Red Gum BBQ
BBQ tastes better when shared with friends and family.
Loving what you do shines through.” — Red Gum BBQ's Guiding Principles
BBQ to Southerners is not simply food but a way of life. It's the food you grew up on, the food you share with friends over a beer and a warm night and the food your family heatedly debate over who does it best. In moving to Australia, we were thrilled to find Melburnians, and in turn, Peninsula folk, feel just as passionately about their food. The marrying of these two homes was the concept for Red Gum. Using traditional methods of cooking Southern BBQ at low heat over many hours, Pit Master Martin uses native woods to flavour the meat. Martin’s passion for food, creating an authentic & high quality product has translated into amazing BBQ. Come and enjoy the smoke with us!
A couple of the waitresses, particularly the one isn’t he long skirt that greeted us, was quite uninterested in her job. She as short and stand-off ish.
Other than that the service was fast friendly, and the food was fantastic!
Our 3rd visit to Red gum BBQ and is by far our favourite restaurant. Highly recommend!!
Our party of 4 had a great time at Red Gum. On a wet, windy and rainy night it was great to eat some hot, filling food at the benches in the barn. Great portions sizes- esp the pulled pork and rib dish- and tonnes of fun. We'll be back.
Great food. Loved the share style of food. I would recommend choosing 1 main and 1 side per person.
Great food, will be back!
Wish they had burnt ends.
Absolutely delicious and great for our kids who are under 2
Great service and wonderful food.
We ordered the Free Range Pulled pork (a little sweet, but yum), Grass fed Beef Brisket (quite good, very very easy to eat), Southern Fried Chicken (Yum) with Bean Chili, Brisket Chilli Cheese Fries and coleslaw.
Everything was really yummy. Highly recommended.
Had a fantastic time! The food was incredibly delicious and atmosphere was great.
Good food and friendly service. Loved the wood smell from the smokers.
Beautiful food as always. The Brisket and fried chicken was so juicy and tender. Will be back again.
Definitely worth going if you’re into bbq meats or actually just meat In general
Overall what I expected. The food and restaurant was clean and well lit.
What a surprise gem behind a service station! A real find. Delicious BBQ, good service and great atmosphere. Love the sharing plates.
Loved it! The food was amazing and ambience was great
Outstanding food, friendly service, great venue. Best BBQ place in Victoria so far I have been to.
It is overpriced. The brisket was dry.
Chips were not that good, looked a bit sad.
Food was not available for an hour had to re-order our meal. Tables were sticky
Good 😌 will surely come again next time.
Food and ambience is perfect.
Our favourite place to eat American BBQ, we keep coming back for more! Food is delicious and service is wonderful.
Great food, friendly service, music at good volume, great atmosphere.
Always an amazing eating experience at Red Gun BBQ !!!
Great service, amazing food, great atmosphere !!! I love bringing new people to experience this place.
Everything about this place is great you won't go home hungry ,my husband and I shared the platter and as always it was fantastic
Great food. Wonderful experience. Definitely a must visit location when in Red Hill.
Loud country music with heavy guitar rifts, disinterested waitstaff and reheated meats. Food was good, but no BBQ's alight on Easter Sunday in a tin shed on the side of the road didn't create much ambience.
Disappointed, food was stodgy and nothing speecial. Fried chicken seemed like it had been cooked a while ago. The restaurant reminded me of how the term restaurant is very loosely applied to any eatery in the US, when in reality it is a fast food outlet with table service.
I booked a table because my son inlaw really wanted to go there , we all agreed it was the worst place we had ever been.
Amazing bbq, best I have had in Australia and in the USA. Feed me platter is great value and the service and ambience was impeccable. A little bit hard to find but would definitely go there again.
Always amazing! Food is outstanding and service great.
I was already impressed from the moment we pulled in to the carpark. The venue has a gorgeous ambience, it's very warm and welcoming from the offset. The decor is absolutely perfect, nothing overstated just lovely rustic touches. The staff were quick to welcome us and we were seated and served quickly (but not rushed) and with genuine friendliness. Everyone seemed genuinely proud to work here. And finally the food, flawless. The meat was tender, full of flavour and cooked to absolute perfection. I've travelled the U.S extensively and had my fair share of American style BBQ and Redgum is true to the style and one of the better ones I've ever experienced. We had an absolutely lovely time, we will definitely be back and recommending to anyone who crosses our paths.
First visit to RedGum BBQ, I was introduced by friends. It was an incredible night out, staff were inviting and food was astounding. Will certainly be back again.
Awesome service, food was great, the environment is beautiful. Overall great experience, will return soon!
Food was nice, until we found a hair in it (gross, yucky).
Amazing food, great atmosphere and the service was fantastic! Second time we’ve been and it didn’t disappoint!
Amazing meal, great food and fantastic drinks menu. Had a terrific waitress who was super friendly with our 8 month old. Really good, high quality venue.
Dog friendly outside area, great service, amazing food.
Great for the family, will definitely go back again
Great BBQ! Best we’ve had outside of the US!!
Food and drinks was exactly what i expected. Service made the whole experience
Just awesome, amazing food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere
Have been here twice now, absolutely love the food. Left feeling satisfied and even got a take away container to take home what we could not finish.
Could not fault this restaurant. Brisket was cooked to perfection.
Red Gum BBQ offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5989 3156.
Red Gum BBQ is rated 4.4 stars by 1055 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.