Steak in Lakes Entrance

Miriam's Restaurant

The upstairs dining room at Miriam’s overlooks the waterfront, and the Gippsland steaks, local-seafood dishes and casual cocktail-bar atmosphere are excellent. Try the epic 'Greek fisherman's plate': 1kg of local...

Bistro in Lakes Entrance

Albert & Co

Bringing some urban style to the Esplanade is this diner doing a menu of modern breakfasts, local seafood and Gippsland steaks. The front bar is perfect for a pre-dinner tipple, offering cocktails, Gippsland...

Seafood in Lakes Entrance

Ferryman's Seafood Cafe

It’s hard to beat the ambience of dining on the deck of this floating cafe-restaurant (an old Paynesville–Raymond Island passenger ferry), which will fill you to the gills with fish and seafood dishes. The...

Chinese in Lakes Entrance

Floating Dragon

This floating restaurant on the harbour dishes up high-end Cantonese cuisine, with soothing views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Chilli-pepper-and-salt calamari, half-roasted duck and pork belly are favourites.

Cafe in Lakes Entrance

Lakes Boatshed Cafe

Away from the main strip, this unabashedly local cafe overlooks the water at North Arm. It does homemade Gippsland beef pies, local-fish dishes and Devonshire tea on the terrace of this former boat shed.

Seafood in Lakes Entrance

Off the Wharf

The shopfront of the local fishermen's co-op always has fresh seafood, but there's no cooked food here, so it's one for self-caterers.

Cafe in Lakes Entrance

Six Sisters & A Pigeon

The name alone should guide you to this quirky licensed cafe on the Esplanade, opposite the footbridge. There's good locally roasted coffee, all-day breakfasts – Mexican eggs, French toast and Spanish omelettes –...