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Bluestone American BBQ, Coburg, AU-VIC

Bluestone American BBQ

4.6
4.6
499 Reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Bluestone American BBQ prides itself on providing the best value possible, and incomparably tasty dishes that feature a unique spin on authentic low and slow traditions from the US BBQ belt. Chef Alvaro Malel draws inspiration from his Uruguayan heritage, and his passion for cuisines from both American continents to reimagine smoked classics like Yearling Beef Short rib with chimichurri, and the Cuban style pulled pork with lime mojo.

Seating is available both indoors, and outdoors kerbside on Sydney Rd.

Standard sitting times are 1 hour and 30 minutes each, for longer sittings please call 0410842088 and we will be more than happy to arrange this for you.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0410 842 088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alvaro Malel

  • Catering

    For catering, please contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.

  • Neighborhood

    Coburg

  • Cross street

    Bell St

  • Parking details

    There is a large public car park to the rear of the restaurant, accessible via Russell St

  • Public transit

    Trams, Buses, Trains

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 499 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have a great meal and drinks here on a busy Friday night. Service was very good and staff helpful and friendly. Especially enjoyed the Southern fried chicken and sides of pumpkin salad and red pepper salad.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Meat came out cold. I complained and no explanation from the waitress. A friend told me they had the same experience.
  3. D

    Dean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Portions of the feasts were quite big, but quality to price ratio was definitely on the low side. All the beef dishes were way too dry, pickles were really average too.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 28, 2022Thanks so much for the feedback Dean, will certainly pass this on to the kitchen. I'm so sorry that the meal didn't live up to expectations.

  4. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The smell and the warmth coming from the ovens was so welcoming as we walked in. The lighting made for a relaxing feel. Food came out very quickly and the taste was amazing.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 28, 2022Thanks so much for the amazing review Matt, hope to see you again soon.

  5. YD

    YummyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for dinner on a Thursday night, so the restaurant was quiet. We went for one of the platters. The food was delious but make sure your extra hungry to be able to get through it.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 28, 2022So happy that you enjoyed everything, thanks for the review!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, fantastic and accommodating staff.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks so much, hope to see you again soon.

  7. FW

    FrankW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Cocktails were nice. Got Feast 2 the sausage was yummy and pull pork was cooked well but the brisket was bit chewy not smokey. Chicken was ok but not a fan for their lamb got a smelly taste. Dessert pecan pie was a good ending.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks for taking the time to review Frank, we appreciate the feedback and will certainly pass this on to the kitchen. I'm sorry the experience was not what you expected.

  8. J

    Jess

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fathers day set menu and everything was perfect.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks so much Jess, so happy that you enjoyed your Father's Day at Bluestone

  9. TD

    TrishD

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All very nice only drawback is the cost. A little too expensive

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks for the review Trish. So happy that you enjoyed everything. The price is reflective of the fact that we source ethically, local, grass-fed beef and lamb from Victoria, and paddock raised pork from Tasmania.

  10. CS

    ClareS

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Feast 3 which provided fantastic variety and plenty of delicious food to share. Pork belly, ribs, smoky sausage and brisket were favourites. We will be back.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks so much for the review Clare, so happy that you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon.

  11. MF

    MattF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food overall, we had the feast nr2 and it was plenty for 2 people. Everything was delicious, service very attentive

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 16, 2022So happy that you enjoyed everything Matt, hope to see you again soon.

  12. J

    Justin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A high-quality place with a wide variety of BBQ to choose from. If you love BBQ you will definitely love this place!

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 16, 2022Thanks so much Justin!

  13. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok but nothing to rave about but the cocktails were really nice.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 1, 2022Thanks for the feedback Jess, appreciated.

  14. DA

    DionA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, I try to get there at least once a month

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 1, 2022Thanks so much for the review Dion, look forward to seeing you again soon.

  15. BB

    BrisketBill

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easily the best brisket this side the Mason-Dixon line.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 1, 2022Thanks so much! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

  16. TR

    TRaja

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really excellent range of American barbecue of all different American styles, including wide range of meats, vegetables and desserts. Excellent flexibility in service too

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on September 1, 2022Thanks so much, so happy that you enjoyed the experience.

  17. MS

    MarioS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, there is a reason why the double smoked brisket is their most popular dish. You could cut it with a butter knife! Service staff were great too.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 18, 2022So happy you enjoyed everything Mario, thanks for the review.

