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The Black Dog Cafe

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381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 7 4124 3177
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table as it turned out no need to. Hardly anyone there which in hindsight was understandable. The cheesy garlic bread was quite nice. Entree of mini spring rolls was straight out of the packet from the freezer. My partners Barrumndi was ok on a bed of potato scallops was ok except as the meal progresses the scallops turn... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 3 Course meal consisting of Garlic Bread, mini spring rolls Seafood Platter and Plum Pudding and custard, with complimentary drink, everything was cooked to perfection, hot and very fresh, the staff were all very young but very friendly and polite, the owner was also very pleasant and greeted us on arrival. The café was extremely busy... More 

Thank veronica s
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only stopped by for a couple of cups of coffee, but staff were pleasant and the coffee was welcome and quite good. Next time we are near by, we might stop by for something to eat too.

Thank Ben G
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the Black Dog for dinner shared our entrees which were big enough for two people. Had yummy steak cooked rare as requested wedges were very good. Kids had chicken Parma and carbonara which were demolished in short time. Food was good service was quick and courteous, my only comment is the menu is very long this place could... More 

Thank Amanda D
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner here in New Year's Eve. Wasn't really expecting much, place doesn't look like anything special but the food was super delicious! I had vege noodles, it was really good and the portion was huge. Prices also very affordable. They close early though, people were a bit rushed to finish their meals.

Thank Riina L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

have gone a few times, great value for money on all meals. I love the breakfast. Last time I had the salt and pepper calamari, vey tasty. My partner had the seafood platter which was amazing. All their meals are very well priced

Thank servicefood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous dinner with an even better view! Kids homemade chicken burger is enormous and delicious. Can't go past their steal focaccia yum

Thank Louise S
Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Service is great but we just wanted a coffee not a meal this time but menu is reasonable priced and a great choice

Thank bands5
Batley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Second visit and food excellent, very good choice on menu. Staff very friendly and Good service, will be returning before we leave HB.

Thank Garrye68
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Been here 2 mornings on the row for breakfast!!! It is excellent and the staff are great!!!! Best place so far and will be back many times before we go home!!!!! Thanks guys !!!!!

Thank Stexx73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$43
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4124 3177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?