Red Gum BBQ

4.4
1055 reviews
$41 to $100
Barbecue
“Great meat comes from farmers who care about their animals.
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!

What 1055 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZoeH
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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!

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CourtneyO
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 3rd visit to Red gum BBQ and is by far our favourite restaurant. Highly recommend!!

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GavinS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Loved the share style of food. I would recommend choosing 1 main and 1 side per person.

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DaneshF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, will be back!
Wish they had burnt ends.

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious and great for our kids who are under 2

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xiiitrain
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AmeliaV
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic time! The food was incredibly delicious and atmosphere was great.

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Kaygee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good food and friendly service. Loved the wood smell from the smokers.

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NickD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food as always. The Brisket and fried chicken was so juicy and tender. Will be back again.

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely worth going if you’re into bbq meats or actually just meat In general

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KennethP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall what I expected. The food and restaurant was clean and well lit.

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

What a surprise gem behind a service station! A real find. Delicious BBQ, good service and great atmosphere. Love the sharing plates.

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GJGJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! The food was amazing and ambience was great

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TeeL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding food, friendly service, great venue. Best BBQ place in Victoria so far I have been to.

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WisudaB
Melbourne
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

It is overpriced. The brisket was dry.
Chips were not that good, looked a bit sad.

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BrettR
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was not available for an hour had to re-order our meal. Tables were sticky

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AnieP
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good 😌 will surely come again next time.


Food and ambience is perfect.

Bit pricy..

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PimmySh
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite place to eat American BBQ, we keep coming back for more! Food is delicious and service is wonderful.

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ClementG
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly service, music at good volume, great atmosphere.

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JodyH
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing eating experience at Red Gun BBQ !!!
Great service, amazing food, great atmosphere !!! I love bringing new people to experience this place.

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VioletS
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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TaylerR
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food. Wonderful experience. Definitely a must visit location when in Red Hill.

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SimonG
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

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.

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carolynb
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

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.

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EvieR
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

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LocalMelbourne
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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GayeD
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing! Food is outstanding and service great.

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MelissaF
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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ShenaeH
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service, food was great, the environment is beautiful. Overall great experience, will return soon!

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CherylS
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food was nice, until we found a hair in it (gross, yucky).

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jadeW
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and the service was fantastic! Second time we’ve been and it didn’t disappoint!

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RoAdams
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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KayDee
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dog friendly outside area, great service, amazing food.

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JulianR
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great for the family, will definitely go back again

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vipDamienB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great BBQ! Best we’ve had outside of the US!!

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robert
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and drinks was exactly what i expected. Service made the whole experience
very amiable.

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BrookeK
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just awesome, amazing food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.