8 of the best meal deals you can get in Geelong at the moment

8 of the best meal deals you can get in Geelong at the moment

Who doesn’t love a cheeky meal deal to get you through the week?

Offering the perfect opportunity to eat delicious food, save moola, and indulge in that little ‘treat yo-self’ moment, these meal deals are an easy way to support the local businesses still doing it tough, navigating the easing of restrictions.

Here are a couple of our favourite eateries doing the sweetest deals around town.

Wah Bah – $3 Baos

Perched out on a Cunningham Pier, Wah Bah is a favourite of ours when it comes to indulging in the bayside views, colourful décor and their mouth-watering Asian inspired bites. While all the cocktails are second to none, it’s their forever loved Bao Buns that have captured the hearts and tastebuds of the entire region. These meat-filled, sandwich-like treats are just so damn good – so good that the Bah have a pretty sweet deal going for them.

Wah Wednesdays, offering $3 buns from 12pm until late. How’s that for a hump day treat?! Choose from any of the buns, pair it with a cocktail, sit on the deck and you’ll be happy as Larry!

Be warned, with restrictions on numbers currently enforced, you have to be quick to get onto this deal if you want to dine-in.

Wah Bah is located at Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Road, Geelong and is open 12pm till late. Book your table at wahwahgee.com.au/dine-at-wah-bah

The Deck – Unlimited Wings

The kings of food specials are back.

Opening their doors for business once again last month, following a short break due to coronavirus, The Deck are going all out with the return of their wings special – unlimited wings and coke for $16 until they’re either sold out or you can’t eat anymore.

UNLIMITED. WINGS AND COKE… Let that sink in. Mmmmm, ain’t no thing like a chicken wing. All that’s left for you to do now is round up a small crew (social distancing and all), and book a table asap.

You can tuck in from 5pm. Call 5229-5504 to book your seat or shoot them a message on Facebook.

Check out the effort of this guy below. Can you wing it???

Boss Burger – multiple deals

For those who love a greasy, meaty, cheese filled, dripping with delicious-goodness burger, Boss Burger Co. has long been a favourite around town. Known for their customisable burgers (think mac & cheese balls and double bacon), the joint kicks ass with their offerings of chicken and beef burgers, flame grilled ribs, boss dogs, loaded fries, mac ‘n’ cheese balls, jalapeno poppers, shakes, and even mozzarella sticks.

Well on a Monday, you can get any two burgers for $20! It’s an absolute bargain, and even better if you struggle to choose between chicken and beef… because you can just get both! I mean, you could probably share the deal with a mate, but where’s the fun in that?
If you’re a big fan of their Tommy the Chook, good news. You can score it for just $10 on a Tuesday! Complete with crunchy, southern fried chicken, cheese, creamy slaw and siracha mayo, this burger is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

The deals don’t stop there. Boss also have the perfect remedy to help get your through humpday with $5 cheese burgers every Wednesday!
Damnnn, who’s shout?

Boss Burger has locations in Waurn Ponds, Geelong West, Leopold, Torquay, Ballarat, and Colac. You can order direct from all locations and through Deliveroo at select locations. Visit the website for specific store details.

The Hop Inn – multiple deals

You might already know The Hop Inn as one of the go-to places for a knock-off drink for those out Mount Duneed/Armstrong Creek way, but this local business also serves up some mean meal deals.

On Wednesdays, you can get one kilogram of hot, crispy wings slathered in your choice of Buffalo, Highway to HELL or Teriyaki sauce for only $16. You’ll have to get your hands dirty too — all wings come with ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce, as well as celery sticks to balance it all out. We’ll be honest, we get this meal weekly…

They’re also doing parmi Tuesdays, offering six different types of parmis for $19.50 with chips and a garden salad, and $23 ribs on Thursdays, where you’ll be treated to a delicious serve of smoked beef short ribs or pork spare ribs with pickle, coleslaw, a side of hot chips, and of course a drink! With the parmis, you can choose from tradition, Hawaiian, The Hop Inn Parmi (with prosciutto), Buffalo parmi made with their wing sauce, meatlover’s parmi, and a three cheese parmi! Just shut up and take my money.

The Hop Inn will be open Tuesday – Thursday for dine in from 5:30-7pm, and 7:30-9pm; Friday 5:30-7:30pm and 8-10pm; Saturday from 12-1:30pm, 2-4pm, 5:30-7:30pm and 8-10pm; and Sundays 12-1:30pm, 2-4pm and 5:30-7:30pm.

