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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Black Dog Cafe

The Black Dog Cafe
381 The Esplanade, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
+61 41243177
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Ranked #22 of 112 Restaurants in Hervey Bay
Price range: $7 - $32
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Vegetarian, Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We were recommended the Black Dog Cafe by the motel owner where we were staying. We found it to be an excellent recommendation. The menu is quite extensive with a Japanese influence. Great, fresh food at reasonable prices. The strawberry crepes we had for dessert were delicious! The waitress was very friendly and the service was really good.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Breakfast”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

My daughter took me for Mothers Day breakfast, would have been better going to Macca,s. First of all we were told that we had to sit at the front in the sun as all the other tables were reserved, no one came all the time we were there! The sausages tasted like cheap greasy ones, the tomato wasn't ripe. The older lady waitress wasn't very pleasent at all!! Spoilt my Mother's Day brekky, won't be eating there again.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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wise_rita
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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Really Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We stumbled upon this place on Good Friday because the place I originally planned to dine at (based on good reviews) was closed. It was a fortunate accident that we stumbled upon it!

Being so close to the ocean we both decided on fish and both were delicious. The waitress was friendly and very efficient, I don't know how anybody could keep up that level of energy for that long! There was only bottled beer but it was priced like a scooner , which is the price you pay for dining in a tourist town.

A 10% surcharge was tacked on to our bill since it was a public holiday, which seems to be standard in Australia. However I didn't know this would happen until I went to the counter to pay.

Hervey Bay was virtually shut down the entire day so beware of this if you're there on a public holiday. I hope businesses are more receptive to customers during whale season than they are over Easter. Black Dog Cafe gets 2 thumbs up from me (and not just because they were one of the few places actually open)!

Visited April 2012
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Brisbane
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Black dog delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We were allowed to sit outside for delicicious coffee with our own real black dog. My partner loves a good coffee and raved about the Black dog coffee. We arrived as they were closing and still they served us tea and coffee and cakes, very lovely service.

Visited April 2012
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Rockhampton, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't miss this.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

What a treasure. Top quality meals, excellent service, fun staff & budget priced.

Visited April 2012
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