Bluestone American BBQ

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$40 and under
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Barbecue
Bluestone American BBQ prides itself on tasty dishes that provide diners with a unique spin on authentic low and slow traditions from the US BBQ belt.

Chef Alvaro Malel draws inspiration from his Uruguayan heritage, and his passion for cuisines from both American continents to reimagine smoked classics like Yearling Beef Short rib with chimichurri, and the Cuban style pulled pork with lime mojo. Like the best of all these traditions, generously sized dishes are designed to be shared, banquet style, with friends, family & colleagues.

This summer, Alvaro invites you down to Bluestone to enjoy a range of South American inspired specials. In addition to a selection of weekly specials, Bluestone is offering Double Smoked Asado Beef Ribs with chimichurri, and refreshing $12 Caipirinha cocktails made with Cachaca and fresh lime juice –a perfect combo available all summer to help you enjoy the warmer weather.
Bluestone is located at the heart of Coburg on Sydney Rd.
What 124 People Are Saying
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JJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you live for BBQ, delicious food, great atmosphere and wonderful service then you will love Bluestone. Could not recommend this place more highly, plus there are vegetarian options available and a great choice of whiskey. It’s the literally the best!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, I will be sure to pass this on to staff.

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DY
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

staff are so friendly and the food is fast and tastes amazing will be back many more times and have recommended to my friends and family

SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Nice food and service but felt pushed through like cattle they value their free tables more than customers
Table and chairs very uncomfortable

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Sandra, I'm so sorry that you felt so rushed and that the environment was uncomfortable for you. I will be sure to pass your feedback onto staff. With regard to furniture, we are looking to renovate and update as soon as it is feasible later in the year. Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback for us, we do hope to see you again in the future.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent value. Staff are friendly and the meat portions are generous.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, really appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again.

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TP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was fine (not exceptional) and filling, and on Tuesdays the $12.50/head deal makes it good value. But one of the standard main meal components didn't arrive and we had to request it. And then with dessert, the three cakes we ordered came without ice cream despite this being on the menu. So again we had to ask for it, and it came out separately. Bother omissions were pretty odd considering, particularly the main meal as it is their standard banquet-style offering. The staff were pleasant but not very attentive. Not the indulgent smoke-filled American BBQ experience you might hope for.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 11 October 2019

I'm so sorry to hear that you've had such a substandard experience at Bluestone. I have passed your feedback on to management and staff, and we are appalled at the level of service and the quality of food that you were offered. Please accept our sincerest apologies. We are aware of the Tuesday night that you visited, while not an adequate excuse, we were running the shift with only new and inexperienced staff as two employees had called in sick that evening. We do hope to see you again.

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NV
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! I love american BBQ and the Banquet option let me try so much. Great experience.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 11 October 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words

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E
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great first experience! Fantastic value for money will defiently be returning and the Chef was very compemsating while we waited for our table.
All round great service and staff excellent!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 11 October 2019

Thanks Evie, really appreciate the feedback

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JH
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great atmosphere.
Tuesday specials night was great.
We also had 5 children on our table under 12 and they loved it too.

MB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, quick, good serving sizes. Service was especially warm and welcoming.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 11 October 2019

Thanks Megan, look forward to seeing you again soon

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ES
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious comfort food. We all ordered different meats and sides and shared so we got a taste of almost everything. Service when we arrived and up until we ate was great. Only disappointment was that after clearing our mains we were not visited again by waitstaff, which meant we were not offered more drinks (which we would have ordered) or dessert (which we also would definitely have ordered). However, this would not stop me going back. The food we did have was great!

EM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat! That amazing meaty goodness was in my belly within moments of ordering.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was amazing, I will definitely be back again.
The staff are very friendly and helpful

J
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the staff were brilliant and very professional.

Will be back again!!

JO
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant! Food was amazing, service was great.

AA
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to get quick service and fast came out very quickly and service was always polite

DY
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

staff were lovely and there was no waiting for ages for the food it was out on the table in about 10-15 min and the flavours in the food was outstanding and also cooked to perfection will definitely be back again thanks for the experience

X
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic value for money. So tasty and the staff were very friendly.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food! Share platter is the best way to go as we got to taste a bit of everything we wanted

LS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Certainly if they want to sample American food but I would warn them about the size of the servings as all of our party struggled with the amount of food served. The wait staff were lovely and we didn't have to wait overly long for our meals.

LK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Took my partner and 2 kids here for fathers day, he and I had the pick 3 on the menu as to sample a bit of everything kids got kids meal. No faults all the food was tasty the service was amazing. We will definatly be returning if not become regulars. Love love loved it.

EB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The team were fabulous and accommodated 5 extra people for us on Father’s Day. We ate very well and adults and kids alike enjoyed their meals.

AM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! I went with some girlfriends a few weeks previously and wanted to come back with my other half and our 2 killings for Father's Day. He was checking out the menu for weeks before we went, in the end we ordered the 'Pick 3' option which was plenty to feed 2 adults, a 3 year old and a 16 month old.
Definitely will be back!!

D
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff great/ food awesome/ price good/
Will return and will recommend.

JK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was great and the staff were sympathetic and knowledgeable about food allergies. The food was well presented and tasty.

DG
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The low and slow cooked meat was amazing!!! We got one of the banquets and there was plenty of food to go around and we definitely left with full stomachs. We will be back!!

RE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and will be going back again. The staff are very welcome frienndly

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Organised dinner with friends that were running late.
Staff were amazing, food was awesome.
We will be telling everyone about this gem and will be back again.

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food for great value! Excellent customer service.

DH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food fantastic and service even better.
Quick service and value for money, delicious.

NH
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great customer service and food is fantastic. We will be back!

MB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We thought we'd try somewhere different in Coburg and we are glad we did.
We have a mixed review of the food on our table, some loved it and some not so much, one common comment was too much fat and not enough meat on the brisket burger and sadly not a beef patty, typical american style burger available on the menu.
The chicken wings and pork ribs got the best comments.
Also the sweet potato fat chips were yummy.
We thought the prices were reasonable too.
The service was outstanding, great job guys!

EC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed the type 2 ($39.90ph) set course.
The chicken was amazing, really enjoyed the grits, coleslaw, lamb and pork.
Good value as we both walked out very full, as the waiter/chef/owner (unsure) said the set course defeated us. :)
There are two meal choices for kids, the burger made with brisket or the house made chicken nuggets. Don't recommend if you child is a picky eater. We got the nuggets, which were nice for adults but made with chicken thigh which our son wasn't a fan of. He was ok with the chips and fruit box that came with it though.
We will most definitely be back.

H
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Rocky noisy table but apart from that very enjoyable....Yum Yum....

CG
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service, going back again next w/e!

AC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service topped off by delicious food. My friends and I had a feast and were constantly looked after by the staff

BS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and alot of it definitely going back

G
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, been many times and it is consistently great! Service is first rate and the entire experience is always excellent.

s
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Great food but slow service, busy night but table not well attended to

YO
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good atmosphere and good bbq dishes. Having variety of beer choices and customer service is very awesome. I will definitely come back soon ^^

NM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enough to turn a vegetarian. That Brisket is on point!

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