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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There for a celebration as part of a small wedding in Palmwood three weeks ago. Burgers very good but not exceptional, the service very quick, great asthetics, but the biggest let down for a group of happy, friendly people were the unfriendly staff. Even smiles...must cost money here? From the person at the door, wait staff and even the bar person. The only exception was the young girl taking orders at the till. Commented at the time that there was a culture issue with the staff that needs to be addressed. 4 stars is generous overall but I know how hard hospitality can be, so would rather let the business know an area to work on than punish them.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The burgers and chips here are the best I've ever tasted, and the chocolate milkshakes are lovely. A great place to stop for lunch or any meals. The atmosphere was great. Live music and great company. Fun times 6/5

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were having a weekend away and visited the Sunshine Coast hinterland so on our way down from Montville we stopped for lunch at Ricks Garage. Well the staff were so beautiful and helpful and courteous a tribute to the establishment. The food was excellent....Calamari was tender and the fish burger was locally caught and very filling. The memorabilia in this place alone is worth the visit but the blue ribbon goes to the staff!! Thanks Ricks we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

What an amazing place full of memorabilia!! Great food, cold drinks, absolutely fantastic quick service and amazing atmosphere!! We left with full bellies and happy hearts!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 October 2021 via mobile

Best thick shake I’ve had in years, one of those ones you really have to suck hard to get you shake. The service too quality fast friendly and welcoming. The burger, this is where we went from 5 to 4, I had the steak burger....Over priced a touch $20 for a burger and nothing else, the steak I had was cooked perfect on the rib end but on the rib cap end it was all but blue steak not sure how this occurred with a big chunk of gristle around it (little unpleasant as a butcher myself, the supplier should of removed that) All in all I will return especially for the thick shakeMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

What an amazing place we went today for lunch. In a gorgeous little town this working garage was a wonder to behold. The staff are so friendly and attentive. We ordered and paid for drinks and meals at the bar and it was delivered promptly...to our table in the beer garden. On different levels there are different spaces to enjoy it is visually cool full of interesting stuff as old tools and memorabilia have been repurposed. It’s a must experience for all tourists to the Sunshine Coast. Car buffs would love the quirky drinking hole. Great music, fun food and drinks. With a happy hour 7 days a week at 4 pm with $12 cocktails and cheap beers. A must to see if your up this way if you haven’t already. Loved itMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021 via mobile

Found this gem by complete accident whilst holidaying in Montville. So good, attention to detail was fantastic, live entertainment awesome and burgers were sensational. Even bought a shirt. Will be here every year when I come up.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021

We heard this was great venue so we decided to give it a go. When we arrived was not busy. Staff polite and helpful. Sa down with menu, there were many dishes I would been happy to have. Drinks list was good and beers a...couple of dollars cheaper than most places on coast. Ordered food and arrived promptly. The food was both tasteful and filling. The venue is amazing as it is a converted motor repair workshop, oozing with so much memorabilia. There many places to sit from diner seating to outdoor beer garden. When we left the place was filling up and was only a Tuesday night. We will be going back again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

I tried to call three times yesterday (10 August) as well as sending an email to inquire if they were open for lunch. Each time I rang, choosing different options from the automated system, I was advised by the system to check the website. The...website advised me to order online during lockdown (we were now out of lockdown) and on each occasion the telephone system then hung upon me. The website also advised they don’t take online bookings for parties of less than 8 people. I’ve still had no answer to the email I sent yesterday and yesterday when I inquired via messenger I received another generic message directing me to the website. I have eventually (more than 24 hours later) received an answer to my message on Messenger saying “yes we are”. Unfortunately for them - because it took them more than 24 hours to respond in any way to my attempts to make contact - our party of 6 spent approximately $350 on lunch and dined elsewhere.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 July 2021

Travelled to Rick’s garage when staying in Montville. Definitely worth the trip. Burgers were massive and amazing, we didn’t have enough room to try the milkshakes but they looked delicious. Will definitely be back with the rest of the family

Date of visit: July 2021
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. They would be in trouble if they served something else as it would be illegal to do so.
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Ricks Garage is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5