Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant

4.4
733 reviews
$41 to $100
Barbecue

At Fancy Hank's we serve American-style, slow-cooked BBQ, using the finest quality free-range meats, cooked using our custom-built, 2-tonne smoker. Brisket, ribs and pulled-pork sit alongside the traditional sides as well as a number of unique dishes. We use traditional Southern cooking techniques and combine these with local produce to put our uniquely Australian spin on this regional American cuisine.

Experiences

  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Pitmaster

    A$39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Let us do the hard work for you! At Fancy Hank's we want you to have the best experience possible and enjoy your special occasion with your friends and family! That's why we have created our set menu's to make sure dinner is as stress-free as it should be! SNACKS Deviled egg with pickled chilli & House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES -14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12 hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set menu - Super Premium Set

    A$79.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We've got all your bases are covered with our Super Premium Set SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - House smoked bbq nuts -Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch MEATS & SIDES -14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12 hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Fried Chicken, smoked and fried (on the bone), smoked buttermilk Alabama sauce, pickles - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo Dessert - Hank's kiss - MacDaddy Espresso Martini *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Premium Set

    A$49.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our Premium Set menu is sure to take the stress out of your special occasion; we do the ordering, you do the eating. SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch - House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES - 14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket - Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12- hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries, BBQ seasoned fries served with Mojo mayo *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Pitmaster

    A$39.00 per person

    Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2021

    **PLEASE NOTE: For bookings from 23rd OCTOBER to 5th NOVEMBER all bookings will be held on the rooftop of Fancy Hank’s (at Good Heavens Rooftop Bar) and all guests must be placed on a set menu. Let us do the hard work for you! SNACKS Deviled egg with pickled chilli & House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES -14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12-hour smoked pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Fries *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Premium Set

    A$49.00 per person

    Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2021

    **PLEASE NOTE: For bookings from 23rd OCTOBER to 5th NOVEMBER all bookings will be held on the rooftop of Fancy Hank’s (at Good Heavens Rooftop Bar) and all guests must be placed on a set menu. SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch - House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES - 14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket - Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12-hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries with Mojo mayo *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set menu - Super Premium Set

    A$79.00 per person

    Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2021

    **PLEASE NOTE: For bookings from 23rd OCTOBER to 5th NOVEMBER all bookings will be held on the rooftop of Fancy Hank’s (at Good Heavens Rooftop Bar) and all guests must be placed on a set menu. SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - House smoked bbq nuts -Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch MEATS & SIDES - 14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12-hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, BBQ sauce - Fried Chicken, (on the bone), smoked buttermilk Alabama sauce, pickles - Coleslaw - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - BBQ seasoned fries - DESSERT - Hank's kiss - MacDaddy Espresso Martini *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Pitmaster

    A$39.00 per person

    Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2021

    **PLEASE NOTE: For bookings from 23rd OCTOBER to 5th NOVEMBER all bookings will be held on the rooftop of Fancy Hank’s (at Good Heavens Rooftop Bar) and all guests must be placed on a set menu. Let us do the hard work for you! SNACKS Deviled egg with pickled chilli & House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES -14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Fancy Hank’s Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12-hour smoked pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Fries *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set Menu - Premium Set

    A$49.00 per person

    Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2021

    **PLEASE NOTE: For bookings from 23rd OCTOBER to 5th NOVEMBER all bookings will be held on the rooftop of Fancy Hank’s (at Good Heavens Rooftop Bar) and all guests must be placed on a set menu. SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch - House smoked bbq nuts MEATS & SIDES - 14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket - Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12-hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, Fancy Hank's original BBQ sauce - Coleslaw, Red and white cabbage, carrot, mint, coriander, peanuts and chipotle dressing - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - Fries with Mojo mayo *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change
  • Fancy Hank's Set menu - Super Premium Set

    A$79.00 per person

    Oct 23 - Oct 25, 2021

    **PLEASE NOTE: For bookings from 23rd OCTOBER to 5th NOVEMBER all bookings will be held on the rooftop of Fancy Hank’s (at Good Heavens Rooftop Bar) and all guests must be placed on a set menu. SNACKS - Deviled egg with pickled chilli - House smoked bbq nuts -Buffalo Wings, Chicken wings with buffalo hot sauce & yoghurt ranch MEATS & SIDES - 14-hour smoked Rangers Valley brisket, Coffee & Molasses BBQ sauce, red onion pickles - 12-hour smoked Tasmanian free-range pulled pork, BBQ sauce - Fried Chicken, (on the bone), smoked buttermilk Alabama sauce, pickles - Coleslaw - Chicken schmaltz cornbread with cheddar and mustard - BBQ seasoned fries - DESSERT - Hank's kiss - MacDaddy Espresso Martini *Menu & Pricing Subject to Change

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 733 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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AnthonyL
8 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Limited menu but fine for what the restaurant is! The food was superb (why oh why have a vegan option in a carnivore restaurant??) but the standout was the staff, who were informative, pleasant and above all, efficient. Full marks to management for choosing such great people!

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ShaunH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, one of my favourite places to sink a few drinks and eat some tasty dishes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Size of the meals weren’t the best and when I asked the waiter if there was more coming out he was quite rude.. One of the other waiters got us more brisket made but the same waiter whom was rude before hand, came back with a smartarse remark “the squeakiest one, gets the most oil”.

JT
JarrodT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and wonderful, friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

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Tex31
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. I’d highly recommend Fancy Hanks to anyone.

