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Bluestone American BBQ, Coburg, AU-VIC

Bluestone American BBQ

4.7
4.7
688 Reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Bluestone American BBQ features a Latin American 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 Pit-Braised Pulled Lamb with salsa criolla and arepas.

His talent for bringing together the best of North and South American food traditions has been a drawcard for diners across Melbourne since the restaurant opened seven years ago. He credits the success of Bluestone to his Uruguayan culture and heritage, which is all about “food, family and fire…BBQ is a feature of all my best memories. There’s no better way to celebrate milestones, or to just kick back and have fun with the people you love. Bluestone has always been about creating that experience for other people.”



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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American, Meat
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0410 842 088
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alvaro Malel
  • Catering
    Catering menu is available at https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/catering<br />Please contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    Packages for large bookings can be found here https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/drinks-packagesPlease contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.
  • Area
    Coburg
  • Cross Street
    Bell St
  • Parking Details
    There is a large public car park to the rear of the restaurant, accessible via Russell St
  • Public Transit
    Trams, Buses, Trains
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Experiences

  • Tuesday Special

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Smoked chicken chops, Cuban pork, Pork and cheddar sausage, Tangy creole slaw, Fire roasted red peppers, Stone ground grits, $20 per person.
    Tuesday Special photo
  • Bottomless Weekends

    $59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    BOTTOMLESS WEEKENDS $59pp set menu and 2 hour drinks package SET MENU Smoked chicken chop, pork and cheddar sausage, Cuban style pulled pork, chicken wings, French fries, fire roasted red peppers, creole slaw, house pickles. FREE FLOWING DRINKS MENU Wine: Prosecco, house red, house white. Beer: Furphy. Cocktails: The Caribbean, Cherry Bomb, Paloma, Apple Pie. Soft Drinks: Coca Cola, Sprite, Solo, Coke No Sugar. * This offer exclusively includes the drinks listed on the Bottomless Lunch menu, other drinks can be purchased at full price. Offer is available every Saturday 12-3pm and Sunday 12-9pm, for a 2 hour sitting, for a minimum of two people. Bookings can be after 7pm on Sunday, however the bar closes at 9pm.
    Bottomless Weekends photo
  • Mother's Day 2024

    $54.90 per person

    12 May 2024 only
    Bluestone is offering 2 different set menu options so you can treat Mum to a feast that she’ll love: Option 1, $54.90pp: Double smoked brisket, Cuban pork, Smoked chicken chops, Chicken wings, Pork and cheddar sausage, Tangy creole slaw, Fire roasted red peppers, Pickles, Stone ground grits, Mac and cheese, Corn salad, and French fries. Option 2, $64.90pp: Crispy pork belly, Pork spare ribs, Southern fried chicken, Double smoked brisket, Cuban pork, Smoked chicken chops, Chicken wings, Pork and cheddar sausage, Tangy creole slaw, Fire roasted red peppers, Pickles, Stone ground grits, Mac and cheese, Corn salad, and French fries Kids under 12 can order from the kids menu. PLEASE INCLUDE KIDS IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE BOOKING FOR.
    Mother's Day 2024 photo

Offers

  • Mid-Week, All Night, Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    $10 cocktails | $1 smoked chicken wings Wednesdays & Thursdays | 5pm to 9pm $10 COCKTAIL MENU Ginger Paloma, The Caribbean, Apple Pie, Cherry Bomb. $1 SMOKED CHICKEN WING MENU Garlic Parmesan, BBQ Blue Cheese, Maple Habanero.

    Mid-Week, All Night, Happy Hour photo

What 688 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Best Service

  • Inner City North

    Good for groups

  • Inner City North

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Lively

688 Reviews
  1. AlishaK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing Took my partner and I back to our trip to America The brisket just melted in your mouth, the Mac and cheese was delicious and the pork ribs just fell of the bone We can’t wait to come back and try

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  2. Kat999

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Best dishes - beef brisket & beef short ribs. Pork ribs were a bit tough, not as succulent as the beef. Beef chili fries good, but couldn’t taste the chili. Great cocktails.

