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Fancy Hank's

L 1 79 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9348 9998
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (78 reviews)
“coleslaw” (29 reviews)
“smoked meat” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Barbecue, American, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
L 1 79 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Melbourne Food & Wine festival event yesterday at Fancy Hank’s was exceptional. The food delicious topped off with a delicious beer & margarita! Great value, service & quality. Well done all.

Thank Matthew L
Tracey S, Guest Relations Manager at Fancy Hank's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Matthew, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed our Melbourne Food & Wine festival event as much as we did! We look forward to having you in again soon Cheers Tracey

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We were recommended Fancy Hanks by a friend, husband and son were very excited for a meat feast. We ordered the beef ribs & chicken wings along with fries & coleslaw. The waitress, who was lovely, said that should be enough as we were interested...More

1  Thank Jazz72
Tracey S, Guest Relations Manager at Fancy Hank's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jazz72, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I have passed your comments on to the chef and our resturant manager and will we will be looking to imporove in these areas. We hope to have you back again soon. Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by friends & did not disappoint. Although we could not get a table only seats at the bar staff were welcoming & knowledgable with the menu- shared plates. Delicious & tasty food- small menu but they do it so well. Loved...More

Thank Fiona J
Tracey S, Guest Relations Manager at Fancy Hank's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Fiona, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you love our place as much as we do! We look forward to having you back in soon. Thanks Tracey

Reviewed 4 March 2018

I wanted to try their ribs but when I saw it would cost me about $90 for not much I turned around and walked out again. Good heavens!

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Nice food and nice location, apparently used to be an old ballroom so it’s a pretty cool looking place with ornate ceilings and industrial style windows. Went with the smoked meat and it was falling off the fork, sensationally cooked and tasty as! The other...More

Thank Bryon K
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The only way you can eat in this place is by mistake! Staff nice but food isn't the best! Ribs sold out at 8:30 pmMore

Thank Francesco C
FHRF, other at Fancy Hank's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Francesco C, Thank you for you feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience. The ribs are a popular item on the menu and we only have a limited amount each day. We are sorry you missed out this time but would love...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best barbecue places I’ve ever eaten that would definitely have a meal there again I was in town smoke pork ribs were some of the best I’ve ever eaten and yes I have it

Thank robviafore
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I think the name Fancy Hanks gives you a false impression. This place is anything but fancy, but the BBQ meat was delicious especially the Brisket. We ordered Brisket, pulled pork, chicken and links (sausages) with mac and cheese, coleslaw and corn bread and shared...More

Thank Johann D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I was here for a birthday celebration- large party of people. We ordered for the table and shared. The food was very meat orientated- very delicious. The BBQ lamb ribs were delicious, the coleslaw amazing....bit generally very pleasing meal for the whole table. Very happy!

Thank Dee06182844
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I was so disappointed today to call and ask about disability access, as I was hoping to take my blind mother for dinner. I was told that there were no disability facilities available, I asked how people in wheelchairs got in to the restaurant. I...More

Thank Bekk T
FHRF, Community Manager at Fancy Hank's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Bekk T, We are sorry if there was any miscommunication on this matter. It is true that due to the age of the building and heritage overlay it is not required by law to have wheelchair access. We have explored installing a lift in...More

Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2017|
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Response from DaraghKan | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can bring your pram along, but please note that we have stairs up to the restaurant and limited storage room for prams. We normally suggest bringing a capsule and we can also provide highchairs if needed.
14 April 2017|
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Response from ElDee1986 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not - narrow stairs to get up and generally tightly packed eating areas.
Carlene B
31 December 2014|
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Response from tasman254 | Reviewed this property |
No, clearly not. Up a long flight of stairs, uneven floor levels, men's toilet two flights up. No lift.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 79 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9348 9998
  • E-mail
Fancy Hank's BBQ Joint serves traditional American-style slow cooked BBQ. Starring beef & pork ribs, brisket, pulled pork & 'beer can' chooks all cooked using traditional pit smokers for up to 16 hours. We're talking traditional wood-fired southern style BBQ. No gas. No electricity. It's all wood baby baby. And for those carnivores looking for some liquid to wash down their meat, Fancy Hank's is kitted out with a curated selection of craft beers, cocktails, wines, spirits and homemade soft drinks.
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