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Bluestone American BBQ, Coburg, AU-VIC

Bluestone American BBQ

4.7
4.7
714 Reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
  • Good for groups
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighbourhood gem
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

9:30 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm 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

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 714 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

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Inner City North

    Best Service

  • Inner City North

    Best Value

  • Inner City North

    Great for brunch

  • Inner City North

    Good for groups

714 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding good, excellent service and atmosphere!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very impressed and had the most delightful evening as a party of 5. Will most surely be back again soon. Mouth watering meal with Feast 3, absolutely worth it! Was such a treat. Our server and the whole staff in fact were kind, and so friendly.

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  3. SharynR

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived at 6:30pm for our booking so had 1hr 30 mins with our table. The service is super fast we ordered our drinks and they came within 1 min and then our food was on our table in 10 mins. It’s good if you need to be somewhere as we left by 7:15 pm and even had a dessert. The Feast 1 is a sharing platter so you can try some of the meats and salads. It’s not very generous for the $75 charge and we were missing our grits but only realised that when we left so didn’t inform the restaurant during eating. I think I’ll try the burgers next time we go back. They looked yummy 😋

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  4. DebbieS

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep returning back to this restaurant so that says it all ......

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service from the team! The BBQ meats are well prepared, but it may be better for each item to be left un-sauced, with a range of sauces left at the table for diners to try - this would've allowed an opportunity to try the meats in their original flavour.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers were excellent, food divine and also really reasonably priced

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  7. Ginger

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here with the family, the beef brisket is a must for this BBQ place, much better than we expected especially for my hubby who likes the steak type of meat moist and tender. We do notice that most people came to order their beef brisket. On a Tuesday night, this place is full already when we finished our meals around 6:30, really surprised!! A real surprise found in the local area on Sydney road.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here, both times for my partner's birthday. We came back for a reason, and that's because it's great food. The last time we came, in 2023, everything was really good, except the brisket was a little dry (not bad, just not up to the standard of the rest) - but this time it was perfect. Our group of 6 was very happy with dinner.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 25 June 2024
    Thanks so much, so happy we lived up to your expectations second time around.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, and the speed of the food coming out to the tables (still hot, and absolutely delicious) was just perfect. Bar staff could have a little more knowledge on different types of drinks able to be made and how to make better tasting cocktails (with less ice, and more drink) considering they're $20 each. But other than that... Food wise, everything was absolutely perfect and speedy!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 25 June 2024
    Thanks so much for the feedback, hope to see you again soon.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit expensive but well worth the value. Highly highly recommend, especially if you’re going for your husbands birthday dinner. The number 3 pack has everything we both wanted and we took enough home for another full meal.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on 25 June 2024
    So happy that you found Bluestone to be such good value. Thanks for the review.

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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 714 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.

Make a booking

2 people

9:30 pm


Booked 7 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 5:00 pm–10:00 pm 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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