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415 1st, Gothenburg, NE 69138
308-537-3417
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I don't get the hype

We were crossing through Nebraska en route to Yellowstone. Stopped in Gothenburg to see the Pony Express (fun), the Mud Hut (fun and informative, also disappointed it is a replica), and at Runzas. I would give it 0 stars if I could. The people working there were like zombies, like our group from... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were crossing through Nebraska en route to Yellowstone. Stopped in Gothenburg to see the Pony Express (fun), the Mud Hut (fun and informative, also disappointed it is a replica), and at Runzas. I would give it 0 stars if I could. The people working there were like zombies, like our group from Chicago left them in shock. The food... More 

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9899otschamp, Owner at Runza, responded to this review

Although we love to hear from our guests about the positive experiences that they have, we also value improving our facility in any way that we can. I thank you for taking the time to let us know about some areas where improvement needs to take place. Please know that we have taken steps to improve our operations. More 

Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Eat elsewhere. Runza is the best kept secret in Nebraska. They should keep it. Soggy bread with greasy meat and processed cheese. Nasty. Onion rings were good though! Oh, and if you are thinking "She's not from Nebraska, she doesn't get it.", bad food is bad food anywhere. I love bierrocks, and Runza is not a bierrock. Not even close.... More 

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9899otschamp, Owner at Runza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am personally very sorry that your experience at Runza was not as you had hoped it would be. If ever in Nebraska again, I would love to encourage you to give us another shot. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While Runza carries your usual fast food hamburger menu, it also has its own unique sandwiches, a beef and spices mix enclosed in dough. The dough was very light and thin, not doughy at all. The meat mix was very tasty. I'd go there often if they were around us!

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I can think of some good advertising..."If you got the Runza, this place can't help." ..."Walk, don't Runza, for some average fast food!" ... "No hits, no Runza, all errors." Feel free to sing along on this one, "If you see me walking down the street, and I start to eat a Runza suprise, Walk on by, just walk on... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I had never had a runza before but heard that this was the quintessential Nebraska food experience so I was eager to try one. I was not impressed. I am hoping that the reason for this is that it is a fast food local franchise and that a "real" runza exists out there and is worth the hype. Next time... More 

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Stratford, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had never heard of Runza's before, but those sandwiches are worth the stop! Burgers are also just as tasty as any other fast food restaurant's.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is one of the first times Trip Advisor has lead us astray. This was a very disappointing visit. Being rated the number 1 restaurant in Gothenburg we were really looking forward to our meal. But, I think they missed on this one. The service was quick and the food was hot, but a Runza is not all that.

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Great Falls, Montana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

As we headed to Lincoln, NE we stopped at an old favorite RUNZA! We decided to try the burgers instead of the usual Runza. They were delicious. The staff was pleasant and fast. The clerk had the burgers and onion rings at the table before I got back from washing my hands.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Runza, a Nebraska fast food chain, specializes in "runzas", homemade rolls with the meat mixed with cabbage stuffed inside and baked. But we love their fresh homemade hamburgers. The French fries are very good also. If you like to eat healthy, we recommend their Berry Chicken Salad. They also have a daily choice of homemade soup. It's hard to find... More 

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Ames, IA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Nebraska is famous for their Runza restaurants and we try to visit every chance we get. Somehow the runzas we got at the Cozad Runza were exceptional!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 1st, Gothenburg, NE 69138
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: 308-537-3417
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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