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49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Today
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice experience.

My wife and I ate here when staying locally. Hadnt had southern american before but enjoyed the change. Recomended by a local couple strolling the beach who rated the corn bread highly - we were surprised by the sweet flavour. My ribs and wings were tasty and adequate, my wifes scallops and prawns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Felix150
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife and I ate here when staying locally. Hadnt had southern american before but enjoyed the change. Recomended by a local couple strolling the beach who rated the corn bread highly - we were surprised by the sweet flavour. My ribs and wings were tasty and adequate, my wifes scallops and prawns tasty but over done by too much... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We made a special trip to Whangaparaoa to visit this restaurant, and found it to be good, but probably wouldn't make the trip again. They sat us right away (we had a booking) but they did tell us they were short a staff member. It was nice that they told us so we knew what to expect. Decor is American... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have been visiting this restaurant regularly since it opened a few years ago. At a guess I would think we have eaten there 30+ times. It's been a great place to stop at on the way home when we didn't feel like cooking, We've taken friends there, For us it was a great local restaurant. It has a great... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely evening sitting on an outside table, the waitress was really friendly and helpful. Wasn't sure if to have the jambalaya so she brought me a taster. Delicious. My partner had the ribs and they were fab. Very relaxed atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyable experience,

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auckland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a find. I'm still raving about this little restaurant. Don't be put off by the looks. The service is stellar and the food is so tasty. I can't wait to return to try more from the menu.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We arrived in the lull between lunch and dinner and the kitchen was officially closed but the friendly waitress worked with us and the kitchen staff to produce meals that we enjoyed. I strongly recommend the buffalo wings and the key lime pie. Will definitely be going back (often) despite the 1 hour drive from Auckland. Well worth it if... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

ok yes that might sound weird, but if you've been to the States and have had a side of broccoli with your dish, it tastes the same as at Jambalaya. And the chicken wings are the only authentic wings I have tried in Auckland. Amazing. Can't wait to go back for their Thursday ribs special as I abstained from trying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Right when you walk in you are greeted and sat. The staff is so friendly and attentive. The food came out fast, and boy was it amazing. The whole rack was HUGE and the cocktails were fantastic. Probably the best cocktails I've had in a while. The price was good, and worth every penny! This place has improved so much... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Good food though it's clear Americans like their sugar. The sauces on meals and drinks are quite sweet. Great service. Very friendly staff.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

I live locally, my husband and I have eaten at many restaurants in Whangaparaoa. To date, this place is our favourite. We have eaten here several times now. The food quality and service have been excellent every time, even when the restaurant is busy and at capacity. Yummy American cuisine, great portion sizes, very good cocktails. I highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Rawhiti Road | Manly, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Whangaparaoa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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