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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
16-hour Victorian free range pulled pork & charred confit belly
14-hour Black Angus brisket & burnt ends
The food was pretty dry and it was too dark inside, overall cost just for food $158 for 2 people, i thought that was expensive, especially for the quality. I was excited to go there but there's too many other places in Melbourne to try if you know you it's not very nice.
Food is absolutely amazing, it is expensive for the portion size, especially the entree and sides, but the mains are worth it! The drinks menu is so good it’s hard to chose which cocktail! The service was odd, it wasn’t necessarily not good it was just that the young staff would interrupt constantly to make sure we knew we had to be gone by a certain time of which we were well aware after the first time we were told, and out of the 3 staff that waited our table only one of them was smiley and very friendly, she had short dark red hair and saved the average service we received. Overall AMAZING food, drinks, music and ambiance but service was lacking.
Great experience, the only thing was the Music was All over the place
Staff was absolutely lovely and attentive. While we didn’t think we would get a lot of food for the platter we where shocked at how much food we did get. All the food was amazing visually and in taste. Will be going back. If you dine here make sure get the apple pie for desert.
Food was delicious but I gave it 4/5 because the beef brisket didn't blow me away - eep! My friend was in heaven but I found it kind of average. Loaded yams and fries and potato & gravy were sensational. Service was amazing - super friendly and attentive and also, I had a surprise birthday cake that I BYO-ed and they made the whole thing so easy and smooth! Loved it and really appreciate their helpfulness. Food portions were generous and came out so quick! (It was a quiet Sunday night and we were like 1 of 4 tables in). Nice view from the tables, vibes lacking but that's more down to Covid-19 than Fancy Hank's. On that note, contactless ordering was smooth & easy! One point: would be nice to have more dessert options? (Gluten-free ones too? Haha). But overall would absolutely recommend and can't wait to go back again!
Delicious! Would enjoy post-lockdown meals here again
As always, Fancy Hank's delivers! Great food, great service, great drinks.
Chicken with no seasoning, pulled pork was too dry and the onion rings looked couple of weeks old. I was very disappointed, the only thing me and my girlfriend liked was the fries and the drinks. Will never be back or reccomend to anyone for food. Would surely come back for just a pint.
It was pretty disappointing in between booking and going there (4days) the menu had changed and we didn't know this until ordering our food, there was also only a limited/set menu available on the day instead of the full menu which we had no idea about there was no mention when we booked or in the reminder the day before. The portion size was pretty small as well we left still hungry and had to pick up food on the way home, part of our order also wasn't brought out and we couldn't find anyone to ask when we did get someone and let them know their response was "are you sure you ordered it?" It came across pretty rude, I had the receipt to show the full list of our order. We were pretty much finished by the time we got it, I wouldn't come back after this.
First visit and it won't be our last :)
Lovely staff - friendly and inviting!
It's hard during these times - we felt very safe with limited and well spaced seating. The food was sensational - the brisket and fried chicken top favs for us!! We will visit again and recommend this to others for sure!!
Service and food was wonderful. Will definitely be back.
Great food, fast service and good value for money. Highly recommended
We really enjoyed eating here, the food was great but some of it was spicey!
Delicious food. I felt like I was back in Austin. The brisket was that good!!!! Will be back!
There was plates for 1 for approximately $32 or plate for 2 for approximately $48. When i went to order plate for 2 it charged twice saying its a 2 minimum which meant it would have been nearly $100 for 2. I think plate for 2 means plate for 2. Not charge 2 times. I feel that was a trick and i dont like being tricked. Also, devilled egg showed a whole egg in half (2 halves) for $3.50. We ordered 1. Only 1 x half egg came out. Who orders 1 half egg? Again i feel like it was a trick. I would not buy a whole egg for $7. Oysters are usually $3.50 each, not eggs.
We went with burgers instead due to price. Nothing spectacular. It was an ok evening.
