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Prepare your palates for a delightful exploration with our exclusive guide: ‘Culinary Adventure Awaits: Discover the Top 10 Family-Friendly Dining Spots in Mackay!’ Situated on the stunning Coral Sea coast, Mackay boasts a culinary landscape as captivating as its natural beauty. Known for its fresh seafood, local produce, and an array of eateries that cater to every palate, this vibrant city is a dream come true for families who love to dine together.

Our guide is your ticket to the top 10 family-friendly restaurants in Mackay, where enticing menus, welcoming ambiances, and unique flavors combine to create dining experiences you won’t soon forget. So, whether you’re a local family looking to explore new dining options or a traveling tribe on a quest for the authentic taste of Mackay, this culinary journey awaits. Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds? Let’s set off on this delicious expedition!

Old Station Teahouse

 The Old Station Teahouse

This place really is a local gem. Hot coffee, delicious sweet treats and a calming atmosphere will make you feel right at home. Nestled in beautiful lush tropical gardens, on the menu you will find snacks, drinks, and light lunches. To get a real feel for Mackay’s local vibe, The Old Station Teahouse is the place to be.

Ma's Pizza Kitchen

Ma’s Pizza Kitchen

A good slice of pizza is hard to beat. Ma’s Pizza Kitchen is locally owned and operated and offers a range of classic pizzas such as margherita and pepperoni, but also features a interesting flavours including the ocean feast and heat wave pizzas. Pair it with one (or a few) of Ma’s delicious sides and dinner is served!

Coco Cubano

 Coco Cubano Mackay

Enjoy flavourful Cuban flavours in a vibrant environment at Coco Cubano. The atmosphere makes for the perfect location to enjoy a meal with friends, or simply spend quality time with your family. The menu features nachos, burritos, burgers, Cuban street sandwiches, fajitas, and much, much more. There is also a kids’ menu with a variety of foods for your little one to choose from.

 Shamrock Hotel

Just a short drive from the airport, the Shamrock Hotel offers classics such as chicken parmigianas, fish and chips, Angus beef burgers, creamy carbonara, and chicken cordon bleu, perfect for a satisfying meal in an inviting space. On top of that, there is a $10 kids menu, and each kids meal comes with a bottomless soft drink and scoop of vanilla ice cream – what more could you want?

 Souths Leagues Club Mackay

If you’re looking for a fun night out to dinner with the family, Souths Leagues Club Mackay has lots to offer. The ‘Kids Zone’ is a supervised playroom adjacent to the bistro, suitable for ages 2.5 all the way up until 14. The child minding service is completely complimentary, meaning you can enjoy a night out without having to pay for a babysitter! Top it all off with the delicious kids menu and you’ve got the perfect family outing.

 Magpies Sporting Club

Enjoy a delicious juicy steak, Thai salad, chicken parmigiana or serving of pasta with your friends and family while your kids entertain themselves in the partially supervised kids room. With an outdoor playground, 4 playstations, toys, card games and more, you definitely won’t hear “I’m bored!” from your kids during a visit to Magpies.

Botanic Gardens Cafe

If you enjoy being surrounded by nature, what better way to have brunch than at the Mackay Botanic Gardens? The Botanic Gardens Cafe serves up meals that are simple yet elegant, and will be sure to satisfy your hunger. Dine outdoors on a shady deck and take in the view of the gorgeous gardens, followed by a relaxing walk or play amongst nature.

 Pancake Bliss at Bluewater Lagoon

What’s better than a sweet treat after a refreshing splash around in the Bluewater Lagoon? Pancake Bliss offers a wide array of different pancakes and other popular cafe foods. There is a kids menu featuring various sweet pancakes to satisfy your little one.

Third Ground Coffee House

To guarantee a good start to the day, why not get breakfast and a coffee at Third Ground Coffee House in Sarina? Delicious (and healthy!) sandwiches, pastries, drinks, and more can be found on the menu – there’s something there for everyone.