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The Countess

$$ - $$$American, ,
27 Boxes, 75 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 83 469 3032
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (13 reviews)
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American, Grill, Bar, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
27 Boxes, 75 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This steampunk inspired restaurant has a really well done interior. They specialize in American type smokehouse like food. Lots of brisket and smoked meats. Amazing twists to dishes, like the honey chicken liver. Craft gins and beers top it off! A must try!

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

In a to find a spot to celebrate my mate's birthday, we saw this place and thought, why not? The place has an amazing vibe with delicious food and the waiter (Lolo) was amazing. Definitely a place to recommend. Worth every minute spent there.

Thank benjamina941
Reviewed 30 May 2017

we didn't eat, no time, but we did sample the bar! Gin bar- oh wow what a selection! the service was fantastic. just loved the quirky chairs connected to the tables with piping

Thank Chantel E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Waited an hour. Waiter apologized for the delay, there was a problem at the kitchen apparently. Manager lied and was very rude. Won't be coming back, and I don't recommend anyone to go there if they are hungry

2  Thank Chetty123
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Solid, hearty food. You will not go hungry, these are American portions. Best position is outside on the patio.

Thank RossCart
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I went to this place last night to meet a group of friends. I later learned that one of my friends was waiting to walk in with me, because she anticipated that this would happen. I walked in and behind the people waiting for a...More

7  Thank ragingpoet
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Quick lunch stop visit flying solo I had their The Countess Burger! WOW! I'm a huge Bacon and BBQ burger fan and this one didn't disappoint at all The decor is dark and devilish which I found refreshing strangely enough The service was fast and...More

Thank Elismha6
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food was very tasty and well prepared, we had a variety of dishes and all of them where spot on. The service was very good and the manager was hands on re all our requests. Casual dinning atmosphere, the decor is contemporary and relaxed....More

Thank Apostolos V
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This place is NOT GOOD. I ordered brisket and, while there was certainly a lot of it, it was so tough and so chewy that I had to ask the waitress to make sure she brought me the right dish. The menu claimed the meat...More

Thank J4988NLbobbyc
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

First visit to 27 boxes so we had breakfast at The Countess. I like the set up of the place and the tables and quirky chairs (connected to the tables with iron piping) outside make it fun. The coffee was ok, the breakfast order was...More

Thank WendyN1604
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$10
American, Grill, Bar, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Boxes, 75 3rd Avenue | Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 83 469 3032
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The Countess is an authentic American diner smokehouse combination. The interior and food is fun and relaxed. We source the best ingredients and make everything ourselves, even the ketchup.
We have a quirky and light atmosphere and try to deliver friendly and welcoming service.

We are highly regarded on food rating platforms such as zomato, eatout and facebook.
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