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Dexter - Dexter, Preston, AU-VIC

Dexter

4.8
4.8
178 Reviews
$41 to $100
Barbecue
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for groups
DEXTER is a no rules approach to American BBQ brought to you by Adam Goldblatt, Sam and Tom Peasnell. Our meatery features the best Australian produce which is treated the right way. Chefs Tom (Pitt Cue Co, London) and Adam (Homeslice, London) pay homage to the low and slow traditions of American BBQ utilising smoking, chargrill techniques and pair this with flavours from Mexico, China, France and alike. The philosophy is a meat first approach, where a dish is formulated from the unique characteristics of the meat (or vegetable) for a truly unique meat experience. Think salted caramel ribs, hot meat donuts and dry aged Ribeye's.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Meat, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9973 3577
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Preston
  • Cross Street
    High Street and Murray Road
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Preston Train Station<br />
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Northern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Northern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Northern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Northern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Northern Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Suburbs

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Northern Suburbs

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Northern Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Northern Suburbs

    Lively

  • Northern Suburbs

    Most Booked

178 Reviews
  1. Tashi

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had dinner here on a Saturday night. The venue was quite full but it didn’t feel crowded. We got a table for two which was really close the kitchen and where the plates etc are. So for this reason it was a little busy. The other tables however looked better positioned. The food was very good - we ordered the meat donut and smoked ribs. Good potion sizes and really delicious. For main we got the steak and the ribs. Again - very good quality, well presented and delicious. Good drinks menu too. The only detraction was the meals were served super quick! Not much time between entree and main and it felt a little rushed. Overall a really pleasant experience and I think it was pretty good value considering quality and portion size. I’d definitely recommend Dexter and will be coming here again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good luck finding better food and drinks anywhere else in Melbourne, Dexters is always unreal, I also love it doesn't seat that many people, so the staff aren't overworked or stressed, they seem happy to be there and are super welcoming.

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  3. LyndaB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great spot for a casual meal. The pork donuts are the standout - so original and so tasty. Everything we ordered was delicious; the wait staff were great - helpful and able to answer questions. Really good value for money.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch. Our party were all very happy with our meals. The staff were awesome. We will be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming service, lovely interior design & AMAZING food. If it wasn't 2 hours from home we would be there every week!

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  6. AdrianF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definately one of our favourite restaurants. Consistently amazing food.

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  7. AnnaP

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fantastic. The meat donuts were delicious, as was the steak, pork belly and ribs. However, we were in the back room which so noisy we couldn’t hear each other talk. Front of restaurant was quieter. Would go again

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  8. Mazk

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we were very impressed on our first visit. the donuts are amazing! so glad we tried those! the meats were also delicious.....i chose the brisket burger, hubby had the hung steak, another had pork belly and the other had brisket...all said the mash was AMAZING the the meat delicious.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love a visit to Dexter’s! The brisket is to die for! Well I’ve lived all the food I’ve tried there. Great vibe! My only criticism is PLEASE BRING BSCK THE GINGER COCKTAIL!!

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  10. Caro65

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was exceptional the wine list was great and the food was absolutely sensational I can not wait to go back

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FAQs

Dexter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9973 3577.

Dexter is rated 4.8 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dexter

456 High Street, Preston, AU-VIC 3072

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    High Street and Murray Road
  • Area
    Preston
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Meat, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Preston Train Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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