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Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant

4.4
4.4
884 Reviews
$41 to $100
Barbecue

At Fancy Hank's we serve American-style, slow-cooked BBQ, using the finest quality free-range meats, cooked using our custom-built, 2-tonne smoker. Brisket, ribs and pulled-pork sit alongside the traditional sides as well as a number of unique dishes. We use traditional Southern cooking techniques and combine these with local produce to put our uniquely Australian spin on this regional American cuisine.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (03) 9453 2882

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Patrick

  • Catering

    Yes we can cater your event. Send us an email and we'll put together a package for you. hank@fancyhanks.com

  • Private party facilities

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Exhibition Street

  • Parking details

    There is a paid parking lot on Little Collins St, a 2 minute walk to our venue. <br />Limited street parking available - ticketed.

  • Public transit

    The 86 and 96 trams that run up Bourke St both stop 1 minute away from our venue. The closest train station is Parliament station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

Experiences

  • Super Premium BBQ Platter - Set Menu

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let us take the hard work out of ordering for you, we require groups of 8+ to select one of our BBQ platters. Minimum 2 people to order. Served with sliced white bread. Start with some snacks Deviled egg, nuts and buffalo wings. Then choose four meats and three sides ** Vegan set menus are available, please make a note of any dietary needs in the notes section of your booking.
  • Pitmaster BBQ Platter - Set Menu

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let us take the hard work out of ordering for you, we require groups of 8+ to select one of our set menus. Minimum 2 people to order. Served with sliced white bread. Deviled egg, and nuts. Then choose two meats and two sides. ** Vegan set menus available, please make a not of any dietary needs in the notes section of your booking.
  • Premium BBQ Platter

    A$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let us take the hard work out of ordering for you, we require groups of 8+ to select one of our BBQ platters. Minimum 2 people to order. Served with sliced white bread. Start with some snacks Deviled egg, nuts and buffalo wings. Then choose three meats and three sides. ** Vegan menu available, please let us know in the notes section of any dietary requirements you may have

Popular dishes

What 884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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Loved For

  • City Centre

    Good for Groups

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  1. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, generous serves. I couldn't eat it all, not from a lack of desire. The venue is impressively renovated, taking advantage of the heritage building it inhabits to full effect. The use of technology for ordering and payment leads to a great fusion of Uber eats convenience in a dine-in environment.
  2. L

    Lily

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Staff were great and attentive. Food was a little slow on the night. Food was great and impressed with the drink menu. Not all the music seemed appropriate. Room is a little noisy when you get an enthusiastic group. But overall had a good experience.
  3. L

    Linz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, plates sizes are generous. They forgot our food so long wait, but our section manager was very apologetic and gave a complimentary drinks. Really enjoyed it.
  4. M

    Murph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We tried the premium platter for two and it was amazing. We were so satisfied. Amazing service and I also have to note that the burnt orange cocktail was so soo good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pure Satisfaction ! Loved it
  6. BH

    BenHH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm an out-of-town visitor and I've visited Fancy Hanks twice now. I haven't tried any other BBQ in Melbourne, but as a lifelong BBQ lover, I can say that this is a proper, high-quality BBQ place. On top of that, the service is top-notch: attentive, friendly, genuinely wanting you to have a great experience. Highly recommend.
  7. JC

    JessC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and delicious food! Cannot fault a thing!
  8. LC

    LisaC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Order took way too long to deliver and the taste was more like water and dirt than a southern fried chicken burger. However, when I was brought the ring drink, the bar staff were exceptional!
  9. B

    Becs

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great vibe!! Definitely worth a visit
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, great food, great drinks and an awesome view.
  11. SU

    ShaneU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, friendly staff. STRONGLY recommend. Fancy Hanks is a carnivores heaven
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Staff super friendly. Meals came out quick.
  13. CN

    CatherineN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 3 people. We enjoyed the lunchtime special on a Sunday afternoon. Not very busy or noisy at the time.
  14. MW

    MarcW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was fast staff very friendly and the meat was amazing
  15. A

    Alex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pulled meats and atmosphere was on point. The shared platter/plates was a lot of food for two. We left very full with left overs.
  16. J

    Jono

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing American bbq. Easy to order, easy selections. Good sizing platters with sides.
  17. SK