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  3. Reen

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little place with amazing food and they made sure we couldn’t fit any more in. The Cuban pulled pork and the fire roasted peppers were the fave and the cocktails were spot on as well. Very friendly and helpful staff and value for money was fantastic. Will definitely be back soon.

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  4. DebbieS

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still loving this place .... One small thing, bring back the original recipe of Southern fried chicken. I started going here 7yrs ago & the chicken back then was thick & juicy with a beautiful coating. We will be back though 😉

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  5. RodW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great food, super clean premises, prompt service, can’t wait to go back..

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went there last weekend and there cocktails range were amazing! Loved it so much but to be honest wish there was more different verities of bbq choices to choose from. Overall it’s great value from $59 pp

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  7. VickyD

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, delicious food and friendly informative staff. The set up with the BBQ pits displayed within the restaurant all add up to the experience. We tried the Feast 3 to get an idea of all they had to offer. I can't say there was anything we didn't enjoy. Thank you guys, we will definitely be back☺️

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  8. PaulR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience was great. Hannah our waitress was very helpful and quick to get our drinks and food. The food was fantastic. We had the $20 Tuesday special which was served quickly along with the extras ordered. A great experience, highly recommend

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  9. JamesS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just really helpful service, the service was also friendly, pressure free and genuine. The food was amazing. It was a little noisy, maybe customers could have been spread out a bit more as it wasn't busy.

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  10. TeeshaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the food and drinks. Bottomless lunch is great value for money. Great service. We will deff be back.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and they were patient as the rest of our party arrived a little late, feast 3 was excellent outside of the rib which was a little disappointing - but at this price tag the volume of food was incredible and overall very tasty, and the cocktails were great.

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  12. JimM

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we’ve eaten here it never disappoints.

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  13. NatalieM

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Popped in to try the Friday express lunch. Great value for money and the service was very quick. I would have liked to have seen some red meat on the deal, as it was only chicken, however still delicious. We’ll be back to try more of the menu.

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  14. Oppenheimer

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic. We had Option 3 which were generous. The Margheritas were sublime. Will definitely be going back again.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Can't wait to see you again.

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  15. RayB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, Excellent Service from Young Male waiter during weekday lunch period.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks so much Ray, I'll pass on the feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

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  16. Alice

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious dinner. We opted to do one of the Feast options and got to experience a highlight of dishes. The meat was perfectly cooked, smoked and seasoned. Hard to pick a favourite as they were all delicious! Really good value for money. We booked ahead and came in on a Saturday night and it was busy! They looked to be fully booked so I'd recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment. The menu also advertised some mid week specials that they run so we will definitely be back!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks Alice.

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  17. AndreaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First visit and we were hooked. Great service. Great prices. Great food. We’ll definitely be back. Only negative is that’s is a loud place and the tables are close together, so it’s hard to hear.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks for the feedback Andrea, hope to see you again soon.

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  18. DebbieS

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again loved coming here for dinner. Street corn salad is Yummm I wanted more, brisket melts in your mouth. Always friendly staff, this place is a Winner.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks Debbie, hope to see you again soon.

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  19. JodieB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, you can smell it walking down the street! Fabulous location, wait staff were excellent and considerate, even though it was busy, they were on top of us for drinks and food. We had Feast 2, which we highly recommend. Do note, there is SO much food, you could get 2 serves among 3 or 4 people! It really is fantastic, and we will definitely be back with more people!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks so much Jodie, looking forward to seeing you again.

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  20. KierenR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only thing I'd change is those really long tables for two up the back, slightly takes away from the convo when you have to raise your voice a little.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks for the feedback Kieren.

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  21. Cookie13

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was 10/10. Food was average. All meat dishes were cold. Wouldn’t go back again
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, will definitely pass this on to staff.

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  22. Np11

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience with Fest 2 and the customer service was impeccable thanks guys.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks so much.

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  23. ChrisM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and the service provided Daniel was terrific. We will be back
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks Chris.

