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21 Verified Diner Reviews

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dined on Sat, 14 Jul 2018

(10)
Fantastic food and great entertainment
Howdy Sue , Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Gem Bar. We look forward to having you back real soon. Many Thanks The Gem Team
Restaurant The Gem Bar & Dining Room responded on Mon, 16 Jul 2018

dined on Wed, 4 Jul 2018

(7)
Nice and clean place, friendly staff. Like it and would like to go again

dined on Sat, 28 Apr 2018

(10)
The food is always great. We keep going back for the great BBQ. The brisket and pulled lamb are highlights but we've never been disappointed. Took friends last night who haven't been before and they loved it all! Fabulous place.
Hello Julie, Thank you so much for your wonderful revieiw. We love that you love this place as much as we do. We look forward to having you back real soon. Thank you from the team at the Gem Bar. :)
Restaurant The Gem Bar & Dining Room responded on Mon, 30 Apr 2018

dined on Tue, 25 Sep 2018

(8)
Food & service excellent. Vegeterian options were available, surprising as its an American BBQ place

dined on Fri, 21 Sep 2018

(6)
Great food & service, quirky atmosphere.

dined on Thu, 6 Sep 2018

(8)
Goos local bar with a large selection of beers and friendly staff

dined on Fri, 31 Aug 2018

(10)
Great food and music -love it!
Martin

dined on Fri, 31 Aug 2018

(10)
Great new menu, mouth watering burger combined with a great atmosphere
Hey Martin! Thanks so much for your kind review. We hope to welcome you back to the Gem for a toe tapping good time soon! xx
Restaurant The Gem Bar & Dining Room responded on Sat, 1 Sep 2018

dined on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

(7)
Food was ok for a neighbourhood gem with standard pub like meals. Asked for the steak well done this thing came out medium- well, slightly disappointed though overall it was good

dined on Sat, 7 Jul 2018

(9)
We had a table booked for 8.45 but weren’t seated until after 9 but it was totally worth the wait! We were in the “Ship Room”, our own private dining area the perfect size for our group. Service was great and the food was even better.
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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.

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