    SarahK

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool vibe! Tasty food. Great place for a date or catch up with friends.
  18. LB

    LeslieB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious ribs and excellent Old Fashioned cocktails. Always a winner
  19. N

    Nick

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always pleasure dining here! Everything is great.
  20. EW

    EllieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food and pickle back shots were fun! Food took a while to come out though, with our sides arriving 15 mins before the main meat dishes which was annoying.
  21. H

    stephenH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Waited over an hour for our meat, average chips and the Sides came out 30min before the meat. Ribs were average for slow cooked.
  22. t

    tnym

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Amazing helpful staff, food was great and so much of it . Loved the experience
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the food is fantastic
  24. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    If you love meat this is a great place to dine. I found the meat platter wasn't served very hot and I think more salt in the seasoning would have given the dish a great lift. The overall flavour was good. Loved the ambience and rustic setting. Overall great experience.
  25. LP

    LeeP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great American BBQ with fantastic service staff...
  26. NK

    NicoleK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Been before and loved it. This time was a little let down. Food and drinks were slow to come out and when the food came it was slightly on the colder side.
  27. AG

    AndyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the atmosphere and the staff working there were really helpful and attentive. Good experience, good food what more can you ask for :).
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome atmosphere and just a chill place to enjoy a meal and drinks with mates
  29. C

    Czzz

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was excellent, ambience was great too Booking was only for 1.5 and the waiter notified us multiple times that our booking ended soon. When we asked for another spot he moved us to the bar however was quite pushy to much us, interrupting our dinner. We were moved to the bar but felt like we wanted to leave
  30. Y

    Yummytum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot for a family dinner, yummy food good atmosphere but we felt in our own little area at the same time.
  31. GM

    GeoffM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for a pre theatre meal. Friendly staff provided prompt service. Food was delicious and good selection of drinks available. Would recommend.
  32. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Value. Couldn't finish it, and I wanted to.
  33. JF

    JasonF

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with friendly service. Would eat here again.
  34. N

    Nick

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ans service! Highly recommended yet again!
  35. A

    Aurelius

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Left with a t-shirt Best barbecue I've had in Melbourne
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The experience was pretty awful. Food was terrible, fatty, oily, cocktails were not good at all. We go to various American bbq places around Melbourne but this one was shocking. We waited for a long time for food and were reminded about 5 times or more that the table will need to be cleared within 1.5 hours. The place looked dirty, sticky tables, uncomfortable seating. Really poor quality food. I will never go there again nor recommend to anyone.
  37. L

    Limetuna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As first time diners wanting to eat before a show, Fancy Hanks delivered on everything we could want: delicious, satisfying, friendly staff and timely. Would highly recommend.
  38. b

    beverleym

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The onion flower was very delicious. The meat dishes were very nice. The slaw was also very nice. Good beer and other drinks were nice.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pre theatre set menu had an abundance in Beef Brisket and Southern pulled pork, complimented with coleslaw and chips. Cherry cola was delicious. Full and finished in an abundance of time to stroll to the Theatre. Wait staff attentive and friendly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    There were three people waiting tables.. The first waiter who served us didn’t make any eye contact or make any pleasantries, acting as though she hated her life the poor darling (The other two waiters were much better). I found this restaurant via a Google search for ribs in Melbourne which I was looking forward to.. Unfortunately, on arrival we discovered they were all out of ribs.. Not to be deterred, we ordered the “premium” meal.. The entree came reasonably quick, but little did we know we would then have to wait almost an hour before we were served any food again.. We were forced to ask about our food before it finally arrived.. It was obvious the food had been waiting a while because by the time the beef brisket arrived it was completely cold. The second waiter was nice & apologetic and told us they were understaffed but unfortunately there was no further effort made to appease us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9453 2882.

Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 884 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Fancy Hank's Barbecue Restaurant

1/79 Bourke street Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Exhibition Street

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a paid parking lot on Little Collins St, a 2 minute walk to our venue. <br />Limited street parking available - ticketed.

  • Public transit

    The 86 and 96 trams that run up Bourke St both stop 1 minute away from our venue. The closest train station is Parliament station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Patrick

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 9453 2882

  • Catering

    Yes we can cater your event. Send us an email and we'll put together a package for you. hank@fancyhanks.com

  • Private party facilities

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