Popular Ipswich Burger Joint Grubbies Burgers To Open Second Venue In Strathpine

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Photo credit: Grubbies Burgers & Hawaiian BBQ/Facebook

Ipswich’s beloved burger restaurant Grubbies Burgers and Hawaiian BBQ is expanding to the northside, with a new location set to open in Strathpine.


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Owner Ben Niumata was hoping to open in September 2022 but had to push back the opening date because of some delays in getting approval. 

Mr Niumata took to social media to give fans an update about the new location, saying that they are still waiting for a green light from Moreton Bay Regional Council to finally launch the second venue.

As with their Red Bank Plains location, the new one would serve ‘Brisbane’s biggest and baddest burgers’  and Hawaiian barbecue platters. Mr Niumata, being a Samoan, brings a slight Polynesian twist to some of the items on the menu.

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Lu’au burger (Photo credit: Grubbies Burgers and Hawaiian BBQ/Google Maps)

The most popular burger, for instance, the Lu’au burger, is made of Hawaiian char grilled barbecue chicken and topped with their signature creamy palusami on a bed of fresh lettuce, tomato and special mayo.

In Polynesia, palusami is a dish of wrapped bundles of taro leaves with a coconut and onion filling, sometimes made with chicken, fish, or corned beef.

Other hit menu items include Philly cheese steak, fried chicken burgers, loaded fries, and the big grub burger.

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Photo credit: Lisa Laetitia/Google Maps

The burger joint has just opened in April 2021, but has since received a good following because of their unique and flavourful dishes. In Redbank Plains, it’s normal to see people lining up just to get a taste of the burgers and their loaded fries.

This place is AMAZING. The reviews don’t give it justice. The vibe there was phenomenal. Real family soul food vibe. The staff are so so so lovely and even though there was a bit of a wait for food (fair enough considering the sheer number of people there waiting for food), it was worth every second of waiting,” shared local guide Sophie.


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To stay updated about Grubbies Burgers’ opening in Strathpine including the big reveal for the exact location and grand opening date, don’t forget to check out their Facebook page.