Barbecue Garden Brings “Grill-it-Yourself” Concept to CDO

Up in the nature-themed Stargate Dream Vacation Resort, a new restaurant concept has been opened: a Do-it or should I say Grill-it-yourself restaurant where your table has its own grill. When the fire starts, you are served with carefully prepared raw meat and you start grilling it your way.

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It’s actually so easy and so fun to cook your own food. Plus, friendly restaurant crews are ready to help you out. And after the cooking is done, you are guaranteed with hot, fresh and delicious meals cooked just the way you want it. The meats are also carefully flavored, tenderized and cut in small, thin slices so it all grills quickly.

Aside from grilled foods, they also have ready to eat goods, delicious appetizers, and sweet deserts.


They also have thirst quenching drinks such as the Iced Tropical Tea. IMG_9801-001 IMG_9803-001 IMG_9808 IMG_9809 IMG_9810 IMG_9815 IMG_9824 IMG_9825 IMG_9827 IMG_9828 IMG_9835-001IMG_9854IMG_9860IMG_9873Love seafood? There’s an array of selection for those, including crabs, prawns, fish, squid, and more.IMG_9837-001 IMG_9844-001 IMG_9851  IMG_9863  IMG_9879 If you’re a vegetarian, or you just simply love vegetables, you’ll never miss out. They have vegetable options such as this delicious Grilled eggplant Vietnamese style, and Vegetarian corn griddle cakes. IMG_9899  IMG_9906 Aside from grilling, they have Filipino style hotpot cooking, where they replace your grill with a cooktop and you can cook your favorite soup. Seen here is the Prawn with Tamarind Hot Pot. Ooh sinigang!IMG_9910 IMG_9915 IMG_9918 They also have delicious deserts, and we were served with Grilled Bananas with Coconut Sauce, and Paradise Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream.IMG_9926IMG_9920

Other options, not shown here, are also available. Price wise, it’s all affordable actually. They have separate meals you can order a la carte, or you can also eat in for a family or group of 3-4 persons the combo meals from 400 up.


Barbecue Garden is located at Stargate Dream Vacation Resort, a mere 5-10 minute drive from downtown Cagayan de Oro. You can drive there anytime (and don’t worry about parking, they have an all new parking space). Or if you want the thrill of adventure, you can ride Buena Oro Jeepney in front of Deluxe Hotel in Cogon, and ride to the end of the route in Box 1 Buena Oro. Take a short uphill walk and you get to Stargate.

The management has also removed the entrance fee requirement in time for the restaurant opening. If you’re using the swimming pool you can also come here to grill or have your food cooked and delivered for you at the poolside cottages. If you’re checking in, you can also have your food delivered to your doorstep (you’ll miss the fun grilling part though).

The restaurant is also the first to feature a retractable roof, so if the skies are clear, you get to enjoy the stars.



Overall, I would recommend this new food spot for its ambiance, the good food, and the new experience. I am definitely going back.