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Jarrod
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent, we will definitely be back!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was really good! Blooming onions is a MUST ORDER.

We had the table for 1 hr 45 mins which I thought was plenty, however the mains took quite a while to come out. We were served the starters/snacks, and mains only came out about 45 mins after.

By the time we finished, we were told that they needed the table back in 5 minutes. Just slightly bummed that because of a slow service, we couldn’t get our desserts.

KK
KatherineK
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible! Food was amazing staff were lovely. Highly recommend

FF
FoxFoxy
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fancy Hanks has been a go to of ours for years, but something has happened in the last year or so, and the menu is quite literally better than ever. More nuanced flavours and deeper, more interesting combinations, with more space given to flavourful vegetarian alternatives adding to the already incredible meaty fare. A true Melbourne gem that’s gone from strength to strength. We love Hank!

VD
VanessaD
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They didn’t do burgers on a Friday night which we were not aware of . $150 for only 1 platter of food between 3 people is outrageous and it wasn’t even that amazing. For that price you’d expect your own platter . Wings came out first and then we waited an hour till the next piece of platter came out . Then another 30 mins till the remainder of it came out . It was a lot of sitting around . I wouldn’t recommend.

LB
LB94
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live Fancy Hanks, everything they do is amazing.

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Leslie
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, good tunes - will definitely be back!

AC
AlyssaC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food, incredible service (the staff are so lovely), and a really nice vibe all around!

MC
MCNE
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great meal and drinks. we had a fantastic lunch there.

CC
CCMD
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was so tasty! Good value for money and great cocktails

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Waited over an hour for our food, and whilst the staff were apologetic, it still didn’t alter the fact that the wait time for food that is essentially pre-cooked is ridiculous.

When the food dud finally arrive, the coleslaw had no dressing and the brisket was tasteless. The fried chicken was very good, but everything else was just ok.

I love American BBQ, but won’t be going back!

RL
RudyL
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Just an impression, it felt like the entire restaurant was pretty grimy from all the cooking and just needed to be aired out for a good deep clean. Nothing was actually dirty, but things/furniture etc just felt 'oily'.

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TorrenS
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was just a bit disappointing that a few of the menu items weren’t available on the order menu as they were sold out or simply not visible.
Especially seeing that the restaurant was almost empty.
Everything else was great though 👍🏼

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danielt
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

QR ordering system was convoluted, difficult and impersonal. Wait staff were disinterested and inattentive. Food service was very slow although place was empty. Pork ribs were overcooked and dry, all other meat was room temperature, fries and Mac and cheese were okay. A disappointing experience that I won't be repeating.

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kaseys
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

absolutely loved it, went there with my boyfriend and the food was amazing! service was nice, waiters and bar tenders were so lovely and checked in if everything was good, and our food came out so fast!

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Leapt
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great, speedy service and delicious food. Exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back!

BC
BenC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for American barbecue - the food was delicious, service really quick and all reasonably priced.

JK
JaydK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great BBQ, location is perfect. The whole experience is worth it.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect except the texture of the ribs. While the flavour was delicious they could have been slightly more tender. But this is a very slight criticism it was truly a fantastic dinner.

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RachelR
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing service from our very friendly waitress. Food was great. Found it so easy ordering from my phone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

First time at Fancy Hanks. I’m a big bbq fan. Service was warm and friendly. Cocktails are well made. However the food left a little to be desired. The ribs had hardly any meat on them, and whatever there was, was dry. Chicken was better, being moist with a crunchy coating. Nachos were nice. I’d go back for the cocktails. But as a rib lover I’ll go back to San Antone.

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Coco1234
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food. Great venue and staff are very friendly

CG
CarmenG
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A great spot, great service and lots of variety in the menu. Even ok for vegetarians!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love fancy hanks ❤️❤️❤️
Quality food and service, one of our favourite places to dine

JB
JulieB
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat here every time we are in the city and are NEVER disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great, food was pretty good too. Lots of comfort food on the menu.

SH
SharonH
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love American BBQ and Fancy Hanks is our favourite place. The staff are friendly and helpful - even to the point of making me a daiquiri with tequila! The brisket could have had a bit more moisture, but given everything else was perfect I couldn’t bring myself to take a star off my appreciation of the meal. And I look forward to our next visit. PS I left my credit card behind and the staff are arranging for its return.

JM
JarrodM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. Staff an food was great. I’d go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great set up, friendly staff. Food delicious ( although the pork ribs had more fat than I’d ever seen on a ribs order so they were a bit disappointing). Brisket was fabulous

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JimmyO
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Noisy. Food was reasonably good and plenty of it. Good experience, but not desperate to make it a regular eatery. Plenty of other places to try.

SO
ShaneO
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Over an hour to receive food , barely finished eating and they needed the table. Was touching elbows with the table beside us

GW
GarethW
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great service.
Will definitley be back

LP
LouiseP
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I was pretty excited about going to Fancy Hanks however it ended up being a bit of a disappointing experience. My boyfriend and I went for an early dinner to celebrate his birthday (5:30pm) and found the food was served to us cold. The venue was a bit dark and whilst the staff were lovely, it was hard to get over the cold food. Probably won't head there again or recommend to others.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was tasty but took a long time to come to the table.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Good food. Alcohol very overpriced. Meals are reasonable size but the tables are small. Good for sharing

FAQs

Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9453 2882.

Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 733 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.