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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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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Anytime we visit Nebraska we have to visit Runza. I love the sweet berry salad. The best fast food salad I ever had. It is delicious. The poppy seed dressing is great, feta cheese, cranberries, walnuts and grilled chicken. Love it! The Runzas are hamburger, cabbage and toppings wrapped up in baked bread. They are tasty. You have to try... More 

Thank Beckypur
Crystal Lake
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We had never heard of this chain before. We were delighted with the food we ordered. If this was in our area, we would visit it frequently!

Thank Sheila L
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Not much to choose from in Gothenburg if you don't know the area. Runzas are a Nebraska thing and I wasn't sure of a local place to get one. Do yourself a favor if you have never had a runza: don't get your first one here and seek out a local restaurant. Average at best, but I guess better than... More 

Thank ReginaldCousins
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is consistently friendly and their food is always great! They bring it to your table even though it is fast food. It's hometown excellent. Their fries are my favorite of any restaurant! Their ice cream, brewed iced tea, and beef is excellent quality! The Spicy Jack Runza is my specialty order. Along with the bacon cheese burger!!!

1 Thank shotshel
Westminster, Colorado
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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.

1 Thank Rachel C
Rushville, Indiana
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

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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420 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank HeyJude773
Chicago, Illinois
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154 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?