27 Verified Diner Reviews

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Ann Doherty

dined on Sun, 25 Nov 2018

Food was outstanding and the service was on par. We went there for a family get together and loved it. I would highly recommend and suggest you bring your appetite!

dined on Wed, 17 Oct 2018

A nice little place, the staff is very nice and approachable, great happy hour deals too
Rick Tchung

dined on Tue, 25 Sep 2018

Food & service excellent. Vegeterian options were available, surprising as its an American BBQ place

dined on Sun, 30 Dec 2018

The dining area was very small.

dined on Fri, 23 Nov 2018

I love the brisket here

dined on Sat, 6 Oct 2018

Food great loved the brisket

dined on Sun, 23 Sep 2018

We booked in the dining room but ate in the bar due to the excellent live music in the bar

dined on Fri, 21 Sep 2018

Great food & service, quirky atmosphere.

dined on Thu, 6 Sep 2018

Goos local bar with a large selection of beers and friendly staff

dined on Fri, 31 Aug 2018

Great food and music -love it!
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About The Gem Bar & Dining Room

Unpretentious dude food Way before the American style BBQ or ‘dude food’ became a ‘thing’ there was Gem Bar and Dining, who imported a custom made klose pit from Houston, Texas to ensure they were delivering the most authentic Southern style cuisine. This unpretentious and customer focused venue has gained a reputation for serving up some of the best low and slow BBQ food in Melbourne. Since opening in 2012 the Gem has been attracting diners for birthday bashes, family get togethers and quick mid week meals. Remaining true to the classic pub staples, the Gem dishes up things like sliders, Southern fried chicken, BBQ meats and sides, as well as steak and other pub classics like beer battered fish and chips. Whether you’re a carnivore or vegetarian, the folk at Gem Bar will have something to suit. Be sure to check out their specials and deals like ‘The Gem Birthday special’ whereby if you dine with 10 or more people the birthday boy eats free. As if that’s not enough, you can also catch live gigs here too.

The Gem Bar & Dining Room Address

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