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183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
96633316
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I rarely give a top rating to a fast food restaurant but this was an exceptional case. We went to Greek Town looking for a good Greek meal and we certainly got lucky. We ordered one Lamb Souvlaki and one mixed chicken/lamb Souvlaki plus a small bowl of chips. My Lamb Souvlaki arrived looking like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
fishnguy
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Victoria, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I rarely give a top rating to a fast food restaurant but this was an exceptional case. We went to Greek Town looking for a good Greek meal and we certainly got lucky. We ordered one Lamb Souvlaki and one mixed chicken/lamb Souvlaki plus a small bowl of chips. My Lamb Souvlaki arrived looking like a small football and it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is ideally located and we were seated quickly despite there being a long queue to start with. We ordered drinks that took well over 15 minutes to come, despite the fact that the bar was "right behind us". We had to remind the waiters, and the drinks were unceremoniously "dumped" on our table with no apology. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Ate here recently and had one if the best souvlakis I've had. ....and I have tried alot....Bread A1. Lamb crispy. Tzaziki superb...Big size..Will be back for sure.....Used to eat here about 10 years ago when working in town but can't remember the souvos being this good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

As far as food goes, their Souvlakia is definitely worth having, but I was very disappointed by their Saganaki. The plate itself looked sad, and it didn't taste nice at all. If you wanna try anything else other than Souvlakia I would advise you to go to any other Greek Restaurant. My BIGGEST disappointment and an absolute disgrace, is when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Was there at 4am yesterday, had a lamb souvlaki, they make the food in front of you, I was really surprise to discover that was really tasty, the lamb smell and taste amazing, which is surprising for a 24h restaurant ! Will definitely going back !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here one Sunday with our family after my husband had been here for lunch with work. We were welcomed in and sat down the service was efficient and friendly and our food was just lovely the bread and humous was just so tasty and the mixed meat platter was more than a generous portion.

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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My father and I dined here on Friday night (boxing day 2014). This restaurant is open 24 hours, and even when I walked past months ago after midnight, it was full. The tiny takeaway waiting area overlaps the waiting area for seated dining, so ensure you're in the correct line when you arrive. The restaurant was full when we arrived... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dinner at Stalactites is truly something else. When you're starving & need a proper feed - this is the place to go! You'll find quick, friendly service; unbelievable food at reasonable prices; funky decor and one VERY unique ceiling; and a very central Melbourne location. If you're feeling ravenous and want to truly treat yourself, I'd recommend going for the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

On our trip back from the Great Ocean Road, we couldn't find anything to eat. All the restaurants were closed and even the pubs kitchens had called it a day. Then we stumbled onto Stalactites. Friendly service and amazing food. We were saved from late night starvation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

When I'm really hungry and want a filling, tasty meal, I head to Stalactites. You get a giant souvlaki with chips and drink for ~$16 which after eating generally induces a minor food coma. The food comes out quickly, but try beat the lunch time rush as the takeaway lineup can get pretty long and the waiting area is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 96633316

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

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