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Soda Rock Diner

Soda Rock Diner Soda Rock Diner, situated on Chapel Street in South Yarra, is a beloved American and burger-style restaurant serving up classic meals and shakes made the old-fashioned way since 1994. The establishment was recently renovated to bring back the '50s diner vibe - complete with jukeboxes, booths - to ensure customers are transported back to a bygone era. With occasional live performances and seasonal menu items such as pumpkin pie, Soda Rock Diner is an unforgettable experience for anyone craving a taste of Americana.
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We are ready for Andrew Portelli to entertain us with his tribute to Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll!
18/08/2023

We are ready for Andrew Portelli to entertain us with his tribute to Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll!

Notice anything different? πŸ‘€ Who remembers when we had these every day? πŸ™‚β €β €We temporarily have them at a few booths, bec...
05/02/2023

Notice anything different? πŸ‘€ Who remembers when we had these every day? πŸ™‚β €
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We temporarily have them at a few booths, because we had a booking for a couple on a special date πŸ’•

P.S. We always have jukeboxes πŸ˜‰

The Treblettes are performing tonight from 6pm until 8pm! We've had a couple of cancellations, so if you're passing thro...
20/01/2023

The Treblettes are performing tonight from 6pm until 8pm! We've had a couple of cancellations, so if you're passing through, feel free to ask if we have a table available (entry is free)! Can't wait for a super fun night of dancing and singing along with these talented ladies!

πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί Get ready to kick up your heels! Sassy vocal trio The Treblettes hit our stage Friday Jan 20 and will perform hits fr...
13/01/2023

πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί Get ready to kick up your heels! Sassy vocal trio The Treblettes hit our stage Friday Jan 20 and will perform hits from the '40s, '50s & '60s! Singing along, dancing and 1940s/'50s/'60s-style outfits are encouraged (though optional)!

Show is from 6pm until 8pm. Free entryβ€”just book a table for dinner (call us on (03) 9827 3500)! Please note that due to staff shortage, there may be long wait times on service and orders (apologies for any inconvenience).

πŸ“Έ: New York Public Library

Happy birthday to the King!
08/01/2023

Happy birthday to the King!

2ND UPDATE: Pumpkin pie is now sold out as well! UPDATE: The key lime pie is sold out 😭 But we still have a couple of sl...
26/11/2022

2ND UPDATE: Pumpkin pie is now sold out as well!

UPDATE: The key lime pie is sold out 😭 But we still have a couple of slices of pumpkin pie (at the time of writing) πŸ™‚

Happy birthday to Andrew, an awesome dude who's been one of our biggest fans for the longest time! Pictured is the Andre...
25/11/2022

Happy birthday to Andrew, an awesome dude who's been one of our biggest fans for the longest time! Pictured is the Andrew Special, with two slices of cheese in the burger, cheese fries on the side, and tons of extra crispy bacon on the side πŸ”πŸ§€πŸ₯“

Happy Thanksgiving! Two updates for today: we have two all-American Thanksgiving dessert specials, delicious pumpkin pie...
24/11/2022

Happy Thanksgiving! Two updates for today: we have two all-American Thanksgiving dessert specials, delicious pumpkin pie and key lime pie (traditional recipe!). Get in quick before I eat it all! And tonight (Thu 24th) we have a very large booking in from 5:30pm until about 6:45pm, so we recommend coming in before or after they're here, unless you don't mind a lot of noise and people moving around! (We close at 8:30pm tonight.)

An excellent shot of The Usual (a Hubcap combo) by a most excellent dude (Brent) πŸ”πŸŽΆ      πŸ“·:  on Instagram
27/08/2022

An excellent shot of The Usual (a Hubcap combo) by a most excellent dude (Brent) πŸ”πŸŽΆ

πŸ“·: on Instagram

JWebby Can Eat & Hulksmashfood dropped byβ€”guess how long it took James to devour five of our 10-inch hot dogs! Wishing J...
24/06/2022

JWebby Can Eat & Hulksmashfood dropped byβ€”guess how long it took James to devour five of our 10-inch hot dogs! Wishing James the best of luck at the 2022 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island on July 4th (he'll be the first ever Aussie competitor)!

Awesome seeing cherry devotee Ms .Toria and Mr W again 😊   β€’ Repost from .toria on Instagram: Sweet like a chica cherry ...
24/06/2022

Awesome seeing cherry devotee Ms .Toria and Mr W again 😊 β€’ Repost from .toria on Instagram: Sweet like a chica cherry cola. It's been much too long between visits, good to be back β€οΈπŸ’

Natalie, Gwyneth (), Jorge and Hebah () got all dressed up for Gwyneth's birthday dinner last weekend πŸ‘—πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰  We love their...
09/02/2022

Natalie, Gwyneth (), Jorge and Hebah () got all dressed up for Gwyneth's birthday dinner last weekend πŸ‘—πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰ We love their outfits! 😍

29/01/2022

Due to shortage of staff, our closing time today (Sat 29th Jan) is 6:00pm. We are very sorry for the short notice and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Happy birthday to the lovely Jaswant! Here's a photo of her with her husband Mitchell on their wedding day, earlier this...
16/12/2021

Happy birthday to the lovely Jaswant! Here's a photo of her with her husband Mitchell on their wedding day, earlier this year :)

🎷 3 days to go! Sensational 5-piece band The Rockin' Tones return to our stage this Friday night (Dec 17)! Our favourite...
14/12/2021

🎷 3 days to go! Sensational 5-piece band The Rockin' Tones return to our stage this Friday night (Dec 17)! Our favourite doo-wop / rock 'n' roll band will perform the hits of Elvis, Bill Haley & His Comets, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Connie Francis, Bobby Darin and more! Singing and dancing are encouraged as always! (As are 1950s- and '60s-style outfits!)

