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Hog’s Breath Cafe

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Steakhouse, Australian
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Corner Memorial & Minga Drive, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2529, Australia
+61 2 4295 5305
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11:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Mudgee, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love hogs breath, always have. Although the Shellharbour store has gone down hill. I find the staff extremely pushy and not very knowledgeable. I just always find it so awkward eating here. Last meal I had here, my chicken was burnt to a crisp. Flipped over hoping I wouldn't notice. I clearly didn't eat it and wasn't asked how... More 

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Thank morganlee2015
Shellharbour, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here and ordered the Hawaiian Chicken and Chicken Parmigana. Both meals were a good size and very tasty. Good friendly and prompt service from the staff. Left feeling full and very satisfied.

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Thank lockewright1
Shellharbour, Australia
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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here with family Wednesday night. We ordered a steak, a grilled and a crumbed chicken dinner. And couple of drinks. Service was prompt and efficient. Meals came out in a reasonable time. We were impressed with the size of the meals which were delivered hot on warm plates. We all found the meals flavoursome with the right amount of side... More 

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Thank johnnthel
HogsShellharbour, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi 'Johnnthel', Thank you once again for your great feedback. We take everything our customers tell us on board for training purposes and we are glad to see that it is paying off! We are thrilled to hear that you and the family enjoy what we have on offer here at Hog's Shellharbour. If you are not already ready a... More 

Sydney, Australia
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180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Ho's breath are typically good, unless they have so so management. This one is good with a good responsive crew. Its good value and good atmosphere along with the good food and pricing.

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Thank gs-aussie
HogsShellharbour, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there 'gs-aussie'! Thank you for providing us with such positive feedback and it is great to hear from you that we are upholding the Hog's standard of high quality food and efficient service. We would like to say thank you for your feedback, so if you could please forward your full name, mailing address, and if needed any other... More 

North Nowra
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had Fillet of Barramundi , was not impressed with size of portion only , Last time had it , it was a large fillet which almost filled the plate. This time was only 3 inches long with inch thick

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Thank Kenneth O
HogsBreathShell, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kenneth, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Hog's Shellharbour. We offer our sincerest apologies that your experience during this visit was not at our usual high standard. We take all feedback seriously and will be sure to pass it on to our kitchen team. Kenneth, we would like to extend an invitation back to our... More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

When we attended Hogs Breath Cafè, we ordered garlic bread as our main, it had to be send back to the kitchen twice as it came out frozen... 45 minutes later, our mains came out burnt and dry, as expected we opted not to have dessert. Very disappointing experience.

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Thank sheehno689
HogsBreathShell, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi 'sheehno689' Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Hog's Shellharbour. We would like to apologise that your experience during your visit was not at our usual high standard. At Hog's, we take all feedback seriously and we will be passing this onto our kitchen team for training purposes. We would like to extend an invitation back... More 

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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

When travelling I do like a little taste of home & a steak always goes down well. But over cooked & overpriced is not what I was looking for here.

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Thank razza6026
HogsBreathShell, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi 'razza6026' Thank you for providing us with your feedback from your recent visit to Hog's Shellharbour as all feedback is taken on board and utilised for training purposes. At Hog's, we too enjoy our steaks, however from your feedback it looks as though that on this occasion we unfortunately missed the mark. Our sincerest apologies that you were unable... More 

Shellharbour, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Staff are always friendly and accomodating.We never have problems booking a table or just walking in off the street,The menu has a large variety of choices from steak chicken seafood or vegetarian meals

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Thank clarkeedsj
HogsBreathShell, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi 'clarkeedsj', Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent visit to Hog's Shellharbour! As a thank you we'd love to send you a special gift for you to use during your next visit. Could you please forward us your name and postal address, and any other feedback from your visit that you may wish to express, to hbshell@hogsbreath.com.au... More 

Shellharbour, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have been dining at Hog’s Breath since the day they opened here in Shellharbour and must mention that their excellent services have not changed. The staff and services are excellent and always making sure that you’re happy with your meal. I am still fascinated with their unique style atmosphere with ‘olden days’ memorabilia that makes you step back in... More 

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Thank Paulie S
HogsBreathShell, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Paulie! Wow! Thank you so much for your loyalty and positive feedback! We appreciate the time and effort you have taken to create such an excellent piece of writing, we love it! We would really like to offer you a special gift for being such a loyal customer to our store for almost 15 years so if you could... More 

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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Had a nice dinner with family . Food was good , service a little slow Portion sizes are huge but there is a choice of getting lite meals which are a bit smaller but still filling ..

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Thank Shellyhud
HogsBreathShell, Manager at Hog’s Breath Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there 'Shellyhub' Thank you for your feedback and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the meals you received during your recent dinning experience at Hog's Shellharbour. We appreciate the time you've taken to provide us with your feedback so if you could please forward us your name and mailing address, plus any other details of your night that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Memorial & Minga Drive, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2529, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Shellharbour
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4295 5305
Description
The home of Hog'spitality! Specialising in 18 hr slow cooked Prime Rib Steaks. The best a steak can get! From day one, Hog's Breath Cafe set out to be unlike any other restaurant. In a nutshell, it is about providing quality food and beverage in a casual environment with an over-riding friendly, party atmosphere. The diverse menu is centered around Prime Rib, an unbelievably tender steak that just melts in your mouth. Kids Eat Free: All Day Mon & Tue Lunches from $9.90: Mon - Sun Seven days a week, Shellharbour is cooking up some of the best steaks, salads, burgers and wraps in the country! Our extensive and diverse menu that offers a range of tasty chicken and seafood dishes, ribs, burgers and wraps, salads, pasta, delicious desserts, light options and awesome kids' meals, we cater to all taste buds! The Hogster's Kid's Menu has the favourites of every kid'let, including pizza, burger, chicken nuggets, or steak! Plus they come with a free juice or soft drink and 2 free scoops of ice cream. Your little piglets will want to come back time and time again! The Hog's Trim-a-licious Menu was introduced March 2016. Items in this menu range have been selected based on their minimum kJ and calorie values, but it's still up to the Hog's standards in taste and quality! Come by with your family, enjoy a few weekend drinks with your mates, or treat your grandma to our devilish desserts. Whatever the day or the occasion, Hog's Breath Shellharbour is sure to delight and inspire!

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