Burgers and brews by Kate Sears


American tasty cheese oozes out of the burger as we hear the crunch of the deep-fried mac’n’cheese patties surrounding the burger as its buns. Oh yes, we’re in heaven.  Frankly Frankston was spoilt for choice with decadent spiked shakes, sweet cocktails, cheesy burgers, fancy fries, sides and bites to get our cravings met.

Food-lovers’ paradise is right here in Frankston. For burgers and brews with an on-point atmosphere and licensed outdoor seating for those warm summer nights, look no further. Graffiti art adorns the walls throughout the many seating areas, and when the music’s pumping it’s a true bar.

If socialising is on the cards, a DJ drops beats every Friday and Saturday night as you get to satisfy the food cravings that drinking inevitably brings in the same location as your bevvies. ‘Social Fridays’ feature $12 cocktails, $12 Fatty 5-0 burgers, $6 house wines and $6 Coronas. These deals are on all day from 11am-1am and give you no excuse to not be social after a long week of work – come on, you deserve it!

“The messier, the better,” says Assad, the owner of Southside Social in Frankston and Southside Central in Windsor. “We invite you to create your own style of burgers too. It’s the great thing about Southside as you can add anything you want, from waffles to an extra patty or two – it’s your choice to make it as messy as you want.”

Gluten-free buns are available, but if gluten is your friend the waffles are crazy! They’re laden with sweet treats and presented like that Insta-worthy shot you’ve been hanging out for. Espresso martinis are at the smashing price of $12 all day, every day. But if a frothy is more your style, there are Beer Buckets flowing for $30, which gets you four Melbourne Bitter stubbies to wash down your bodacious burgers.

The team at Southside Social love Instagram and will double tap your foodie shots. Tag them in your most creative experience at one of their outlets for your chance to win a $100 Southside voucher. With one winner chosen every week and announced each Monday, it’s your chance to preach the fact that calories don’t count on the weekend.

If you’re a home body, you can still enjoy Southside Social’s mouthwatering options as takeaways from 11am-5pm seven days a week. If you’ve worked up an appetite at your 9-5, the $15 lunch special is available weekdays for pick-up or eat in. Simply phone 0424 187 206 and order a burger or a shake - we dare you to pick just one item.

A: 433 Nepean Highway, Frankston
W: southsidesocial.com.au
T: 0424 321 433
FB: @southsidesocial
INSTA: @southsidesocial


Northside Vegan Cheesey $15

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This vegan burger left us with no feeling of missing out. Complete with its house-made vegan cheddar cheese that tastes like traditional cheese, it’s every vegan’s dream! The protein-packed patty made with vegetables, tofu and walnuts perfectly complemented the subtle flavours of the lettuce, dill pickle, onion, ketchup and mayo on the toasted white damper-style bun. Its size rivalled the meat-based burgers as we got the holy burger grip sorted.

Big Bad Mac Daddy $16

If you’re not keen on spending your dough on dough, and lettuce burgers aren’t your thang, this one is for you. With buns of crispy fried mac’n’cheese croquettes, you’re smashing your dairy quota for the day, right? Between these golden nuggets of heaven, there’s a juicy beef patty, double cheese oozing out from under the lettuce, and it’s finished off with mac daddy special sauce.


“Southside Social would have to be one of the coolest burger joints around Frankston. With wall-to-wall graffiti work, pumping tunes, a huge bar, and an impressive menu selection full of burgers, sides, desserts and shakes, this place literally has it all” – Riley Murphy, food blogger & professional food eater aka @chompamatic