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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calaboose Grill and Smokehouse

Calaboose Grill and Smokehouse
54 Main St, Normanville, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8558 3532
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Normanville
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining
Description: The custom made wood fired grill and smoker add a unique flavour to the great produce of the Fleurieu peninsula. Dine in the 1850's jail cells wil enjoying traditional BBQ with a New Orleans twist. Fired up every Friday and Saturday night.
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Tucked away next to its older brother, the Courthouse Cafe, this was one of the best meals out we have had on the Peninsula. Authentic relaxed and attentive service, and the fascination of sitting in converted century old police cells added to the delicious smoke house flavours and great Fleuireu wine. Best tuna steak I have ever had and the pork ribs were so tasty. Don't we live in a wonderful place here is South Australia!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great grill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place is a little hard to find but worth the search. The wood grill gives the steak an extra element and the smoked pork ribs were sublime. A very good wine list tops it off.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Best Ribs in Australia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We dined with friends over the Easter period just gone and the food was absolutely amazing. Bruce (mein host) looked after us all night with great wines and brilliant service. We enjoyed field mushrooms, salt and pepper squid, the best scotch fillet I've eaten for years and ribs that are to die for, and all locally grown produce. Bruce told us he had smoked the ribs the previous day in his calaboose, it was worth the trip from Adelaide just to sample them. Make sure you leave room for dessert, all local fruits and soooo tasty.
We are all headed back into two weeks for another feast and can't wait to try more of the fresh local produce! Thanks Bruce for looking after us :-)
PS: Make sure you book, apparently he is booked out regularly.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“GIVE IT A GO”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It's not easy to establish something new in a town that relies on locals and a highly variable tourist trade; but Bruce has been innovative and got ot it right. A themed restaurant in a heritage building, attentive staff and quality steaks and fish this all added up to a good night out. A jazz saxophonist added to the ambience plus there is always an interesting range of wines at here and the Courthouse. Well worth giving a go.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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