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10 Best Agnes Water Restaurants You Need To Know About

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Looking for the best Agnes Water restaurants to visit and not sure where to go? Fear not! This beautiful beach town is our current home which we stumbled across after a pet sitting job. We’ve visited pretty much every Agnes Water cafe and restaurant we could find.

While Agnes Waters and 1770 are two small towns just 7km apart from each other, both have some hidden restaurants you wouldn’t necessarily know existed if you’re just visiting for a few days. In this post, we’re only mentioning the best restaurants in Agnes Water which we would personally go back to again.

If you’re driving to Agnes Water in a camper van, you might want to stock up on any food you want to cook at the nearest Coles, Aldi or Woolies in Bundaberg or Gladstone. Whilst there are a couple of supermarkets in Agnes Water, they are both understandably expensive because of the remoteness of the town. BUT, you can buy some excellent produce at a local farm as well as locally caught fish in Agnes Water. We 100% recommend trying both which we’ll mention below in this post.


1. 1770 Getaway Cafe

1770 Getaway is the best restaurant in Agnes Water in our opinion! It is an absolutely beautiful cafe just outside of Agnes Waters on Springs Road, just past Workman’s Beach.

The Balinese gates bring you into a stunning tropical paradise, that you too will wonder whether you’ve seen a more beautiful entrance into a cafe before. When you reach 1770 Getaway, you’ll be able to sit overlooking the lily pond.

The food is a mixture of veggie options, salads and burgers. But they are most famous for their incredible cakes. We love the smoothies and the fact that they are the only cafe in town to serve up acai bowls. The burger is excellent and of course, the cakes are to die for. Make sure you order the apple and cinnamon cheesecake – it’s amazing!

Just to note, 1770 Getaway is only open on Wednesday and Sunday nights for dinner, serving up pizzas made in their home made pizza oven and their famous lamb spit roast. The cafe is open everyday until 4pm except on Saturdays. If you have no transport, hire out a bike next door to the Caltex petrol station and it will take you like 5-10 minutes to cycle here on mostly flat ground.


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2. Agnes Water Tavern

You can’t go wrong with the local pub up the top of the hill in town called Agnes Water Tavern.

After spending time in other regional towns in Australia, we really weren’t expecting much at the local pub. A lot of regional pubs we’ve visited before tend to be stuck in 1980s with the same food to match.

To be honest, we were actually really surprised when we walked into this newly built Aussie pub. There’s loads of seating outside with some lovely fairy lights and it’s no wonder it’s always the busiest place to eat in the town. On Saturday nights they have live music on if you’re up for a bit of fun!



3. Hollidays Cafe

A lot of tourists probably have no idea that Holidays Cafe sits right off Agnes Water Main Beach. Nestled in the Agnes Water Beach Holidays Caravan Park is a gorgeous cafe that has beautiful views overlooking the beach on the far right-hand side.

The couple who run the cafe are really nice and it’s worth visiting purely because of how lovely they are. We’ve often popped in for lunch and opt for the pumpkin salad and smoothie and it’s a great spot to take a break from the beach after a morning or lunch time swim!


4. Round Hill Pizza

As one of the newer restaurants in town, Round Hill Pizza has holiday vibes written all over it. With outdoor seating and fairy lights, it’s certainly a popular hit with the locals. We often head down there for a casual Friday night dinner her!


5. 1770 Gelato

1770 Gelato is the newest place to eat in Agnes Water and more than likely one of the most popular! The gelato is locally made and they often change the flavours. Just be careful, you could easily eat there every single day. It’s also one of the only places in town open all day until 8pm.


6. Codie’s Place

Codie’s Place is situated just up from Agnes Water beach and it’s also got a holiday vibe with the high seats to people watch. Codie’s Place also makes for a great Agnes Water restaurant when you’re looking for different ideas from going to the pub. The homemade gnocchi is excellent!


7. Coral Seafood

There’s three fish & chip shops in Agnes Water & 1770 but all are brilliant, so they are making our list!

The best place to get fish & chips in Agnes Water is at Coral Seafood. This newly opened business is pulling out all the stops to serve up freshly caught local fish. Their fish & chips is easily the best I’ve had anywhere in the world! You can also buy fresh raw fish to cook yourself. There are BBQ’s in 1770 if you fancied a sunset dinner with a view!

Steve’s favourite fish & chips in Agnes Water is at the Captain Cook Holiday Village. You’ll pass by this holiday park as it’s just on the outskirts of 1770. We had no idea about this gem until our neighbour told us it’s the best in town. In Steve’s opinion, it is!


8. Rusty Pelican Fish & Chips

Rusty Pelican is a great choice for fish & chips in when heading to 1770 for sunset. Situated right on the water, Rusty Pelican has lots of seating, so you can just sit back and finish the day watching the sunset whilst tucking into some of the best fish & chips I’ve personally eaten in Australia!

Swing by Katrina’s Bar for a drink either before or after dinner!


9. Ron’s Fruit & Veg Farm

If you’re looking to cook your own food in Agnes Water then we recommend going to Ron’s Fruit & Veg Farm. One of the best things about living in Agnes Water is having a local farm to buy produce from. When we found Ron’s Fruit & Veg Farm recently, we got so excited about being able to shop directly from a farm.

Ron’s is famous for being able to pick your own strawberries and you can buy a wide range of local produce from here as well. I must say, the mushrooms & organic salad leaves are next level!

And if you’re looking for somewhere to drink, then you could also head over to Drift & Wood at Sandcastles Resort for a drink. Head there on a Sunday between 4-7pm for live music and they’ve got a lovely bar area to hang out in.


10. Agnes Water Seafood

It took us a good few months before we discovered the amazing Agnes Water Seafood shop located next to the Caltex in the middle of Agnes Water. Here you’ll find the only place in town selling locally caught fish and I must say, it’s so so good and cheap too. You’ll get two massive pieces of fish for $10.

If you’re looking to cook your own food in Agnes Water, make sure you pop to Ron’s Fruit & Veg and to Agnes Water Seafood. Both are amazing!


Agnes Water & 1770 Accommodation

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Sunrise at 1770 Holidays

Lastly, you might be looking for the best places to stay in Agnes Water & 1770. Here is where we would personally stay.

  1. Luxury: Sunrise at 1770 Holidays is an exclusive and beautiful Agnes Water accommodation option with a cracking pool overlooking the ocean. To us, this is where we would stay in a heartbeat. It’s a little out of the way, but it’s on the Red Rock walk and is honestly paradise at its best.
  2. Mid-Range: 1770 Getaway offers boutique accommodation in beautiful gardens with a swimming pool and bali inspired day beds. Plus! Don’t forget to eat at their gorgeous cafe!
  3. Budget: 1770 Kite Surf Beach House is located right in the heart of town and has a relaxed vibe, perfect for couples.
  4. Backpackers: Backpackers at 1770 is an excellent backpackers, just a minute’s walk from town and Round Hill Pizza! It’s run by a lovely couple with an inclusive atmosphere.
  5. Agnes Water Camping: Stay at Agnes Water Beach Holidays which is right on the main beach in Agnes. The cafe serves up excellent food as well. There’s also Workman’s Beach campground just outside of town (although it is currently closed at the time of writing), 1770 Campground and Captain Cook Holiday Park as well.

Agnes Water Tours

There’s loads to do in Agnes Water and a tour might just be the best way to get around and learn about the history of this fascinating part of Australia.


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