Dude Food in Brisbane City

Whether it's hearty burgers, mouth-watering steaks or hot dogs smothered with all kinds of toppings, these restaurants in The City are perfect for the boys.

Carnivorous feasting

Bavarian Bier Café, Eagle St Pier

Bavarian Bier Cafe

Bavarian Bier Café offers modern Bavarian food incorporating flavours from neighbouring Italy, Austria, and Hungary to produce a contemporary Bavarian menu to tantalise the tastebuds and create a complete Bavarian experience. Relish in menu options like schnitzel, haus-made sausages, burgers and the famous Bavarian Tasting and Munich Brewers Platter which incorporates all Bavarian’s specialties onto one plate.

Buffalo Bar, Mary St

Buffalo Bar Hoagie

Channelling the charm of the southern states, the bravado of New York and the cool of California, Buffalo Bar satiates hunger with American eats and quenches the thirst with an extensive drinks menu. The venue features a sit-down dining hall serving up lunch and dinner, a rockabilly-themed bar and whiskey lounge with an atmosphere oozing Southern rock’n’roll, plus a separate bar menu featuring 18 signature Buffalo wings.

The Cutting Board, George St

The Cutting Board’s comfort food is not for the faint-hearted – or the small appetite. Perfect for the carnivorously inclined, The Cutting Board serves up juicy cuts of meat from the oven every lunch, such as glazed ham on the bone, melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket, and slow-cooked lamb shoulder, coupled with delicious daily sides and salads.

Pony, Eagle St Pier

Pony Dining

Fronted by acclaimed chef Damian Heads, this Eagle Street Pier restaurant offers an uncomplicated approach to modern Australian food while capturing iconic river views. Pony’s contemporary menu features an array of share plates including wood-fried wagyu rump and spiced roasted-twice lamb banjo. Or you can stimulate your tastebuds with slow-roasted meats freshly carved off an iron bark coal pit. 

Red Hook, Gresham Lane

Red Hook

Tucked away on Gresham Lane off Creek St, Red Hook serves up mouth-watering New York fare. The diner takes inspiration from the street vans spread throughout New York City. The eatery churns out cheeseburgers, lobster rolls, brisket burritos, NYC hot dogs and Kung Fu duck tacos that will knock your socks off. Accompany your meal with sides such as hand-cut fries, Buffalo wings, mac 'n' cheese squares and battered pickles for a true taste explosion.


Embassy Bar, Elizabeth St

Fix Restaurant

Your tastebuds will swoon for Embassy Bar's awarded chef Rob Campbell's contemporary American-style barbecue smoked pork ribs served with corn bread and green beans. For a true American experience, accompany the ribs with spicy buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce and chilli cheese fries. 

Fix Restaurant, Port Office Hotel

Fix is the signature restaurant of the Port Office Hotel, exemplifying quality cuisine, style and value for money. The restaurant uses only the best-quality meat from Australia’s finest producers. Gather a group of friends and indulge in 1kg of gooralie pork ribs with smoked barbecue glaze, spiced wombok and fries.

The Alliance Hotel, Spring Hill

Situated in the heart of Spring Hill, the award-winning bistro of The Alliance Hotel is open for lunch and dinner six days a week and serves up fresh seasonal gastronomic pub food, including slow cooked ribs with mustard slaw, wedges and barbecue sauce. Complement your ribs with their impressive selection of fine wines and craft beers.


Grill’d, Wintergarden & Eagle St Pier

Grill'd prepares quality, fresh, healthy, meal-sized burgers made from 100 per cent beef, chicken breast, lamb and vegetable patties. Its burgers are cooked-to-order from the freshest ingredients and are full of flavour. 

Chur Express, Eagle St

Chur Burger

The team behind Chur Burger’s express outlet on the Riverside – Chur Express – serves up a pared-back menu of mouth-watering burgers for breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday. Take a stroll down to the Riverside (below Friday’s) to feast on six different gourmet burgers, six sauces and six extras on the menu.

Miel Container, Mary St 

Gourmet burger joint Miel Container’s French baker Sebastien Pisasale serves up fresh-out-of-the-oven ciabatta and soft, fluffy brioche buns to accompany your choice of beef or vegie pattie, rib fillet, grilled chicken breast or hand-crumbed fish fillet burgers. Top it with fresh vegetables, oozing cheeses like grana padano or triple-cream brie, and a wide range of sauces such as tomato chilli jam, sweet chilli mayo and bush tomato chutney. If you don’t feel like making your own, mouth-watering classic burgers are available, featuring Korean barbecue bulgogi, tandoori chicken burger or miso pork belly.

Miss Kays, George St

Miss Kay's

New to the Brisbane burger scene, Miss Kay's is the go-to place for authentic American-style fast food. The restaurant offers classic cheeseburgers using 300-day grain-fed beef, crispy fries, chicken wings and ice-cream sandwiches that can be washed down with a jug of your favourite cocktail.

Hot Dogs

German Sausage Hut Imbiss, Burnett Lane

Head to the German Sausage Hut Imbiss for a genuine sausage snack. Enjoy the bestselling bratwurst, or the frankfurter, debreciner or cheese-kransky straight from the grill in a fresh roll topped with German mustard and traditional hot sauerkraut (pickled cabbage).

Snag Stand, QueensPlaza

Snag Stand

Snag Stand is the home of heavenly "haute dogs" and delicious sausages. For something fancy try the wagyu beef snag, served on a rustic roll with butter and garlic mash and herbed gravy, and topped with sauteed onions and diced chives. Or go for the traditional yet tasty combination - the German bratwurst on a rustic roll with sauteed onions and mild German mustard.


Coppa Spuntino, Creek St


Bringing a little Italian-inspired flair to Creek St, Coppa Spuntino serves up a range of plates, tapas, charcuterie and mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas.

Corbett & Claude, Elizabeth St

Corbett & Claude, Elizabeth St

Housed in the basement of heritage-listed Corbett Chambers building on Elizabeth St, indulge in flavoursome fare at Corbett & Claude. The laneway bar serves up wood-fired pizzas, share plates and antipasti complemented by a selection of sparkling, white and red wines with a vast assortment of craft beers.


Cha Cha Char, Eagle St

Cha Cha Char

From dry-aged and spice-rubbed, to grain-fed and grass-fed, no matter what your steak preference, The City certainly is the mecca for beef in Brisbane. Read our picks of restaurants that provide delicious and juicy steaks that will melt in your mouth. 

Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill, Edward St

No prizes for guessing what they pride themselves on here. Try the signature spice-rubbed 1km Angus rump roast if you dare - it is carved on the table in front of you.

Vintaged Bar and Grill, Hilton, Queen St

Vintaged Steak

There’s nothing old-hat about Vintaged, situated in the swish Hilton Brisbane Hotel on Queen Street Mall. There’s grain-fed, pasture-fed, Wagyu and dry-aged beef on the menu here, sourced from premium producers around the country.

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