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 and especially all of the sides, that's what makes it a special bbq place.
Food was fantastic, service was great and great vibe. Will for sure be heading back very soon
Enjoyable meal. Enjoyed the ambience. Always wanted to try american bbq
Laidback atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails!
Great experience, food was yummy and service was exceptional. Definitely going back.
Awesome value, cost there’s about $120 with enough left overs for dinner the next night
American BBQ, that's all you need to know. Great place to catch up, have a drink and eat some slow cooked meat. Delish!
Outstanding. I’ve been to some of the best barbecue restaurants in the US and this stacks up. We had brisket, pulled pork, chips, beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw, pickles, pickled vegetables, devilled eggs. Everything was perfect. Large servings. Order a shareplatter.
I'm not a big meat eater but my son wanted to go so I tagged along. I absolutely loved the food. Standouts were the corn skins and the corn and potato croquette. I ordered the pork ribs, expecting maybe 3 or 4 and the plate arrived with at least 10 juicy ribs on it. I couldn't finish it all!. Really like this new way of ordering and paying from an app. It frees up the staff who are busy delivering the meals. It's also great to just get up and leave when you are done, don't have to wait for the bill. My husband and son, who love their meat said it was the best of all the places they have tried in Melbourne. So I gather we will be going back!
Amazing American style BBQ. The fried chicken is out of the world, flavoursome and crispy. Service was ok but had to ask for water and no meal check. Would recommended for couples or groups.
My first trip to Fancy Hank's. It was so good to be back in the city of Melbourne and to experience yet another great restaurant. The slow cooked meats (brisket and pulled port) were succulent and the sides were a perfect addition. My only criticism is that there were too much food for us to eat! Definitely recommend and make sure you skip a meal first or wear stretchy pants. ; )
hi, everything was excellent. The only issue was the volume of the music, which people found it hard to hear and talk over, especially when sitting across a table.
Amazing food and great service with super friendly staff, definitely recommend for a good night out with friends and family
Thanks for the 5 Stars.
Fantastic as always. Had the premium set menu between 4 people and it was more than enough food! Cornbread, buffalo wings and brisket are a must have!
Thanks Jasmine! we hope to have you again soon
Great service from helpful and informed staff. Great smoked meat and we'll put together sides.
Great food great service, would definitely recommend,
Thanks for the review Eloise.
As always the food is delicious!! Great space there in the city and a fantastic place for a shared plate dining experience. Staff are great, but really don't enjoy the QR code at your table for all ordering. Takes away from the overall experience; when you're spending > $75pp with drinks.... seems a bit cheap.
Food was really great. Only downside was the restaurant was a bit quiet for a late lunch at 3pm. Would go at a different time next time
Thanks for the feedback Karen ;) Hope to see you again soon.
Food was excellent. Meat just melts in your mouth and sides were really tasty. Service was a little slow but friendly
Thanks for the review Manowl. We hope to have you in again soon
Smokey, slow-cooked goodness. A speciality restaurant where you can smell the food coming. The meat dishes are fall-apart tender and delicious. Set menu options give a good sample of the various offerings.
Thanks for the 5 stars and thoughtful review Colin.
Good food, quick service, and enjoyable atmosphere. Would definitely go again.!
Thanks Ben! We hope to see you again soon
Amazing service and food/drinks. The staff were so friendly and very attentive to our group lunch. Thanks for having us and hope to be back soon!
Hi Liz, Thanks so much for the review! We hope to have you in the venue again soon.
Impersonal service - menu is via an app that you are asked to download, although we took the advice of our waitress and ordered over the bar to a human.
Wine list was VERY OVERPRICED.
My ribs were very ordinary - I have had much better.
All meals were plain - sides and salads needed to be ordered separately.
Overpriced, underwhelming experience.
We love America but this was very disappointing.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Shaz, I will pass on your feedback in regards to the wine list. do you mind telling me what date& time you dined with us so I can pass your feedback onto the kitchen?
Great place for an authentic bbq experience. Will come again!
Thanks for the review Peter!
We came specifically for the ribs only to be told they’d sold out - by 7pm on a long weekend?? Bit disappointing and kind of put a downer on the rest of the night. The food was nice, but it wasn’t ribs!
Hi Steph, Thanks or leaving us this feedback, our ribs are one of our most popular dishes, and as they are slow smoked over 6-8 hours, once they are sold out, they are sold out for the night. We do allow pre-orders for ribs when making bookings for next time. We hope we can have you back again.
Very good food with a limited menu. Took us some time to organise the order as had to book on our phone. Found this a bit ‘off putting’ and soulless. However one of the waitresses helped and was friendly and this made up for things
Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed youself.
The brisket and onion flower were amazing. Service was exceptional.
Thanks for the review Scott!
One of the optimal BBQ restaurants we have been to.
A mouthful of heaven from the spicy corn ribs and onion flowers to the moist, decadent pulled pork, brisket and ribs.
The food was amazing and definitely worth the visit. We will definitely be coming back very soon
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review Andrew. We look forward to having you in again soon!
Food was great. Took a long time to get drinks at the beginning but after that was great.
Delicious food!! Can be a little noisy, but good food and excellent service makes up for that
Thanks for the review Sally! We look forward to having you back soon.
A great disappointment. Having tried numerous times to reserve a table I finally managed to get in. As is the way these days service was almost non-existent; ordering and payment were via mobile phone at the table. It was even suggested leaving a tip before any food or service were in evidence - I declined.
Drinks were served promptly. The first dishes came out reasonably quickly but one was undercooked. I was given a credit for that - no hassle there. The remaining dishes took ages to deliver (even though the restaurant wasn't busy) and I had to prompt the wait-staff for them.
Absolutely no atmosphere.
Even with how things have changed right now. Fancy Hanks is still a great place to get a good meal.
Thanks so much for the great review!
Good vibes, great food. Great way to prepare for another lock down!
Great to hear you had a good time Flex!
Delish good great service! Highly recommend for a casual dinner with friends or even date night
Thanks for the review Mellissas!
Really nice food and great service l, we will Definitely be back for more.
Thanks Adrian! We look forward to having you again.
Such delicious and unique food! Loved it! and the venue is beautiful too
Thanks for the glowing review Shelby!
Awful. Poor dry over spicy food. Loud.
Ridiculously complex and limited ordering system. Staff were pleasant and tried hard. Couldn’t get out fast enough.
Amazing, the brisket and pork melt in your mouth plus the corn bread is to die for! Will be back again definitely
Thanks for the review Ricardo
I’ve always wanted to try Fancy Hanks however the food was a bit hit & miss.
We ordered the Fried chicken for starters- hot & delicious, however the chips were overcooked.
These were replaced with crunchy chips that were cooked to perfection.
When the beef brisket came out, it did not fall apart, and all 3 of us noted it was cold. We got it replaced by a warmer brisket, however this one fell apart & tasted much better.
The coleslaw with the addition of peanuts in it was delicious.
If we’d not received the two disappointing meals, I would have rated this higher, but the staff were excellent.
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 669 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.