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415 1st Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138-2108
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Westminster, Colorado
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, based on the name alone, I wasn't going to visit, but after my resident NE friends insisted-we stopped for a quick bite on the way out of the state. We had the grilled chicken salad, French fries, mushroom Swiss Runza and all were quite tasty! I was very pleased and will return.

Thank Rachel C
Rushville, Indiana
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local favorite and franchise in Nebraska. Their signature sandwich is a crumbled ground beef and cabbage with a tender bread baked around the beef and cabbage. Nicely seasoned and offers options for adding cheese, mushrooms and more. Friendly, clean, and attentive to customers.

Thank Robin S
Dubuque, Iowa
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382 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Runza restaurants are being developed primarily in Nebraska, but based on our experience this chain will grow. The interior was immaculate with plenty of room including a sunny "enclosed porch." The original Runza sandwich is a taste treat. There are several varieties. The burgers were huge and the price was right.

Thank Randy L
Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Since we were in Nebraska we decided to give their popular local chain a try - Runza. First let me say that I am always glad when an area has something more local (even if a chain) and not just a cookie cutter of something I could get anywhere nationally. That alone earned them a star in my book. And... More 

Thank HeyJude773
Chicago, Illinois
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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

1 Thank travelgames
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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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Collygirl
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
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

2 Thank JoandNorb
Walpole, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

Thank William C
Asheville, North Carolina
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank Sue D
Stratford, Iowa
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank JerNanJan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 1st Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138-2108
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Gothenburg
  • Phone Number: 308-537-3417

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?