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The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
03 249 8801
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Ranked #14 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Good, pub style food, you would never walk away hungry! Good warm surroundings on a cold, windy day.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

After reading previous reviews we avoided the place but without many other options for sit down dinner for a reasonable price we gave it a shot. Waiter was very friendly, quick and continuously checked on us. Our started came almost instantly (garlic bread). And the meal was not far behind. My girlfriend had a chicken breast that came with fries... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Waitress had really bad attitude, I will never return, service is most probably not important as most people are just passing through, so the staff couldn't care less.

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Daniel A, Owner at The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello, Being a restaurant owner for many years here in Te Anau, I am well aware of the importance tourists like yourself are to my business and I can only apologise that a member of my staff did not show this on your visit to our establishment. I would appreciate if you could tell us the date & time you... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Place was a bit tacky Waitress all dressed to impress Bit of a mix of sports bar , steakhouse and diner Great for a bunch of lads , bit average for a couple

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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had to wait for a table approx 20mins. Seated at the top near the second bar very noisy. Service average. Food ok nothing special. Paid bill then realised it was wrong had been charged for 2 extra mains, sorted easily but not a great way to end an evening.

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Daniel A, Owner at The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello 123LS, As a busy restaurant in a small tourist town we aim to give the best service and food we possibly can. Our apologies to you if this wasn't the case when you dined with us. On our busy nights a waitlist is often used once the restaurant is full and our staff do their best to get diners... More

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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273 reviews 273 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Ranch is just another been-there, done-that, unoriginal steakhouse. There was nothing overly unique or novel to separate it from the plethora of steakhouses found across NZ and the world. The menu was not overly inspiring, and the food was okay, but not memorable. The service itself was average: the servers seemed very busy, to the point where they may... More

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Daniel A, Owner at The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello Keith, While we here at the Ranch take criticism on board, and do our best to make sure all customers leave happy, I would like to point out that you have stated you visited us in December 2013, nearly 11 months ago. Since then chefs have moved on and front of house staff has changed. If you are ever... More

Mermaid Waters, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here the night we stayed over in Te Anau and were thrilled with what was served up. We'd spent the day exploring the Milford Road and came back looking for a place to eat. In Te Anau you have a few choices surprisingly and we ended up choosing The Ranch. I had the steak... More

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Washington, DC
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167 reviews 167 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We thought The Ranch made a nice first impression when we arrived on a September evening. Although the bar area was a bit small (about 5-6 stools), there were additional booths on the second floor above the game room. We ordered a couple of pints from the bartender and enjoyed them while scoping out the dining room from the second... More

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Daniel A, Owner at The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello Don N, There is a lot to take from your review posted October 2014. We take all criticism and praise on board from all our reviews as we pride ourselves in offering the best service & meals possible. It is unfortunate you did not mention the problems with you meals at the time as these could of been addressed... More

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a great place to eat or just go and have a drink.. Meals are awesome. Staff are outstanding. And service is fast

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The main thing to say about this place was the bartender/owner actually spent 8 weeks of the year in the states, in of all places, my home town! Aside from that, we had a great meal and enjoyed the hospitality immensely!

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Additional Information about The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

Address: Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 249 8801
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau

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