Sunshine Coast’s Best Waterfront Dining Experiences

With so many dazzling rivers and spectacular ocean stretches, it’s no surprise that the Sunshine Coast is home to some of the most sought after waterfront dining in the state.


If you’re looking for a meal with a view, there are a range of great restaurants that offer a culinary experience unlike any other. Here are a few of the Sunshine Coast’s best waterfront dining establishments.

Boat Shed, Maroochydore


The Boat Shed has become a real icon of Sunshine Coast dining. With its fresh take on contemporary Australian cuisine using the freshest seafood around and relaxed atmosphere, there’s nothing better than grabbing a table and gazing out onto the scenic Maroochy River. Enjoy the best offerings from the chef on the a la carte menu, or try some delicious tapas teamed with an undeniably tempting cocktail list. There is a dedicated vegetarian menu, something for the kids and a range of mouth-watering desserts to keep diners of all ages and preferences satisfied. Whether it’s casual after work drinks or a formal dinner celebration, the Boat Shed strikes the perfect balance for any occasion. Bookings are essential though!

Ebb Waterfront Dining and Cellar, Maroochydore


The award-winning Ebb Waterfront establishment has been recognised by the Australian Good Food Guide for a true passion and dedication towards achieving excellence in food. This sophisticated and stylish restaurant teams stunning waterfront views with a truly inspired menu executed by chef Zarko Baru. For an elegant and dynamic dinner with a difference, you simply must visit Ebb Waterfront for one of their famous Wine Dinners. Experience the finest in food and wine as you explore the best offerings from the most notable producers around the country in a setting that never fails to impress.

See, Mooloolaba


See takes the idea of waterfront dining one step further, and is the only ‘over water’ restaurant in Mooloolaba. The focus of the menu is distinctly on the finest modern French cuisine and celebrating and the freshest seafood sourced catch from the local fishing boats with a refined French flair. The incredible menu is rivalled only by the spectacular 180 degree views of the water, and the carefully selected wine list. Go on, grab a glass of champagne and treat yourself to a sunset on the water, accompanied by delectable dishes for a sumptuous dining experience you’ll never forget (oh, but don’t forget your sunnies!).

With such incredible options, the hardest part will be deciding which restaurant to try first! For impeccable cuisine on the waterfront with stunning scenic views, you simply can’t beat these top Sunshine Coast restaurants.

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