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Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar

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145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2741
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It a nice comfy little place with great fast service with a smile & the waitress really goes out of there way to make sure you are satisfied i will go there every time im in the island 👍

Thank Brash81
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food all round. Fast service with a smile. Have been twice now and would go again. Gluten free options were good too.

Thank Boognut
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading several reports on trip advisor we were undecided if we should pay this restaurant a visit or not - we were glad that we did. The service was quick, efficient and friendly, making sure we understood that the portion sizes were large. We ordered the small nachos supreme which we shared - plenty for 2 and loaded with... More 

Thank Andy P
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was tasty & filling. Easy to find on the main rd. I'd return with other people. There were vegetarian options.

Thank Debsds
bangor australia
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149 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

On our recent pilgrimage to the Motorcycle GP races , we went to this restaurant where we have had excellent food many years ago! alas too much time has passed and although the same place, nothing had changed, a lot had. when we were there some 9 years ago, the place was packed on a Thursday night before the races.... More 

Thank missie0
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed here at Phillip Island to clelebrate out 1 year anniversary and we happen to see this restraunt on our way to our Hotel. I have to say the food is fantatstic and the hospitality is great as well. They made sure we had our drinks and checked to make sure our food was ok. If... More 

1 Thank Daniel H
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is just average, the food was cold and the beef was dry. The service was slow. It was a bit disappointing.

Thank Peter W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very bad experience and poor customer service. Found broken glass (very tiny) pieces in my drink. Food delivered to table but staff forgot to give plates. Took 15 minutes to deliver dessert (ice cream) on table Food is very expensive, not a value for a money.

Thank Marshall H
Tasmania, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

the best Mexican meal ever...we rang and ordered ours ..The wait wasn't very long... Not a cheap place to buy takeaway but worth the monet

Thank 24rhonda400
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were served by a terrific waitress who was fast and friendly and non intrusive. The menu was typical Tex-Mex which you'd expect from the name. The interior is great fun and that's great we were there with our12yo who enjoyed exploring the venue and all it's memorabilia. The food was fine, but not to die for, and it isn't... More 

Thank Bluedog908

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 2741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?