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US$6 - US$12
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Steakhouse, American, Bar, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has become traditional for us to have a pizza at the Waterfront for our first lunch after arriving in Cape Town so we were a little disappointed to find that Balducci’s was no more and has been replaced by Gibsons burgers & ribs. Anyway,...we still went for it and weren’t disappointed - we ordered the Philly & Cheese Connoisseur burgers which were great. However the stand out were the milkshakes ……. OMG they were were good. I consider myself a bit of an expert on a milkshake as was initially impressed by the milkshake menu (must be close to a 100 to choose from) and I have to say that my Kit Kat milkshake was incredible (my wife went for the chocolate milkshake with banana) - if you like milkshakes then Gibsons is a must. The service was good and the bill came to R500 including service …… we will go back just for a milkshake !!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful trip advisor review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your shakes (207 different varieties and not 100). Balducci's is temporarily closed but we promise we will be reopening in the near future! Thank you for taking the time to...More

Reviewed 10 August 2021

This was by far the best Burgers I had in a long time, the texture and taste of the burgers are heavenly. There is such a huge selection of milkshakes and so difficult to choose, the one I chose was the banana banofee since milkshakes...is my thing I'd have to come back to try each one of them. You have to give this place a shot, the ambience and staff is very warm and receptiveMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for your great review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your burgers & shakes (We have 207 different varieties). Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor community and...More

Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

I’ve been told that their burgers and milkshakes are great. Went to check it out with some good company and I have to say that it’s awesome! Their burgers are very tasty and satisfying. And the variety of milkshakes are incredible - I thoroughly enjoyed...the one I had. Nice relaxed vibe and lovely views of the Waterfront. The staff were also friendly and helpful. We had a nice experience and will definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us.We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

We've heard about their burgers being amazing and decided to give them a go. We were not disappointed! Upon arrival, we had to follow covid-19 screening. Chose our seats and were promptly met by our waiter. My partner ordered the House Lager and I ordered...a glass of House Chardonnay. Both were excellent and high quality (other restaurants serve "box wine" but mine was definitely from a reputable estate). My partner ordered the Ultimate Burger (a 200g beef patty as well as a 200g chicken fillet) and I opted for the 600g Pork Ribs. Literally, the best I've ever had... anywhere! I opted for the Mac & Cheese as an extra side, which was amazing! Super creamy, super cheesy and well worth the price! Will definitely be back! Gibson's rocks! Didn't have the space to order one of their famous milkshakes, but we will definitely be back! 10/10 for service, food and value for money!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2021

We thank you for your great trip advisor review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your ribs!!! Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor community and hopefully next time you will...More

Reviewed 12 April 2021 via mobile

Imagine a plate of food that is all white. White plate, white fish with a drizzle of white lemon butter on the sad piece of fish and dry white basmati rice without a drizzle of anything to maybe make it palatable... That is what they...serve for R195,00. Disapointing is not even describing it. Can't recommend this to anybody. Waitresses service was good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2021

Dear Caren, We are most disappointed to read your review as we are located on the harbour and receive all our fish daily which is 100% fresh. The fish that arrived fresh that day was Kabeljou which is a white fish. The rice that we...More

Reviewed 5 March 2021

We went just for milkshakes. I had the peanut butter chocolate brownie milkshake and it was absolutely everything a peanut butter chocolate brownie milkshake should be... Thick, dark chocolate taste, not icy, not ice cream, just rich and delicious.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2021

We thank you for your great trip advisor review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your shakes (YES 207 different varieties). Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor community and hopefully...More

Reviewed 16 December 2020

Food overpriced and very average. Not 1 single table was properly socially distanced So we opted to eat inside as everyone was eating outside. Food tasted ok, but then there are many ok restaurants. Heard the owner on the radio and he was really talking...it up so we thought we would give it a go. It really didn’t live up to its claims and it’s adherence to COVID protocols were suspect.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2021

Thank you for supporting us during the COVID pandemic. We appreciate the support and your review online. Please accept my sincere apologies with regards to you feeling the tables are not properly socially distanced but we are following the guidelines. Thank you for sharing your...More

Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

To be honest, can't really write a glowing review of our meal we had last night. As we vegan and found it really difficult to have anything proper vegan in the Waterfront, we came across Gibson's as they had a Falafel burger and Beyong Beef...burger on their menu which was of course Vegan. We opted for the Beyond Beef Burger with cheese. The front of house Manager was very friendly and gave us good service. She was polite and very helpful, can't fault the service at all. I watched her work and she takes pride in what she does and this was an absolute pleasure to see. Didn't get her name, but she's an assett to your company. Our Vegan Beyond Burgers were a little disappointing I'm afraid. My first bite into my burger and my roll fell apart...this gave me the indication that my roll was not fresh. My Burger patty was overcooked and quite dry and the chips were a sorry state of affairs. I have had many Beyong Burgers elsewhere and most will toast the bun which makes it even more delicious, I was surprised that you guys don't even toast your buns? Perhaps even use a Vegan Brioche bun to make it extra special? There was nothing special about our burgers, I can purchase my own patties and make this at home and still save quite a bit of money, but I'm on my holiday and I'm prepared to spend my money where the food is excellent and in order for me to return again you need to create an amazing vegan burger to make me want to return as its very limited out there for us.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

Wow!! We both had the sliders and shared an onion rose. The chips were unbelievably crispy, the 3 sliders were perfectly cooked, medium, and the onion rose with a sauce was to die for. Wish I had space for one of their funky milkshakes. Awesome...food. This is a must visit for locals and visitors.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Guest Relations Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2021

Dear Colleen, We thank you for your wonderful trip advisor review and are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your sliders and our famous onion blossom. Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful experience with us and the rest of the Trip advisor...More

Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

Gibsons is a Good but overpriced. They try to make special burgers but miss the point with their super specialization. Too complicated.

Date of visit: November 2020
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I am almost 100% sure that there is NO dairy free option at Gibson's.
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Yes, Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs offers takeaway services.

Gibson's Gourmet Burgers & Ribs is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5