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CUISINES
Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Grill, Street Food, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 9 December 2019

The Grill Father came highly recommended but I was so shocked at the presentation of the the food. We ordered Ribs burgers and chips but was served without chips and was told that it was coming separately no reason why it was we waited and...waited and still nothing came. it was appalling the burgers were dry and some was hard as if it just came out of the fridge. We complained to the waiters about our disgusting food which was served , we asked for the manager but he never came to the table then some young guy came to the table and we told him our story but I felt he was not the manager. I then got up and went to see the manager but i never took his name. When I told him of what was happening he turns around and says that the chip Fryer was broken that is not my problem. I sent a list of our order to them in the morning so why were we not informed up front about the problem some people never received their food. We requested that the manger that I spoke to come to our table but he never came to the table to apologizes. Then we asked for the bill and had wait so long and we were not happy with the set up the tables were not clean as well. I will never recommend The Grill Father to anyone.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

A long time ago in November of some year, I think it was 2016, me and my fiancee went to have a meal, we bought 2 beef burgers, and wow, the flavours, the customer service, the food, it was all AMAZING!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2019

In July, I took a group of students from my university on a service trip assisting local organizations in Cape Town, South Africa. We came from Oklahoma and worked with another team from Texas. We were a team of about 10 people on a mission...to serve. While there in Cape Town, we seen a lot of attractions and restaurants. We sampled some local foods throughout our stay. However, we started missing foods from the United States. Our tour guide Janice Davids did not disappoint us with The GrillFather. It’s local hamburger joint and a local favorite. It’s a great place to socialize. You order your food from the counter. The menu contained a variety of sandwiches (i.e. hamburgers, cheeseburgers) and sides. Prices were reasonable. I ordered the hamburger which was my first local hamburger in Cape Town. Service was good. I highly recommend this location for visitors who want to sample a local hamburger for a great price.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

Love the concept which originates overseas but really impressed by the quality of the food. The overall look of the product which i neat custom packaging/branding.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

So on Sunday, my friends and I felt like some great lunch from the grill, so the choice was easy, The Grillfather in Mitchell's Plain. We had the Sunday special, but had the cheese nuggets and jalapeno poppers for a starter. Next time we're going...to try the Lekker Holle burger 😎More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

One crabby sick patient needing good soul food enters The Grillfather S.A Order for two: Poppers Single Big Boss Burger 200g Steak. Takeaways All for ....... under R150... I dare any steak house or burger joint to match that. In almost two years, I somehow...never got out to this place, and I am so glad I did. Food is well presented and packaged. Burger size is much bigger than any place I've seen....Franchise or Personally owned. I stole a piece of "somebody's" steak... and ohhhh how divine... My head is still reeling at the price of this delectable food... Shane Swiegelaar and to the The Grillfather S.A Team... I wish you guys many successes for your humbleness, your service, and your Amazing Food. God Bless and Well Done.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Shane S, Owner at The Grillfather, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review and your feedback. See you soon to #eatlikeaboss #proppafood #grillfathersa #flamedgrilled #wynberg #mitchellsplain 😎

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

When you walk into the grillfather whether its the wynberg or the Mitchells plain branch you feel at home and you more likely to run into people you haven’t seen in forever. The steaks and burger are always number 1 i dont go to any...other places for steaks and burgers now. To shane and the team thank you for always serving us with a smile and for always serving Great Food. #eatlikeaboss #proppafood.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I always enjoy a delicious meal at the grillfather. Friendly service, warm staff smiles and did i mention excellent food at great prices. Always our go to spot

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Always heard about Grillfathers MP, finally had the opportunity to try it out yesterday. Guys...no doubt we will be back! Our family thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Steak was great; Burger was amazing and the sides were phenomenal! Can't wait to try the Wynberg branch since...its much closer to where we stay! As a tourist guide, I'm always looking for a different option to include on my tours. This place is a definite!!! Kudo's to the team!!!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the 'Labarang box' Shane. The Tsek burger from The Grillfather S.A got The Godfather knocked down.... I couldn't finish the burger. Great food, excellent customer service, value for money 🍔👌🏼👍🏼

Date of visit: June 2018
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Yes, The Grillfather offers takeaway services.

The Grillfather is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5