Dude Food in Brisbane City - Visit Brisbane


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 Street 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 sausages and the famous Sausage Platter 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 8 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.

Embassy Bar, Elizabeth St

Your tastebuds will swoon for Embassy Bar's awarded chef Rob Campbell's contemporary meat-filled menu. Start with honey kaffir wings or fried chicken bites before moving to a beef brisket burger, rib fillet or even a wood smoked meat board – it's for the next level of carnivores. 

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, Philly cheese steak, brisket burritos and duck tacos that will knock your socks off. Accompany your meal with sides such as bacon and cheese fries, waffle fries, mac 'n' cheese squares and champion fries for a true taste explosion.


The Transcontinental Hotel, Roma St

Situated in the heart of Roma Street, 'The Trans' is open for lunch and dinner six days a week and serves up fresh seasonal gastronomic pub food, including smoked pork rib and wings cooked ribs with chips and aioli. Complement your ribs with their impressive selection of fine whiskeys and craft beers.

Port Office Hotel Front Bar, Edward St

No need to go fancy for this one. Pull up a chair at the bar and feast on sticky lamb ribs with green papaya and lychee salad and fries - you'll need the wet paper towels after this.


Miel Container, Mary St 

Miel Container

Gourmet burger joint Miel Container 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.

51st Street, George St

If you want a no-fuss burger, then head to 51st Street to indulge in some classics. Beef, chicken, mushroom and pork burgers are on the menu, just waiting for a grumbling tummy to devour them. Add onion rings for the real American experience.

Charboys, Edward St

Keeping the menu short and classic means no room for frills but we promise these burgers are anything but ordinary. Check out the specials board for daily burger concoctions or simply add extra ingredients to the burger of your choice.

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, onion rings and chicken wings that can be washed down with a jug of your favourite cocktail.

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. 


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.

Santa Monica, Ann St

Well-known for their hearty American-style burgers, Santa Monica also do epic pizzas. The obvious choice? BBQ Meatlovers with chicken breast, pepperoni, crispy bacon, beef mince and smokey BBQ sauce. 

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.

Cheese Toasties

Melt Brothers, Gresham Lane

Melt Brothers

These are no regular cheese toasties. Venture down Gresham Lane in the city to find Melt Brothers, a licensed cheese toastie outlet and coffee shop. If you're looking for an epic toastie, the combos like M.C. Cheesy with mac & cheese and maple bacon or Mi Goreng crazy with mi goreng noodles, roast chicken and two fried eggs are your pick. 


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.

Walters Steakhouse, Alice St

Take a step back in time at Walter's Steakhouse. Located in downtown Brisbane, Walter's overlooks the iconic Brisbane City Botanical Gardens in Old Mineral House and provides the ultimate experience for steak lovers, serving a 270 day grain fed, in house, dry aged porterhouse, prepared and cooked with secret methods. 

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.

Port Office Hotel Dining Room, Edward St 

Using only the best-quality meat from Australia’s finest producers, The Port Office Hotel Dining Room certainly knows how to cook a good steak. Gather a group of friends and indulge in all the finest cuts with bone marrow jus, truffle butter, mushroom or Diane sauce.

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