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Third Wave

189 Rouse St, Port Melbourne

American BBQ delivered to you!

Alcohol American Burgers Dessert Ribs
5:30pm - 9:30pm
11:30am - 9:30pm
Min. delivery: $25.00 + Delivery Fee
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Third Wave has established itself as arguably the best American BBQ restaurant in Melbourne. We serve the most amazingly flavoursome Slow Smoked meats and fish. From juicy, meaty Pork Ribs and Brisket to Smoked Salmon. There is an extensive range of sides including Glazed Mushrooms, Duck Fat Confit Potatoes and Smoked Mac and Cheese. The other specialty is Paleo and Russian (the owners are Russian so thought it would be appropriate to add a small selection of Russian Classics). During the day we serve great breakfast options and really good coffee.

Sunday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Monday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tuesday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Monday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Thursday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Friday 11:30am to 9:30pm
Saturday 11:30am to 9:30pm
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854 Third Wave Reviews

  • Over 2 hours from time ordered to time delivered. $94 worth of cold food. Disgraceful.
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    95 Pts
    - ST KILDA ROAD CENTRAL - February 2018
  • Meat was below usual standard. Everything else delicious
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    570 Pts
    - WEST FOOTSCRAY - February 2018
  • poor quality, food took 90mins and was cold, waste of money
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    3580 Pts
    - ST KILDA - February 2018
  • Food came in time and wonderfully packaged to keep it warm as it is coming straight from the kitchen!
    Ordered ribs (pork and beef) and chicken and all I can say is absolutely delicious as always!
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    55 Pts
    - NEWPORT - February 2018
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    3740 Pts
    - CARLTON - January 2018
Kirrily - MELBOURNE
  • The order arrived quickly more than half an hour ahead of the quoted time.
    I was excited to try American style food, but sadly it did not live up to my expectations.
    We ordered the brisket which was quite nice.
    The chicken wings were just ok, nothing special.
    Coleslaw was yummy.
    The Mac and cheese was the highlight.
    Corn bread was very dense and sweet - which was unexpected.
    The sauces were interesting and very yummy, and a whole big bottle was received with the order.
    Not sure I’d order again, might give their other meat dishes a try, but was overall unimpressed with the ones we ordered.
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    1475 Pts
    - MELBOURNE - January 2018
  • I have ordered this multiple times and love it every single time. I have ordered pretty much the entire menu and have been happy with all of it. Do recommend eating in as it is a great experience
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    25 Pts
    - NORTH MELBOURNE - January 2018
  • Our order was delivered quickly. Was happy with the veg burger and chips. The classic burger came without bacon and they also forgot the cheese that I paid extra for. Beef patty was also dry.
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    450 Pts
    - ALTONA NORTH - December 2017
  • Ordered from the restaurant about 5:45pm. Order was delivered an hour later with no meat just two boxes of chips. Rang and requested they resend the order, the guy I spoke to told me it would be another 45 minutes wait but he would send out a dessert as a goodwill gesture. 10 minutes later another call with a woman who said she was retracting that offer and would only send the original meal out again and it would take 45 minutes (again). Brisket was nice when it eventually got here. Shame, not a fan of the service. Won't order again.
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    125 Pts
    - MELBOURNE - December 2017
  • Succulent and tender meat !
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    910 Pts
    - NEWPORT - December 2017
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    2800 Pts
    - Prahran - November 2017
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    2800 Pts
    - Prahran - November 2017
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    3265 Pts
    - MELBOURNE ST KILDA RD - November 2017
  • Loved the beef brisket, Mac and cheese and onion rings. BBQ sauce was great and they provide a full bottle. will be ordering from here again
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    275 Pts
    - SEDDON - November 2017
  • portion is usually more than what i got last night for the beef ribs. one of the pieces of ribs was burnt so much that i could not eat it. Delivery time is always on point though and apart from last night, food is usually very good. chips are good and generous portion.
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    530 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - November 2017
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    3265 Pts
    - MELBOURNE ST KILDA RD - November 2017
  • This is an issue consistently. Their food is incredible. The professionalism, the courtesy and attitude of staff is disgusting.

    We are busy is not an excuse to be 35 mins over collection time. If you’re busy and can’t keep up then reflect this in collection times. There are a particular couple of staff who work there who have zero service skills and drag down the reputation of this place.

