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Cardens Seafood & Steak House

2a Princes Hwy | Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria 3175, Australia
(03) 9791 7233
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Ranked #214 of 3,978 restaurants in Melbourne
Dining options: Reservations
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- Apr 28, 2014
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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190 reviews 190 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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Sydney , Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I ate here for the second time in two months. I was attending a sales conference and our company took us to Carden's for dinner. The meals are very generous in size but very fresh. The flavors are just superb. We had a few bottles of wine as they have a great list to choose from as well. Excellent service,... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Food was great, large portions and lots of variety. Staff were very friendly and went out of their way. The decor of the place could do with updating and this would be top class.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Oysters Kilpatrick was to die for. Had a table of 13 and all steaks for cooked to perfection. Small but comfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2008

In my experience..... better quality food then Watergrill on Toorak Rd!! This place is one of the best seafood restaurants Ive been too... and the price is kept down due to the location. Definately worth the drive, even if you dont live in the area. Just ignore the decor... its the food your really there for!!

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