Bluestone American BBQ

4.6
354 reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Bluestone is re-opening its doors to diners from Friday 22 October in line with easing COVID restrictions.

Seating is available both indoors, and outdoors kerbside on Sydney Rd.

Standard sitting times are 1 hour and 30 minutes each, for longer sittings please call 0410842088 and we will be more than happy to arrange this for you.

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.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 354 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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SueD
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the food. Feast great value. Staff very friendly and made it an enjoyable experience.

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Responded a day ago

Thanks so much Su

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SheB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick service. Both brisket and pork ribs were so yummy and staff were extremely friendly.

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Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is by far the best American bbq in Melbourne. The pork belly was crispy yet moist all the salads were outstanding even the French fries were something special. The waitress was knowledgeable and the smell of the smokers really adds the the whole experience. Absolutely loved everything!

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Responded a day ago

Thanks so much, really appreciate the review

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greenfreddy
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had feast 3, everything was exceptional except for the brisket, which was a little dried out.
Would highly recommend this as a venue for a nice meal.

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Responded a day ago

Thanks so much for the feedback, see you again soon.

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really nice American BBQ experience. High quality food at a reasonable price.

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Responded a day ago

Thanks so much for the review

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LukeG
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here takes you to another dimension. If you haven’t been, go. If you’ve been, go again and take friends.

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Responded a day ago

Thanks so much Luke

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

They couldn’t sell alcohol as they lost they alcohol license
Food was a bit too salty
The staff was friendly

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GarryT
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good, some nice twists on classics like the mac and cheese. I'd give the food and service an extra half star if I could. Pity about the current status of the liquor licence but we didn't go to drink!

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AlbertoB
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nothing to comment in particular…all good as usual…dependable dinner…drivers every time

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bluestone consistently offers the best American BBQ in Melbourne at great value.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Group of six. First time for everyone. Waiter explained how it all works. Service was fast and friendly. Everyone loved the food. We'll be back

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks so much for the review Eddie, so happy that you enjoyed everything.

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food! The smoked meat feast was amazing. The only downside was the sliding door to come into the restaurant. It was so noisy when it was opened! But overall nice night

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks for the review Jessica, much appreciated.

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RobertoP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was tasty and on the table shortly after ordering.
Wait staff were attentive and polite.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review, look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously awesome service, yummy cocktails, juicy meats and great music

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks so much, will make sure to pass this on to the staff.

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phishfood
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service. Fantastic food.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thank you, hope to see you again soon.

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Johnnyblammo
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will be back!!! Service was excellent the seating area we had was perfect it was my sons birthday. Food was second to none, all empty plates. Will definitely call again highly recommended.

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Responded on 15 December 2021

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

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OlgaH
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Feast 3 for 4 of us. The food was amazing - the meat was all so delicious - I have never seen my husband so happy in a restaurant. The salsa and sides were also all great. The 2 girls who were serving were all smiles and very efficient. Great beer selection and some interesting cocktails. A nice wine list as well. We have been recommending it to everyone today and will definitely be back.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

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

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StanA
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great dinner with our friends. We had the Feast 2 for 4 and we also ordered the pork ribs. So much yummy meat. We saw a few burgers go to some diners so we will have to come back to try these too.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review Stan, we look forward to seeing you again.

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rohanm
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a fantastic place to eat and enjoy good company, great food, great service, friendly staff plenty of parking at the rear

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SCGV
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was a little slower coming out to previous times we have eaten there and the music was a little loud (all be it an excellent selection) at times.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks for the feedback, hope to see you back soon.

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Nichole
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you’re looking for a restaurant that leaves an impression in your mind, mouth and heart this place is for you. Delicious food, wonderful staff, incredibly humble chefs and a beautiful building. I am so happy and overall blown away with the food quality.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks so much for the amazing review Nicole, so happy that you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon.

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John
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Not enough food for the price especially when you have to pay for extras instead of having salad included.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 15 December 2021

Thanks for the feedback John, will pass this on. It is worth noting that prices reflect the very high quality of the locally produced grass fed meat that we use.

