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“Pop in, give it a try - good quality.”

Dixons Creek Cafe Bar & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$30
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Australian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dixons Creek Cafe Bar & Grill is located just 46klm from Melbourne in a small township just north of Yarra Glen on the Melba HighwayWe're open seven days a week at midday for lunch and dinner with breakfast available every weekend between 8 and 11:30am. Our comprehensive local wine list has been selected to complement our steaks, seafood, pizza, pastas and salads; choose a Yarra Valley wine you haven't tried before, or sample our local beers and ciders on tap. We're a watering hole for thirsty bike riders, truck drivers, families on holiday, locals and commuters. Whatever you're after - whether you're just grabbing a quick coffee, taking the family out for dinner, or looking for a place to hold a birthday party - you'll be glad you stopped by at Dixons Creek Cafe.
Melbourne, Australia
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258 reviews
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“Pop in, give it a try - good quality.”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

Having driven past this café on several occasions I figured it was time to take a chance on it.
From the outside it's deceptively nondescript and easy to miss, but this is a pleasant place to pop in for a meal in Dixons Creek, even if you're in Yarra Glen or Toolangi.
I noticed the place was very clean, which was naturally a good sign. Service was pleasant, and the atmosphere inside was nice, with a little fireplace in one corner of the dining area. The general ambience wasn't very cosy or "country" but effort has definitely gone into the place. I liked the outdoor dining area out the front, though it was quiet & the heaters weren't on when we arrived so we sat inside.
Pricing was a bit mixed, soup was $9 for a small serve but I guess it's probably home made. The chicken parmigiana was around the $20 mark, so good value and definitely good quality. It couldve done with a few more chips to fill up the plate, I wasn't completely full once I'd finished my serve.
Beef lasagne was around $19 but the serving size wasn't much bigger than what you'd get for $6.50 at a take away shop.Again, good quality but guests shouldn't leave hungry.
Their signature burger was indeed also big, and the steak was cooked just right, but $29 is pretty steep!
All in all, if you're not a huge eater then it's certainly worth popping in to for a good quality, tasty meal. I'll probably come back, and most likely to try the Parma and Pot deal which looks like great value, I think it's on Thursday nights from memory.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kristina1925, Owner at Dixons Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our venue, you are correct about the food pricing as it is relative to the serving size, ingredients and time to make something. We appreciate your comments and hopefully will see you again soon. Kristina
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Melbourne
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

We thought we would try here after reading great reviews on trip advisor. I'm so glad we did! There was a large group inside so we decided to sit out on the covered deck. Even though it was cold and windy, it's was lovely and cosy with the drop down screens and they moved a heater right over to our table. Service was great with the chef himself coming to take our order. Food came nice and quick and was great honest pub style food. I had the Parma which came on a huge long plate so the chips didn't have to go underneath, huge plus for me! hubby had a beef burger which he said was great. Good choice of local beer, wine and cider on the drinks menus too.

Will definitely be back!

Visited July 2013
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Kristina1925, Owner at Dixons Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review, it's always great when our guests notice little things like not having your parma or steak on top of the chips, we always serve them separate on the plate to keep the chips crunchy. Hope to see you again soon, Kristina.
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great service and really good food”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stopped by last miunute on a cold winters Friday night, they were apologetic that they were fully booked inside, we sat outside (fully covered) and she set up 2 heaters around us and it was even better then inside.
The food was lovely.
I will definitely be back the next time I'm in the area

Visited July 2013
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Kristina1925, Owner at Dixons Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others, we do try to make every one comfortable and appreciate your positive comments about our service and food. Hope to see you again when your next in the Yarra Valley. Kristina.
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49 restaurant reviews
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“Great spot”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Sunday brunch was excellent and loved that you could pay separately. Have had dinner here previously and it continues to provide great service - and always with a smile. Well done guys

  • Visited July 2013
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Kristina1925, Owner at Dixons Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thanks for sharing your experience with others, we are very pleased you enjoyed your visits and hope to see you again when next in the Yarra Valley. Kristina
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Our favourite 'go to' for comfort food”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

This Cafe has been through a few hands over the years, but it has really hit the spot this time with Kristina and Mark analysing exactly what is needed ~ for locals and for tourists. It's high on our recommendations for our guests who stay in our B&B (The Burrow at Wombat Bend) and it's the perfect solution to that night of the week when you really don't want to cook ! (I feel a bit sorry for K and M, they don't get that luxury). An absolute asset for our patch of the Yarra Valley, and for travellers heading to the snow or Eildon, or just to finish a day in the Valley, you could not want for better food,wine, beer or service. Cheers !

  • Visited July 2013
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Kristina1925, Owner at Dixons Creek Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our cafe with others, it is really appreciated. Kristina
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