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Beefcakes Johannesburg

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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198 Oxford Road | Illovo, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
+27 11 447 5266
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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172 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beefcakes was quite an entertaining night out. We had a very friendly waiter who was obviously handsome and ripped. The R250 pp fee included a custom hamburger and chips as a well as a drag show. The burger and condiments were very tasty and more than adequate for a scrumptious dinner. There is a cocktail menu and a small selection... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for 15 ladies for my sister's bachelorette party. The waiters are friendly & lovely to look at. Service was good and drinks came quickly. The drag show was a hoot and the whole restaurant was in a great mood singing along. Definitely a good spot for some naughty fun and good laughs.

Thank Candz33
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Beefcakes is fun for a night out with the girls (or boys). We went on a Saturday night, and the place was packed (as to be expected). Sadly not all tables were placed in good spots, and most of the show was spent trying to look over someone's head. They have TV screens so you can see the stage, yet... More 

Thank deirdreo787
Centurion, South Africa
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went there for a bit of a celebration. We were seated immediately, although behind a huge pillar that obscured most of the stage. The service was excellent and even though it was busy, we did not wait too long for anything. The burgers are OK, but were not made as per our order and we got what they decided... More 

Thank PierreDorf
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Over prized not what everyone make it out to be. We overpaid R1000 on our bill and when we went back the next day to query it they were not interested in our problem. Manager very unhelpful - will never go back!! Absolute rip-off food small portions not tasty at all!!

Thank des610
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

So after having to book 2 months in advance we arrived to be told we would be seated in the VIP area. We had a great evening. The dinner and a show work well. The way they do the food is definitely designed with speed and mass production in mind. They give you a choice of beef, chicken and veggie... More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Loved this place, they served up some amazing burgers and it was a really fun placew to start our evening before heading out later that night. The Hamburger i had was very juicy and delicious, good selection of beers to accompany.

Thank Jessicaneylan83
Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went to the Saturday night show. Was good fun. The show mainly consists of the drag queens miming some jamming songs but it's really good fun. If you like singing, dancing with your friends, this place is awesome. The burger is not amazing but is nice and definitely filling enough. Just make sure to hold on to your chips... More 

Thank Sarah U
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Expensive and overpriced. Quality is mediocre and so us service. Not worth a visit and definitely won't go again.

Thank Nico D
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Out with a bunch of girlfriends? You need cocktails served up by these shirtless studs. I've been to Beefcakes on a handful of occasions and it is such fun. Sometimes they have drag shows which are strange and hilarious and they also do a bingo night which I attended with a bunch of my work colleagues. Definitely worth checking out,... More 

Thank Evashen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Oxford Road | Illovo, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 5266

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