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Panhandle Tex Mex Eatery & Bar

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145 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 5952 2741
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating at Panhandle for the past 10 plus years when we visit the Island. Haven't been for a year or so but disappointed to see how it has declined. Looking and feeling old, prices are up, quality is down. Service was friendly and quick but poor quality and expensive food in a run down location will not have us... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here on the way to the Penguin Parade and we were not disappointed. Happy hour drink prices were very good, food was great and the service was super friendly and efficient. They also had live music, but unfortunately we had to leave before it started. If you are on Phillip Island, this is a great place to... More 

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cronulla
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 👍

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Thank Brash81
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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.

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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 12 November 2016

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 

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Thank Andy P
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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

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Thank Debsds
bangor australia
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154 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

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Thank missie0
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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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.

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Thank Peter W
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Thompson Avenue, 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?