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The Barking Dog

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Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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126 Pakington St, Geelong, Victoria 3218, Australia
+61 3 5229 2889
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Mackay, Australia
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very sub standard meal served by staff that really didn't want to be there My Asian seared beef salad was 2 very small slices of beef with a salad that had no dressing on it at all Sorry we won't be back

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Thank Lenny4545
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Barking Dog has been a regular favourite over the past 14 or so years, and has been great during that time. More recently I haven't been overly impressed and today's experience will ensure I will look for other alternatives in the future. Stood at the bar waiting for a staff member to serve for a good 5 minutes, may... More 

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Thank J1smith
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very happy with both the service and the meal quality, only complaint is that the meals were a bit small

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Thank Jared C
Geelong, Australia
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I really like the Barking Dog .One can feel comfortable there with friends or solo.Lots of rooms to choose from and feel comfortable in.Menu plenty to choose from.Could have a more extensive wine list and introduce more local wines.I have found they are often short of wine requested.Staff attentive.

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Thank Suzanne P
Geelong, Australia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My friends and I had lunch here and we found the tables to be very squished, there were 6 of us and a highchair and there wasnt much room on the tables to fit anything comfortably, an extra table added would have been nice rather then sticking people on the ends (we had a reservation and there were plenty of... More 

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Thank BeautifulDay11
Geelong, Australia
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have dined at The Barking Dog many times over the years and it always has provided value for money, generous serves in a relaxed and interesting atmosphere. There are soft seating options amongst the more traditional dining tables and shared tables. There are several rooms/spaces to choose from and indoor and outdoor dining and drinking areas - all with... More 

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Thank Barb C
AUSTRALIA
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We used to live in Port Melbourne and go to locals night at The Albion Hotel, until they changed owners, then we moved to Geelong! Now l can honestly say lm so happy l live few blocks away from the barking dog! A Parma is not my usual go to meal but for $10 we couldn't go past it! It... More 

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Thank SORTIEJADE
Geelong, Australia
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were a group of 8 that went on Melbourne cup eve. We arrived later than the normal eating time around 8.30pm and only a few people were finishing off their meals. We were attended to by a very pleasant staff member. The food was well prepared and was served promptly. There is a wide selection of drinks available both... More 

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Thank David H
AUSTRALIA
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

For me is all about the wedges (best lv had) no doubt people might tut n roll their eyes after reading this..but they are awesome to share with mates etc! Never once have they been oily..or dry! They definately have a great fryer cos their chips n wedges etc are always good! I also love their calamari salad YUM! The... More 

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Thank SORTIEJADE
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Ordered the Beef Scallopini which was not a huge serve but divine, served with potatoes, wilted vegetables and the most amazing sauce. Service was great, helpful but not pushy, nothing was too much trouble, great atmosphere. Loved the antique light display in the dinning room.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Pakington St, Geelong, Victoria 3218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Geelong
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5229 2889

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