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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Sunshine Coast

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Sunshine Coast? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Humble on Duke restaurant
5.0
5 (420)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Sunshine Beach
About the restaurant
Here at Humble on Duke we are all about good honest food, fantastic Australian wine and great service.
We are an intimate venue with one chef serving Modern Australian with flavours and spices from the Middle East & Mediterranean. If you are here for a quick meal, that's not us, we are not just a vehicle for food but a dining experience so allow 2hrs-2.5 hours to dine with us.
Our menu designed by Stacey Conner showcases fresh & local produce from around Noosa and up the Queensland coast.

We are a small intimate venue, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.
You can dine on either of our share menus which will consist of a range of snacks, a large dish to share with your choice of add-ons.

We take groups of up to 6 guests & children dine on the same menu at the same cost, we do this so that you get the experience you deserve and other guests in our tiny home can also enjoy themselves. If you would like to enquire about a group larger than 6 please email info@humbleonduke.com.au.
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Top review
Muggins
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
This was our first time dining in this restaurant and we were agreeably surprised at every aspect of the experience. The very personal greeting upon arrival was most surprising and although we were early the welcome was warm and set us at ease immediately. The menu was explained and did not disappoint. The share plate concept is brilliant leaving you to decide on a choice of main course. The dessert was to die for! The ambience is colourful and warm especially as it was not a particularly wam evening for locals! We will definitely return
A photo of Goodslice Pizza Napoletana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (294)
$40 and under
Pizzeria
Maroochydore
About the restaurant
Tucked down a laneway, housed in an industrial building, you'll find our quirky pizzeria. Our vibe is super casual and we love to see our customers sharing pizzas, beers and enjoying life. Our space is ideal for large groups, but also for families and couples.

Were all about the pizza! Pizza Napoletana is authentic pizza from Naples, and we make it according to the generations-old technique....with just a little of our own twists here and there. Our dough is made in-house and fermented for a minimum of 24hrs to create a tasty and light base - minimal yeast so no bloating here. Then its hand-stretched, topped with quality ingredients imported from Italy AND sourced locally, and cooked at a fiery 400 degrees.

We do other stuff as well - starters, sharers, salads, homemade desserts, and gelato. Plus cocktails, imported and locally brewed beers, and some carefully selected wines from independent wineries.

Top review
KateO
Dined 7 days ago
Great food and service, our favourite pizza place on the Coast
A photo of ONE BLOCK BACK restaurant
4.7
4.7 (182)
$40 and under
Café
Caloundra
About the restaurant
One Block Back is full of life, energy, great food and surprises. Created as a relaxing venue for guests to reconnect with one another in beautiful surroundings. Situated only a block back from stunning Moffat Beach.
We craft the hottest seasonally inspired menus, alongside top-notch coffee, quality service and an atmosphere you will get nowhere else on the Coast, we promise.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Nice location, hidden in the suburbs and backs onto bushland. Friendly staff and good service. Accommodating for infants, we had our 6 and half month old with us and needed a high chair. They made sure there was one available for us. Tasty food and overall good value for money. We will be going back again.
A photo of Montanas on Buderim restaurant
4.7
4.7 (88)
$40 and under
Café
Buderim
About the restaurant
Montana's on Buderim is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch

Enjoy a gourmet breakfast or indulge with a lazy weekend brunch. Taste our locally roasted, barista made coffee or enjoy our wide variety of juices, smoothies and herbal teas.

We may be a coffee hub in the morning, but Montanas transforms into a fully licensed, long lunch venue, serving up an impressive menu, loaded with flavoursome curries, local seafood & indulgent burgers, as well as a range of tasty, daily chef specials.

We also love to do a little puppy pampering, with homemade pup biscuits and puppychinos on the menu. We like to cater for the whole family!

Top review
Mazza
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Perfect as always! Great customer service & atmosphere
A photo of Green Zebra restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2181)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Parrearra
About the restaurant
Situated on Kawana Island and overlooking the picturesque Double Bay, the Green Zebra Restaurant & Bar has it all from outdoor fresco dining to private dining and function rooms.

Come and enjoy delicious Modern Australian food and drinks, all made with only the freshest seasonal produce. Listen to the gentle waves lap against the shore while sipping on a cocktail and sharing tasty morsels of small plate starters.

Our name? Green Zebra is a variety of heirloom tomato. Simple as that! Quirky, fun and vibrant; a name people will affiliate with food, and not forget in a hurry.

