The Best Seafood Buffets in Brisbane for Families

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If you are a lover of anything from the ocean, then a seafood buffet is a great way to indulge.  This collection seeks out the BEST seafood buffets Brisbane, QLD has to offer in and around our city.

Brisbane plays host to an array of restaurants and bars specializing in seafood including the traditional style seafood buffets and venues that provide a variety of share platters, so get your family together and start exploring. 

Brisbane is a beautiful city, particularly when lit up at night time, and the backdrop of the Brisbane River and its many bridges also feature highly in some of the locations we have found serving delicious seafood buffers in Brisbane.

So why not check out our list of the traditional seafood buffets in Brisbane or those that add a different twist to the traditional, there is surely something for everyone in the list provided – you just need to pick your favourite!!

Greenbank RSL Seafood Buffet Brisbane

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Let’s kick this off with a touch of the traditional ….. an all you can eat buffet!! In recent times, the buffet has suffered however this one is very much alive and well.  Offering an exquisite banquet of seafood on Friday and Saturday evenings only. 

The venue is within Logan Council area which is approximately 40 km south west of Brisbane city.  It is a rural location offering both dine in and alfresco options.  The seafood is seasonal and fresh with two sittings per evening commencing at 5.15pm. 

All your usual favourites are available, including prawns, mussels, shellfish, oysters to name but a few.  Membership of $5 for 12 months will provide a few dollars off the seafood experience, but prices commence from $43 per adult and varies for children (depending on age) from $15 for a 4-7 year old. If you are a fan of the traditional buffet, why not give this one a go!!

Hours: Seafood Buffet Friday and Saturday evenings: 5.15-7.15pm and 7.30-9.30 pm

Website: Greenbank RSL

Address: 54 Anzac Avenue, Hillcrest Queensland 4118 ·

The Brasserie on the River Brisbane CBD

Located within the Stamford Plaza Hotel on the Brisbane River, close to the Botanic Gardens, this venue affords spectacular views of the Story Bridge over the river.  As the name suggests, the river views make for a great backdrop as you sample some of the seafood on offer such as sand crabs, prawns, oysters, green lipped mussels and Moreton Bay bugs. 

The buffet is available on weekends only (Friday and Saturday evenings) with two sittings available from 6.00 pm and then again at 8.00 pm. Sunday lunch buffets will shortly be available from 16 May. Children are welcome and pay a reduced cost of the buffet at $30 whilst adult prices are $84 per person. 

A pleasurable experience for all the senses and a great way to unwind at the weekend!!

Hours: Seafood Buffet Friday and Saturday evenings from 6.00 pm.

Website: The Brasserie on the River | Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel

Tempest Seafood Smorgasbord Redcliffe

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Some 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD on the Redcliffe Peninsula with absolute waterfront location, you will find this delightful place. This is a seafood lover’s paradise with the freshest of fare served straight from the trawlers within the local harbour. 

This is more of a traditional seafood restaurant, however there are share platters available for two.  A choice is available from the signature dishes which include such items as oysters Kilpatrick, Crumbed fish, prawns, calamari, fish wings and every other type of seafood you can think of.  If you prefer not to share (and with these dishes available, it would be hard to!), why not try some of the many solo dishes available. 

Prices are reasonable and start from $28 for a main meal.

Address: Bird O’Passage Parade, Scarborough Boat Harbour, on the Redcliffe Peninsula

Hours: Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner

Website: Tempest Seafood Smorgasbord

Gambaro Brisbane CBD

This seafood giant within the centre of Brisbane CBD, specifically the lively area of Caxton Street is just a short walk from the Suncorp Stadium and has been around since 1953.  Although they specialise in seafood, non-seafood dishes are on offer here so there is something for all tastes. 

The seafood is very fresh, with a lobster tank on site.  The restaurant is a la carte, however, a banquet option is available from $99 which offers a set menu including such treats as Calamari, Sashimi, Prawn cutlets and King Prawn Cocktail.  However, the a la carte menu also caters to small groups incorporating a number of share platters of both hot and cold options. A specific kids menu is also available.

Hours: Lunch available from 11.30am – 2.30pm Tuesday to Friday and Dinner from 5.30 – 9.30pm Tuesday to Saturday

Address: 33 Caxton Street Brisbane

Website: Gambaro Seafood Restaurant

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George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant Eagle Street Pier Brisbane

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Overlooking the Brisbane River and views to the Story Bridge, this specialist seafood restaurant offers a variety of seafood. Whilst not specifically buffet style, we could not leave this one out due to the amount of seafood options available.