The Barwon Club – Parmi Night

An iconic live music venue, the BC is everything you love about a pub. They have long been the go to destination for the traditional pub experience in Geelong since it was first opened in the early ’90s, and while the cheeky COVID-19 recently messed with their usual day to day operations, they’ve returned to dine in, keeping chef’s cooking and the good vibes flowing.

Better still, they’ve brought back their Parmi Night! Held on Mondays, you can score a parmi and pot of beer (or wine or soft drink) for just $20.

Served with chips and salad, each golden-crumbed schnitzel is generously smothered, covered and loaded with toppings and sauces. You can choose from a regular schnitty, the traditional (ham, Napoli and cheese), English (Napoli, bacon, mash potato, cheese and gravy), Hawaiian (Napoli, ham, pineapple and cheese), or the Mexican (salsa, jalapenos, corn chips, cheese and sour cream).

Wait, that’s not all. There’s also the meat lovers (Napoli, ham, bacon, salami, sausage, cheese and BBQ sauce), Italian (Bolognese sauce and cheese), American BBQ (pulled pork, cheese and onion rings), and Eggplant (Napoli, roasted capscum, mushrooms and cheese).

Whoever said you couldn’t take a trip around the world in isolation?

Call the pub on 03 5221 4584 to book or place your order.

Blackman’s Burger Bar – $1 Wings

Chicken wings are one of life’s greatest joys. There’s just something about aiming our faces at a sticky, deep-fried chicken wing – whether it’s dripping in sauce or so hot you break in to a sweat while you’re eating.

Courtesy of Blackman’s Burger Bar, locals can sink their teeth into $1 top-notch wings dished up in three equally finger-licking good sauces on Wednesday nights in Ocean Grove.

For those who aren’t so into chilli, there’s the Bourbon infused Smokey BBQ wings which is always a winner, and if you like a burst of flavour minus the heat, the Sticky Chinese five spice with crispy shallots and sesame wings should be your go-to. But, for those who are no stranger to the hotter things in life, the Southern American style spicy Buffalo Wings with ranch sauce are 100 per cent a damn fine choice. No matter the flavour, all the chicken Wings are crazy tasty, they go down insanely well with beer AND wine, and are arguably one of the best bar snacks you can get your hands on.

As far as nights out go, this sounds pretty perfect. Go and get your wing on!

Call 5256 3735 or email oceangrove@blackmansbrewery.com.au to lock in your spot.

The Inn Hotel – Parmi Night

If you’re yet to make it out for your post-iso parmi, then Thursday is your night thanks to The Inn Hotel!

Following their closure back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Inn has turned their lights back on, stocked the kegs, and recharged the beer taps, pumping some life back into our abandoned city once more – which also meant the return of their famed parmi night!

On Thursday, you can score a chicken schnitty with gravy, or a classic chicken parmi for just $15. That’s not all though. If you feel like upping your parmi game, they’ve also got the likes of an American, Cheeseburger, Vego Parmigiana, Aussie, Mushroom, ABC and a Mediterranean to choose from! These ones are just $17, and if you’re really feeling it, you can add a pot of beer or cider on for $3.

Oh, and if you’re feeling extra hungry, go for the ‘Parmageddon’ – double the classic – for $22.

Ooofft.

The Inn Hotel is located at 58 Corio St, Geelong. You can book your table for parmi night here.

Ripe Pizza Bar – $10 Pizza

Geelong’s relationship with pizza has gone to the next level in recent times. We’ve moved well on from greasy pepperoni, thick crusts and string cheese (not that there is anything wrong with that), to gourmet meats, crunchy bases and minimal toppings. Add in produce sourced from Geelong’s fresh, local food scene and pizza is elevated to the next level – we’re looking at you Ripe Pizza Bar.

Well good news for the pizza lovers, for the month of July you can can dine in with Ripe Pizza Bar and score your favourite pizza for just $10, AND add a pot for $3 or a pint for $6. This deal is part of the Tastes of Central Geelong festival so it won’t be around forever.

It’s time to get out of the house, gather your mates and book your table. If you don’t want to leave your best friend… the couch, then you can order your $10 pizza as takeaway.

Not bad, not bad at all.

Ripe Pizza Bar are located at Shop 1/73B Little Malop Street, Geelong and open Wednesday to Saturdays in July from 5pm. Bookings are essential so call 5223 1427.