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Mike's Kitchen is a family-friendly restaurant serving up succulent flame-grilled pork ribs and mouth watering premium aged beef steaks as well as other delicious 'home-style' dishes. We are fully licensed and BYO wine only.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Australian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Good food and value for money. The ribs could have had more sauce. The table service staff were great however the staff at the front who seated us was too busy talking to her friend and greeted us with ‘what do you want’. Prawns and...steak were also good. We would be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

My son in law and I had the pork ribs which are the house speciality. They were extremely good but beware the full rib portion is huge and not for the faint hearted

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Visited Mikes kitchen for a family birthday. The service and staff are amazing. The meals are delicious and well portioned, also very well priced. Would recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

Our 1st dining experience here...had read all the reviews, waited 2weeks to get a booking, drove 40mins....AND was worth it! Delicious Ribs & Steak, Calamari was so tender & BYO a plus!! Jody our waitress was friendly, polite & very efficient..Was a lovely night out!!...Thanku soooo muchMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022 via mobile

This place is a must when visiting the GC. The food was delicious, the serving sizes were huge - most of us could not finish - the staff were so friendly and helpful - very impressed with definitely be back again. Prices are very reasonable...for the portion size.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2021 via mobile

If you love ribs and I mean LOVE ribs than this is the place for you! These guys have been doing the same recipe here for years and it’s simply the best. It’s a great team with a cozy laidback feel and awesome service. Book...early as it’s a local haunt, so you know it’s good and well worth the drive for an amazing feed! Enjoy & happy travels!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

Business lunch, 6 people. Told overbooked and had to leave in a half hour. Rude booking agent on initial contact. Gave me several options of times that suited them but not our venue

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

Worst service in the WORLD. Rude. Wait 1 and half hour for meals then told to leave in half hour re next booking for our table.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 July 2021

We frequent Mike's kitchen whenever we wanted to eat bbq ribs in the GC. We have tried other places but find it still the best restaurant for ribs. The only problem we had this time was the level of noise which was rather unpleasant.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Wet for date night on a Friday, We wanted to go the week earlier but could only get a 5pm or 8pm option so we left it a week. The waiter Rod from France was a good a waiter I have had for a long...time. Knowledgeable, great with suggestions and a great sense of humour and a great sense of timing. My wife had the ribs I had the eye fillet. Both were fantastic. Thanks Rod for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

To overrated restaurant, many friends recommended this restaurant. All staff is 5 stars, food not so much, the pork ribs were of a good size, but way to average in taste. The chicken wings were bad, like really, really bad, the worse I had in...memory . Even the sides, like chips, were over cooked, and tasteless. Maybe a good restaurant in the past, but definitely needs improving now.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021

I see my last review on this restaurant was in 2015 when I scored it an excellent review. I was disappointed with a few things on my latest recent visit. Our group was in for the 5.30 seating and it was packed. Extremely noisy and...difficult to have a conversation. However I could attribute that to diners enjoying themselves or myself being older perhaps. The waiters were good ,just small things like no side plate, no clean glass for a second stubbie of beer. Sadly my garlic prawns had no taste whatsoever. Another in our party opted for the hamburger which was deemed as not at all tasty. The meat pattie itself had no flavour, the burger had no sauce. Down in my expectations and the menu was on the high price side.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 January 2021

Full rack of ribs 10/10 - a little pricey at $57, but if you split it with someone, it's great value. I like my sauce to be sweet and smokey, this sauce wasn't smokey or sweet, it was more sour but the flavour was fantastic....Between Elton and Alex, the customer service was great 10/10 To view my video review, simply head to my TripAdvisor profile and click on the link to my website.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

I would’ve given 5* if booking a table had been easier. This is not a vegetarian restaurant! The best ribs I’ve had in a very long time, if not ever. Friendly service by our French waiter. BYO but do offer a range of alcoholic beverages....Well priced too. For those who don’t like ribs, the steaks ate good too, or so I’ve heard 😜More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Well what can I say the food was fantastic and the service by rod was great he looked after our party of ten superbly

Date of visit: October 2020
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You can buy alcohol there but can only byo wine not beer or spirits
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I’ve just checked with them and unfortunately they Won’t be open this year but there are many other great venues in that area that I’m sure will provide a great day ie Wallaby Hotel or Woodchoppers Inn...both in... More
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MIKE'S KITCHEN RIB & STEAKHOUSE, Merrimac - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Mike's Kitchen Rib & Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4