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“Comes Up Short” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ribs and Rumps Grill & Seafood

Ribs and Rumps Grill & Seafood
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Ranked #142 of 297 Restaurants in Manly
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Manly
Gainesville, Florida
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Comes Up Short”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

In a city where I have only rarely been disappointed by restaurants, in an area where there are quite a few truly super restaurants, the best I could do was to rank this as average. Four of us went to dinner: two ordered hamburgers, one a sliced rump roast sandwich, and one surf & turf.

The restaurant is on the 1st floor (2nd floor as counted in the US). The furnishings are functional but somewhat Spartan. We were seated near the window but, in general, the dining room appeared dark. The service was prompt, helpful and pleasant. We did not think the prices high for the area.

One thing gave us a chuckle. We were somewhat early for the standard dinner hour hereabouts and the place was absolutely empty. The individual who seated us asked if we had a reservation and when we responded in the negative looked carefully over the seating chart before leading us into a good-sized but completely empty dining room. When we left there were only four or five tables occupied.

Our burgers were well done . . overcooked to be honest. The steak in the surf and turf, ordered medium-rare was at best medium-well and, actually closer to well done. The sandwich, while tasty was short on the beef.

With a plethora of restaurants to choose from when I am next in the area I will pass this one by.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Perfect ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had the full rack of pork ribs at this restaurant plus a few sides. The ribs were truly perfect! They fell of the bone and had that succulent, sweet taste from the excelllent choice of marinade.
We had a window seat with a view of the ocean and palm trees and the staff went out of their way to make it a positive experience for us.

The food is not cheap, but great quality.

Try the Kahlua dom Pedro for dessert too - gorgeous! We are originally from South Africa and Ribs and Rumps is literally the only restaurant where we have been able to find this dessert.

Well worth a visit, and try to book a window seat in advance.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LetsChillOut
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Rosebud
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120 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“What you see is what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

It's a steak house so don't expect too much. The ribs are better than average and the service is friendly. Good location on the waterfront so they can charge a bit more than the food is worth but there are plenty of choices around here so look around.

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Thank Louise P
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Nelson
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Overpriced and under garnished”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were taken to Ribs and Rumps by family who highly recommended it, but to be honest I found the food boring and overpriced. I ordered the steak with prawns and all I got were steak, prawns and chips with a seafood sauce. I feel the plate would look way more attractive if a little garnish was thrown on top. There was no mention of salads on the 'sides' part of the menu. The steak was nothing to rave about. The staff were great though, the view was amazing and the pudding made up for main.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good service very average food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Service was efficient and friendly. The food however was very average and nothing to it was like pre franchise. I ordered the 'combo' comprising of half ribs and rump steak. The ribs were cold in the middle, not enough marinade and tasteless. It seems to keep up with the volume they sacrifice the care and taste which is a pity.

The steak although cooked well was tough as old boot. Even my dog would have a tough time chewing that slab of leather... For the price one would have expected a better meal.

So if you want good ambience and service go there but if you want to eat, save your money and go elsewhere.....

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