Bluestone American BBQ

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162 reviews
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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 162 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.5
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BethP
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best american BBQ in melbourne!
Highly recommend, hoping to support you through COVID-19!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the support Beth. We'll be opening our doors to diners next week, we hope to see you back soon.

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Figgy
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Service was a little slow but due to new regulations otherwise great night.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for the feedback, hope to see you back with the easing of restrictions.

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DamianC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, food was good, just the chicken wasn't to my tasting, but all other meat was fantastic. Recommend to anyone

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much Damian

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GaryO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food arrived very quickly hot and fresh combination of tasty slow cooked meats and unique accompaniments. Reasonable wine prices but cocktail a bit expensive. Staff friendly and attentive.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much Gary, hope to see you back soon.

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Lenaaa
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We came for lunch and chose feast #2 for the four of us, there was heaps of food and tasted good except for the lamb as it wasn't hot enough. Overall the food wasn't served hot. A little disappointed

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the feedback Lena, I'll definitely pass it on. Food temperature for American BBQ is generally lower than what you might expect of other cuisines, and this may have been the cause of the lower temperature when you dined with us. That said, we are happy to accommodate your preferences if you let us know. Hope to see you back again soon.

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went with friends who had already been there a few times.We had one of set menus, so we could sample a little of everything.The servings are so generous, the food was great, as was the service!!!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so much Judy, would love to see you back at Bluestone when everything goes back to normal

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JessK
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing atmosphere. The staff were lovely too. A bit noisy but otherwise excellent

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PeterP
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was fantastic and may have just been where we were seated but couldnt tell there were others in the restaurant so noise wasnt too bad either as some restaurants can be quite noisy.
Great night.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thanks so much for the feedback Peter, so happy that you enjoyed your experience

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CoreyH
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All round perfect! Great service even better food!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thanks so much Corey, will be sure to pass on your feedback to staff

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JoanC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious American BBQ style food. Prompt and friendly service. Would definitely recommend this place

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you Joan, hope to see you again soon.

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food and great service, also a good selection of wine and beer to go with our meal.

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Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you Steven, happy you enjoyed your visit to Bluestone.

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DamianY
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

these guy are always on point and the customer service is great all staff are professional will be back

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thanks so much for the kind words Damien, look forward to seeing you back again soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From beginning to end, our entire dinner experience was enjoyable and delicious!
Staff were attentive through out the night.
Will definitely be going back

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thank you, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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DeniseL
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is very delicious, service is great, the ambiance is too dark for us, and quite noise too.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 5 February 2020

Thanks for the feedback Denise, we are definitely looking at addressing issues of lighting and noise very soon.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Brisket was a bit dry and overall the food was very salty. Have eaten here before and didn't have these problems though. Overall I'll give them another try though and see what happens.

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Responded on 7 January 2020

I'm so sorry that you had such a poor experience of the food this time around, I'll certainly pass your feedback onto staff. We do very much value your patronage and look forward to seeing you again.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food. Got the pick 3 to try everything and wasn’t disappointed. Would definitely recommend

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Responded on 19 December 2019

Thanks so much Justin, hope to see you again soon

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AmberS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious but it was missing some cornbread or biscuits for those die hard southern food addicts.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 19 December 2019

Thanks for the feedback Amber. It's such a shame but it looks like you missed out on the corn bread special we had on by only a couple of days! We'll have to see about getting this on the main menu

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Recommend to all. Worth the drive.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 19 December 2019

Thanks Jeff! So happy that you enjoyed your trip out to Bluestone

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MirandaM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Incredible value. Warm friendly service. Fun atmosphere. Couldn't ask for more. X

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 19 December 2019

Thanks Miranda, appreciate the feedback

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AngieR
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and quality. The service staff were also attentive and knowledgeable. Some of the best BBQ brisket I’ve ever had, cannot recommend it enough. Sides were all delicious and great portions. We finished with a banofee pie and that was heaven on a plate. Can’t wait to go back.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 19 December 2019

Thanks for the feedback Angie, I'll be sure to pass it on to staff. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Sils
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

If you love American wholesome BBQ meats come to Bluestone

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 3 December 2019

Thanks for the recommendation

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was amazing & lots of it . Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go here if you love Smokey meat. Great food for affordable prices. Smokey BBQ smell throughout restaurant. Lovely service.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 3 December 2019

Thanks so much, so happy you enjoyed the experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, amazing friendly service and very reasonable pricing. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to visiting again.
Highly recommend 👌

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thanks so much, look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MJCAST
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The flavour was mouth watering and very tender but I think not enough carbohydrates with that much meat.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thanks for the feedback, will certainly pass it on to the kitchen

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GeorgeI
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first time to the bluestone but wont be our last, food was great service was great and they bring the food in 2 stages so your meat doesnt get cold we had the pit master choice number 2 for 2 people and desert was fab

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 28 November 2019

So happy that you enjoyed your experience at Bluestone, look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Marie
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and reasonably priced, will go back again.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thanks so much Marie, looking forward to it

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It is a very small restaurant so definitely book!! They are very quick to serve your food and it is good serve sizes. And just soo yummy!! Would definately go back! It is very dark in there that would probably be my only negative (but barely). Probably wouldnt take kids as small and dark.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thanks so much for the feedback Rachel, looking forward to seeing you again

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Glen
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service as always and of course the mouth watering food which is fantastic 100% of the time!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thanks Glen, always a pleasure

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been coming to Bluestone since it's first week, before it's alcohol permit! Every time I walk in to Bluestone, I am treated as family. Service, food, drinks and atmosphere are top notch, super reasonably priced too. Thanks for everything Al, Amanda and team. Until next time!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2019

Thanks so much Jack, your feedback means a lot to us. See you again soon.

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CraigP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, quantity and variety was all perfect. We had a great meal and had to resort to a taking done hone for midnight snack. Go the banquets and whisky samplers. Thank you

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Responded on 16 November 2019

Thanks Craig, look forward to seeing you again soon.

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michaelc
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere what more could you ask for. And on top of that they offer a halal option for those people who want it.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2019

Really happy that you enjoyed everything Michael, look forward to seeing you again.

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LisaM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love coming to Bluestone. The food is always amazing the service so friendly and welcoming. There deserts are really good too!

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Responded on 2 November 2019

Thanks so much Lisa, always a pleasure.

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FotiosK
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Friendly staff and serviced.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 29 October 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words

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RenzoA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is exactly what you are there for and hope to get. All the slow cooked smoked meats are excellent. The venue the a little loud but the smoked meat makes up for that.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 26 October 2019

Thanks so much for the review and the kind words, hope to see you again soon.

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NadiaH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Amazing food, service and drinks. We eat there all the time and always consistent. Never disappoints.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thanks so much Nadia, always a pleasure

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JaneA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is excellent. We came for lunch on the weekend. My 8-year old child got a great burger and the most delicious fries I have tried in ages. Our food was amazing- so tasty, perfectly cooked and well presented. Excellent value for money. Staff were friendly, attentive, and even gave us a quick tour of the smoker even though they were busy.
Highly recommended.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thanks so much Jane, so happy you enjoyed your experience at Bluestone. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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AngieG
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! The food was terrific and the service was completed by such wonderful helpful people!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write such a complementary review Angie, look forward to seeing you again.

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JoJette
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 on 17 October 2019

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

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DamianY
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thanks DAmian, always appreciate customers spreading the word.

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FAQs

Bluestone American BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bluestone American BBQ also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0410 842 088.

Bluestone American BBQ is rated 4.7 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.