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Karen’s Diner Brisbane, Chermside, AU-QLD

Karen’s Diner Brisbane

4.0
4
444 Reviews
$40 and under
American
Rude Staff, Great Burgers

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3359 5552

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    About Karens Karens is an interactive diner and an absurdly fun experience. At Karens you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don't care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you've never had before. Let us know if it's your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don't ask to speak to the manager.... P.S if your name is actually Karen we will give you a free drink - bring some ID.

What 444 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Brisbane

    Good for Groups

  • Brisbane

    Hot Spot

  • Brisbane

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Food was excessively salty especially the beef patty and chips. Meal was very overpriced for what it was and then excessive pressure to tip at the end when it was not completely edible with the staff changing the amount of tip you agreed to or not taking no for an answer. Yes I know Karen’s is an experience and some of it is funny but seeing a 10 year old at another table be repeated sworn at and given the finger was a bit much.
  2. J

    Jamesy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Good range of burgers and shakes etc. something for all diners
  3. MU

    MichelleU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    2 of 3 burgers were under cooked. These were replaced, however the 2nd lot of burgers were so incredibly salty that they were impossible to eat. My son had taken a bite of his first burger and it was not salty at all, could the kitchen staff have been mad that we returned under cooked food? The fries were delicious, as were the honey bbq wings and the chicken burger. Dessert had to be takeaway as we were told we had to leave - we had a 45 minute drive home, so that was a slight issue - resolved with the use of cutlery (under strict orders to not steal them) so we could sit outside the restaurant and eat. A very fun night, would have been perfect if the burgers had not let the team down.
  4. CR

    CatheyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly entertaining. Great night out. Only negative was the outdoor heater wasn’t working….but I wouldn’t want to complain or anything :)
  5. O

    Ollie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Have been wanting to go to Karen’s for a while and it didn’t disappoint. Great burgers and cocktails. Staff attitude was as expected and made for a fun experience. Not a place for the easily offended.
  6. K

    Kane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Was a great experience would recommend the staff where a laugh
  7. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Expected more Karen waitress was pretty bland and boring. Outside tables miss alot of the experience. Wasn't what was expected
  8. MS

    MareeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience and i would highly recommend Karen's diner
  9. PS

    PeteS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was really average given the price. Drinks were expensive. Overall it was a little underwhelming given the reviews we’ve read and social media we’ve seen.
  10. MB

    MariaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We had the last lunch time seating. The only issue we had was that no one approached us to order more drinks or desserts. Eight of us had one drink each and no dessert. Shame. Had been looking forward to going.
  11. LP

    LouiseP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    A very Funny experience, my son and his friends enjoyed the banter with the staff,food was quick and enjoyable
  12. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was a lot of fun and good for a laugh. The service was rude as expected but overall the food was great. The drinks were great. Definately worth a visit. The staff were very interactive. Service was fast.
  13. W

    Wayne

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly horrible service (not really,) but we loved every second of it. The burgers were great. We were made fun of in front of the entire restaurant in the middle of our meal, classic. Mr Bean Pornstache made us feel very (un)welcome. I can't wait to go again.
  14. E

    Evie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Such an awesome place, food was amazing! Quick service, staff welcomed us with smiles and a friendly chat.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The best “worst” customer experience paired with amazing food & drinks is a perfect recipe for an amazing night out It’s really fun if you play along and get creative
  16. VP

    VanessaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s worth the experience but not sure on it becoming a frequent burger option
  17. AM

    AmbaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Good was mediocre . And a bit cold . Not much flavour in the chicken burger .. but the cocktails were amazing . The ambience was great the service was bloody brilliant from start to finish . Would come back just for the laughs and cocktails 🥳🥳😂😂 really enjoyed spending my birthday their at chermside Karen’s lastnight great work staff you guys really are amazing at your jobs 👏🏽💯
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service1ambience4
    It was great fun, the food was absolutely amazing. I wouldn’t recommend taking children as they dial it back but honestly it was amazing for the experience. I recommend everyone experience it at least once in their lifetime! Or more than once, I definitely will be.
  19. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    It's theatre restaurant lite. Given it's a normal functioning burger joint in all other ways, they do a great job at running the show even though they don't have set show times (like a theatre restaurant does). The thing that let's it down is the food, it's just okay. Good to go once for the crack.
  20. BT

    BayTrekkers

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Novel restaurant to experience. Service consistent with the character. Large servings, taste ok. More suited to a younger age range to fully enjoy the experience.
  21. JB

