Best restaurants in Mooloolaba.

We round up the best restaurants in Mooloolaba for delicious dining with a view.

One of the Sunshine Coast’s most talked about beachside towns, Mooloolaba is an outdoor lover’s paradise that hits the mark when it comes to easy-going days filled with water-based adventures. From crashing swells and swimming beaches to meandering waterways, there is no denying Mooloolaba’s water wonderland status.

The laid-back village centre in and around Mooloolaba Esplanade has plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes and eateries to keep the hordes at bay. So if you’re looking for the best restaurants in Mooloolaba, we’ve got you covered!

The Dock Mooloolaba

The Dock Mooloolaba

Water views with epic food is a winning combo in our books. The Dock is situated on the river at The Wharf Mooloolaba and boasts a fabulous menu, curated by Executive Chef Chris Sell, which spotlights fresh, local ingredients. They’re also pros at slow-cooked, smoked meats so make sure you order the Berkshire porchetta with black barley and roasted sweet potato or the wood-fired grilled meats like Cape Grim rump with duck fat potatoes and veal glaze.

123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Rice Boi

A trendy Asian eatery that serves up delicious share plates, sashimi, and curries (pro tip: order the katsu curry fries and thank us later). With a lively atmosphere and tasty food, Rice Boi restaurant is perfect for a night out with friends or a fun date. They also have a gluten-free menu with heaps of delish offerings.

The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Spice Bar

A must-visit Asian fusion restaurant in Mooloolaba, Spice Barhas amazing views and serves up creative dishes, divided up into small plates, large plates and sweet plates. Our highlights include the local Mollolaba prawns, the five-spice chicken and the sweet potato vermicelli.

123 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba

Pier 33

Pier 33

A bright and breezy casual dining restaurant at Mooloolaba Marina, Pier 33 oozes summer vibes. Inside, the interiors are fresh with coastal hues of navy and white with relaxing couches and dining tables to linger around. But outside is really where it’s at. Spread out on the lush lawn or at one of the many outdoor tables while you take in the coastal surrounds. Dine on fresh seafood and order a delightful cocktail from the panoramic island bar.

33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Spero Greek Street

Spero prides itself on being the kind of family-owned beach-style eatery that you could find in Corfu. The menu includes Greek favourites but is full of surprising additions too, with a selection from tzatziki, calamari, spanakopita and Greek meatballs to saganaki grilled cheese or confit lamb shoulder. Let the Mediterranean come to you in Mooloolaba.

The Wharf Mooloolaba, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Bella Venezia

Bella Venezia is an award-winning Italian restaurant in Mooloolaba that offers delicious and fresh Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The chefs here are all about paddock-to-plate produce with premium quality imported Italian ingredients. Their pasta and pizzas are *chef’s kiss*, plus their wine list is a thing of beauty with over 470 bottles of wine to explore.

95 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba

Velo Project

The Velo Project

Velo Project is to go-to place in town for amazing brunch and coffee. With trendy interiors and wooden floors, these guys vouch that everything is ‘made with love’ and you can tell.  Their menu is extensive (smashed avo, bacon and eggs, crepes) But we strongly recommend getting the wrap battle (get it) with the double-smoked local ham, grilled halloumi, avocado, maple roasted spiced pumpkin, leafy greens, turmeric and wasabi aioli on a toasted tortilla wrap add a fried egg (for good measure).

19 Careela Street, Mooloolaba

Surrounded by water and home to Sunshine Coast’s largest seafood wholesaler and retailer, Mooloolaba pulls rank when it comes to dining out on seafood. But that’s not all this hotspot does well – Italian, Mediterranean and organic health food bars – it’s all available in the streets of Mooloolaba.

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