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The Barking Dog

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126 Pakington St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3218, Australia
+61 3 5229 2889
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“gnocchi” (3 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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126 Pakington St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3218, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We visited The Barking Dog for lunch and ordered the calamari salad and the chicken and quinoa salad. Service was good, pricing was good, meals where cooked well. However, what was a very big disappointment was there where only 4 small pieces of calamari and...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Went to the Dog today for lunch and will never return. The service was crap,, slow,, took twenty minutes to take a drink order,, another 15 to deliver. Waited another 30 minutes for meals and surprise surprise,, they missed the easiest dish of the lot....More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Hamburger with the lot could have done without the tasteless meat, that's right it tasted like plain hamburger mince how disappointing as the rest of the hamburger was great and the wedges were to die for

Thank MyHoliday8
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The first time I went here it was for a rowdy uni pub night in the main building, the next was an Asian-fusion dinner in the adjoining restaurant (Mr Umami's), the time after was coffee in the modern cafe set to side with its own...More

Thank Emily385
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Went with the idea of having tapas selection not offered. Not aware ther were two kitchens offering different food. Menu was pub crap food except for the steak but when asked could the scotch fillet be substituted for eye fillet it was denied yet the...More

2  Thank JohnMcR21
Reviewed 20 September 2015

I went with my daughter who is coeliac and requires gluten free. She asked for burger and chips without bun and asked if chips gluten free. Waitress said chips gluten free. Order appeared without chips and the waitress said chips not gluten free. Absolutely pathetic...More

Thank david m
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The décor is pretty average and the place feels a bit dark and dingy. I think it's had it's day. Food was average and service was average, better value around elsewhere.

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Every so often I go back to check the menu as I loved eating here some time ago. Sadly its still on a downer and I'm waiting for a new menu (or chef) to kick in !

Thank Rosemary F
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I enjoyed my food at the Barking Dog and the ambiance etc was also good. One of my party did not like the food and doesn't want to go back - she is a bit fussy though, and I felt her assessment was over-harsh. We...More

Thank Von52
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Newly renovated, this pub has different daily lunch specials and is featured in the Entertainment Book for a 25& discount. We went on a Tuesday which had Tacos as the special of the day. You got 3 soft tortillas with 3 different fillings for $15....More

Thank Jacinta3000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Pakington St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3218, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  City of Greater Geelong  >  Geelong
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5229 2889
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