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Best Burgers and Pizza in Cairns

If gourmet food, good vibes and live sport and music sound like your thing, then Boardwalk Social in Cairns is your jam.

This market-style food and beverage hub is the Cairns stomping ground for all things delicious. The food is inspired by great gastro pub classics with a focus on local ingredients (more than 80% of the produce is local!).

Take your pick of nourishing salads, pizza, tacos, burgers and sides! Boardwalk Social boasts some of the best pub food in Cairns, with an impressive drinks list to match. The extensive menu features local brews with 36 beers on tap, 40 local and international gins, and a range of signature cocktails.

This tasty precinct is a daily hive of activity, an eclectic home for live music, performances and local and touring DJs. With large communal areas, a convivial atmosphere and a video wall for screening live sports events, Boardwalk Social sets the perfect scene for socialising in Cairns.

Whether you're looking for lunch on the go, celebrating a birthday, saying farewell, or just partying for the sake of it, there's a space for your next special event at Boardwalk Social, no matter how rowdy you plan to get! 

One of the liveliest spots in Cairns offering everything from lunch to dinner (and late night cocktails), Boardwalk Social is the ideal combination of sports bar, burger cafe, gastro pub, and live music venue. Bring your peeps for some seriously good eats and vibes before rolling home (you know it's true). 


The Boardwalk Social menu serves up some of the best sourdough pizzas and burgers in Cairns. But that’s not all — choose from classic fish and chips, Far North Queensland garlic prawns, sizzling tacos, and pub favourite chicken parmigiana (and we won't blink an eye if you call it a 'parmy' or a 'parma').

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What our guests are saying

Great atmosphere and seating layout. Super friendly and helpful staff, great prices. We tried the pizza and it was really tasty and filled with toppings. Cairns local discount option if you go online and happy hour from 5-6 pm

Blake, Facebook

What our guests are saying

Amazing place. Greeted as we walked in by friendly staff. Great and fast service. Food took less than 5 minutes to come out and was delicious. BEST happy hour in Cairns.

Rich, Google reviews

What our guests are saying

Excellent spot with live music and fun atmosphere! Definitely one of the best burgers in Cairns!

Ben, Facebook

What our guests are saying

Easily of the best sports bars in Cairns with a great selection of beers on tap. Highly recommend!

Jake, Facebook

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Ground floor, 85 Esplanade, Cairns QLD


Weekends: Open from 8:00am

Monday to Friday: Open from 12:00pm till late

Chicken Shop: 12:00 - 8:00pm daily

We're cash-free.

Please note Boardwalk Social does not accept cash. Debit cards and all major credit cards are welcome. 1% surcharge applies on credit cards. 15% surcharge applies on public holidays.

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+61 7 4253 5000

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