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“Great Ribs”

The Deck Steakhouse
Ranked #46 of 196 Restaurants in Mackay
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Australian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mackay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Ribs”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Have dined here several times had steak once and ribs several times steak was okay nothing extraordinary but the ribs were fantastic and a good price as well good value overall service was very good the staff were very inviting and good natured would recommend this place and would definitely go again

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank GClad
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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good steak, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We were staying at the Clarion just next door and wanted a good steak. We found this place to be conveniently next door and also nicely situated at the marina. The food was good. Prices reasonable. We ordered a couple of different cuts of steak and found all of them to be well prepared.

  • Visited April 2013
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“The only good thing about the meal was the cold beer”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We decided to have a few drinks and some lunch at the Marina and saw that the Deck Steak House had lunch time specials, two options with 300gm Rump, Salad and Chips or Red Throat, Baked Potato and Salad.

We approached the order counter and proceeded to make our order with the sour, rude and arrogant service staff, she did not offer us any options, did not help us with sauce choices and definately did not provide any form of service or smile.

We collected our free bread rolls, tray of utensils and buzzer to let us know our food was ready, got drinks from the bar from a pleasant bar person and took our seats.

The wait on the food was short but the food was average, 200gm Rump that had more fat than Rump, Salad with whole sliced tomato and scraps of lettuce and Red Throat that was pre-frozen and rubbery.

Best thing about the whole experience was the aircon and the cold beers.

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1 Thank ZeeTee2k
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Not a bad steak”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our out of town friends wanted steak for dinner so we thought we'd try this place. A great place to show off a bit of Mackay, looking out over the marina in the late afternoon - very peacful looking. You can choose to sit outside on the path overlooking the marina, and watch the world go by, or eat inside and gaze at a TV - at least 6 could be seen from where we were sitting, 3 different channels going.

The Deck is like a pub - choose your own table and when ready order at the counter. As expected, the main dish is steak - t-bone, rib, rump, scotch fillet etc with different sizes - rumps were in 450 and 600g steaks. Most mains cost from about $28,50 for the 450g rump up to over $35 for Wagyu. Probably a choice of 15 to 20 meals. They have oysters of garlic bread for starters, and kids meals are available.

The meat is displayed at the counter and it all looked very good, trimmed of most fat and all a good colour, so we could tell it had not been sitting there for long. As we watched meat was taken for our meals. They also have a chicken and a fish main and also pork spare ribs.

At our table we ended up with a t-bone, 2 rumps and pork spare ribs. Meals were cooked as requested - no differences of opinion about what medium rare should be like, and the ribs were melt in your mouth tender, with a great bbq sauce.

All meals come with salad (lettuce, tomato, onion), a baked potato with sour cream and choice of the usual sauces - Diane, pepper, mushroom. You can order chips as a side for about $5.

Drinks are ordered and paid for at the bar, there doesn't appear to be any table service.

We agreed that the meal sizes were generous and was reasonably priced - 1 x 450g rump $28.50) and the ribs ($25.50) came to $54, about what we'd expect to pay. Drinks seem to be usual bar prices. Salads were fresh, the potatos tasty and the chips nice and hot and crunchy.

It's a pretty casual place, bit like a sports bar but the food's a lot better than that. Staff friendly enough, but not intrusive. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great steaks.”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Had a great streak. Asked for extra salad in lou of the mandatory chip and there wad no extra charge. Good meal right on the marina. Loved it.

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Thank fatsurfer
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