Anyone who loves Qld’s Sunshine Coast will love Ricks Garage, Palmwoods licensed Restaurant and Bar. It’s the one destination that you have to check off your “to do list” when you visit the amazing Sunshine Coast. Ricks Garage is a household name – rockabilly music, hot rods and pin-up dress. Add in quality local food, a vibrant atmosphere, and family entertainment. It’s clear to see why Ricks is a Sunshine Coast institution.

Every day is an experience at Ricks, Click Here to check out our up and coming events.

Come and visit us on Thursday’s for moonshine cruising and open mic night. Friday nights are all about rockabilly music and hotrods. Sit and enjoy a Saturday lunch while listening to the acoustic tunes in the garden from 12-3pm.  Saturday nights from 6-9pm is chilling with live music. Lastly, Sunday lunches in the beer garden listening to Acoustic tunes from 12-3pm

Of course, you want to book a table!

Put the Timewarp Festival in your calendar. Ricks Garage takes over Palmwoods for this Annual event. Join 1000’s as we line the streets with Hot-rods, Pinups, Custom Art and Rockabilly music. Want to know more – CLICK HERE

Walk-ins are always welcome. However, if you have a table of 10 or more drop us a message below by clicking the book now button and we’ll handle the rest!

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The evolution of Ricks really is like opening a time capsule! With a history dating back to 1962 when the now loved diner was a local two pump garage and automotive workshop owned by Steve Russ. In 2002, the Garage was purchased by the Jamieson family and rebranded Palmwoods Auto Care.

In the 12 years to follow, husband and wife team, Rick and Lisa toiled hard. Spinning spanners and pumping fuel. Trying their luck at different ventures as the opportunity arose. A convenience store was added to the site as well as a DVD shop and fast food outlet. 2014 was the year their direction changed. New legislation for the sale of fuel meant the bowsers no longer met the environmental standards. Shutting down the businesses primary source of income. Needless to say, it was a testing year for them. Their attention quickly shifted forcing them to focus on other opportunities.

Food and beverage was the fix. They started out selling bacon and egg rolls to Motorbike riders chasing an adventure through the hinterland. As trade grew so did their hours and their offering. In 2016 they found their groove, got a liquor license and tailored the brand to focus on vintage motoring.

Ricks Garage was born.

This ever-evolving Palmwoods licensed Restaurant and Bar is dedicated to delivering a dining experience more than just awesome food and delicious drinks. The now beer garden that runs on the adjacent block was at one time the scrap yard! Littered with car bodies and anything mechanical. Yes, one of the many picking yards for the memorabilia that line the walls today. As one of the busiest venues on the Sunshine Coast employing upwards of 55 permanent and casual staff Ricks Garage is motoring like a dream.

What are you waiting for, come and try

Grow with us


Ricks Garage grows with our people!
We are on the lookout to recruit and develop the best in the business who are driven by success.

If helping to shape an iconic brand and working with an amazing team is your vibe.
We want to hear from YOU!

Join us on that exciting journey ahead.


I was blown away with this place. I’ve just moved
from Victoria to Doonan and never seen anything
like it. Good cruise on the Harley with the wife.
Well worth the trip. Food was on point

This place is amazing, great burgers, extremely
clean, so much memorabilia everywhere, and the staff are
very friendly and happy

This place was recommended to us by friends and
the service and meals were excellent. Loved checking
out all the old memorabilia.

As usual one of the best places to stop for a
beer and lunch when out for a ride...keep up the good
work love the place.

Great environment, family friendly and excellent
service. I had the best burger I’ve ever had here and it was
under $20 and massive! For how busy it was it came out in no
time. 100% recommend!

Always great place to meet, love your rock-billy theme events

the best chicken burger and hot chilli SC I have ever had
great prices big meals friendly staff awesome show of cars absolutely
impressed all round.

We went yesterday and took the family after a recommendation
from a friend. We found the staff to be friendly, food amazing and super
quick service. We will come back again!

The Best Salt and Pepper Calamari I have ever eaten!

Scrumptious food at amazingly cheap prices. The venue has
oodles of rustic charm. The entertainment is highly rated and the
gathering of friends was wonderful! Highly recommended!!!

Rick's Garage is a fun place to visit in the Sunshine Coast hinterland,
great music, excellent food, wonderful service and everywhere you look is covered
with vintage paraphernalia. Live music, cold beers, and don't forget to visit the
upstairs whiskey bar! My family and I love going to Rick's Garage!




Hit Us Up
(07) 5445 0933

Mon – Sun 10am till late

14-16 Margaret St
Palmwoods, 4555 Queensland