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About Fancy Hank's Bourke Street
Bookings are now open for tables of 1 guest up to 20 guests! We hold a number of tables for walk in guests, so if our online bookings are full, please come in and we'll get you seated as quickly as possible.
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.
Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000
Barbecue, Southern, American
Hours of operation:
Monday to Sunday, 12pm until 11pm.
We take our last bookings at 10:30pm.
$41 to $100
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
1300 274 753
Yes we can cater your event. Send us an email and we'll put together a package for you. email@example.com
There is a paid parking lot on Little Collins St, a 2 minute walk to our venue.
Limited street parking available - ticketed.
The 86 and 96 trams that run up Bourke St both stop 1 minute away from our venue. The closest train is Parliament station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wine
Fancy Hank's Bourke Street Ratings and Reviews
This was my second time here, there was six of us for a friend's birthday. We all opted for the 'feed me' type menu for $50 p/person. By the end of the meal we were all full and didn't get dessert. The food was all quite good, not amazing but definitely filling feel-good food. The service was amazing, all the staff was super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend Fancy Hanks.
Unusual night to try a new place (New Years Eve) so we had a set menu and wayyyy more food than we could eat and a couple of things we wouldn’t order if it wasn’t a set menu. The entree was a giant sausage with caramelised onion (and strangely 4 Jatz crackers) followed by a devilled egg and then deep fried cauliflower. We loved the cauliflower but meh on the sausage and egg. Then out came a platter of two hunks of brisket, a pile of pulled pork and some smoked sausage, all of which were delicious. Sides were cornbread with jalapeño butter (yum), huge bowl of fries (thumbs up), milk rolls (too full to try), baked beans (don’t like beans so didn’t try) and coleslaw (average). The meat came with two sauces which were really good too. We were way too full for dessert. Service was fast, friendly and attentive. $178 for the two of us which was a little steep for just two drinks but as I said it was a set menu with 3 courses so difficult to review but hey, what the hell - I’m doing it. Would I go back? Probably to have a peek at their regular menu and order exactly what we like. Was it super special compared to all the other American style places going around? Not really but we love that sort of food and it’s kind of all the same everywhere you go. So it’s not better, not worse. Just same-same.
Very Good Food , Great Staff & Nice Location.
Would love to see more menu deal options for individuals who would like to try a bit of everything in one thing tray. The current similar deal was available only if the entire table ordered the same .
Overall Great Experience.
Will be back many times for sure 👍🏼👌👌👍🏼👍🏼
Really enjoyable evening out. Delicious food and it is difficult to choose but we went for the Devilled Eggs and a couple of Jalapeno Poppers to start. Both delicious but do feel the poppers are a little on the expensive side. Then had Beef Brisket, Lamb Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Corn Bread, Mac N Cheese and Fries with the Romaine Salad. All were delicious! We finished off with the Lemon Meringue. Could not fault the food and, apart from the Poppers, it is all good value for what you are getting, we practically rolled out! If I had to comment on cost it would be that a few more wines to select from at the lower end would be great as the wines we like were all in the mid range, which took the price up a bit. Will definitely be back though.
Very friendly staff, however the food was disappointing. The $50 sampler meal was ok, not great, and the portion size were small. Left hungry.
The restaurant is well laid out and clean and our waiter was great. Would probably go back for a beer and a snack, but not again for a main meal.
It was a disappointing experience. We were having out Christmas lunch there and at first instance they advised us that they had run out of bread for the sandwiches which we said was fine as they offered their mini rolls (which they subsequently charged us for when it should have simply been included as part of the sandwich price). When the food was finally brought out they forgot two of the main orders and left off an additional side. They had to put the order through the kitchen (it seemed from scratch) and this was brought out some time after and whilst we were not charged for it, it was very disappointing taking into account the wait time and the general experience. We were all very hungry as the reservation was for 2:15 and there were only two tables filled (including ours). I would not recommend this place and would not go back.
Good American style BBQ. Brisket was great but the smoke ring was a little small. Smoked sausage was outstanding. Disappointed that the lunch buffet was a "one in all in" deal for a table of 8 even though the menu said min of 2 people. Regardless, buffet was just right. Corn bread was as every bit as good as I ate in the States. Will go again for sure.
Used to visit Hanks inside the old Mercat Hotel. Could get a big feed for $25 per person.
Now they’ve relocated we spent $60 per person on similar feed.
Not massive portions, but food is really tasty.
No longer a regular type place to eat, more like a one off special dining experience.
Fancy hanks was a good place to try out. Service was great and the food came out quickly and it was overall really nice.
The brisket, coleslaw, chicken, Mac and cheese and Caesar salad was all delicious, though we thought the pork belly starter wasn’t that great.
Also we wanted the chocolate porter and there was none in stock.
All in all a pretty decent place to eat. I would visit again.
Really great food. Ribs were super tasty and the brisket was super tender - you could cut it with the fork alone. Coleslaw and fries were also the best we've ever had. We will definitely come back for more. As the dishes come as share platters, I would come back here as a group larger than 4 so more food can be ordered. We felt as a pair we didn't get to try all the food that was offered here - a bit sad about that but means we can try more next time! Ambience was really suited to the food offered and it's location in the city makes it easy to get too. Overall, totally recommend!!
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