Irene Dudley closed the doors of her Goondoon St restaurant Kapers in 2009.
Irene Dudley closed the doors of her Goondoon St restaurant Kapers in 2009. Chrissy Harris

Which restaurants do we miss the most?

WHILE new eateries are opening all the time in Gladstone, there are a few restaurants from days gone by that are close to residents' hearts.

We took a trip down memory lane with our Facebook likers last week, asking them what the best Gladstone restaurants and eateries were that didn't exist anymore.

Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill in Goondoon St topped the list, followed by Amicis Pizza and Le Beaujolais French restaurant.

Sailors seafood restaurant and the Pizza Hut dine-in restaurant also were missed, along with Kapers, Breezes at Boyne Island, Swaggy's and Appo's Fish Shop.

Melissa Case said Kapers, with "the amazing Irene Dudley at the helm" delivered the best service Gladstone had ever seen.

"A place where all the staff knew your name. Cheese parcels, chicken brie and the best mudcake I have had ever.

"I have tried to hunt down the same quality of mud cake everywhere and nothing compares. I still crave it."

Cara Hodgson also misses Kapers.

"I loved Irene and the staff. Cactus Jack's was also another favorite. Amicis was almost an every week occurrence," she said.

Pizza Hut was a childhood favourite for Sarah Stewart.

"Then Cactus Jack's as a young adult," she said.

"Le Beaujolais was the fanciest restaurant in town when I was young. It was a French restaurant."

Which restaurant do you think is the best Gladstone has had? Have your say in comments or on our Facebook page.



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