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Bluestone American BBQ, Coburg, AU-VIC

Bluestone American BBQ

4.7
4.7
673 Reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Bluestone American BBQ features a Latin American 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 Pit-Braised Pulled Lamb with salsa criolla and arepas.

His talent for bringing together the best of North and South American food traditions has been a drawcard for diners across Melbourne since the restaurant opened seven years ago. He credits the success of Bluestone to his Uruguayan culture and heritage, which is all about “food, family and fire…BBQ is a feature of all my best memories. There’s no better way to celebrate milestones, or to just kick back and have fun with the people you love. Bluestone has always been about creating that experience for other people.”



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, American, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–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
    Catering menu is available at https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/catering<br />Please contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    Packages for large bookings can be found here https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/drinks-packagesPlease 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Experiences

  • Bottomless Weekends

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    BOTTOMLESS WEEKENDS $59pp set menu and 2 hour drinks package SET MENU Smoked chicken chop, pork and cheddar sausage, Cuban style pulled pork, chicken wings, French fries, fire roasted red peppers, creole slaw, house pickles. FREE FLOWING DRINKS MENU Wine: Prosecco, house red, house white. Beer: Furphy. Cocktails: The Caribbean, Cherry Bomb, Paloma, Apple Pie. Soft Drinks: Coca Cola, Sprite, Solo, Coke No Sugar. * This offer exclusively includes the drinks listed on the Bottomless Lunch menu, other drinks can be purchased at full price. Offer is available every Saturday 12-3pm and Sunday 12-9pm, for a 2 hour sitting, for a minimum of two people. Bookings can be after 7pm on Sunday, however the bar closes at 9pm.
    Bottomless Weekends Photo
  • Tuesday Special

    A$20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Smoked chicken chops, Cuban pork, Pork and cheddar sausage, Tangy creole slaw, Fire roasted red peppers, Stone ground grits, $20 per person.
    Tuesday Special Photo
  • $25 2-Course Express Lunch

    A$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    MAIN Crispy fried chicken, BBQ chicken chops, BBQ Blue cheese wings, Frire Roasted red peppers, Cheesy grits, Slaw, Sauces. Choose a dessert from our range Banoffee Pie, Pecan Pie, Missssippi Mud Cake, New York Cheesecake, Lemon Curd Pie.
    $25 2-Course Express Lunch Photo

Offers

  • Mid-Week, All Night, Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $10 cocktails | $1 smoked chicken wings Wednesdays & Thursdays | 5pm to 9pm $10 COCKTAIL MENU Ginger Paloma, The Caribbean, Apple Pie, Cherry Bomb. $1 SMOKED CHICKEN WING MENU Garlic Parmesan, BBQ Blue Cheese, Maple Habanero.

    Mid-Week, All Night, Happy Hour Photo

What 673 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inner City North

    Good for groups

  • Inner City North

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Inner City North

    Lively

673 Reviews
  1. Alice

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious dinner. We opted to do one of the Feast options and got to experience a highlight of dishes. The meat was perfectly cooked, smoked and seasoned. Hard to pick a favourite as they were all delicious! Really good value for money. We booked ahead and came in on a Saturday night and it was busy! They looked to be fully booked so I'd recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment. The menu also advertised some mid week specials that they run so we will definitely be back!

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  2. AndreaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First visit and we were hooked. Great service. Great prices. Great food. We’ll definitely be back. Only negative is that’s is a loud place and the tables are close together, so it’s hard to hear.

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  3. DebbieS

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again loved coming here for dinner. Street corn salad is Yummm I wanted more, brisket melts in your mouth. Always friendly staff, this place is a Winner.

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  4. JodieB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, you can smell it walking down the street! Fabulous location, wait staff were excellent and considerate, even though it was busy, they were on top of us for drinks and food. We had Feast 2, which we highly recommend. Do note, there is SO much food, you could get 2 serves among 3 or 4 people! It really is fantastic, and we will definitely be back with more people!

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  5. Cookie13

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was 10/10. Food was average. All meat dishes were cold. Wouldn’t go back again

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  6. KierenR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only thing I'd change is those really long tables for two up the back, slightly takes away from the convo when you have to raise your voice a little.

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  7. Np11

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience with Fest 2 and the customer service was impeccable thanks guys.

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  8. ChrisM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and the service provided Daniel was terrific. We will be back

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  9. matthewh

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was perfect, second time i have been there. will come again

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  10. Jayden

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent The food was very good the best chicken chops I’ve ever had

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  11. JohnP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, super fast service and great ambience

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  12. AnneW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best BBQ meals, good, service & ambiance were great. Would highly recommend it.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The young folk who looked after us two old girls were really lovely, we got the cheap tuesday $20 per person deal and got some sides. We took a few selfies (not well) and one of them took a really nice photo for us. They also opened the smoker for a little short video to show the family as we were very impressed with their setup. I had an apple crumble cocktail that was scrumptious and beautifully presented. The food!! Ohh my that meat was to die for and that cheesy mac was soo more-ish I will definitely come back. Thanks to the team! You really made us feel special and we had a great night!

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  14. RoshaA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service great vibes and the food was incredible ! I’m showing my age here but it was nice being able to talk to my family and have a great meal without being deafened by loud music ! Totally recommend
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on January 24, 2024
    Thanks Rosha, we really appreciate the feedback, and are so happy that you and your family had such a great time. We look forward to having you back.

