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American BBQ restaurant. Wings, burgers & more - Bad Shepherd Brewing Co., Cheltenham, AU-VIC

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.

4.5
4.5
339 Reviews
$40 and under
Contemporary American
We are Bad Shepherd Brewing Co., a boutique microbrewery and restaurant. The brainchild of husband and wife team, Dereck and Diti Hales, our brewpub focuses on creating a unique and inviting venue to enjoy fine craft beer and good old fashioned comfort food.

The beer list makes a feature of Bad Shepherd’s own award winning creations, including the much celebrated Peanut Butter Porter and the uniquely local Victoria Pale Ale. With a focus on supporting Victorian and local small business, our guests can also make the most of guest taps as well as boutique Victorian wines and spirits.

A good tap list alone doesn't make a brewpub, however; it needs a food menu to match. That is: great beer on tap and American style comfort food, including smoked meats from their own smoker like pulled pork, brisket, and plenty of slaw.

You’re sure to find a beer style you’ll love. Let us lead you into temptation.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 8555 3175
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Downward
  • Catering
    Bad Shepherd is all about tempting you with fine craft beer and complementing that with good ol’ fashioned comfort food. With an extensive a la carte menu that includes delicious house smoked meats, a full vegan menu and plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, there's something to suit all tastes.
  • Neighborhood
    Cheltenham
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Catch the Frankston line train to Southland. We're a short 10 minute walk from the train station. We're also 150m from the nearest bus stop on Bay Rd. <br />
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wi-Fi available, Wine

What 339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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339 Reviews
  1. ChrisA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and great ambience. Loved the range of beers on tap and the mulled cider.

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    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I took my daughter there for Fathers Day dinner for the early 6pm sitting. When we ordered we found out they had no ribs either Pork or Lamb and no wings. My daughter is gluten intolerant and only gluten free option was gluten free buns but nothing is gluten free that can go into them.

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  3. TracyE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a mixed experience at Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. The staff were excellent; friendly, helpful and very accommodating. They were clearly understaffed in the kitchen, as plates came to the table sporadically and out of order - for example mains and entrees came together. The food was very tasty though, and none of our group was disappointed by what they had ordered. We would return, hopefully on an evening when they were not experiencing difficulties in the kitchen.

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  4. WayneS

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Afternoon catch-up with friends

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  5. Pamela

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our corn salad was mistakenly brought to another table. Once the mistake was realised which was about 5-10mins later, the waiter took it from another table and put it on ours saying it hadn't been touched. Why not give us a new one given covid and also just general hygiene? Sausage with not good, blue cheese dressing tasted like watered down dressing and was tasteless, service was pretty much non existent aside from putting food down on our table.

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  6. MarkS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch, perfect food and beers! Unfortunately, like everywhere it seemed a bit understaffed but staff were super helpful and friendly!

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  7. JenniferG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely brewery with a great selection of beer and great ambience

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  8. AlisonR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meat is amazing. So tasty and perfectly cooked. The chicken wings were delicious! Pity some of the salads like the corn salad We’re sold out. Regardless the food is magnificent. Highly recommended.

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  9. JamesD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice american style food, Great beer. excellent service and friendly staff. We had our baby with us, high chair was supplied.

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  10. martinc

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food

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FAQs

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 8555 3175.

Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Bad Shepherd Brewing Co.

386 Reserve Road, Cheltenham, AU-VIC 3192

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cheltenham
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Catch the Frankston line train to Southland. We're a short 10 minute walk from the train station. We're also 150m from the nearest bus stop on Bay Rd.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Downward
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wi-Fi available, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 8555 3175
  • Catering
    Bad Shepherd is all about tempting you with fine craft beer and complementing that with good ol’ fashioned comfort food. With an extensive a la carte menu that includes delicious house smoked meats, a full vegan menu and plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, there's something to suit all tastes.
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