It’s all about the burgers at Greasy Joe’s but don’t worry, if you’re not into burgers the grill works itself overtime cooking up every other conceivable grill-able or frie-able food item that can be supersized into a meal fit for a backpacking pommie.
Locals don’t really go to Greasy Joe’s. It’s more the domain of the itinerant customer (and staff) where creations such as the ‘triple by-pass’ breakfast or the ‘fat bastard’ burger help fill the beer-soaked stomachs of a cavalcade of invading backpackers over and over and again. Of course a more health conscience menu selection exists - how about a fresh fruit salad with Red Bull? It’s on the menu for $12.50.
Anyway, enough of the food. I feel sick. Let’s get to the business of drinking. As there is not much of a demand for quality wine at Greasy Joe’s, it does not exist. Luckily, this reviewer subscribes to the ‘when in Rome’ philosophy to life and is able to quaff his way through just about anything. Don’t expect anything with too much attention to detail or memorable quality at Greasy Joe’s. This goes for the wine, the beer, the food, the service, the whole shebang.
Other nearby venues show off St Kilda differently and more interestingly but as long there the thirst for the lowest common denominator remains unquenched, bars like Greasy Joe’s will continue to flourish.
Brenton Geyer, Citysearch
October 08, 2008
Great burgers bar none! But the itinerant staff make the service inconsistent and all over the place.