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Prawn Star

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Seafood, Healthy,
Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 497 007 225
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fresh seafood” (122 reviews)
“oysters” (125 reviews)
“mud crab” (33 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Healthy, Australian
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Prawn Star
1. Best Seafood
"worth it! The prawns are awesome! Don't miss it! Best seafood"
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2. Great location
"Eating seafood off the boat cant beat that, great location ."
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3. Casual & awesome
"The freshest seafood & wonderful atmosphere with great hosts."
Chris D
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great experience with great fresh seafood. I would advise to get there early as it does get busy.

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Thank alicia169
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 1 August 2018

What can I say? Great atmosphere, great staff, great prawns, great beer! We got back off a reef day and stopped in for a drink and a prawn - an hour or two later we're still there having the best night! Such fun staff. Honestly,...More

2  Thank Eve B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great concept eating fresh seafood straight off the boat. Staff were very friendly and seafood was delicious. We had the combination of prawns and Moreton bay bugs which easily fed the two of us for $70. Would definitely recommend and will be going...More

Thank LamboBrisbane
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a winner! Fresh succulent seafood, unpretentious and just lovely. Great service to match and really good value too. Kids friendly and the fact that they allow u to bring in cooked food for the kids was a boon. Must visit while in Cairns!

Thank YongBin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Again stumbled over this place by accident and we are so happy for the accident. Great set up on trawlers and old fishing boats with fresh seafood available of all types not just prawns. Nothing pretentious about this place just good people with a great...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been here maybe 5 or 6 times now as it is my place of choice. Simple yet enticing atmosphere as you just find a spot and sit down. The prawns are lovely and you get enough to feed 2 people from 1 plate and...More

1  Thank Michele D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like simple fresh seafood straight from/on the boat, Prawnstar is just the place. Set across 3 boats in the marina, and serving only seafood and beer, it's great for lunch and dinner. The massive share table is always great for meeting new people...More

1  Thank Av U
Reviewed 1 week ago

A totally fun destination for casual delicious dining..aboard one of three prawn trawlers docked together in the Cairns Marina. Bench seating..no frills..but the yummiest huge platters seafood..prawns, bugs, oysters..soooo fresh...easy access,,totally still water.. Unique experience not to be missed in Cairns.

1  Thank HMW73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby loves his seafood and we thought we'd give Prawn Star a go. We joined the large table on Prawn Star 2 and hubby ordered the large platter at $70. King prawns, mixed prawns and Balmain Bugs. Hubby was in heaven as he ate it...More

1  Thank julpat19
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been in Cairns for 4 nights after a two week trip in Australia from the USA. On our last night for our trip we decided to visit th Prawn Star after eyeballing it as a potential dining spot for a few nights. We...More

Thank Amy M
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Margaret A
1 January 2018|
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Response from sharon l | Reviewed this property |
straight up seafood, no sides, crackers....just fresh deliciousness
19 October 2017|
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Response from Annette M | Property representative |
Hello there... Firstly you have had the non smoking question answered..😉 Children are very welcome..👌 And take away is a definite YES... 👍 Hope this helps...see you at the Prawn Star.... 😉
27 September 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$109
Seafood, Healthy, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier Point Rd | Marlin Marina, E31 Berth, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 497 007 225
  • E-mail
Located at picturesque Cairns, Marlin Marina. Fresh & Local seafood off the trawler. PRAWN STAR - PRAWNS- " A TASTE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET " !!
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