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San Antone by Bludso's Bbq

££ - £££American, , Barbecue
Clarendon Street | Crown Casino Complex, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9292 8888
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (104 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (46 reviews)
“loaded fries” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Clarendon Street | Crown Casino Complex, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even though it was busy we didn’t have to wait long for a table. The staff were friendly and the food was really tasty and cooked to order. The shared meat platter was huge and sadly we couldn’t finish it all between the three of...More

Thank NickyC130
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had dinner here, a Wednesday night, 4 people. service was slow and disinterested, offering no personal touch or engagement, although we got what we ordered with no mistakes, which isn't as common as you'd hope. We ordered a meat platter for 2, brisket quesadilla,...More

Thank Ngatiawa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met by friendly staff who guided us to a wonderful lunch suggesting different options that helped us save a couple of dollars. Had a share meat platter, great selections of sauces. Excellent meals. Don’t expect to come out clean, especially if you choose the all...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Father's Day lunch here. There were 5 of us and we ordered the "Bludso's Tray" which consists of all the meats and sides. It states it feeds approx 6 people. We ended up taking 4 containers of food home. The meats are tasty,...More

Thank brskc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got one of the platters of different meats and food quantity was huge. It says 2-3 people but we were are 3 big eaters and we were stuffed. Great brisket (definitely come back for that!) but I've had better ribs (a bit dry). The...More

Thank Adib A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes this place requires a line up to get in, but it is so worth it. First of all, we had a large gathering of us on a busy Saturday and the staff were super efficient in getting us a large table. The service is...More

Thank benvict0ria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early dinner with the Mrs and was great. 3 meat platter with Ribs, pulled pork and beef sausage between us with a sides of corn bread and green beans and a plate of Texas loaded fries (fries loaded with Mac and cheese...More

Thank Antòn V
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We were really impressed by the quality of the food. We had 2 x build your own combo meals and 2 x kids meals. The ribs were amazing, juicy and unforgettable. The mac and cheese and brisket were also excellent. The restaurant is beautiful and...More

Thank Lester M
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Attended this Restuarant for the first time this evening with work colleges. Was surprised with the line up outside waiting to get in (Saturday evening). Waited approx 30 mins and was offered either to sit at a table or the bar. We opted for the...More

1  Thank Angela33ajc
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is our favourite restaurant in Melbourne for American BBQ. Best service and the neat is smoked just perfect!

Thank Marc Z
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22 April 2017|
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Response from clair24_11 | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure what on the menu is gluten free sorry
Chloe B
Hi my name is Chloe Buhler and I am currently studying food and hospitality as a year 12 subject. I was wondering if you'd be able to answer a few questions to assist in my investigation on how American cuisine is impacting Australian restaurants. Feel free to skip any questions. 1. Would you consider your restaurant to be American style? (In terms of food, appearance, theme) 2. Do you believe your restaurant menu is influenced by American cuisine? (In terms of food items, flavours, presentations, ingredients, portion size) 3. If so, is there a particular part of America that has influenced you restaurant? 4. Would you consider it a positive or negative thing that some restaurant menus are influenced by American cuisine? 5. Do your customers leave mostly positive or negative reviews about your food? 6. What would you say customers appreciate the most about American style food? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 7. Would you/do you prefer American style food over other cultures? If so, why? 8. What type of foods that Australian restaurants sell, would you consider American style? 9. What about those items makes them American style? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 10. Do you believe the American theme will spread and grow throughout Australian restaurants? 11. If so, why? Thank you for taking the time to help me and I hope you have a great day!
22 July 2016|
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Response from mdje2010 | Reviewed this property |
1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Texas 4. Positive 5. Positive 6. Smokey, long slow cooking 7. No 8. Ribs, burgers 9. Large sizes, messy 10. Yes 12. Sometimes u need to Minch on smokey ribs 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clarendon Street | Crown Casino Complex, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9292 8888
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