Maisie's Seafood and Steakhouse. Fantastic food & absolute river waterfront! Recommended by Noosa locals.

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Fresh Seafood & Steak Restaurant in Noosa

Maisie’s Seafood & Steakhouse is a great value, family-friendly restaurant based here in Noosaville. Our friendly team are always willing to go the extra mile for our diners, offering top-quality dishes made using local produce. 

Maisie’s is located along the iconic waterfront on the Noosa River in Gympie Terrace. Dine inside or out as you enjoy a drink from our wine list and watch the boats cruise along the river.

Our family owned and locally operated Seafood & steakhouse offers a relaxed atmosphere alongside a rich Australian history that adds to the ambience. Dishes are freshly prepared and delivered quickly to your table, ensuring that you enjoy the finest quality cuisine each time you visit. Our menu offers a large range of dishes that are sure to satisfy the whole family; so don’t hesitate to make a reservation at Maisie’s today.

Our history

maisies seafood and steakhouse historical photograph

Built in 1920 by Pattermore and Cash for Jiddy Massoud, Maisie’s Seafood & Steakhouse was originally run by the Massoud family as a café – the first of its kind in the district. Known then as ‘The Favourite’, Maisie Massoud worked as a chef and waitress at her parents’ café.

Owner Jiddy Massoud continued to run the café throughout the depression and World War II when it became a favourite dining place for the troops stationed in the area, especially the 2/14 Battalion. During this time, the café became the first to offer a drive-in takeaway service, with the troops driving their amphibious Army Ducks out of the river and up to the café to collect food that was cooked on a small wood stove. Throughout this period, the Massouds would cook from six to eight cases of fish a day, each weighing 60lb. The wood-fuelled stove would fill the café with smoke, and the locals eventually nicknamed the café ‘Smokey Joe’s’.

As war rationing continued, troops would work tirelessly to collect ingredients to keep the café in operation. In return, the Massouds would entertain the troops by moving the pianola out onto the Gympie Terrace. Maisie recalled that right throughout this time, not so much as a teaspoon went missing and “if people had money they would pay for their meal – if they didn’t, the food would be free. How times have changed”.

The current lessees of the original café, Ziggy and Julie Fiegl, have honoured their landlady by naming the restaurant after Maisie. Before her passing in 2005, Maisie would regularly dine here, enjoying oysters for entrée, main and dessert. She is greatly missed by all who knew her and continues to be a legendary figure when absorbing the history and ambience of Maisie’s.

Recommendations by Noosa Locals

I had the lamb & dam, yabbies atop the best piece of lamb rump ever had!! The family had a variety of seafood’s, steaks & salmon in creamy, leek & bacon sauce was said to be divine by Miss 12yr old, children’s steak meal good value, proper steak!!!
Brenda M .
I visited Maisie's from a friends recommendation and was not disappointed. 2 people at our table had steak and bugs, both steaks were perfectly cooked and we got 2 whole bugs as well. The portions are quite big so make sure you're hungry. I recommend you book a table, Maisie's is very popular. We got a table for 6pm which was rebooked at 7.30 (we were told this when booking), we were served promptly but didn’t feel rushed. Leave room for dessert if you can...there is a very extensive dessert menu. I will definitely be back.

We visited Maisie's for lunch after a drive up from Brisbane - it was just what we needed - sat outside taking in the view of the busy river - the food & service was good without being overly fussy - it's not a surprise it's one of the oldest restaurants in Noosaville - it's stood the test of time for a reason
Bill A.
If this doesn't get the tick of approval, you are too hard to please. 2 couples !! Everyone very happy with their meals. The two ladies had The Gympie Terrace Platter, served on a sizzle plate, it was very tasty & very filling, great presentation. One had Seaford Caesar salad & the other person had a steak ( can't remember which one ) but certainly met with approval, the plate was just about licked clean .we booked a table for four, when we arrived they gave us a larger table by the window. everyone very satisfied. Would defiantly return.
Gill D.

Call Maisie’s Seafood & Steakhouse today on 07 5449 7497 to book a table.

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