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Ricks Garage, Palmwoods, AU-QLD

Ricks Garage

4.5
4.5
162 Reviews
$40 and under
American
Please note we only take bookings for group of 8 or more, if your group size is less than this, no booking are taken, as we will accommodate for you when you arrive!

Anyone who loves Qld’s Sunshine Coast will love Ricks Garage, Palmwoods licensed Restaurant and Bar. It’s the one destination that you have to check off your “to do list” when you visit the amazing Sunshine Coast. Ricks Garage is a household name – rockabilly music, hot rods and pin-up dress. Add in quality local food, a vibrant atmosphere, and family entertainment. It’s clear to see why Ricks is a Sunshine Coast institution.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Australian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5445 0933

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Palmwoods

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Palmwoods train station is a leisurely 5 minute walk away

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Best Value

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Central Sunshine Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. A

    Andrew

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Fast service, great food (best burgers) and great value! The overall ambiance is great with all the memorabilia.
  2. DC

    DanielC

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere for an American style diner with menu to suit. Prices are reasonable, hamburgers were very nice, properly cooked and tasty. Staff are young and friendly,
  3. PD

    PettaD

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great venue and ambience. We weren’t blown away by the food, the burgers weren’t great and it would be great if the chips came with sauce and not an extra.
  4. AG

    AlannaG

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went to lunch with friends with 7yr old twins. Sat outside - service from when we walked in was friendly and efficient. Food delivered very quickly and it was fresh and tasty. I had chicken salad - beautiful. Others had burger, schnitzel and calamari. All loved our food and the twins ate all of their chicken nuggets. They also supplied smaller milkshakes for the kids.
  5. A

    Ange

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again Rick's Garage provided a wonderful night with great food, service and vibe. Looking forward to next time. Thanks Rick's 😊
  6. s

    skipper

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The gluten free burgers buns were terrible compared to other burger establishments in the local area.
  7. CO

    CraigO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have been to Rick's 5-6 times over the years with car clubs, family outings, bike clubs etc. We had cold burgers,the snitzel was tough. Also the size of the big burger has shrunk.
  8. TS

    TracyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service food & setup in Whisky Bat for 9 people.
  9. EW

    EmmaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    They dropped all of our milkshakes on the ground before getting to our table and we were served raw meat patties in our slides to the point where the bottom bun was soaked in meat blood. They did make new milkshakes and recooked the patties but there needs to be more care given when it comes to the food serviced.
  10. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 8 motorcyclists. Really great food and served up super fast. Very well done once again Ricks. We'll be back for sure.
  11. RM

    RobynM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Food but the child continually crying and demanding and carrying on was really off putting .Tte parents couldn’t care less for other diners it was terrible
  12. AB

    AnitaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic night with friends, great food, thank you
  13. d

    dawns

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    outstanding food, came out nice and hot and we were a big group, and we all got our food together very quick service,
  14. B

    Bandit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booking on line was easy, we had a group of 20. Table location was excellent, service was prompt & I can recommend the milk shakes if not drinking alcohol, they are a meal in themselves. Quirky place, worth the drive & ambience excellent.
  15. KA

    KARENG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous place to eat! I bring my family from interstate every time they visit. The food is wonderful and arrives quickly, served by smiling wait staff. The coffee is really well made. Love this place!
  16. DG

    DebbieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being our 2nd time there it was still outstanding & we surely will be back. Thank you & your staff for a great catch up with family. Cheers Peter & Debbie Groves Townsville Qld
  17. JW

    JaziW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great. A terrific place for a catch-up!
  18. C

    Charlie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food3service1ambience4
    In all fairness it was Sunday lunchtime but service was unfriendly
  19. LM

    LisaM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great burgers with great service! We will return 🤗
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous music night , that band Beyond Sippy Creek are amazing , hope they play there often . Was a great night.
  21. SB

    SimoneB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Kids meals had very strong flavours for little tummies and my kids didn’t end up eating there meals Don’t get me wrong staff were lovely and so was the venue but the food just wasn’t our thing It felt very rushed
  22. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great vibe and helpful staff. Not the best tasting food this time.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    3 of our 8 meals didn’t arrive Nacho’s were terrible, no flavour Waitress looked like she hated her job
  24. LT

    LisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time. The entertainment was awesome.
  25. MM

    MarieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very popular & quite busy especially on weekends so if you have more than a few people best to book a table. Always good food & service. Even though it was busy didn't take long for our food order to come out
  26. JL

    JessL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time with our family. Both the kids and adults really enjoyed ourselves, we loved the live music. Food was fabulous and we always love having a look around and seeing all the motor bikes and cars that visit.
  27. Q

    Qets

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great but unfortunately we did not receive chips with our burger
  28. SH

    StevenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service and great food. Lovely family atmosphere.
  29. LH

    LeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming to Ricks Garage for several years now and find the service and quality never changes no matter how busy they are. The atmosphere is awesome, we celebrate all our special family time there and will be back again soon.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A family gathering of 3 generations and we had a lovely time.
  31. M

    Marilynd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a group of thirteen who enjoyed lunch. The service was good, the staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great. Thank you. Hank D. Z.
  32. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A table for 8 was a bit small but they were fully booked. The food was delicious and the staff efficient.
  33. CK

    CraigK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took a while in the order queue but once the food was ordered it came out quite fast
  34. TG

    TraceyG

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, fantastic food and friendly staff. Happy hour is an added bonus 😊
  35. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great atmosphere however had a disabled person in our party and had to get help from a patron to get wheel chair upstairs as no access to outside area if not independently mobile. Plus difficulties due to lack of mobility when disabled person needed to use toilet.
  36. LR

    LeeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always friendly and fast service Great food and top atmosphere A must do when at the coast
  37. LH

    LeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place with good service, will definitely recommend and be back. Thanks guys!
  38. JD

    JesseD

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and great food! So accommodating and we had a great time.
  39. n

    naomir

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, great music and food and drinks, and loved the Rockabilly band.
  40. R

    Robbo

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for money. Very relaxed environment, And the Calamari was outstanding.

FAQs

Ricks Garage is rated 4.5 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Ricks Garage

14-16 Margaret St, Palmwoods, AU-QLD 4555

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Palmwoods

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Palmwoods train station is a leisurely 5 minute walk away

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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