  18. PW

    PaulineW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, friendly and helped with our decision making. Great menu, lots of options. Cosy and warm restaurant.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 18, 2022So happy that you enjoyed everything Pauline.

  19. AK

    AKLC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great fast service, attentive friendly staff. Great tasting food

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 18, 2022Thanks so much, hope to see you again soon.

  20. F

    Fredrick

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best barbecue restaurants in Melbourne. Very reasonably priced options. I was expecting the meat dishes to be great but was pleasantly surprised by the sides. Will definitely be back for more.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 18, 2022Thanks so much, look forward to seeing you again.

  21. D

    miffyD

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My partner is from the US and just loved this place. We've been trying to find a place this tasty and authentic for a while.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks so much, really appreciate the review, hope to see you again soon.

  22. MA

    MariaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was amazing except for the brisket, wasn't bad but I had better. Sides portion can be bigger too but all tasted great.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks so much for the feedback Maria, will definitely pass it on to the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon.

  23. V

    Vanessaaaa

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pork ribs in whole Melbourne, the peachy bbq sauce is to die for.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks so much Vanessa, so happy that you enjoyed the ribs.

  24. MZ

    MichaelZ

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday night out with my boys, heap’s of meat and selection of beers and whiskey.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022So happy that you guys had a great night, thanks for the review.

  25. AB

    AlejandraB

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place. If you are looking for authentic American BBQ, stop scrolling, you have found it. Not only is the flavour spot on, but the size if the serve is exactly what you would expect from an American BBQ. On top of this, the owner of the place will look after you and hear whatever comments you have about the food, closely. But believe me, they will only be a good comments. This place make me feel at home again, definitely 100% recommended

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks so much for taking the time to review, so very happy that you enjoyed your experience so thoroughly. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

  26. A

    Alisa

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent hospitality by the staffs especially Emma she was so attentive, all the food she recommended us was amazing feel so close to heart revisiting this American BBQ

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks so much Elisa, I will certainly let Emma know. Hope to see you again soon.

  27. D

    David

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Massive portions, fabulous smoky meat and delicious cocktails

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks David.

  28. TS

    TysonS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I didn't know what to expect, as it was my first time eating here. But this exceeded all of my expectations. Close to the train station, accessible by wheelchair, food was excellent, and decent value for what I got. I'll definitely be back

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022So happy that you enjoyed the experience Tyson, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  29. ML

    MarcelL

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, everything was just amazing

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks so much.

  30. T

    Taylor

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful American bbq, service and food was fantastic

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on August 12, 2022Thanks so much Taylor.

  31. AK

    AlexandraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and really attentive customer service our waitress did an excellent job.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much, hope to see you again soon.

  32. MG

    MaikeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Usually don’t write reviews but I really loved dinning at bluestone. Ever items we ordered was just so yummy 🤤 food came out so fast and the service was great.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thank you so much, so happy that you enjoyed everything.

  33. JB

    JonasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic American BBQ, best brisket I’ve had since a long time and pork ribs were amazing too.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks Jonas, we're so pleased that you enjoyed everything.

  34. F

    Fionn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really busy restaurant. Celebrated 40th birthday on Saturday night even though it was busy like hell got looked after really well and the food came out quick and delicious.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much for the review, look forward to seeing you again soon.

  35. A

    Ahmed

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halal meats available. Came with my family and enjoyed the food

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks Ahmed, hope to see you again.

  36. T

    Tobias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, really good people it was just amazing!

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much Tobias, it was an absolute pleasure!

  37. CH

    ClaudiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious selection on high quality meat, perfectly smoked and tasteful.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much Claudia.

  38. T

    Timo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bbq I’ve had in a long time. Pork ribs were booming

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022So happy that you enjoyed everything, we look forward to your next visit.

  39. EM

    ElenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, friendly and attentive service
  40. BB

    BrisketBill

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Amazing food, the best brisket ever! Atmosphere can be a little rushed/hectic, they could benefit with a bigger venue and would surely still pack it.

    Bluestone American BBQResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks for taking the time to review, a larger venue is definitely on the wishlist!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bluestone American BBQ does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Bluestone American BBQ also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0410 842 088.

Bluestone American BBQ is rated 4.6 stars by 499 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Bluestone American BBQ

470 Sydney Rd, Coburg, AU-VIC 3058

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bell St

  • Neighborhood

    Coburg

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Meat

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a large public car park to the rear of the restaurant, accessible via Russell St

  • Public transit

    Trams, Buses, Trains

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alvaro Malel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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