Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Beef brisket, cheese, pickles, slaw & BBQ sauce
16-hour Victorian free range pulled pork & charred confit belly
Great food, service and atmosphere. I’d highly recommend Fancy Hanks to anyone.
The food and service were excellent, we will definitely be back!
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.
Incredible! Food was amazing staff were lovely. Highly recommend
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!
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.
We live Fancy Hanks, everything they do is amazing.
Tasty food, good tunes - will definitely be back!
delicious food, incredible service (the staff are so lovely), and a really nice vibe all around!
great meal and drinks. we had a fantastic lunch there.
Food was so tasty! Good value for money and great cocktails
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!
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'.
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 👍🏼
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.
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!
Great, speedy service and delicious food. Exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back!
Great place for American barbecue - the food was delicious, service really quick and all reasonably priced.
Great BBQ, location is perfect. The whole experience is worth it.
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.
Amazing service from our very friendly waitress. Food was great. Found it so easy ordering from my phone.
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.
Always great food. Great venue and staff are very friendly
A great spot, great service and lots of variety in the menu. Even ok for vegetarians!
We love fancy hanks ❤️❤️❤️
Quality food and service, one of our favourite places to dine
We eat here every time we are in the city and are NEVER disappointed.
Service was great, food was pretty good too. Lots of comfort food on the menu.
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.
Pleasantly surprised. Staff an food was great. I’d go again
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
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.
Over an hour to receive food , barely finished eating and they needed the table. Was touching elbows with the table beside us
Awesome food and great service.
Will definitley be back
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.
Food was tasty but took a long time to come to the table.
Good food. Alcohol very overpriced. Meals are reasonable size but the tables are small. Good for sharing
Great barbecue and extensive selection of excellent beers = a winner
We loved the whole experience. The brisket burger was outstanding and the corn ribs superb! The dipping sauce that came with the chip was omg
Love the place. Not sure if the brisket in my sandwich was meant to be served lukewarm. But it was enjoyable and good value.
Firstly, the courses were sporadically served. Our entree of buffalo wings arrived promptly but had to wait 40 minutes for the remaining courses.
Our party of 5 ordered two Premium platters to share. In some cases, only half of the dishes arrived at our table.
The ribs were undercooked with the meat still firmly attached to the bone and lacking the smoky flavour as expected.
The fried chicken was undercooked and still raw around the bone.
Not once did the wait staff ask if the food was to our satisfactory.
As a suggestion, if you’re going to make a South Carolina Reaper sauce, the expectation one would be led to believe is that it would be considerably spicier than the other sauces you have on offer on your menu. That was definitely not the case with Sth Carolina Reaper and pineapple sauce maybe something you could take into consideration.
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 729 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.