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All 174 St Kilda Restaurants

Dog's Bar

54 Acland St., St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9593 9535
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Ranked #96 of 174 Restaurants in St Kilda
Price range: $7 - $30
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Dogs Bar is Melbourne's oldest small bar, located in the leafy surrounds of Acland Street in vibrant StKilda. Off the main tourist strip, here you will enjoy a very local vibe with artists, models and accountants mixing with the world to create Dogs Bar's iconic feel. With a classic European interior, an extensive range of wines by the glass and bottle along with Australian Craft Beers, the Modern Australian menu accommodates all of these elements with a range of shared food, mains, desserts and cheeses. Drop in. It'll be fun.
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  • English first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

New management and it is back to the days of top food, fun, friendly dinning. A charming venue and a great night out. Summer on the deck! PS the service now is totally turned around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There is not one single positive thing I could say about the lunch I had here on Sunday. The place was nearly empty and it took at least 25 minutes to deliver a glass of wine that was ordered. The waitress seems utterly out of it and the wait on the food was only bearable by hearing the complaints of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We met up with a group of friends here for drinks before heading out to dinner. The atmosphere is great - very cosy on a cool night, with an open fire roaring in the background. The staff are friendly, and the bar service was fine. Although we didn't eat here, the food did look good and we were almost tempted.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We use to visit regularly on business an it would be 12 months since I last visited. Use to love the Duck tortellini. Visited on a Tuesday or Monday evening (can't remember)and ordered my favourite meal but it was very disappointing. The service was slow, and there was another couple next to me that had waited a long time for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great bar with good food, excellent drinks and friendly service. On a Monday night they even have live music which adds something to the experience

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I am a bit biased, I met a man here in 2004 who is now my husband. However I've been coming back to this place again and again since the early '90's and it has remained consistently fantastic. The wine selection is broad enough to cover all tastes, and excellent quality at very reasonable prices. The bar service is friendly... More

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Brisbane
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230 reviews 230 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place was accidentally stumbled upon by a late night drive for dinner in St Kilda. We parked directly outside the restaurant and went inside which was warm and quiet with a few people. We seated ourselves and waited to order, there was no table service so we went up to the counter and got ourselves some menus and ordered.... More

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melbourne, australia
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We dropped by early evening for dinner on a cold wet August Saturday... Sitting by the warm fire enjoying great service and good food with with a glass of Shiraz. Perfect... The goat shanks are superb, with the meat falling off the bone, the yearlong beef OSS bucco nearly as good, and a side of mash potato and sautéed broccoli... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place used to be great. 10-15 years ago. The guy who owns it now is notorious for not paying his staff or suppliers so the staff has turned over entirely in the last 12 months - more than once. And you can tell. The food is very hit and miss due to temps in the kitchen, and floor staff... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

it has been a few years for us, to this once get vibe place, new owners?? new chef?? mabye i was just not having a good day..but the love..were is it?? i love the casual serve of this place, the location, but the staff just dont have the knowlage of the food or love we experienced on our last visit,... More

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