    JenB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beef burger had way too much salt on it. Chicken burger was ok. Dessert was very good. Cute concept but it felt very weird getting rude service
  22. SC

    StephC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun! You go for the experience and it definitely didn't disappoint!
  23. MH

    MatthewH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Was looking forward to going to Karen’s Diner but honestly was incredibly disappointed…Staff were more interested in chatting amounts themselves and when they did interact with patrons it was completely underwhelming and I won’t be returning
  24. N

    Ness

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was slack, ordered our meals and waited for it to arrive for almost an hr, no one came to check on us to see what was happening. When our food finally did arrive it was cold, very disappointing. However when we informed the staff at the end he was very polite and apologised. Wouldn’t return due to the price payed and cold food.
  25. AT

    ArronT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place I have ever been. The staff are so on point and don't break at all. The food was so fresh and the taste was amazing. Coming from someone who is very picky on food. Fast service as well
  26. BL

    BudooLover

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Once my children started to give it back to the waiters the waiters couldn't handle it haha they ignored us then. Sorry my kids can clap back so good. They aren't as rude as they think they are.
  27. DR

    DebbiR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shout out to Boo Hoo FU and Tik Toxic for a great day. Quick comebacks, sarcastic and rude. We laughed until we cried. Food was delicious. Chips could have been hotter. Cocktails expensive BUT very delicious. We had an awesome time at Karen’s Diner. I hope you enjoyed our ‘money bag’ tip.
  28. CC

    CoraleyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Great staff, funny and terrible at the same time. Crappy service as expected. You must have a sense of humour. They dont pick on your disability, body or race. My kids also had a great time. I woudnt recomend for young kids. Thanks for a great laugh
  29. J

    John

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    A very different dining experience, a bit of fun, not for everyone.
  30. BO

    BOUQUET

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    First time was funny as. All of my family (2 teenagers 15 & 17 years old, my partner and my eldest 29 years old) all enjoyed the experience. Second time we ate there ,we had my 4 year old nice with us. The staff tonned things down but still included her in the banter and fun. We will be going back again for sure. Food was amazing. But service terrible as expected.
  31. R

    Richelle

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went along for the experience which was hilarious, it was such a fun dinner but we weren’t expecting that the food would be so delicious. It was amazing!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a such an entertaining night last night. The experience is so much better if talk smack with the crew and play along. The meals are huge so take your appetite. Don't bother bringing birthday cakes though.
  33. KW

    KarenW

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ran out of dessert, milkshakes and anything icecream related
  34. RR

    RushRush

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Live theatre at its best! Big meals, fun atmosphere, great evening!
  35. BH

    BecH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bird noise outside was a bit annoying but otherwise we had a great night
  36. JP

    JoPara

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Whilst we appreciate the concept it was disappointing to have an order of drinks go through totalling over 100- and then have the waiter come back and say no and kick us out even after we said we have a birthday cake and drinks order was incredibly disappointing. I guess in the end that’s your company’s loss with the beverage order loss.
  37. P

    Paul

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    As expected, met the best Karen's in town. Right from the start to the end, enjoyed the experience and sarcasm. Infact, they played a trivia game and made sure everyone was Karened and one of the gentle karens who was dining in, celebrated her birthday at the restaurant and she got Karens version of birthday song (humorous F words and S words). May not be suitable for light humoured, sensitive and children.
  38. JW

    JessicaW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Wasn't impressed that my last name was getting picked on as to "what kind of name is that" considering was my dads last name who passed away from cancer this year. Was disrespectful and staff need to be more aware of such comments! Any other comments and attitude was fine but not that! Food was good although took a long time to come out and felt rushed then as we only JUST finished and then were getting told to go. Also got told kids weren't allowed to be there after 6 yet there were alot of kids still there!
  39. CF

    CallenF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Was honestly a bit underwhelming and boring. The food was really expensive for the quality. Obviously the service wasn’t good but considering that’s the point, it was.
  40. MP

    MichelleP

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Very ordinary and over rated. Experienced the rudeness once and overpriced food. I wouldn't return.

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
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Karen’s Diner Brisbane is rated 4 stars by 444 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 55 times today
Google Map for Karen’s Diner Brisbane

Westfield Chermside, Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside, AU-QLD 4032

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chermside

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Phone number

    (07) 3359 5552

  • Catering

    About Karens Karens is an interactive diner and an absurdly fun experience. At Karens you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don't care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you've never had before. Let us know if it's your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don't ask to speak to the manager.... P.S if your name is actually Karen we will give you a free drink - bring some ID.

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