    Good amazing, staff appalling
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    345 Pts
    - November 2017
  • apart from the edgy veggie not having garlic sauce and cheese as requested.. the rest was great.
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    980 Pts
    - SOUTH MELBOURNE - October 2017
  • Amazing quality meat!
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    910 Pts
    - NEWPORT - October 2017
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    980 Pts
    - SOUTH MELBOURNE - October 2017
  • Food was great, everything we ordered was very tasty. Unfortunately the delivery time was quite slow (1.5 hours from time of order) so I'm not sure I'd order delivery again, though I would definitely visit the restaurant to eat in-house as the food was all so good.
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    200 Pts
    - MELBOURNE - September 2017
  • Nice food but terribly slow
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    1570 Pts
    - MOORABBIN - September 2017
  • Delivered in good time, beautifully moist and tasty food, highly reccomended.
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    70 Pts
    - ALTONA NORTH - September 2017
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    2355 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - September 2017
Paul
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    9540 Pts
    - MELBOURNE - August 2017
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    14320 Pts
    - ARMADALE - August 2017
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    2990 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - August 2017
  • A bit pricey but loved it.
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    14320 Pts
    - ARMADALE - August 2017
  • An hour and a half from order to delivery.
    When it finally arrived my Juicy Lucy was a dry, congealed mess.
    Shame, I've eaten on premise and know that the food is good.
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    280 Pts
    - Clifton Hill - August 2017
  • Overdressed salad, soggy corn brean, stale/cold pecan pie.
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    1155 Pts
    - MIDDLE PARK - August 2017
  • We've ordered from here 3 times. With each order the meat portions have gotten progressively smaller. Last night was the third and last time we will be ordering from here. We literally got 2....yes 2 slices of brisket and just 2 beef ribs. Considering a small meat costs between $25 and $30, the portions should be larger. Apart from that fact the food is good but much too expensive for what you get.
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    665 Pts
    - BRUNSWICK WEST - August 2017
  • Waited 2 hours for food that just wasn't worth it. The food was decent quality, just not worth the price or the waiting time.
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    985 Pts
    - ALTONA NORTH - August 2017
  • Terribly slow to deliver.
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    1570 Pts
    - MOORABBIN - July 2017
  • I used to love Third Wave but had noticed the quality slowly slipping. After taking a break from ordering I decided to give them one last go. Unfortunately, the quality has plummeted. At the same time, prices have slowly increased up while portions have decreased. I will not be ordering from here again. Shame, because they used to be amazing.
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    1305 Pts
    - COLLINGWOOD - July 2017
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    1360 Pts
    - ESSENDON - July 2017
  • First time , great taste.
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    2075 Pts
    - SOUTH KINGSVILLE - July 2017
  • Would buy the place if I had the money and serve up delicious food to my family whenever I wanted to Yummy......😋
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    570 Pts
    - WEST FOOTSCRAY - July 2017
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    1770 Pts
    - Melbourne - July 2017
  • Delivery great, food great still could be a little cheaper though.
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    570 Pts
    - WEST FOOTSCRAY - July 2017
  • It was a difficult delivery address, and the driver rang to confirm which was great. Cheers
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    25 Pts
    - FOOTSCRAY - June 2017
  • used to love these guys - even with the slightly pricey menu - but standards have been slipping... this time, Russian salad was off and I had to chuck the whole container. ergh.
  • John -
    2035 Pts
    - FOOTSCRAY - June 2017
  • Ava -
    770 Pts
    - ABBOTSFORD - June 2017
  • Little pricey but you won't be disappointed!! Amazing food and leaves you wanting more
  • Michelle -
    1525 Pts
    - LAVERTON NORTH - June 2017
  • Felix -
    1155 Pts
    - MIDDLE PARK - June 2017
  • kristin -
    2915 Pts
    - WINDSOR - June 2017
  • Restaurant called to let us know there was a delay (the arrived earlier than the expected delay) which was good. Food was tasty and of good quality. Portions small and the Corn bread didnt arrive. Seems a bit expensive to me.
  • Ash -
    915 Pts
    - CLIFTON HILL - June 2017
  • Always amazing as per usual
  • Meagen -
    910 Pts
    - NEWPORT - June 2017
  • Gets better every time. Solid main serving sizes, delicious ribs. Sides should be cheaper.
  • Georgina -
    1050 Pts
    - SEDDON - June 2017
  • Felix -
    1155 Pts
    - MIDDLE PARK - June 2017
  • Tiani -
    5320 Pts
    - Elsternwick - June 2017
  • Amazing food, will defs order again
  • Greg -
    1295 Pts
    - June 2017
  • Great Russian salad, not too much mayonnaise this time!!
  • Karina -
    2355 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - June 2017
  • Chips was way too salty we had to throw them out
  • Juliana -
    40 Pts
    - MELBOURNE ST KILDA RD - June 2017
  • On time and food was amazing as always
  • Shannon -
    1795 Pts
    - May 2017
Pauline - ALTONA
  • Delicious
  • Pauline -
    1910 Pts
    - ALTONA - May 2017
  • Delivered right on time as usual, really enjoyed my pork ribs. Best yet with very little fat. Delicious coleslaw and onion rings to accompany. Yummy !!! Brenda
  • Brenda -
    570 Pts
    - WEST FOOTSCRAY - May 2017
  • joe -
    1735 Pts
    - BRUNSWICK - May 2017
  • This place is unbelievably good. I drive from 40 minutes away to get food from here
  • Shannon -
    1795 Pts
    - May 2017
  • Very expensive for what is provided.
  • Steven -
    1280 Pts
    - BROOKLYN - May 2017
  • Awesome mac and cheese and the best brisket! served hot and lovely delivery man.
  • Michael -
    1695 Pts
    - MELBOURNE - May 2017
  • Third wave just keeps getting better and better. <3
  • Kathleen -
    975 Pts
    - YARRAVILLE - May 2017
  • Michael -
    370 Pts
    - KENSINGTON - May 2017
  • I have ordered American BBQ from 3rd Wave quite a few times and each time it has been great! Good food and quick delivery, perfect for when I can't be bothered cooking but don't want standard takeaway
  • JEnna -
    295 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - May 2017
  • Bit pricey. Ordered chips because I wasn't aware they came with standard order of ribs. 6.15 order arrived at 8.20. But I'll be back !! Too delicious to pass up
  • Brenda -
    570 Pts
    - WEST FOOTSCRAY - May 2017
  • Was awesome. The pork balls were wierd. The Mac and Cheese was great. cornbread was yummy
  • Dk -
    1435 Pts
    - MELBOURNE - April 2017
  • Grant -
    1095 Pts
    - DOCKLANDS - April 2017
  • The beef ribs were by far the best I have ever eaten in my entire life...THE BEST
  • John -
    275 Pts
    - NEWPORT - April 2017
  • Delicious ribs and sides! The nutella and peanut butter pie is basically like eating out of a jar of nutella.
  • Georgina -
    1050 Pts
    - SEDDON - April 2017
  • The food was a hit with my guests
  • Alex -
    125 Pts
    - HAWTHORN EAST - April 2017
  • Meat was not overcooked but the flavor was delicious
  • Jimmy -
    2820 Pts
    - April 2017
  • it was great
  • April -
    445 Pts
    - WEST MELBOURNE - April 2017
  • Philip -
    70 Pts
    - SOUTHBANK - April 2017
  • Great BBQ flavour and generous served.
  • David -
    125 Pts
    - KINGSVILLE - April 2017
  • Was happy to wait the hour and a half for delivery but then they got the order wrong. Not so happy anymore.
  • Rebecca -
    125 Pts
    - SOUTHBANK - March 2017
  • Best dinner we've EVER had delivered off Eat now!!! I want to move to Melbourne from Perth just to eat third wave ALL THE TIME!!! hehe Thanks heaps!
  • Melanie -
    1955 Pts
    - NORTH MELBOURNE - March 2017
  • Erin -
    1305 Pts
    - COLLINGWOOD - March 2017
  • Excellent as always. The Smoked Mac & Cheese is amazing as is everything else.
  • Ed -
    295 Pts
    - BRIGHTON EAST - March 2017
  • Victor -
    570 Pts
    - HAMPTON - March 2017
  • All great however pie at the end had a strong onion flavour- probably cut with a knife or on a chopping board that touched onion.
  • Sofie -
    1705 Pts
    - TOORAK - March 2017
  • EatNow comment: Hey Sofie! Sorry to hear your pie had an onion flavour. Let us make that up to you. Please email us at thirdwavereviews@gmail.com and we can sort that out for you.
  • Lisa -
    2990 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - March 2017
  • Had been wanting to try this place for ages, finally did and it was amazing! Delivery time was about half an hour before the text message; the ribs were among the most tender and flavoursome I've had (and they were big - 2 didn't even have a bone in them, just all meat); the Mac & Cheese was spectacular and to top it off, when I chose a sauce as part of the special, I didn't expect it to be a whole bottle of it. Very, very impressed. Definitely ordering again.
  • Trent -
    1065 Pts
    - ST KILDA - March 2017
  • EatNow comment: Thanks for the review and glad the food hit the spot :)
  • This was by far the best burger I ever ate....
    Portion size is huge....

