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Cardens Seafood & Steak House

Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Australian, Steakhouse
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2a Princes Hwy, Dandenong, Victoria 3175, Australia
61397917233
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Today
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Maine
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The meal was good, but the service was slow. They were busy, but seemed understaffed. Portions were good

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Thank sbj04769
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to go to this restaurant many years ago and the food was always fantastic. I took my partner and the steak ordered was terrible, it was over cooked and very chewy. It was replaced with another that was no good either, very salty and still over cooked. Although the new owner was apologetic we won't be going back.

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Thank CathieH34
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried Cardens on a recommendation from my hotel concierge after asking where I could get a good steak. The fact that they recommended this place when the hotel itself had a restaurant was a positive start. The restaurant is easy enough to find, just look for the big crayfish on the side of the building. It's unassuming exterior may... More 

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Thank martysa2016
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I was recommended this restaurant so thought I'd give it a go. Looking at the venue and the decor you could mistake it for a cheesy themed restaurant from the 80's. It really could use some attention in the esthetics department but any concerns about appearance were overshadowed by the food. We ordered the Calamari entrée, main size Garlic Prawns... More 

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Thank JulznGrum
Shahab A, Owner at Cardens Seafood & Steak House, responded to this review

Dear JulznGrum Thank you for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening. We are looking forward to see in the near future. More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Been eating here on and off for years. This place has gone off. New owners since we were last there. Service is so, so slow. Thursday night, place was near empty and it took an hour and a half for food to arrive. Friends had a similar experience a few weeks ago. They did give us a free bottle of... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

After many years of visiting Cardens the quality and service hasn't dropped one bit. New management but the service was exemplary. Food was as good as ever and the value for money is second to none. We'll be back for years to come if they keep it up. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Ruralrosie
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I have been going to Cardens for the last 14 years - I have been going since the mid 80's. Yes - the restaurant is under new management but the food and service is just the same as always. The menu selection has not changed nor has the wine selection. The food was delivered very quick and... More 

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Thank archiekitten
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We were invited to dinner with friends and looking forward to having a seafood platter. We were very very disappointed with the service. We didn't have one set waiter or waitress it was whoever walked past so communication was poor. We ordered our food at 740 as a our rude waitress informed us and it was 9 o'clock and our... More 

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1 Thank Diner007007
Brisbane Region, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Always use trip adviser when deciding on where to eat out in an area not familiar with and trip advisor never lets us down. We enjoyed a lovely meal with great service and pleasant surroundings. By the looks of how busy this place was it comes highly recommended.

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Thank ejm132015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We can't think of anything positive to say about this restaurant. From the 1980's decor, the hour long wait for our dinner to arrive, the over- cooked steak, the undressed very boring salad, the over-priced food... I'm sorry, but never again!

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1 Thank Donna H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Steakhouse
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2a Princes Hwy, Dandenong, Victoria 3175, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Dandenong
  • Phone Number: 61397917233

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