9 Seafood Buffets on the Sunshine Coast | All You Can Eat

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Are you on the search for all you can eat seafood buffets on the Sunshine Coast, QLD? Then you’re in the right place!

The Sunshine Coast lies 100 km north from the centre of Brisbane and is the third most populated region within Queensland. This area contains a mixture of countryside and world renowned sandy beaches. The seafood options are vast from cruises, to traditional seafood dishes to sample and with a number of twists on the traditional along the way. You are sure to find something for everybody.

But first, if you’re eager to find out more about the nutritional and health benefits seafood has to offer, check out this informative article published by Healthline.

Seafood is beautifully fresh and there are a number of markets within the region.  Views of the ocean and sampling the fare is a great way to enjoy in this destination, and the list below will help you choose from seafood buffets, share plates and restaurant style dishes you will be spoilt for choice!!

1. Fish On Parkyn | Mooloolaba

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Fish on Parkyn seafood display

This elegant dining establishment located opposite the Mooloolaba Beach has a host of seafood dishes.  Open daily for both lunch and dinner, there are a number of dishes to sample, but if you can’t choose why not share a platter for two combining such favourites as oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, Mooloolaba king prawns, Hervey Bay scallops, fried calamari, and fish and chips, all washed down with a cocktail or two. 

There are a variety of seafood favourites on offer here so if you would prefer your own individual meal, you can eat such delights as tuna, paella, seafood curry and for those who prefer options other than seafood, steak and pasta dishes are also available. 

Address: 25 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Click here to view the Fish on Parkyn website for more information.

2. Mooloolaba Catamaran Cruises | Mooloolaba Harbour

A bit more of the traditional with this particular option and what could be better than relaxing on a boat enjoying the views and sampling a seafood buffet including a choice of rock oysters, ocean prawns, crabs and salads.  A licensed bar is also onboard so you can sit back and enjoy while sipping that glass of wine or beer!! This cruise is available each week.  The vessel is a twin hull double storey catamaran with two decks which affords beautiful views as you cruise along the surrounding canals. 

Address: Mooloolaba Harbour, Mooloolaba

Check out the Mooloolaba Catamaran Cruises website for more inforrmation.

3. The Terrace | Maleny

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The Terrace outdoor view

Situated in the beautiful hinterland of Maleny, this stunningly attractive venue offers a variety of seafood options.  There are also a series of cottages close by which are offering one night stays and includes dinner at this restaurant as an inclusive bundle!

Address: Corner of Landsborough-Maleny Road & Mountain View Road, Maleny

Follow the link here to check out their website.

4. Noosa Cruise Bar & Restaurant | Noosa

This double storey vessel is available for a number of varying cruises from breakfast to sunset and takes in the beautiful views of the Noosa rivers. The lunch cruise, which takes approximately two hours, includes individual seafood platters that are prepared and cooked fresh on board.  Hot and cold seafood is available and includes prawns, oysters, bugs, salmon steaks and meat options are also available, followed by a range of desserts. 

Address: NOOSA MARINA 2 PARKYN CT, Tewantin Queensland 4565

Click here for more information.

5. The Surf Club | Mooloolaba

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The Surf Club shrimp display

This institution could not be left out of the list.  There are number of Surf Clubs in the Sunshine Coast region. This one is situated right on the beach and offers a variety of eateries within; from a quick cuppa throughout the day or a larger menu available from the all day dining menu at The Boathouse Restaurant. 

We have incorporated this one, partially due to its envious position on the beach with decks to allow you the chance to watch the sun go down after a busy day exploring, but also because of the variety of food available together with seafood options.  The children are well catered for with their own menu and seafood is available at a very reasonable price. There is definitely something for everyone at this location. 

Address: The Esplanade, Mooloolaba.

Find out more by visiting the Surf Club website.

6. Red Sea Restaurant | Maroochydore

With both indoor and alfresco dining options available, this family friendly venue offers both meat and seafood options including a couple of reasonably priced food platters to share (or indulge with a platter for one also on offer!). Maroochydore is a pretty town located next to the beach so you can be assured that the seafood on offer will be fresh. 

Address: 36-38 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore

Take a look at the Red Sea Restaurant website for more information on their appetising seafood platters.

7. Sails Restaurant | Noosa

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Sails Restaurant seafood platter

This beautifully elegant restaurant very close to the beach and along the famous Hastings Street location in the centre of Noosa, has been included due to the location, beautifully elegant venue and the choice of seafood on offer.  Whilst not a traditional seafood buffet or share plate experience, there are a number of different seafood choices on offer at this location.  This venue is also popular with wedding guests!  Choices from the menu include Sandcrab lasagne, mud crab, barramundi, prawn linguine to name but a few.

Address: 75 Hastings Street, Noosa 

Click here to check out the Sails Resturant website for more information.

8. Noosa Waterfront Restaurant | Noosaville

This is as waterfront as you can get!  Built on the water off of a platform/ramp/boardwalk style structure, this 3 level bistro has everything you could wish for.  As a suburb within the famous Noosa area, the views are spectacular.  There are a number of menus available at this location including a ‘feast’ option which incorporates both seafood and meat options. This is a four course dining experience and the seafood included is Hervey Bay scallops and the fish catch of the day. 

Address: 194 Gympie Tce, Noosaville

Find out more by following the link here.

9. Pier 33 | Mooloolaba

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Pier 33 seafood platter

This stunningly attractive and conveniently located venue is positioned right next to the Marina at Mooloolaba so the views are guaranteed.  There are a number of outdoor setting areas including a lawn area and the menu is both small and larger (for those who wish to share).  Produce is varied and includes non-seafood options so there is something for everyone and there is a ‘Nippers’ menu for the younger members of the family. 

Address: 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Take a look at the Pier 33 website for more information.

Seafood buffets sunshine coast

With a number of towns and resorts located along the coastline the Sunshine Coast boasts some fantastic seafood restaurants to explore.

Check out this list of other seafood buffets in QLD.

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