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All 4,075 Melbourne Restaurants

Cardens Seafood & Steak House

2a Princes Hwy | Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria 3175, Australia
(03) 9791 7233
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Ranked #499 of 4,075 Restaurants in Melbourne
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Have dined here twice now, and both experiences were very similar: good quality food, but small portion size. Food service is also a little slow and our table found ourselves commenting on the duration between dishes coming out of the kitchen. That being said, food quality here is high. The steak and seafood is very good - fresh, tasty and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Dined on a busy Saturday evening and yet the service was very good. Staff were happy and prepared to interact and smile; makes the experience a lot more enjoyable to dine. We dined as four adults and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of space to a table. However, the food at the time was described as yum, I unfortunately... More 

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Swan Hill, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Really great dining experience. You must go there! The staff are lovely and the food is awesome. Both my husband and I had steak and I had the pepper sauce with mine and it is the best pepper sauce I have ever had. Not too hot and so creamy. Just the best. Served with chips and salad it was just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have been to Cardens many times. We keep going back because the food is so good and delicious. The service from Catherine and her lovely staff,make you feel special. This restaurant is worth travelling to.We are going to go there again very soon. Frances & Doug and family. Very loyal customers now,because they are simply the best around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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91 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

When you arrive at Cardens you must walk up quite a few stairs, and the furniture is average to say the least, however, you go back for the steak, it is good, and one of the places that you return to time and time again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Visited this restaurant last week for dinner on the occasion of my wife's birthday. We had frequented this restaurant in the past but not for some time. We came away completely satisfied not only with the best service enjoyed in a long time but also with the quality of the food and the prices. Being a lover of spicy food,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We went to Cardens - as usual for lunch - and what can I say? It was yet again a marvellous experience. Catherine was (as always) elegant and charming. A shared entree of escargots was sublime with a serve of bread to "mop up" the great garlic butter. While my wife stayed with our traditional, much savoured Moreton Bay Bugs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

One of the best places in the area, the food is always fresh and perfectly cooked and presented. I can honestly say I've never had a better steak, and their seafood is always delicious. Would recommend to anyone and everyone. The staff are always hard working and lovely people.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Cardens remains in my top three restaurants in Melbourne (we travel a fair distance to get there) and is certainly the VERY best for seafood. The restaurant has a relaxed bistro vibe (we usually do lunch) and it is pleasant to sit by the window in the small dining room and watch the hustle and bustle of multicultural Dandenong. George... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were a group of 6. Three had the bugs, two had the mariners platter, and one had a curry chicken (or similar). Loved the bugs, loved the platters - chicken OK. Salmon roulade for appetizer was great - lots of salmon and big slices of avocado on a green salad base. Very, very nice. The oysters Kilpatrick were good,... More 

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Address: 2a Princes Hwy | Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria 3175, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 9791 7233
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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