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The Tuckabox Hotel won’t be opened until further notice. Thank you for your support. Hope to see you soon!


It’s hard to miss the Tuckabox  along Opal Creek Boulevard.  Drop in for a pint and some of the largest most majestic miners meals available in the Outback!

At 14 years old and after 3 months at sea, sailing from Greece to Australia Steve  landed a job as a cook and dishwasher in Kings Cross, Sydney.

The original Tuckabox Restaurant was built in 1960 and sold again in 1962 to an enterprising Steve Smirnios  from Sydney who bought the site after looking at a set of photos.

In 1987, Steve expanded and build a ‘new’ Tuckabox using volcanic rock.  This expansion took 2.5 years to complete.

Vale ‘Steve Smirnios ‘Godfather of Andamooka’ 19/10/1940 – 27/08/2014


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Tuckabox Hotel

Look out for Anna and Johnny’s signature dishes on the ‘Specials Board’!

Opening Times:
Monday to Sunday, Lunch: 12pm to 2pm
Evening meals: 6pm to 8:30pm
Happy Hour: Monday- Friday 5:30pm to 6:30pm

FOR BOOKINGS (08) 8672 7137
Tuckabox Facebook Page

“Went for a meal and what a size, excellent salad bar as well, the best meal in the Outback!”

Trip Advisor reviewer