The Dock Mooloolaba

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The Dock Mooloolaba is a dynamic new restaurant and bar at The Wharf Mooloolaba specialising in smoked meats, charcoal grill and quality beers, with an extensive wine and spirit selection. The 500metre2 restaurant, catering for over 300 people will have a relaxed family friendly atmosphere, showcasing the stunning riverside location. It will feature three bars and 52 beer taps featuring 16 different top-quality beers. The Dock will be open from 11am to midnight and is the perfect venue for lunch and dinner or drinks and snacks. Overlooking the beautiful Mooloolah River and The Wharf Mooloolaba, it will also be the perfect venue for your next function.

Kitchen open until 10pm, Supper menu available until 11pm - Bar open until midnight
What 183 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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KS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Was just very hot and needed air conditioning

KB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thank you Natalie for making the special date night memorable.

JH
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic place to eat. Great staff great food it was a wonderful place to eat. The waitress was Lovely and super nice!!

AR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great thank you. Only thing i would say that is slightly negative was just the music act playing at the time were very loud. To the point it was difficult to talk/hear each other. They sounded great, but just a little to loud.

JW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place with good food. The hosts couldn’t be nicer with our kids

CF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific - we went in for an early new year's eve dinner - food and service was great and the value was good!

MB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The staff and service were great, the food was fair, there were 4 adults, one had the Seafood Jambalaya , which tasted good but seemed to be missing the salmon, barramundi and squid, the prawns also needed to be shelled. Another had the wood fired king prawn salad, once again they needed to be shelled and were overcooked (tough), the other two had a meat platter to share (Play the Field), the meat was very fatty and only one potato to share, not realyy good enough for $69. Overall a fair meal

G
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner and great restaurant! Great atmosphere and food with friendly service. Thanks

AM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Meal order was deleted so had to wait longer than usual for our food.

VV
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was really good and the service was great. The food came out very quickly, too. It was very enjoyable and I would recommend to others. Dessert was good, too!

M
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic, friendly service. I was thoroughly impressed by our waitperson asking about any intolerances or allergies first up. As a parent of a child with life threatening allergies it was wonderful to see such caring staff. Will definitely be back!

J
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience.
The food was exceptional and reasonably priced, however the most notably impressive feature of the venue was the staff; faultless.

IP
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Some more “fresh “ or lite options on the lunch menu

LR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Really great evening but was very difficult to hear due to the noise level.

B
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

My meal was tasty (lamb) however not everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Our waitress gave good service. Unfortunately the bar service was not great. Two separate rounds of drinks were forgotten- we did receive drinks eventually and were not charged for these.
We were celebrating a birthday. So noisy we gave up trying to talk to each other. I realise this is due to flooring etc but it does make it difficult to hold a conversation.
We did enjoy our evening but left early to go elsewhere for more drinks.

RM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by a very pleasant waiter. Food was well presented and enjoyable.

CC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service and was a great choice for our 1st Wedding Anniversary lunch!

KM
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to the Dock a number of times, for drinks, nibbles and meals. We honestly can’t recommend this place highly enough. Food is amazing especially the pork tacos and chicken tenders.
The cocktails are always spot on and the service is next to none. I had my birthday there on Friday night and they had live music. We have taken our kids there and it’s kid friendly too. We have nothing but good things to say about the dock at Mooloolaba 👏🏼

BJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Great location but very mediocre in terms of quality & service. Two meals were OK whilst two were poor. BBQ ribs dried out - obviously just reheated. Had to wait for fourth meal so all others cold
At no time did staff ask if all ok nor did they come back to see if dessert or coffee was wanted. Price would be ok if service & quality measured up. Disappointed as e brought interstate guests. Won’t be going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good for gluten free diners

TI
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We met up with some friends we hadn’t seen in a long time, had great service as was very busy for a Tuesday night and the food was great value and fresh. Great job!

KN
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

From the moment we walked in, it felt comfortable. We were given time to peruse the menu before our order was taken. When the food arrived, in good time, it was delicious. We will be back. Cheers.

JB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. Our waitress was sensational!! We were all impressed with her :)

AB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue with an amazing view. Meals are both well sized and well priced. Good for families, couples anyone really. Great quality food.

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 28 September 2019

Thank you so much Amanda

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JR
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lively venue, great food and the service was excellent. We had a great night!

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 28 September 2019

Thank you for your feedback Janene, hopefuly we get to see you back soon.

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CH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greeted beautifully, looked after perfectly & the food was incredible 👌🏻

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 28 September 2019

Thank you so much for your review Claire. Hope to see you back soon.

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d
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well looked after by attentive, friendly staff. They made sure the family was not left needing.
Delicious meal, cooked and seasoned to near perfection.
A totally memorable dining experience

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 28 September 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words David. We are always extremely happy to hear that we made our guests have a great experience.

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TD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great location for an early father's day meal. Everyone who served us was fantastic. The food was delicious.

