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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
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had lunch here today and everything was perfect The garlic bread was so tasty and crunchy. I had 6 mixed oysters but the natural ones I really loved. Hubby had eye fillet steak and couldn't stop raving about it. Also shared a cauflower mornay. A lovely Valentines day. Thank you Cardens. Will be back

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Thank Jenny C
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my overseas visitors for lunch and try crocs meat. It was surprise my visitors, since it was the first time they try crocs meat. Taste is good, but it may better if they provide more variety. Service was excellent, also interior is old but its is unique. Sit near window and watch traffic over Dandenong Road.

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1 Thank Mulyoto P
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for an anniversary dinner and we thought it was closed. Turns out they were due to open 45 mins after we got there but the owner was kind enough to let us in and get us started. Had a steak with seafood sauce and it was absolutely delicious. Also had chilli crocodile entree and that was nice also.... More 

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Maine
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219 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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 16 November 2016 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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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 11 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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9 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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39 reviews
15 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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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, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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?