If you love a BBQ, you know that every region and every cook has their own spin on the concept. Barbeque lovers also know that if anywhere in the world is great at grilling, they can depend on Australia. Adelaide, specifically, has some barbeque joints that aficionados will find to be quite a treat!
1. Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant & Bar
Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant & Bar says they chose to use the name hoosegow because we’re all “prisoners of food.” (Hoosegow is an informal North American word for a prison). As such, they offer their customers flavorful, charcoal-grilled items to let them “surrender to flavor.”
There are plenty of barbeque items on Hoosegow’s menu that showcase tasty, charcoal-cooked flavors. If you’re looking for meat, they have everything from pork belly to lamb cutlets. Since there’s a large Spanish influence here, they even offer items like txistorra – spiral Spanish chorizo.
If you’re more in the mood for seafood, they have you covered as well. This part of the menu includes soft shell crab, lobster tail, South Australian king prawns, and even more unique options like chilli mussels and Mexican chilli squid if you want to be a little more adventurous.
2. Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
There’s no better way to enjoy barbeque than with family and friends on a warm summer night. As such, it isn’t a surprise that many of Australia’s national parks have features to accommodate an impromptu barbeque. You can bring a friend along or try your own hand at making barbeque with their available grills or even set up your own portable grill to get started. A portable charcoal barbeque will allow you to set up a cookout anywhere, just make sure you dispose of it properly. Wherever possible use the provided BBQ’s.
The park has everything you’d need from restrooms and water fountains to shelters and bike racks.
Not only will this let you taste some fresh BBQ but you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors in Adelaide as well.
3. Great River Korean BBQ Restaurant
If you’re a fan of Korean barbeque, you aren’t going to want to miss the Great River Korean BBQ Restaurant in Adelaide. This is a very popular restaurant in Adelaide – they’ve served over 150,000 people in the last 5 years! Not only are they dedicated to great food by they also want to give you a great atmosphere to eat in as well.
This restaurant has an all-you-can-eat buffet-style setup. When you get there, you’ll have your choice of 60 different dishes. This ranges from the standard seafood, meats, and vegetables to traditional Korean dishes like kimchi and calamari teppanyaki.
You can also grab a drink here such as wine, beer, and non-alcoholic options. They also have a BYO service available.
4. The Sneaky Pickle
If you want a taste of the United States while you’re in Adelaide, you can check out a spin on American classics at The Sneaky Pickle. They canvassed the U.S. to learn techniques that will encompass “big American flavors.”
You can find all the classics here – brisket, pulled pork, pork loin, ribs, and more. They also offer traditional sandwiches here too including smoked pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ brisket sandwiches, and fried chicken sandwiches.
They have tasty appetizers such as fried pickles, cherry smoked chicken wings in Alabama white sauce, chilli bowls, and fried chicken. Fries, coleslaw, potato salad, mashed potatoes, and bread rolls are available as sides. They’re a dinner restaurant, so make sure to be there between 5:30 and 9 PM.
5. Nik’s BBQ On the Lake
You can find Nik’s BBQ On the Lake on a busy street corner with a perfect view of Mawson Lakes. They’re well-known for their barbeque and street food.
No matter if you’re ordering from the take out menu or the dine in one, you’re going to get tasty options that you’re sure to love. They have poultry, seafood, Greek dishes, and even vegetarian options.
For BBQ lovers, the “Flame Grilled Meats” menu is especially appealing. They offer a variety of chicken dishes from traditional BBQ chicken to Teryaki chicken. You can even order up some flame-grilled quail if you want to try something unique and delicious.
Adelaide, Australia has a lot to offer. Luckily for barbeque lovers, this includes plenty of places that will give you new experiences and flavors.
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Author: Samantha Rosario is a blogger, mother, and resident of the greatest city in the world, NYC. When not working at a Manhattan publishing house, she’s spending time with her family or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits. She is also an avid runner and swimmer, and aims to complete an Ironman in 2018.