As the name suggests, its owners origins are Greek and 3 course menu options are taken from a series of Greek islands.  Prices are very reasonable with the 3 course menu options around the $40 mark, but many options are available.  If you wish for something a little European with a great location and outlook over the water, this is the option for you!!

Address: 45 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Hours: Sunday – Thurs 11 am – 3 pm and 5.30-9pm. Friday 11am – 3pm and 5.30-9.30pm Saturday 11am – 3pm and 5-9.30pm. bane City QLD 4000

Website: George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant

Kookaburra Showboat Cruises Eagle Street Pier

Further up from George’s Paragon on Eagle Street Pier, you will find the purpose built paddle wheeler boats launching into the Brisbane River for a number of different cruises, whether it be for lunch, dinner or a private function of your own!! 

The cruise has its own bar area and buffet style food is available.  Whilst the seafood buffet is about to end due to the change in seasons, there are seafood options available within the latest menu.  So whilst enjoying some beautiful food options and listening to a local band on deck, why not while away some time cruising the river enjoying some local sites such as South Bank, the Botanic Gardens, Story Bridge and some homes of the rich and famous!! 

Prices vary depending on the type of cruise you book, but is a great idea for a change in pace!

Website: Kookaburra River Queens

Reef Seafood and Sushi Newstead

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This Japanese inspired venue is located north of Brisbane close to the city centre.  It has famed locally for its poke bowls and oysters which receive rave reviews. It has a grocers onsite so that you can buy ingredients to take away with you. Bento Boxes, Sushi and Sashimi are available to eat together with a choice of share platters for up to 4 guests. Take out is available and kids are very welcome. Prices are reasonable with a share platter for 2 people starting from $80.

Hours: Open until 9pm

Address: Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead QLD 4006

Website: Reef Seafood & Sushi

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Sea Fuel West End

Located in the trendy West End of Brisbane, this family run venue offers a number of share plates/platters or a take out option if preferred.  The area is well known for its vast array of bars and restaurants and bustling night life and is very close to the city centre. 

Family dinners (6 piece or 9 piece) are available starting from $48.  Share platters are available and also a kid friendly menu.  Share plates incorporate such favourites as calamari, prawn cutlets, baby octopus, sea scallops amongst various types of fish on offer!

Hours: 11.00 am to 7.30 pm Monday to Sunday.

Address: 57 Vulture St, West End QLD 4101

Website:  Menu of Sea Fuel

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Yellowfin Seafood and Grill South Bank

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A variety of meals are available from this establishment and the ingredients are sourced from local markets so the produce is very fresh. There are three locations for this local, but the South Bank venue allows you the option to walk around the many tourist options such as the Wheel of Brisbane and along the river bank.  

Dinner service starts from 5.00pm and is open till late with both indoor and alfresco dining available. Share plates include a lobster and bugs platter and a seafood platter which includes such favourites as Moreton Bay Bugs, grilled prawn skewers, calamari, half mud crab and scallops. Prices for a shared plate are $170 but there are options such as Bug and Prawn from $45 or even fish and chips from $28.  

Why not tag this location into your South Bank visit and then take a stroll along the river bank taking in the inner city beach location and all that it has to offer!!

Address: 24/164 Little Stanley Street, South Bank

Website: Yellowfin Seafood & Grill

The Prawnster Kangaroo Point

This location is probably as unique a find as you can muster.  Built in 1971, this retired vessel is now permanently moored at the Dockside Marina and with the addition of a pontoon converted into a dining space, it affords spectacular views of the Brisbane River. 

With free 2 hour parking closeby, you can safely drive into the area and relax in this unusual venue. Whilst not strictly a buffet style venue, there are a number of share  e platters on offer starting from as little as $30 and incorporates fresh catches of the day.  The location prides itself on bringing a unique experience together with the freshest of seafare and produce in a stunningly beautiful location close to the city centre.

Hours: Daily from 5.00pm (weekends from 12.00 midday) until 9.00pm.

Address: Berth B1, Dockside Marina, 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point.

Website: The Prawnster

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We hope this list of the best seafood buffets in Brisbane has helped you find a place to eat!

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