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  15. KarenM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service. Tasty cocktails nice atmosphere
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on January 24, 2024
    Thanks Karen, hope to see you again soon.

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  16. AdamI

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, great food! Would head back for sure
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on January 24, 2024
    You're very welcome Adam.

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  17. SuzieT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT FOOD GREAT RESTAURANT AS GOOD AS BBQ RESTAURANTS IN TEXAS .
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on January 24, 2024
    Thanks Suzie, that's lovely to hear.

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  18. SarinaF

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and great service - super loud inside though, definitely prefer the outside seating especially when it is busy
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on January 24, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback Sarina, hope to see you again.

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  19. JoeL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience was great. Food and service was exceptional. Felt a little cramp and warm at the back was only reason why not rated five stars.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks for the Feedback Joe.

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  20. EmmaJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, delicious smells as soon as you walk in the door!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks so much Emma.

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  21. IanP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and exceptional staff, they were friendly polite and efficient.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks Ian, hope to see you again soon.

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  22. Aliciav

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was really nice, the service was quick and friendly. The cocktails were awesome! Food was a bit average; the chicken wings were amazing! The chili fries were too sweet, but that could be a personal taste thing. Seemed like the corn bread was microwaved and not fresh.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks so much for the feedback Alicia.

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  23. VicG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Love the Cuban pork and the pecan pie is amazing.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks for the review Vic.

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  24. RussellW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were both excellent, everything had a lot of flavour and they were generous with their servings. Would heartily recommend and would go back again. The wings and cuban pork are well worth the trip
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks Russell.

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  25. SuzanneB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food and wonderful service .. cocktails were good too .. the only downfall was that the chicken wings chicken chops and pulled pork was lukewarm. Chorizo sausages well and truly could've been cooked a lot more, they were almost boiled definitely not barbequed and crispy as you would expect. Overall was great value for money and we will return, but will make a point of making sure the food is warm.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks for the feedback Suzanne.

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  26. Krissi

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding right from the moment we walked in and right until the very end. Food was delicious as always and was great value. The meats melt in your mouth and have the right amount of flavour. Cocktails were reasonably priced and made perfectly and dessert were delicious.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    So happy that you enjoyed everything Krissi, thanks for the review.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing and food incredible. Would highly recommend.

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  28. peterm

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    great meal yet again. had the number 3 platter and a few burgers. only issue was the fried chicken was too salty. otherwise beautiful

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  29. RossB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Tuesday special was incredible value for money, and every part of it was delicious!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks Ross

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  30. RachaelH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the bottomless. Food was beautiful. Drinks were awesome. Service was great. Can’t fault it at all 10/10 We left very full and a bit tipsy.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on December 19, 2023
    Thanks so much Rachel.

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  31. IsabellaJ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and delicious food. Love the deal of $1 wings and $10 cocktails!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on November 14, 2023
    Thanks Isabella

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  32. KylieB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meat was good, but sides were not as expected for traditional American bbq, especially the Mac n cheese.

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  33. DebbieS

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been a few times & love the restaurant. Southern fried chicken my favourite is usually great, sadly the piece I had was thin & overcooked dry. 99.9% it's thick & juicy. Will be back soon again 🙂
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on November 14, 2023
    Thanks for letting us know Debbie, will be sure to pass this on to the team.

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  34. Gingobibble

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Every dish I've had is fantastic. And do try the apple pie cocktail/mocktail. They should bottle it and sell it. Magnificent!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on November 14, 2023
    Thanks so much, always a pleasure.

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  35. peterm

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    give it a go you will not regret it. best smoke house iwe have been to for years.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on November 14, 2023
    Thanks for the endorsement Peter, hope to see you again soon.

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  36. ChrisB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty good overall. The happy wings impressed, especially the BBQ blue cheese. The habenero ones were surprisingly mild. I had the platter for 1 which was solid and made chosing easier. Everything was tasty, the pork was a bit dry but the sausage was delicious.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on November 14, 2023
    Thanks for the review Chris, will be sure to pass your feedback on to the kitchen.

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  37. Milzee

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was beautiful and services was great. Booking was easy.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on October 31, 2023
    Thanks so much, hope to see you again soon.

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  38. BellaBru

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went early Sunday evening so it was quiet, because of this, the service was excellent, the food was fantastic and the cocktails were generous and we will absolutely come back.
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on October 31, 2023
    Thanks so much for the great review Bella

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  39. ELO93

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, fall off the bone meat. We had feast 3, served for 4 people and it was soo filling! Great flavours and variety! Also had vegetarian option which was great to see! Will be back!!!
    Bluestone American BBQResponded on October 31, 2023
    Thanks so much for the amazing review, can't wait to see you again soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bluestone American BBQ was a surprise find. The flavors here are fantastic with a perfect balance of smokiness and tenderness in their meats. Their unassuming location on Sydney road make it a great spot for casual catch ups with friends or dinner with family.

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FAQs

Bluestone American BBQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0410 842 088.

Bluestone American BBQ is rated 4.7 stars by 673 OpenTable diners.

Bluestone American BBQ does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bluestone American BBQ

470 Sydney Rd, Coburg, AU-VIC 3058

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bell St
  • Neighborhood
    Coburg
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–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
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0410 842 088
  • Catering
    Catering menu is available at https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/catering<br />Please contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    Packages for large bookings can be found here https://www.bluestoneamericanbbq.com/drinks-packagesPlease contact the restaurant directly to discuss your specific requirements.
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