    The meat was so tender....
    And the flavours omg....
    We will Def be ordering again... And again... And again...
  • Halina -
    705 Pts
    - SUNSHINE - March 2017
  • EatNow comment: Thank you so much for your review and glad the food was great for you :)
  • Truly delish!! The BBQ ribs were so good, as was the sauce that came with! The mac cheese was also delish, as was the coleslaw:) Very much recommend!
  • HEather -
    1515 Pts
    - SANDRINGHAM - March 2017
  • EatNow comment: Thanks! :)
  • Great food, just didn't travel so well
  • Coralie -
    1580 Pts
    - MARIBYRNONG - March 2017
  • The best American BBQ delivery! Everything was delicious. Brisket was juicy and tender, pork ribs had a lovely flavour and came with 2 sauces as standard. Mac and cheese and coleslaw were also really yummy as well as the corn bread. Candied bacon is a great novelty for bacon lovers but wasn't for us. Wide delivery area is very convenient. Overall a really great option if you want something special delivered.
  • Adriana -
    485 Pts
    - HAWTHORN - March 2017
  • EatNow comment: Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed :)
  • great food, very tasty ribs, burgers are nice but only thing is that the patty doesn’t hold together too well and it turns into a bit of a mince burger
  • Phillip -
    1040 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - March 2017
  • Best brisket in the city!
  • Meagen -
    910 Pts
    - NEWPORT - March 2017
  • Food arrives faster than estimated time
    Never disappoints and you will be coming back for more!
    I dont usually crave BBQ stuff, but the heavenly ribs....truly yummy
  • Sulaiman -
    175 Pts
    - MELBOURNE - March 2017
  • EatNow comment: Thank you for your review! :)
  • Delicious!
  • Kris -
    1425 Pts
    - MOONEE PONDS - March 2017
  • EatNow comment: Thanks!
  • Yum yum yum! Thanks for bringing the deals back!! Sensational
  • SIobhan -
    470 Pts
    - FOOTSCRAY - February 2017
  • EatNow comment: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed :)
  • Amazing BBQ food and really generous servings.
  • David -
    125 Pts
    - KINGSVILLE - February 2017
  • Erin -
    1305 Pts
    - COLLINGWOOD - February 2017
  • Phillip -
    1040 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - February 2017
  • Speed of delivery was surprising and not in a good way. Got told it would be 1hour 30min delievery, we ended up waiting just over 2 hours with no call to let us know it was going to be late.

