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Stalactites

#146 of 2,877 Restaurants in Melbourne
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177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 96633316
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7:00 am - 7:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 195
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  • 196
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food was great

Called in for a quick dinner before a show and was delighted with the food. Ordered dolmades, a meat platter for two and a Greek salad. The dolmades were a bit cold (perhaps they could have come out of the fridge earlier so they could reach room temperature), but the meat platter and the salad were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Bronwyn M
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I heard a lot of good thing about Stalactites. But, maybe because of that, I was a little disappointed when I've been there. Good food (huge portion, good meat) but not that crazy. The service was not really welcoming, not smily. That's really expensive to eat only a kebab.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Visiting Melbourne and family before a Greek holiday I wanted to get a taster of Greece. It was a Bank Holiday Monday lunchtime when I wandered up Lonsdale St. I found a Greek souvenir shop and a Bakery open. I bought Spanokopita and Baklava from the Bakery but I wanted lunch. Well fortunately for the Stalactite (and me) they were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Down in Melbourne for a long weekend and was looking for some really good Souvlaki, so we asked our cab driver as they are always in the know. He recommended Stalactites and says it is the best in the City. We were over the moon with our Souvlaki's, big tasty and just awesome! They are open 24 hours a day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Called in for a quick dinner before a show and was delighted with the food. Ordered dolmades, a meat platter for two and a Greek salad. The dolmades were a bit cold (perhaps they could have come out of the fridge earlier so they could reach room temperature), but the meat platter and the salad were delicious. The restaurant has... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We shared a spanakopita appetizer which was delicious. Just the right amount of spinach and feta cheese with crispy phyllo. The lamb souvlaki pita is enormous and delicious--lots of tsatsiki, along with tomato and lettuce wrapped in a soft pita.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We joined the queue at about 6pm on a Saturday nightand probably only waited 20mins. Where there are people waiting it usually indicates good food and this time was no exception. We were unsure of portion sizes so the very helpful waiter advised us and all was good. It's the sort of place you love what you're eating but look... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had a late dinner after a show on a Sunday night here, even though it was after 10pm the place was still 70% full of people, nice to have a place where you can enjoy a decent meal that's not fast food. Had the Saganaki, Lamb souvlaki and Greek Salad, wasn't a big of the feta cheese on the Greek... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This restaurant was really hard to get into because of the people wanting to eat there. It was reasonably priced and had a great variety of food to eat. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and it was the right temperature inside, not too hot. Our meal arrived promptly and was of a generous portion. Tasted fantastic and had great... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had lunch here on a very busy Friday lunchtime. Waited only a few minutes for a table. Service was very efficient considering the restaurant was full to overflowing. The lamb giros souvlaki was delicious, packed full to overflowing. Great place for a fast lunch.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were keen to eat at a Greek restaurant while in Melbourne, and this one had received good reviews. There was a line out the door for a table when we arrived, but the line moved fast. We were seated upstairs, and the waiter was very flustered. He took our order, and then forgot about us. To start, we ordered... More 

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Additional Information about Stalactites

Address: 177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 96633316
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Cuisine: Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 177-183 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 96633316

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?