Big Boy BBQ

Posted on | January 13, 2013 | 8 Comments

Big Boy

“Dude food” must be one of the most annoying food terms that has arisen lately to describe the food trend of hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken and other fast foods. Errrrrk.

However, if you don’t mind that term, it could be used to describe Big Boy BBQ in South Caulfield. Big Boy BBQ’s food is American style barbeque, where meat is slow cooked using wood smoke to add flavour. This slow cooked meat is used as fillings for several sandwiches – The Dorothy, The New Yorker, The Carolina, just to name a few. But if you’re not after a sandwich, Big Boy BBQ’s menu also has chicken wings, ribs, sides and a variety of combos or meat platters.

Ribs and wings

Alastair and I visited late last year with A-Dawg and Cnc. The two of us shared the Wings’ N Ribs platter which comes with a serve of regular chicken wings, 1/2 rack of ribs and two regular sides ($35).

There are three options for ribs: Kansas City style spice rubbed pork, saucy glazed pork and saucy glazed lamb. I choose the first option. If you’re buying ribs separately, a 1/2 rack will set you back between $25 – $29, while a full rack is $50 – $55, so you definitely get more for your money with a meat platter.


Both the ribs and the wings were so good – the meat on them was tender and juicy.


One of our sides was the smoked beef chilli with brisket burnt ends and beans. It doesn’t look very appetising, but trust me – it tasted good.


And our other side was chips, which we used to scoop up the chilli.

Peanut butter pie

The four of us finished with a shared slice of peanut butter cream pie with chocolate ganache ($6.50). I love the combo of peanut butter and chocolate, and while this was nice, it wasn’t peanut buttery enough for me. In hindsight, a scoop of chocolate malt ice cream would’ve gone down nicely.


I may not be a dude, but I really enjoyed Big Boy BBQ. So I’d recommend it for both dudes and dudettes. :p (Sorry.)

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Big Boy BBQ
764 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield South
Phone: 03 9523 7410

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8 Responses to “Big Boy BBQ”

  1. Sarah
    January 13th, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    Omg, that chilli and those chips look deeelicious. I want that for dinner now!


    Agnes Reply:

    Go get it, Sarah! :D


  2. Hannah
    January 14th, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Yeah, restaurants need to start making peanut butter desserts capable of satisfying those of us who like our nut butter straight from the spoon.
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  3. msihua (@msihua)
    January 14th, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    Eeep.. you guys had way much more food than Gaz and I did.. but I nearly died from just those ribs alone!
    msihua (@msihua) recently posted..The Suzuki Night Market @ Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne


  4. Iron Chef Shellie
    January 15th, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    I’m not a dude but love ribs and wings and all that. I like the burgers there :)

    Shame about the pie not being peanut buttery enough :(
    Iron Chef Shellie recently posted..Chicken Meatballs & Vegetable Quinoa Salad


  5. Ashley
    January 16th, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    Oh man. Beef chilli. Oh man. Chips. Oh maaaan. That looks so goooood! Need to go now!
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  6. Adrian (Food Rehab)
    January 26th, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    oh maa gaad
    Adrian (Food Rehab) recently posted..Melbourne’s Leading Chefs + Top Tennis Players = Taste of Tennis Australia


  7. Thanh
    February 3rd, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Such a crappy term as everyone loves ribs and burgers.
    Thanh recently posted..Ibuki House – Underground Restaurant Dining


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