got a two-for-one deal right here. Always a good time at the Yacht Club.
Where: 1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar
Another Main Beach restaurant, another mind blowing view.Glass Dining & Lounge Bar can also be found at Marina Mirage overlooking the water and serving up the tastiest eats and some pretty sweet cocktails too. The menu uses only the best quality produce, meats and fresh local seafood and it’s long been a local fave. We HIGHLY recommend the Mooloolaba King prawns marinated in garlic and chilli served on a hanging skewer with 59.9 salsa verde and grilled lemon. Wow.
Where: Level 2, Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

An absolutely incredible Italian dining experience (also) found behind the golden doors of Palazzo Versace is Vanitas. A five-star dining venue with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients that make up some of the most stunning dishes you’ve ever sampled. Vanitas has won a Chef’s Hat three years running so you know we’re right. There are many a delightful Prosecco to sample too.
Where: Palazzo Versace, 94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Domanis Café Restaurant & Bar
For 12 years the team at Domanis have been serving up good times and even better food and it shows in the hordes of people constantly streaming in and out. Their pizzas are award winning and absolutely epic and, perched on the corner of Tedder Ave, it’s the perfect spot for a frosty cold ale and a relaxing lunch or dinner. Try it for yourself and you’ll see what the fuss is all about.
Where: 1/19-21 Tedder Ave, Main Beach

Words by Kirra Smith




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