At this busy waterfront eatery, you can gaze at Cairns's bustling marina while chowing down on a locally sourced, char-grilled steak. The steaks come in all cuts and sizes, with thick fries on the side, and there's also a nice selection of barbecued pork and lamb ribs, burgers, and straight-up seafood. Lunches offer lighter fare: pita wraps, salads, and pasta dishes. There's a hearty kids' menu and a long wine, beer, and cocktail list. Even though Waterbar is often packed,
the airy open-plan design makes it seem less crowded.