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Uncle Mike's Kansas City BBQ

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230 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
+64 4-589 7441
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 20:30
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we drove pass this place, it was always crowded. So we said we will have to try it one day. We booked a table but the rest was quite empty to our surprise. We got seated to a nice table which was away from the entrance/windows which was great. Service was fast and attentive. We ordered some hot Buffalo... More 

Thank Joyce W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a group meal everyone had different items and all were delicious lots of choice will go back again. Met Mike really friendly and welcoming

Thank Tracy D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The steak was served cold, chips not much hotter. The ribs were very dry and not very appealing, the spicy sauce was too strong. The peach cobbler was nice. I think we could have found better value elsewhere.

Thank Nabrok
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was the first time we came here. Despite not booking we were given a table for the 6 of us which was good. From there it was a long wait for the food but we were hungry and looking forward to what we ordered. I ordered a Steak and it was overdone and the Salad was poor and tasteless.... More 

Thank macky860
Wellington, New Zealand
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went here after our original plans fell through. I have never been here before and doubt I will be back. Asked the server about how spicy something was -explained I can't eat really spicy - was told what I was looking art wasn't spicy! Turns out it was spicy and actually not nice to eat because of this luckily... More 

Thank Sonnie_dee
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Not inviting. Took ages to take our order. The food was terrible. The $20 burger had no sauce or butter on the average white bread bun, it was thrown on a tin tray with overcooked cold out chips. My partner got the $30 cowboy grilled meat option and it was extremely dissapointing... he had a few slices of dry meat,... More 

1 Thank PeoplesNolan
Levin, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

So I went to this place and it had terrible service and mould on a onion? So bad and to much money for what isn't a amazing meal and it annoys me to say but it was not the meal I though it was going to be

1 Thank SlothBoy8
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Thought we'd try this place out as a family when looking for an easy meal in Petone. Food was average (most of the meat was indistinguishable from each other), three dishes were wrongly delivered (appreciating new staff) and portion sizes were pretty small. Have tried similar in Salt and Wood in Waikanae which is far better. Won't be going back.

Thank CORUM68
Auckland, New Zealand
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Came in here while staying at the quest next door. Got a table straight away, the service was prompt ant the menu looked like your usual American fare. Ordered the bbq ribs with chip, the ribs didn't take long to come out. I found them to be quite dry, smothered into much sauce probably to cover up the dryness. Would... More 

1 Thank Ddln001
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Have been here before when I have worked in petone and always had the ribs which are great. But this time I had a steak which I ordered medium rare. Waitress told me I didn't need a sauce because the rub was so good. Steak came out and was well done!!! And dry as a bone, waitress did offer to... More 

Thank leachy81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Jackson Street | Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Lower Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-589 7441
Uncle Mike's is New Zealand's only authentic American BBQ restaurant. American BBQ features a 'low and slow' smoking process. After being seasoned with a special dry rub, meats are SMOKED from 4 to 14 hours, depending on the thickness of the meat, at low temperatures over apple wood, never boiled or baked. some of the meats have a pink finish, that is the "smoke ring". they are not raw. The smoked chicken, ribs, duck, pork chops, and beef are juicy, tender and delicious, and unlike any other BBQ served in New Zealand. Our meats are then topped with Uncle Mike's home-made Kansas City BBQ Sauce which balanced between sweet and spicy. Note- the chicken will have a pink finish due to the smoking process. Note- the ribs will have a pink finish known as the smoke ring.

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