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Cav's Steakhouse

30 Frank Street, Labrador, Queensland 4215, Australia
07-5532 2954
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Ranked #5 of 44 restaurants in Labrador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This was a real find when we were on Holiday in nearby Broadbeach - worth the 20 minute drive. The concept is very good as when you first enter it looks like a butchers meat counter. You choose which cut of steak or meat you might like, advise how you want it cooked and let them seat you in the... More

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Donna G, Owner at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback, and taking your time to let us know about your experience at Cav’s. We are glad you enjoyed the process of choosing your own steak, as it is one of our main trade marks here at Cav’s Steakhouse. We take pride in being a family friendly restaurant and making our guests feel at home,... More

Sydney
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We've been coming to the Gold Coast for 20 years and had never eaten at Cav's despite it's reputation as a great steakhouse. we had the calamari & ribs entree and the calamari was excellent. The steak was undercooked - requested medium rare and it was rare and lacked flavour despite being tender. The tomato in the salad had a... More

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Donna G, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Cav's. We apologize about your tomato and your steak being under cooked, if you mentioned it the night we would happily fixed it for you. We are glad you enjoyed everything else especially our calamari and extensive wine list. Appreciate your feedback More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been periodically visiting Cav's over about 16 years, with my latest visit 5/8/14. Their meat quality, to my mind, has been consistently top quality, especially so for my selection of rare eye fillet medallions, cooked to perfection by Michael, who has been the "barbecue-chef-extrodinare" for over 35 years at Cav's. No, I don't go to Cav's for their salad... More

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

Wow thank-you for the great feedback on our restaurant we appreciate you taking the time to let us know. We are so glad you enjoyed your steaks and the fact that you can choose one from our chilled display cabinet. We are also glad that you frequent the Butchery next door when you are having a bbq. Thank-you again for... More

Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I recently had two fillet steak medallions, one medium to well, the other medium rare. The first was very tough and sinewy, the second not tender like good fillet; neither seemed to be competently grilled. This was very disappointing after several excellent experiences over a number of years.

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Donna G, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for letting us know of your experience and we do hope that you accept our apologises in regards to your steaks. We do hope that you mentioned this to the wait staff or the management on the night as we would have cooked two new steaks for you to enjoy. We do hope that you come back and give... More

Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I first went to Cav's steakhouse five years ago when we were travelling then before we even got engaged. I fell in love the the Medallion of the Eye steak, and can never forget the flavor and texture of it since then. This year in July, we went back to the same place again but this time... More

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Donna G, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review us at Cav's Steakhouse and we are so glad it is still your favorite place. We are glad you still loved the steak and the breadrolls that we offer. We will let the waitress know how much you appreciated the gesture and we would love to see you back for lunch or dinner... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

The place and service were fine but I feel a nice piece of meat was small and over cooked! The vegies we're not even fresh. Overall, it was pub food charged as fine dining price! Will never go back!

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Donna G, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback. We would like to apologise that your meal was not up to your standard we would have happily changed your meal or recooked it to your liking had you notified the staff. Thank-you again for letting us know. More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wouldn't have know about Cavs but for some family who frequent the Gold Coast. Glad we made the trip. Kid friendly but still fine if you don't have them. The separate little play room for kids keeps them (mostly) out of harms way. Was a busy night - but we went early - so no big issue with the slight... More

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

Thank-you for taking the time to provide us with your review. It is so nice to know that you appreciated our history as that is important to us and that you were understanding in regards to the slight wait. We are so glad that you tried the variety on the menu and were happy with your selection. We would like... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Perfect steaks and a great play area to keep the kids occupied. Steaks were cooked to perfection! (Rare) The coleslaw to me, is the most underrated side dish, balancing the steaks with a sweet but not too cloying taste.

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Donna G, 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 enjoyed your perfect steaks and the kids were happy in our play area. We also love the fact that you enjoyed the coleslaw. We hope to see you back again soon for lunch or dinner. More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great steak good options and staff great. I love the fake cows out front, funky. Caves has great steak but it's not cheap, in my opinion over priced for food. You can get a bigger meal at the grands wills up the road for half the price. Our waiter abused me for not tipping, say what! This is not America... 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. Feedback is very important to us. We are glad you found the steak, options, staff and cows great. We are disappointed however that you compared our independent, established restaurant to that of a pub meal up the road. We constantly review and investigate our prices and we do... More

Sunshine Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really great Steakhouse where you get to choose your steak from the display and order it cooked to your liking. Other choices however the traditional serving is excellent.

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

Thank-you for taking the time to review us here at Cav's Steakhouse we really appreciate it as feedback is very important to us. We thank-you for your great comments and we are so glad you enjoy our style of choosing your own steak. We hope to see you again soon for lunch or dinner. Thank-you More

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