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San Antone by Bludso's Bbq

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dined for dinner before seeing Kitty Flanagan at palms room. I ordered the 1/2 rack pork ribs with cornbread. The ribs were good however the star for me was the cornbread, a must get side with any order. I also had the mandarin house made...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Shweta78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a busy place , so reservation is highly recommended. We were lucky to get a table on Friday night. Staff are brilliant and helpful. The food is very enjoyable, beef brisket and pork rib being my pick ! The list of cocktails is also...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SawYuM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice authentic food and venue. One of the few I’d recommend in the casino complex. My son spent 1 year in Texas and said the food here compared favourably with the real deal. Go visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Craigro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious, I only wish I could have eaten more. Try the Scrooge MacDuck and the Frisky Whisky cocktails too, delicious. Staff very welcoming and attentive.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Liv_in_0z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a late business dinner and ordered the Bludso’s Tray. Wow! Lots of delicious tender meat and great sides. The brisket was amazing, the pulled pork soft and juicy. All the sides we got were great additions to the meal. There was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Chellesy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we called in for lunch. not feeling like spicy bbq we were happy there were several other options available tasty food delivered in a good time. the waitresses were constantly checking that we were right for food and drink which we appreciated.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gcgirlau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crowded, noisy restaurant with poor food selection. The menu here was dominated by choice of pulled meats and greasy food. My husband had a burger which was served in a plastic basket and was smaller than a McDonald’s burger. Fries cost extra and came drenched...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sharyn M
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at San Antone by Bludso's Bbq, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review, Sharyn! While I am delighted to learn that you found the service efficient and friendly, I am disappointed to learn that your dining experience at San Antone did not meet your expectations. The shortfalls you have kindly taken the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got a meat FEAST from HERE. It was Ana amazing amount of meat, and great combination of sides. I recommend the Mac and cheese! Service was amazing, honestly. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at San Antone by Bludso's Bbq, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your great review, PaulyFrequentFlyer! We take pride in delivering an authentic Texan BBQ experience and I am thrilled to read that we did not disappoint on this occasion. I will ensure your compliments are shared with the Restaurant Manager. Thank you...More

Reviewed March 14, 2019

The overall experience at San Antone is always fantastic. The food here is always incredible, the service is very professional, efficient and friendly and the food always comes out very quickly from ordering. The Canadian fellow (I am terrible with names so forgive me for...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank WeeklyTraveller83
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

The aroma was fantastic as we walked by, in the Crown Plaza center, near the Casino and movie theater. Brisket and 1/2 a chicken were good. Sauce was great, including the hot and spicy in the darker bowl. The mac and cheese and onion rings...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bnuckols
CrownRestaurantsGM, General Manager at San Antone by Bludso's Bbq, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi bnuckols, Thank you for your feedback I regret to read we were not able to meet your expectations on this occasion. Please allow me to apologise for the lapse in service encountered, this is definitely not reflective of the standard we aspire to and...More

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April 22, 2017|
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Response from clair24_11 | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure what on the menu is gluten free sorry
Chloe B
Hi my name is Chloe Buhler and I am currently studying food and hospitality as a year 12 subject. I was wondering if you'd be able to answer a few questions to assist in my investigation on how American cuisine is impacting Australian restaurants. Feel free to skip any questions. 1. Would you consider your restaurant to be American style? (In terms of food, appearance, theme) 2. Do you believe your restaurant menu is influenced by American cuisine? (In terms of food items, flavours, presentations, ingredients, portion size) 3. If so, is there a particular part of America that has influenced you restaurant? 4. Would you consider it a positive or negative thing that some restaurant menus are influenced by American cuisine? 5. Do your customers leave mostly positive or negative reviews about your food? 6. What would you say customers appreciate the most about American style food? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 7. Would you/do you prefer American style food over other cultures? If so, why? 8. What type of foods that Australian restaurants sell, would you consider American style? 9. What about those items makes them American style? (In terms of taste, smell, portion size, presentation) 10. Do you believe the American theme will spread and grow throughout Australian restaurants? 11. If so, why? Thank you for taking the time to help me and I hope you have a great day!
July 21, 2016|
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Response from mdje2010 | Reviewed this property |
1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Texas 4. Positive 5. Positive 6. Smokey, long slow cooking 7. No 8. Ribs, burgers 9. Large sizes, messy 10. Yes 12. Sometimes u need to Minch on smokey ribs 😊
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