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30 Frank Street, Labrador, Queensland 4215, Australia
+61 7 5532 2954
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cav's Steakhouse has established itself as one of the Gold Coast's most...
Cav's Steakhouse has established itself as one of the Gold Coast's most popular restaurants. This award winning hacienda-style restaurant at Labrador is a Gold Coast icon, serving superb meals in a welcoming and relaxed setting. Its premium aged steaks, fresh seafood and other specialty dishes have made it a favourite with discerning overseas and interstate visitors, Gold Coast business people and local families for 30 years. Fully licensed and with ample off-street parking, Cav's is perfect all year round. Located right next door to the restaurant, Cav's Butchery supplies a wide range of premium quality cuts. Customers can take home just about anything that appears on Cav's extensive restaurant menu, including a wide selection of pre-prepared salads and sauces to accompany the chunky fillet steak pies, eye fillets, t-bones, veal cutlets and many other succulent cuts.
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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

I caught up with an old friend at Cavs yesterday. I have dined at Cavs many times over the years and have always found the quality of their food and service to be first class. The restaurant may look a little dated, that does not worry me, if the food is great and the service attentive I will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Tom L
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I caught up with an old friend at Cavs yesterday. I have dined at Cavs many times over the years and have always found the quality of their food and service to be first class. The restaurant may look a little dated, that does not worry me, if the food is great and the service attentive I will continue to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been here a couple of times. The steaks are always reliably good. The decor is in need of a little facelift. Staff didn't know much about the wine and were just learning. The service is quick and everyone was friendly and attentive. Choosing your own steak is still a good trick. One steak was slightly overlooked but all... More 

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CavsSteakhouse, Human Resources at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review and your kind words. It is great that you found the steaks to be reliably good and the service was quick, friendly and attentive. We do have a splash of modern coming up soon so we hope to see you again soon. Thank-you More 

Gold Coast, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very enjoyable evening. Excellent idea where you choose your own steak from a lovely display & decide how you want it prepared. The Manger & staff were very attentive & obliging. The steaks were done to perfection & delicious. The potatoes were rather on the small size and could have been hotter. Will certainly return.

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CavsSteakhouse, Human Resources at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to provide us with your review. We are so glad you had a very enjoyable evening and you enjoyed the experience of choosing you own steak from the display. We are glad the Manager and staff were all so obliging and that you are going to return. Thank-you for your feedback in regards to the... More 

2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

always good food and friendly staff. had a few great hangouts with friends here. great for a beer and a lovely meal too. been around for a long time and know how to be great

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your lovely comments we believe we have a great friendly team here and we are glad you found that to be the case. Cav's has been around for over 30 years now same owner/operator and we are so glad you think we are great. We hope to see you again soon for lunch or dinner. More 

Parkwood, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Awsome food good quality large range But could do with a little facelift Ect new chairs and tables And a little splash of modern

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the food with our large range. We thank-you for your comment in regards to the decor and we do have a splash of modern coming up soon.... Thank-you again More 

Sydney, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The steak options are great! It's the way you order your steaks that is quiet unique. You order your drinks and all other food options at your table, however for ordering your steak you have to get up and choose your cut from a display window. The experience is almost like ordering from a butcher. The food was above average... More 

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review us here at Cav's Steakhouse. We are so glad that you enjoyed our unique ordering system part of the experience at Cav's is to be able to choose your own steak from the window and we will cook that specific piece up for you. And with our Butcher next door you can also... More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had dinner their with different friends for a few times, we enjoyed our meals every time, but just never have the Wow feeling based on their big reputation. My spud was very dry, steak wasn't really medium rare definitely over cooked. Lamb cutlet were beautiful. Good thing is you see and choose the steak you want. The butcher next... More 

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your meals every time. We are disappointed that you did not have the wow feeling and we are sorry that your steak was overcooked. We hope that you did in fact bring this to our attention as we would of happily brought you another meal cooked more to your liking.... More 

Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This has long been a locals favorite restaurant for decades since opening in 1984, it's true that the decor is a bit shaded and not much has changed over the years. One thing that is great is that you get to go up and pick out your own steak from the vast selection on display. The meat was excellent ,... More 

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review and yes we have been here since 1984 and we are very grateful for our loyal following. We appreciate the fact that you enjoyed getting the chance to pick out your own steak as that is part of the tradition here at Cav's. We are also glad that you enjoyed all of your meals and the... More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Been on 2 occasions in the last month, didn't have any complaints about the food, it was all good everyone was quite happy. Drink service a little bit slow on both Occassions. It has a good atmosphere but since it's been quite hot this April, the lack of air conditioning at Cavs doesn't make it a comfortable place, surrounds look... More 

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to provide us with you review. We thank-you for coming to dine with us twice in the last month and we are so glad the food and the service was so great. Thank-you for letting us know in regards to the drink service we will look into this and we are also currently updating our... More 

Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Saw the great reviews.....just don't get it. Greeted pleasantly and given the rundown on how they operate. Sat down and service was immediate on the drinks which was expected as we walked in to a pretty empty restaurant, at opening time. Ordered.....drinks out as soon as we sat back down.....40mins later a serve of garlic bread finally turned up....luckily there... More 

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review us here at Cav’s Steakhouse. As you can probably see from this review site our reviews are important to us and we take pride in our great reviews. We also take the opportunity to reply to every one of our reviews. Thank-you for all your kind words and apart from the vegetables which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Frank Street, Labrador, Queensland 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Labrador
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5532 2954

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Cav's Steakhouse has established itself as one of the Gold Coast's most popular restaurants. This award winning hacienda-style restaurant at Labrador is a Gold Coast icon, serving superb meals in a welcoming and relaxed setting. Its premium aged steaks, fresh seafood and other specialty dishes have made it a favourite with discerning overseas and interstate visitors, Gold Coast business people and local families for 30 years. Fully licensed and with ample off-street parking, Cav's is perfect all year round. Located right next door to the restaurant, Cav's Butchery supplies a wide range of premium quality cuts. Customers can take home just about anything that appears on Cav's extensive restaurant menu, including a wide selection of pre-prepared salads and sauces to accompany the chunky fillet steak pies, eye fillets, t-bones, veal cutlets and many other succulent cuts.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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