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 30 August 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words Tina. It is always amazing to hear people enjoying their time with us. Regards The Dock Management

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

Our food came out cold so wasn't too impressed with that.

TS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Busy Saturday lunch time and carparking was non-existent, had to park on the streets of Mooloolaba about 5-10 mins away. I had booked a table for 6 people. When we arrived we waited at the sign that said "please wait to be seated", several staff walked past but did not look at us. After a minute the bar tender came over and asked if we wanted help, I told him we had a booking, he checked their system then pointed towards the table area and said "its the last table on the left" and left us to make our own way. This was disappointing. Menu selection was pretty good, not the cheapest around though. Under the 'Small' section of the menu we had Southern Fried Chicken Tenders for $11 and Zucchini Fritters for $16 - both were large serves and adequate for a main meal. The Chicken Tenders were quite large but served (piled up) on a very small rectangular plate and most of it fell off onto the table when trying to cut it. The Zucchini fritters were a bit dry but the mayo helped. Other meals we had were the The Chicken Burger for $23, reports were it was pretty good, Barramundi $30 was very nice although the salad was mainly leaves and drowned in dressing. I had the Grilled Lamb Rump at $32 which was nice and tender although I could not taste any Rosemary or Garlic. I thought the chorizo was an odd addition and didn't go with the other ingredients, I left it on the plate. Would I go back, yes probably, but in the evening rather than battle for a carpark with the Sea Life tourist crowd during the day.

BM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Came up to the Sunny Coast for a holiday and went here for dinner on our final night. The food, service EVERYTHING was phenomenal!!

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback Brianna. We work hard to make people enjoy our venue and it's always amazing to hear this kind of feedback. Regards Jaime

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D
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Unfortunately the 12:30 lunch booking was a comedy of errors from the moment we walked in ... our reserved table 'given' to someone else ... took 20 minutes to get a table.... drinks were quick (thank you) ; food was ordered (it is now 1:30pm) .... watched 3 tables get seated and meals served .... waited, waited ...and waited :(

Asked where our three small basic meals had gone - ummm not sure. The poor waitress said the chef then 'bit her head off!' Gee - it was not her fault the order got lost! should not shoot the messenger.

A male manager came and apologised for the multiple errors with a complimentary bottle of wine (thank you) .

The food was lovely (we all agree to that). it just was a long time coming :(

Lastly ... I know we did not spend hundreds of dollars at the venue but REALLY! is there ANY need to drag furniture around on the concrete floor around us ... we got the hint and left!

We are small fish in your ocean ... and won't be back if this is how we are treated as patrons.

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 13 August 2019

Dear costumer: We very clearly remember this day since it was one of the most uncomfortable situations we have encountered. we love all our costumers and don't make differences base on their expenses. I would like to clarify that we did not give a table away, someone sat on it and refused to move making the whole experience extremely confronting for our team. I hope that all the previous times you have visited and enjoy our venue outshine this experience. kind regards Jaime manager on the day

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AB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The Tapas menu contains too many deep fried items and not enough other options.

DH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Ran to book and message was to book online. Booked fine dining online and ... ??? Didn’t happen. Meal was tasteless, had the meat platter and steak. Platter was super smoked with no flavour. Steak was also tasteless. Booked based on reviews as was last night in Mooloolaba with family. Just so disappointed. Not sure why I ticked the fine dining box ?

The Dock Mooloolaba
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hi Deb: We are sorry you didn't enjoy our food, we are quite proud of the food we serve and will definitely look into why this happened to you. In terms of the fine dinning, we are not a fine dinning restaurant and we are not sure why there would be an option on open table for that, we are looking into that. Kind regards The Dock team

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CT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Great spot on the water in the attractive wharf area. The food was lovely, however there was live music that was so loud it went through you and made conversation difficult. I would go again but only if there was not live music.

MP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful decor and friendly staff. Good menu choices and great beer selection.

AB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food. A little cool on the non-meat servings (ie potato was microwaved and other foods were cool that would normally be warm). Food is served fast; service quite good. Decent prices and nice vibe.

KS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Made a booking on line but when arrived no table was ready.
Incorrect entrée came out.
Daily special was over salted and couldn't be finished.
Chips were very oily and not pleasant.
Fish was overly strong and batter although appeared crispy on the outside was actually soggy inside.
Staff member broke glass and even after two different people attempted to clean it up there was still glass on the floor.
Ordered a cappucino but unable to have it as they had NO milk??? 2pm on a Sunday and you run out of milk?

M
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a fantastic evening at The Dock. The staff were wonderful and the food was delicious! Great atmosphere and setup. The only slight thing, it was a little cool. Take a cardigan and you’ll have a terrific night.

JL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We booked a table online and got a call 5min later to inform us that they are totally booked out and it was an error on the side. However we are most welcome to sit at the bar near the rest rooms... we did take that offer and as an apology we got our 1st drinks on the house. Thumbs up for great customer service:-)