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“Don't ignore reviews”

Barbecue Inn Underground
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Coober Pedy
Price range: US$17 - US$54
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Don't ignore reviews - that was today's lesson. People complained that half the menu was unavailable, that appears to be a common theme here.

My suggestion, if you walk down the stairs and the inform you (at only 7pm) that they have ran out of items - then give a polite "thank you but no thank you" and walk out again.

We arrive to be informed that only one of the half a dozen steak selections was available. After our order was taken, we then found out that no steaks at all were available. After changing our order and receiving the food (wasn't speedy either I will add) an item was missing off of it. After asking why the item was missing, we found out that they ran out of that and forgot to tell us too.

What food we did get was delicious and cooked perfectly. So it was a complete disappointment from their poor management of back of house.

2  Thank Jamie N
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with my partner, the menu looked good. Prices were high so thought the food and service should be good. Sat down, were bought a plate of cheese and salami while we decided what to order. 10minutes passed and we were given water and the waiter didn't say anything to us or ask what we wanted. 20minutes went passed, whilst another waitress asked if the table next to us were enjoying their meals and if they needed more drinks. 30minutes passed and that's when we walked out. Had planned on spending easily over $100. When we arrived we weren't told we had to go up and order. Before we left we asked a gentleman sitting by himself if he had ordered and he said he was sitting there a long time and know one came and he had to get up and find someone to order. We went down the road and bought pizza.

3  Thank flash328
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I so wanted this to be excellent and want a family run joint to be successful, I guess for the price of the meal we walked away a bit under whelmed. The service was excellent and the decor is great but it wasn't a $90 meal for two that I walked away feeling great about. On the flip side it is in outback Australia so maybe my expectation is too high.

3  Thank connieluders
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a great place. Come in through the modern stairs to a lovely restaurant. Food excellent. Staff and service excellent. Check out the mural hidden away. Great night out. Fine dining experience.

1  Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Tasty barbecued items at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, untrained waitstaff (a young chap) detracted from the experience. Additionally, needs better ventilation to deal with the smells and fumes down in the cave.

3  Thank MrJohnnySan
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