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Cardens Seafood & Steak House

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Seafood, Australian, Steakhouse
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2a Princes Hwy, Dandenong, Victoria 3175, Australia
(03) 9791 7233
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place makes you feel special the building is old but renovated beautifully to keep its charm. Its been a family run business for many years and is probably the most upscale place to eat in Dandenong. Yes they specialize in Seafood but they also do steak and chicken and a few exotics like Kangaroo and crocodile. Their platters are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic steak experience with some work colleagues from interstate. They recommended this place and it didn't disappoint. The T-Bone and Eye Fillet have to be seen to be believed. Extremely well prepared and cooked. Best steak I have had for a long time. The decor is a bit old and a few of the chairs were wonky. Walls... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another surprising standout in Dandenong! The staff were pleasant, if lacking some skills. The food, though, was excellent - from the fish to the steak, all was high quality!

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a birthday party so there was a group of us the staff were friendly enough but unfortunately because there was such a large group (7 of us) when the food came out it was luke warm going cold. Not the best experience for me, however if you like very rich food then this is the place to... More 

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Thank Athena J
Dandenong South
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The venue is a little dated and small. From the outside you would just drive on by unless you have tasted their steak. Everyone in my family likes their steak cooked differently from medium rare to extremely well done. All the meals come out at the same time and the steaks are cooked as requested and are beautiful. The staff... More 

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Thank suescraft
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Took my boyfriend out for dinner, we were seated and within 5 mins our drink orders were taken. We had garlic escargot and Kilpatrick oysters for entree. The entrees were served promptly after our orders were taken. We had some trouble deciding what to have for mains as their menu had such a large variety . We had the moreton... More 

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Narre Warren, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

My husband and I went for lunch for his birthday. The lunch was fantastic nothing was wrong. The dozen natural oysters was the best and shucked when ordered , how fresh is that. we both ordered lobsters which were actually the best lobsters we have had in years. They are freshly cooked after you order and are NOT frozen. How... More 

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Dandenong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

friendly service, they genuinely seemed happy to help, I was there with my mother, I just felt like spoiling her

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Garlic bread as a starter was great but the eye fillet accompanied by the pepper sauce to which the host suggested some chilli was to die for. If ever you need a fantastic steak "fix" get down to Cardens. Will be returning to sample their crayfish for sure.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Having lived in Dandenong for over 20 years, this is one restaurant we had never been to, so we finally got proactive. We dined on a Saturday evening as it was my wife's birthday. You do have to go upstairs so this might be an issue for those requiring assistance. The first impression is that the building is very retro... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2a Princes Hwy, Dandenong, Victoria 3175, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Dandenong
  • Phone Number: (03) 9791 7233

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