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“Excellent Food and Friendly Staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dixie Brown's

Dixie Brown's
38 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 8444 ‎
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Ranked #22 of 107 restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food and Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

After looking for a place to dine for a special new years eve meal and walking around majority of the restaurants in Taupo's central city area, we decided to pick Dixie Brown's because of the wide variety of options they offered for both the vegetarians and non-vegetarians in our group. We were not disappointed.

Even though it was 8pm, the restaurant was very busy. When we made a reservation we had asked for a booth but were seated on a table instead. Although we didn't mind too much it would have been nice if they had of not asked instead of putting us in a different seat to the one we requested.

We were served promptly and our drinks and entries came at a decent time interval - the food was good (the pizzas were massive! one would almost have fed all four of us) and the portion sizes were pretty decent. The price was not 'cheap' but I feel like it was very reasonably priced in comparison to other restaurants in the area and for the size and quality of the food received.

In general, it was a very good choice for a special new years eve meal. Good service and good food!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“LIke been back in the USA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Huge meals, value for money and the biggest dessert cabinet I have seen since the USA. Sitting outside was a bit cold but our waitress moved us inside as soon as a table became free. Food was great and it matched the American style atmosphere.

Visited August 2011
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North London
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Quick and efficient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We had lunch at Dixie Browns, it's a nice location on the lake front. We had the Tuscan Chicken Burger and the Dixie burger, which came with homemade chips and onion rings. Service was efficient, our drinks order was taken and brought to us straight away. Not a bad place at all.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Great food and service. Dissapointed that there was a charge for the tap water and they could have brought out the childrens meal before the main meals.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice but not exceptional.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Just had dinner at Dixie Browns. We had Seafood Chowder as a main and the Pork Belly. Both were nice but not exceptional. The service was fast and efficient and the setting by the lake is lovely.
The warm blankets they provide for outside is a really nice touch.
Just a tip - if you want vegetables with your meal you have to order them separately so the meal works out quite pricey.
Had a devine dessert tho - Banana Sundae - very yummy!!!
They also have a really cool "Self Serve" rotating dessert stand with the yummiest looking desserts.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MichaelTaupo, Owner at Dixie Brown's, responded to this review, December 4, 2011
Thank you for your review,what you described is exactly what we try to be and I am glad you had a good night
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