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Guyfrmars
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious brisket & ribs
The chips were worth fighting over and the corn bread is a show stopper

Gotta try the apple pie cocktail/mocktail.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thanks so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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zinra
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I took my partner & sister to dine here for lunch for the first time cause I’ve read the reviews were great.

I was honestly very underwhelmed with how the food tasted. Mind you, I LOVE my BBQ. Especially Korean, I thought I’d give this a go and see what’d it be like but it was honestly just …bland. The meat I feel as if they depended heavily on their smoker for it rather than focusing on their sauce as well. It had no taste to it whatsoever other than being in the smoker and a whiff of the marinade which was barely there. I love good food but I wouldn’t be going back here again.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review. Will certainly pass this feedback on to the kitchen, though I must say that it is very surprising to see our food described as bland! I suppose there is a first for everything ;)

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SibNur67
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service definitely would come back here again

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thanks so much for the review, it was an absolute pleasure!! We look forward to having you back again soon.

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ashleyj
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are grate there food is better. An have to try there chillie sauce very noice

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great election of barbecue classics, salads and sides were all also very good. Only thing was the ribs were a little bland and the brisket wasn’t that tender. Would come back again when the place is pumping to see if those two dishes improve.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback, will certainly pass this on to the kitchen.

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great ambience...Fantastic customer service!!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 16 November 2021

Thanks Adam!

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MaxW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yummy selection of bbq meats and refreshing salads. We had feast #2- delicious!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 2 November 2021

Thanks so much Max, glad you enjoyed everything.

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IanS
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

the food wasn't quite what I expected but it was very good all the same

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 26 October 2021

Thanks for the review Ian, hope to see you again soon.

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BrettM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Great service staff friendly and helpful
Great place to eat

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 26 October 2021

Thanks so much!

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JessicaD
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved Bluestone American BBQ. It was the first time we were trying this great restaurant. Staff members were so lovely and friendly, we felt like we were really looked after. Food was extremely good, it was melting in our mouths, and we tried many different flavours and dishes, they were all fresh and tasty. We got Feast 3 and it was definitely worth the price. We couldn't finish the 3 courses and had to take some food home, definitely worth the money!
We will be back and bring some friends. Loved this place!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 26 October 2021

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

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing, staff were amazing. It would of been our wedding night but covid ruined it but we went out for dinner and was greeted with 2 glasses of sparkling on the table and well wishes from the staff. We selected feast 3 which is a hell of food and a lot of big flavours. Remember to loosen your belt and you’ll be fine though. At the end of the evening, the owner came and had a chat and was engaging, charming and exactly the kind of person who is in hospitality for the right reasons. We will definitely be back.

My only minor critique is it is quite noisy with a lot of hard surfaces to rebound sound. There was a table of blokes getting on the beers and bbq which waa vet loud but once they left it was pretty serene in the dining room.some sound insulation behind done pictures would help. It wouldnt stop me going back though

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Responded on 26 October 2021

Thanks so much for the feedback Kevin, appreciated. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First visit. Feast 2 was huge. Will go with feast 1 next time or not eat for 8 hours before I arrive! Really enjoyed the food and presentation is impressive for BBQ

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Responded on 26 October 2021

Thanks so much

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and service was superb.
Do yourself a favour and go.

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 26 October 2021

Thanks for the recommendation Gary

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service, good food and adorable. Thank you for a great meal.

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Responded on 26 October 2021

Thanks so much

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beef ribs and brisket amazing, great service, will be back again!

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Responded on 3 August 2021

So happy that you enjoyed everything Maria, hope to see you again soon.

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JeanC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, wait staff was outstanding, very helpful and friendly. Lovely food and good value for money

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Responded on 3 August 2021

Thanks so much, look forward to seeing you again.

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JuliaW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing! Just make sure you arrive very hungry, because there was sooooo much to eat, we rolled ourselved out of the joint. Highly recommended!

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 3 August 2021

Thanks Julia, so pleased you enjoyed everything.

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KatherineI
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food nice ambience and exeptional service

Bluestone American BBQ
Responded on 3 August 2021

Thanks for taking the time to review Katherine, much appreciated.

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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 4.6 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.