Cardens Seafood & Steakhouse is a family-friendly restaurant that knows a thing or two about quality steaks and sumptuous seafood that’s fresh off the boat. Located on Princes Highway in Dandenong, this steakhouse is loved by foodies all over Melbourne. Choose from seafood dishes like Mediterranean scallops with roasted red pepper relish, oysters, chilli prawns and barbecued Moreton Bay bugs served in half shells with plum sauce. If you’re in more of a meaty mood, perhaps you’d prefer some sliced chilli beef with onion, garlic, tomato and chilli sauce served with rice or if you’re feeling adventurous go for some crocodile cooked in dry sherry, cream and mushrooms served with rice. With an extensive drinks list, including plenty of cocktails you’ll certainly be in for a treat when you eat at Cardens Seafood & Steakhouse.
The eye fillet was absolutely beautiful. The staff are friendly and the seating is comfortable. We will certainly be returning for another meal hopefully sooner rather than later.
Thoroughly enjoyed our Crayfish & prawns platter for 2! The whole experience was exceptional and memotable! The service was delightful. Will have to visit again soon.
The entrees (scallops) and main course (lobster) were terrific. Free glass of wine was appreciated. Just a bit disappointed at the small choices for dessert.
Pros: The food was fresh & cooked well. There were no complaints with the quality of the food. The staff were friendly & welcoming. Cons: We arrived at 5:30 (our reservation time) & the place was not open. The place needs a much needed makeover
The food was good but the service not so great. I understand it was Valentine's day when we went so it was busier than usual but that doesn't mean waiting for over an hour for our mains was ok.
Service was very poor, we waited over an hour for our food and it wasn’t even that great and the staff didn’t seem to care as they mixed up our order and when we asked the staff member at the bar why did we have to wait so long? He said it’s very busy there was too many dockets in the kitchen. That wasn’t our problem, there were people who came in after us and got their drinks and food before us and left way before us while we were still waiting for our mains. Overall very poor service and food also experience the staff didn’t seem very apologetic, do not recommend this place and definitely not going back. I have heard good reviews prior to going but I’m very disappointed.
Thanks very much for the good service , well don also for the soft music special for people whit hearing aid. Gerrit and Lenie Zomerdijk
The service was slow, the wait staff was inexperienced and the food was expensive and very ordinary. People who arrived after us and ordered after us, received their drinks, entree and main meals before we did. The restaurant was about a third full, so it was not because they were busy, the poor service was due to the staff being disorganised and distracted by non workplace discussions. Other patrons voiced their dissatisfaction regarding their meals when leaving, and were met with apathy and a reply of "Thank you, come again". We will certainly not be returning to Cardens restaurant.
The food was below average for the price we paid, the Madras curry was nothing but coconut cream no spicy or flavour, Mariner’s special there was nothing special about it, a salmon steak pan fried with no seasoning, the calamari rings I’m sure is from a frozen packet it was as tuff as leather. We couldn’t finish our meal. Never again
Service was slow... considering when we ordered we were the only 2 ppl in the restaurant... food could have been better as its a "seafood" restaurant.