Our philosophy is uncomplicated, fresh, healthy, moreish food that we love to eat. Our food is prepared in house daily, with passion and precision by our amazing team of chefs.

We work with only the best local suppliers and producers using seasonal ingredients where possible. This extends to our local and domestic craft beer & wine suppliers as well. You can’t hav

Top review
MerranW
Dined 2 days ago
Welcoming friendly staff, prompt service, delicious meal, great view over the lake
A photo of Sakana Mooloolaba restaurant
4.6
4.6 (298)
$40 and under
Japanese
Mooloolaba
About the restaurant
Sakana is consistently rated as Mooloolaba's No.1 Sushi Restaurant. Unassuming and tucked discreetly into the side of its sister restaurant Fish on Parkyn, Sakana is a local sushi institution for a reason. Super fresh and straight from the dock just behind us, we artfully prepare the most pristine ingredients for your enjoyment. We offer you an authentic Japanese Cuisine experience, at affordable prices in a relaxed and casual setting.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had a lovely meal, sharing most of our dishes with each other. The food is always fresh & extremely tasty would highly recommend this Restaurant.
A photo of Nguyen Brothers - Tewantin restaurant
4.5
4.5 (287)
$40 and under
Asian
Noosaville
About the restaurant
Nguyen Brothers Tewantin is a Vietnamese restaurant with an indoor-outdoor dining experience located in Tewantin, Noosa. Serving up tasty street food and family meals, our most popular dishes are Pho, Rice paper rolls, Spring rolls, Hu tiu, Crispy pancake, Salt and pepper Squid, Tapioca Dumplings, Roast Pork and Wonton.
Top review
Geoffdivip
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Another great meal at Nguyen Brothers. The menu had changed from our last visit which was great as we got to try more wonderful dishes from the Chef. Will definitely be back !
A photo of Brightwater Hotel restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1954)
$40 and under
Australian
Mountain Creek
About the restaurant
Brightwater Hotel is the best pub on the Sunshine Coast! With its stunning lakeside location and beautiful waterfront views, the venue provides a wide range of entertainment and leisure facilities for the whole family.

Offering guests a warm Sunshine Coast dining experience, Brightwater Hotel provides a wide range of fresh seafood dishes, MSA-grade steaks, and classic pub meals like pizza, pasta, and schnitzel. An indulgent variety of desserts are also on offer to indulge in or share. Ingredients are sourced from local food providers in surrounding areas like Mooloolaba and the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

We have 5 function spaces including Pontoon and Pontoon Deck, The Lounge Deck, Pavilion Deck and our flagship venue, The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast which offers seating for up to 150 guests or space for a roving cocktail style event for up to 250 guests.

Come in and meet our team or make your enquiry for your next function!

Top review
JENNIFERR
Dined 2 days ago
This venue is a place the group always enjoy. The food and service is always excellent and we always know we will come back again.
A photo of Baringa Tavern restaurant
4.4
4.4 (761)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Caloundra
About the restaurant
Welcome to Baringa Tavern, located on the corner of Aura Boulevard and Edwards Terrace, Baringa within the new City of Colour “Aura” on the Sunshine Coast. We are locally owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Hotels Pty Ltd.

The Tavern's décor has a slight tribal influence with original artwork, artefacts and a striking main bar which forms the centerpiece of the bistro dining area. There is ample seating on the deck overlooking the parkland area, an open kitchen with a fabulous woodfired pizza oven and a large children’s room.

The amazing sports bar has a massive 15m video wall and outdoor deck. There are 40 taps across both bars, a gaming lounge with 25 of the latest machines and a drive thru bottle shop on site.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Baringa Tavern, great food, good selection, staff attentive, good ambience. Will definately be back again.
A photo of Glasshouse Tavern restaurant
4.4
4.4 (319)
$40 and under
Pub
Glass House Mountains
About the restaurant
Glasshouse Tavern
Situated in the heart of the magnificent Glass House Mountains, you’ll find the Glasshouse Tavern on Reed Street, just off Steve Irwin way.
Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, you’ll find the newly renovated Glasshouse Tavern, where the classic country pub meets the refreshed modern feel. This family-friendly venue has you covered with, mouth watering smoked meats, char-grilled steaks, artisan made to order pizza’s, entrees that will tantalize your taste buds and wash it all down with one of our locally sources craft beers.

Our intimate gaming room features the latest lighting and dragon links, our gaming lounge has you covered with every channel while you sit back and enjoy a complimentary coffee.

We look forward to welcoming the whole family to our newly refreshed venue.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Delicious food. Great value. Friendly and helpful staff.
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