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  24. matthewh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was perfect, second time i have been there. will come again
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks so much Matthew, can't wait.

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  25. Jayden

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent The food was very good the best chicken chops I’ve ever had
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks Jayden.

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  26. JohnP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, super fast service and great ambience
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks John.

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  27. AnneW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best BBQ meals, good, service & ambiance were great. Would highly recommend it.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks so much Anne.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The young folk who looked after us two old girls were really lovely, we got the cheap tuesday $20 per person deal and got some sides. We took a few selfies (not well) and one of them took a really nice photo for us. They also opened the smoker for a little short video to show the family as we were very impressed with their setup. I had an apple crumble cocktail that was scrumptious and beautifully presented. The food!! Ohh my that meat was to die for and that cheesy mac was soo more-ish I will definitely come back. Thanks to the team! You really made us feel special and we had a great night!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thanks so much for the amazing review, can't wait to see you guys again.

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  29. RoshaA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service great vibes and the food was incredible ! I’m showing my age here but it was nice being able to talk to my family and have a great meal without being deafened by loud music ! Totally recommend
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 24 January 2024
    Thanks Rosha, we really appreciate the feedback, and are so happy that you and your family had such a great time. We look forward to having you back.

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  30. KarenM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service. Tasty cocktails nice atmosphere
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 24 January 2024
    Thanks Karen, hope to see you again soon.

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  31. AdamI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, great food! Would head back for sure
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 24 January 2024
    You're very welcome Adam.

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  32. SuzieT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT FOOD GREAT RESTAURANT AS GOOD AS BBQ RESTAURANTS IN TEXAS .
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 24 January 2024
    Thanks Suzie, that's lovely to hear.

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  33. SarinaF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and great service - super loud inside though, definitely prefer the outside seating especially when it is busy
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 24 January 2024
    Thanks for the feedback Sarina, hope to see you again.

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  34. JoeL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience was great. Food and service was exceptional. Felt a little cramp and warm at the back was only reason why not rated five stars.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 19 December 2023
    Thanks for the Feedback Joe.

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  35. EmmaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, delicious smells as soon as you walk in the door!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 19 December 2023
    Thanks so much Emma.

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  36. IanP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and exceptional staff, they were friendly polite and efficient.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 19 December 2023
    Thanks Ian, hope to see you again soon.

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  37. Aliciav

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was really nice, the service was quick and friendly. The cocktails were awesome! Food was a bit average; the chicken wings were amazing! The chili fries were too sweet, but that could be a personal taste thing. Seemed like the corn bread was microwaved and not fresh.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 19 December 2023
    Thanks so much for the feedback Alicia.

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  38. VicG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Love the Cuban pork and the pecan pie is amazing.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 19 December 2023
    Thanks for the review Vic.

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  39. RussellW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both excellent, everything had a lot of flavour and they were generous with their servings. Would heartily recommend and would go back again. The wings and cuban pork are well worth the trip
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 19 December 2023
    Thanks Russell.

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  40. SuzanneB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food and wonderful service .. cocktails were good too .. the only downfall was that the chicken wings chicken chops and pulled pork was lukewarm. Chorizo sausages well and truly could've been cooked a lot more, they were almost boiled definitely not barbequed and crispy as you would expect. Overall was great value for money and we will return, but will make a point of making sure the food is warm.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 19 December 2023
    Thanks for the feedback Suzanne.

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FAQs

Bluestone American BBQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0410 842 088.

Bluestone American BBQ is rated 4.7 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

Bluestone American BBQ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bluestone American BBQ

470 Sydney Rd, Coburg, AU-VIC 3058

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bell St
  • Area
    Coburg
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is a large public car park to the rear of the restaurant, accessible via Russell St
  • Public Transit
    Trams, Buses, Trains
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alvaro Malel
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0410 842 088
  • Catering
    Catering menu is available at https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/catering<br />Please contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    Packages for large bookings can be found here https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/drinks-packagesPlease contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.
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