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“Nostalgic diner”
Review of Ricks Garage

Ricks Garage
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Palmwoods
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$19
Cuisines: American, Bar, Diner, Australian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ricks Garage is a licensed diner in the heart of Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast. Ricks is the place to go for the best burgers & a rockin' time!
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nostalgic diner”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Stopped in here for lunch. Decor is 1950's era & very well done. It would be fun to go back at night. Food was very good with generous portion size. Staff were friendly & attentive.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Trevor N
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Taree NSW Australia
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355 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“An American diner in Palmwoods”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

More than a cafe, less than a restaurant. With both indoor and outdoor seating and a fancy bar, the main feature is the decor. Lots of posters, murals, photos, memorabilia, etc. of the Marilyn Monroe/ James Dean era. Friendly staff. Kid friendly, but they can be a bit noisy.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Judy F
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Palmwoods, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, good ambience, good service and good fun!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Lots of nostalgia mixed in with a motoring and motor biking decor. We enjoy going to Ricks with our grandkids.
The staff are very friendly and the burgers are first class.
It's great to have such a good eating venue locally. Lovely outside area for warm days or evenings.
Well done Rick. We are regulars now!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Don N
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Shoal Point, Australia
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Wow what a trip....This place rocks, has gone from a country garage in the main street of Palmwoods to a "Diner" with all the trimmings. Great food, service & people & currently being "re-vamped", how it can get better remains to be seen. A must visit.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Jane G
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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous cafe at Palmwoods !!!!”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This is the best diner we have ever been to !!!! As busy as they were the meals were served extremely fast by lovely smiling waitresses........and really yummy !!!! It is a place where all the classic cars converge.......Holdens, MGs, Minis, etc, even a bike club was there when we arrived. The BURGERS are amazing. But be warned if you are a small eater then order a "mini" burger as the other ones are HUGE !!! And the CHIPS.....dont forget to order a serve of chips. You will agree with me they are the BEST in Queensland !!!! We sat out in the outdoor area with umbrellas to shade us from the heat of the Qld sun and it was perfect !!!! Thank you Rick. This is a perfect place and we will be back again for lunch again one day soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank businesstrip66
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