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Hog's Breath Cafe

Steakhouse, Australian
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64 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4031 7711
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with friends at their suggestions not usually a chain restaurant person. Food was chain food, drinks were chain drinks and service was chain service, price was expensive for chain food and could have got much better steak for less money at a much better restaurant

Thank John W
Oslo, Norway
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, but the food is not any good. My steak was more boiled than grilled, and the ribs where grey and tasteless. Would never go again, and would recomend you to have your meal elsewhere.

Thank Per V
Townsville, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to complain about. Everything was nice. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food came out at a reasonable time after we ordered.

Thank Kenny B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were incredibly efficient and very friendly. All main meals were prepared well and were served within 20mins without hassle or discrepancy. A little disappointed that the lite cut steak was very lite (regular VIP diner) but nonetheless was cooked the way I ordered. All meals were cleaned up without complaint. We had a very enjoyable family dinner experience 😊

Thank Kristy H
Dardanup, Australia
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Thought it was pricey for a lunch I had lunch special enjoyed the mash potato and fresh veg left the steak parmi very grisly presentation was good. partner had ribey olso tough staff very helpful cost over 60 dollars and we only had water to drink had not been to a hogs breath before may be we just got a... More 

Thank kitty454
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Having passed the place on our way to the Esplanade a couple of times, we decided to try it out as it was close to where we were staying and we had had enough of walking for the day - having done the train/cable car thing to Karanda that day. Anyway thought by its name it would be loud and... More 

Thank UpToSpeed
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Had a great time. The name is disgusting, but truth is, that's what made us come. The food was pricey and not huge servings but really good.

Thank pngsommers2015
Brisbane, Australia
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161 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on an overnight work trip and there were three of us. We ordered the steaks, cooked primed ribs style since they ran out of their famous prime ribs. However the service was not very good and when it came to make payment they got the wrong amounts in there.

Thank Frederic F
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here off the menu. 300g steak cooked to perfection. I like mine blue, with garlic sauce and prawns Great service

Thank Catherine S
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff who really look after you. On the night we visited there were no steaks! Ribs were barely warm and salads uninspiring. Nice atmosphere. Kids liked the chips.

Thank Paul W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Steakhouse, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4031 7711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?