    Quality was way below average, Horse-Radish Cream was way to liquidy and was more like a Horse-Radish Water.

    The 3 Little Piggies burger with an extra Jucy Lucy Patty was decent in taste however the burger was so soggy, the bottom of the bun had the consistency of wet toilet paper.

    The Naked Cheeseburger was possibly the biggest let down of the meal, half of it got thrown away due to it being a soggy mess with half a burger full of pickles.

    Smoked Mac and Cheese was O-K however the pasta was OVER and almost a mushy consistency, and had next to no smokey flavour.

    On top of everything the food arrived nearly ice cold and had to be reheated, and the 3 Little Piggies Burger with the extra $4 Jucy Lucy patty was missing. ( The Patty missing not the Burger ).

    Value : It's a tad pricey for the quality, The 3 Little Piggies Burger cost around $27 with the extra patty and it was about the same size as the $9.90 Naked Cheeseburger.

    Delivery fee is a joke considering you have to wait longer than any other place I've ever ordered from and then some.

    Valentines Dinner Ruined.
  • christophet -
    270 Pts
    - BRIGHTON - February 2017
  • EatNow comment: Hey Christopher! Sorry to her of your experience and we appreciate the feedback. Please allow this chance to amake it up to you and giving us a second chance. If you email us at thirdwavereviews@gmail.com we will sort this out for you and refund you the price of the missing food too :)
  • Erin -
    1305 Pts
    - COLLINGWOOD - February 2017
  • Steven -
    1280 Pts
    - BROOKLYN - February 2017
  • Claire -
    690 Pts
    - ELWOOD - February 2017
  • I'm sorry - I so wanted to enjoy this food but it was not great. It was really greasy and oily, and really expensive for what you get. The key lime pie was way too sweet. We felt really average afterwards. We won't be ordering again.
  • Helen -
    870 Pts
    - PORT MELBOURNE - February 2017
  • EatNow comment: Hi Helen! Sad to hear your food was so average. It of course is not how we would like it to be and we would like to make it up to you please. Can you email us at thirdwavereviews@gmail.com and we can sort out something for you:)
  • The serves finally seem to be getting bigger. Hooray! Love this place.
  • Georgina -
    1050 Pts
    - SEDDON - January 2017
  • Restaurant comment: Thank you for your review. So glad to hear you loved your food :)
  • BRad -
    805 Pts
    - WILLIAMSTOWN NORTH - January 2017
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