Top 5 American Eateries in Brisbane Right Now!

posted by Danielle Lewis December 11, 2013 7 Comments

Now I don’t know if I fell asleep on the train… but it seems I have opened my eyes and a whole bunch of American-inspired eateries have sprung up in Brisbane!

Here are my top 5 from ‘would eat there everyday’, ‘would eat there when i’m broke’ and ‘next on the list to try’.

1. Southside Diner – South Bank

Holy guacamole! Southside Diner is outrageously good! I’ve tried the ribs, the pulled pork sliders, the hot dog and the mac n cheese… ok I’ve eaten there way too many times in the last month!!


2. Yard Bird Ale House – New Farm

If heat is your thang’ (it’s not mine!) then the death wings are a must try. Luckily for the not-so-adventurous of us they have another tonne of options of wing flavours! The chipotle BBQ are my personal fave!

6/24 Martin Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane


3. Mighty Mighty Cue & Brew – Fortitude Valley

I dropped in here last night and they were booked out! I think it has something to do with their slow cooked lamb ribs marinated in COLA!! Holy yum… I am desperate to get some of their ribs in my belly!

100 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

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4. Papa Jack’s – Fortitude Valley

For more of a bar-inspired evening Papa Jack’s is awesome. Papa Jack’s takes you on a journey into the heartland of the Creole South, rich with traditions, stories and of course inspirational music, delectable drinks and dazzling cuisine. My suggestion, leave it up to the bartender, the bar allows you to pick a dollar value for a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience!

Cnr Connor & McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane


5. Carolina Kitchen – Coorparoo

Carolina Kitchen is my local! It’s cheap and cheerful and kinda like walking into your friends place and picking up a slice of delicious pecan pie!

38  Macaulay st, Coorparoo, Brisbane



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Images via Brisbane Threads; Carolina Kitchen, Southside Diner, Yard Bird Ale House, Mighty Mighty Cue & Brew, Papa Jacks.

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Kellie December 19, 2013 at 11:52 AM

I’m very surprised Smoke at Newfarm isn’t on this list!! The short ribs are to die for!!!

Danielle December 20, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Hi Kellie! Thanks for letting us know! I went there about 6 months ago and wasn’t that impressed… so I think it must be time to give them another go! Keep an eye out for a future review!

Christine Fitzgerald December 19, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Venture out of the cool inner city burbs …ever? Roasties at Wellington Point does fab ribs, chicken, wings, sliders, burgers, pulled pork, mac n cheese,cherry pie. Come out of your box dudes 🙂

Danielle December 20, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Christine! You are awesome! Thanks so much for the feedback… I am so inspired I have put a call out to our readers to send us more feedback like this and get us out experiencing their local favourites – Thanks for your honest feedback, Roasties is first on our list and I’ll be sure to send you the link to the review!

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