Welcome to Restaurant 98Steak and seafood

Premium steak and seafood located in Rockhampton. Dine inside in air-conditioned comfort or alfresco on the terrace overlooking the Fitzroy River and the Berserker Ranges.

A brief history

98 Victoria Parade was originally designed in the 1920’s by Brisbane architect Karl Langer as a home and surgery for Dr. Skyring, a local physician. In the late 1950’s, well-known local hoteliers Charles and Jessica Bloxsom purchased it as a home, but in 1970 turned it into a restaurant, eventually selling the business in 1980 when the current motel complex was added. The restaurant has enjoyed its reputation as one of the best in Queensland for nearly 45 years.

Restaurant 98 is now owned and operated by Mother and Daughter team Janet & Karen Kavanagh, their passion and drive is to create the Premier Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Central Queensland. The menu showcases the best of local fresh seafood and steak produced, right from the Beef Capital of Australia and the waters around the Capricorn Coast.

2018 Best in Business - Restaurant

Restaurant 98 owners and operators, mother and daughter team Janet and Karen Kavanagh, have worked hard since taking over the business in 2015, continuing to invest profits into the business and improving the overall image including painting the restaurant and bar.

They are passionate about creating the premier steak and seafood restaurant in Central Queensland.

Their passion and hard work paid off on November 9 when Restaurant 98 took out the Restaurant category at the 2018 Best in Business awards at Korte’s Resort.

– Excerpt from the Bulletin Sat 17th November 2018

Fresh local produce

Our restaurant menu showcases the best of local fresh seafood and steak produced, right from the Beef Capital of Australia and the waters around the Capricorn Coast.

Book a function

We offer a beautifully presented venue for all type of events and occasions. We work with you to create the perfect look and feel for your special event. Contact us for an obligation free quote, and let Motel 98 make your upcoming event, super special. For further information check out our functions page.

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