Show starts 7:30pm. Free entryβ€”simply book a table for dinner. Call us on (03) 9827 3500 to book!

A fun night with the amazing Issi Dye last night! And we loved  & 's outfits and dancing! Our next show is 5-piece band ...
27/11/2021

A fun night with the amazing Issi Dye last night! And we loved & 's outfits and dancing! Our next show is 5-piece band the Rockin' Tones on Fri Dec 17 🎷 Call us on (03) 9827 3500 to book your table (free entry; show starts 7:30pm)! πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

19/11/2021

Let's 'Shout!' for our first show post-lockdown! Veteran entertainer Issi Dye returns to our stage next Friday (Nov 26) for a fun night of rock 'n' roll! If you'd like to join in the fun, call us on (03) 9827 3500 to book a table (entry is free) πŸ™‚ Show starts 7:30pm!

Soda Rock has reopened at the Jam Factory! '50s diner complete with booths & jukeboxes, serving up b

We're closed todayβ€”apologies for any inconvenience! Enjoy the public holiday and the warm, sunny weather! β˜€
02/11/2021

We're closed todayβ€”apologies for any inconvenience! Enjoy the public holiday and the warm, sunny weather! β˜€

πŸŽƒ Halloween 2021 πŸ‘»
31/10/2021

πŸŽƒ Halloween 2021 πŸ‘»

Hope everyone is having a great Halloween weekend! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ¦‡ If you'd like to come in wearing a Halloween costume this weekend...
30/10/2021

Hope everyone is having a great Halloween weekend! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ¦‡ If you'd like to come in wearing a Halloween costume this weekend, please do! (You're also welcome to come in wearing normal clothes :) )

Happy to be back open again! :D And it's Halloween weekend, so if you'd like to come in wearing a Halloween costume, you...
30/10/2021

Happy to be back open again! :D And it's Halloween weekend, so if you'd like to come in wearing a Halloween costume, you are welcome and encouraged to do so! (But it is optional!) P.S. We'll be closed on Cup Day πŸ†

Happy Father's Day! πŸ˜€ (If you have any caption ideas or thoughts on this photo, feel free to post them!)
05/09/2021

Happy Father's Day! πŸ˜€ (If you have any caption ideas or thoughts on this photo, feel free to post them!)

On August 16th, 1977 the world lost Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. 44 years later, his legacy lives on. At So...
16/08/2021

On August 16th, 1977 the world lost Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. 44 years later, his legacy lives on. At Soda Rock we celebrate Elvis and are devoted to keeping his memory alive.

29/07/2021

We're back! We're open as per our usual hours :) Unfortunately, the Treblettes show has been postponed due to current Covid restrictionsβ€”we apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. Once a new date is confirmed for the next Treblettes show, it will be announced here on Facebook.

09/07/2021

We're fully booked tonight (Fri 9th) from about 7pm until about 9:30pm due to Issi Dye's rock 'n' roll showβ€”apologies for any inconvenience!

Happy Fourth of July! 😁
04/07/2021

Happy Fourth of July! 😁

Uncle Les wants you! ...To enjoy the Fourth of July! We're dressing up today to celebrate Independence Day! You can come...
04/07/2021

Uncle Les wants you! ...To enjoy the Fourth of July! We're dressing up today to celebrate Independence Day! You can come in wearing a costume too, if you wish (totally optional!) :)

Pink Ladies, T-Birds and friends having fun at Soda Rock on a Saturday night!
03/07/2021

Pink Ladies, T-Birds and friends having fun at Soda Rock on a Saturday night!

Saturday afternoon fun: Marcus Elvis Jackson's show + Little Elvis AKA Bailey + matching dresses!
27/06/2021

Saturday afternoon fun: Marcus Elvis Jackson's show + Little Elvis AKA Bailey + matching dresses!

Spend a fun afternoon with Marcus Elvis Jackson! A couple of tables are available for today's 2pm show due to cancellati...
26/06/2021

Spend a fun afternoon with Marcus Elvis Jackson! A couple of tables are available for today's 2pm show due to cancellations, so book a table for lunch by calling us on 9827 3500! (Free entry!)

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10/500 Chapel Street
Melbourne, VIC
3141

To reach Chapel Street in Melbourne, you can take various modes of public transport like buses, trams, and trains. The closest train station to Chapel Street is South Yarra Station, which is about a 10-minute walk away. Alternatively, you can take tram route 78 from the CBD to Chapel Street.

If you are driving, Chapel Street has plenty of street parking options available. However, it may be easier to park at one of the nearby car parks such as the Jam Factory Car Park or the Como Centre Car Park.

Once you arrive at Chapel Street, look for the diner and American restaurant that serves burgers.

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Soda Rock Diner on Chapel Street is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience an authentic American diner in Melbourne. This iconic South Yarra establishment has been serving up delicious burgers and shakes made the old-fashioned way since 1994. Recently reopened at the Jam Factory, Soda Rock Diner boasts a '50s-style interior complete with booths and jukeboxes, transporting diners back in time to a bygone era.

The diner's social media updates showcase its commitment to providing a fun and lively atmosphere for its customers. From live performances by The Treblettes, a sassy vocal trio who perform hits from the '40s, '50s & '60s, to special date nights with unique table settings, Soda Rock Diner goes above and beyond to create memorable experiences for its patrons.

Despite any potential wait times due to staff shortages, the food and service at Soda Rock Diner are consistently top-notch. And let's not forget about their famous pumpkin pie - although it sells out quickly! Overall, Soda Rock Diner is a fantastic spot for anyone looking for classic American fare served up with a side of nostalgia.

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