The staff were extremely friendly though and helpful so hats off to them
Underwhelming food. I had chosen the restaurant for a catch up with a friend and was disappointed. You should try bluebonnet in Brunswick East to see how BBQ food is meant to taste. They are Flavour central, unlike the dry boring croquettes, wings and lamb we ate...
Won’t be returning
Had a fun time, enjoyed the food especially the broccoli and the yams.
Food was good, I think there was to much pickled items - personal opinion. Lights were dimmed and make the food look unappetising The service was friendly and all staff could tell us about each item when we ordered. The part of the restaurant we were in was very nosey and couldn't hear the person across talking. Overall good food and service and would be back but will request a table in the corner of the restaurant
Ribs were fantastic but the Bristket was dry and over cooked. Burnt ends are meant to be tender and juicy and these were dry and not enjoyable at all. Other food was great as were the drinks but I won’t be back in a hurry if the food in hit and miss
I have been here a few times before, but this occasion was really below expectations. One of the meals in the set menu was forgotten, drinks order was wrong, difficult to get any wait staff attention, and overall disappointing. This is a real shame, as had international guests. This is in stark contrast to prior visits.
The place was amazing, food was really good and the service was great. Music was a bit to loud tho and hard to make conversation over it blaring and others chatting loudly to try and hear each over over the music
Totally delicious food for meat eater and vegetarians alike! Love this place!
Great as always so tasty so smoky so good always is
Everything was so tasty, but the brisket was a standout!
Fairly cramped table seating, pretty noisy and main courses were small for the price
This visit was extremely disappointing, the brisket was inedible we returned half of it as we shared a plate, the burnt brisket ends were just tough meat... even the pickles seemed unfresh......nothing like the last visit we experienced.....The bartender said no to two drinks we asked for although you did actually stock it ....We had to show him the stomping ground range and the alcoholic ginger beer ????????....However our host was not at fault .... so disappointing.... we love fancy hanks and recommend... but what we were served was borderline insulting and we actually paid for the over cooked meat that we didn’t eat ?????? I believe someone should of asked if every thing was ok ? Who orders brisket and doesn’t finish it ?????? So disappointing
Devilled egg only half an egg...ok
Corn ribs ...dont bother dry chewy.
Brisket small seve fatty...verty tender..tepid temp...rub/crust very salty. Not pleasant.
Lamb neck excellent not much meat when you take the bone into account.
Very noisy expensive wine list looked around no one drinking wine...no wonder. Good wait staff.
Great, fun experience. The food was fantastic and the cocktails were delicious
Great atmosphere good food and drink. Service was delightful, attentive and accommodating.
Staff were friendly and very attentive from the moment we arrived. Good value for money and all of the dishes we had were brilliant. The 1/2 chicken, brisket, broccoli and corn ribs were all highlights. We'll definitely be back
Loved the service and atmosphere. Was Valentine’s Day but the food came promptly and we didn’t wait to order. They even gave us a free hot sauce to try and it was incredible. Definitely recommend the Yams and Fried Cauliflower and Brisket
We really enjoyed our dinner but were disappointed with the croquettes as to why I didn’t give it 5 stars but the meat and cornbread were delicious! We will return to try something different next time.
Good food with a busy atmosphere. Served promptly. But disappointed the biscuits/scones are no longer on the menu.
Excellent barbecue. Lots of variety and well balanced food, not too full on. Highly recommend.
Fantastic service and food. The noise level was high but it was worth every minute. Loved the food. It was amazing
A great outlook and good service. Food was good however the preordered ribs were disappointing. They were quite rare and tough, won’t preorder the ribs again. But overall a pleasant evening.
Delicious food and lovely decor and great service. Loved the bar upstairs, too.
We were recommended this place by friends and were excited to go. The ambience and the service were great but unfortunately the food wasn’t as good as we’d heard. We paid $90 for a rack of ribs and they were chewy and had the consistency of fake rubber. Think we maybe picked the wrong thing but as it’s supposed to be what they’re known for we were a little disappointed.
The food was really nice, we loved the corn ribs. The service was good. The only downside was the music was too loud. Will definitely be back.
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 4.3 stars by 591 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.