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Cavan Steak Van

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published January 1st 2018
Part of the Cavan Hotel on Port Wakefield Road, the Cavan Steak Van is a good place to grab some yummy "truckie" style food. Aside from individual menu items, the outlet also offers a few meal deals such as Hamburger with the lot or a Sandwich with chips and a drink for $14.50 and a $9 AB Pack in which chips are accompanied by gravy and steak.

The piece of steak in their Steak Sandwich was not too tough and the lettuce and tomato added an element of freshness to the meal. There was also enough tomato sauce to bring out the flavour of the steak and the pieces of toast the steak is sandwiched between was toasted to the degree we desired.

Cavan Steak Van, Steak Sandwich, Adelaide
Steak Sandwich (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


We liked the generous size of the patty in their Hamburger with the lot. It was quite juicy and had a good degree of char-grilled flavour. The egg added a delectable savoury element to the dish. The fries accompanying the burger and sandwich in our meal deals had crisp exteriors setting off the fluffy interiors and the right amount of salt to bring out their flavours.

Cavan Steak Van, Hamburger with the Lot, Adelaide
Hamburger with the Lot (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Steak Van is located along a main highway with a few outdoor wooden benches and there is no air conditioning. It is set up primarily for takeaways. Flies can be an annoying presence when eating there in summer so some diners choose to have their food in their cars instead. Parking is a non-issue with the Cavan Hotel's carpark offering ample parking spaces. This place reminds my parents of the roadside hawker stalls in olden days Singapore.

Cavan Steak Van, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: 9am – 8pm
Phone: 82621 332
Where: Port Wakefield Road, Cavan, SA
Cost: About $8 per dish
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Sounds like a great idea for a quick bite.
by Annette Vandersluis (score: 2|764) 228 days ago
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