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Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon

Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0700
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (37 reviews)
“calamari” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here for a late dinner on our first night, we had ribs and veggie nachos, the ribs were DELICIOUS! Great BBQ sauce and coleslaw, extensive wine selection, friendly staff - would definitely go again

Thank Ottilie R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were here in the Restaurant the last 2 years when we stopped over in Fox Glacier and thus year decided to come back again as we did enjoyed our meals previously. There was only one lady serving staff in the restaurant and by the...More

Thank David I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a wet evening they provided a reasonable beer range, tasty seafood chowder and adequate range of main dishes. Service was good

Thank Ross C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Triple strike. They were out of lettuce and tomatoes and wouldn't make us nachos because they were out of that too. They comped us beer for it but didn't tell anyone about that. So we all ordered the same thing and the CLTs came without...More

Thank Dallas H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was alright. They have good vegetarian options unlike many places. Ambiance was good, staff were courteous but food was a bit pricey, given the location it doesn't surprise me.

Thank Jaya S
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We went for a late lunch and ordered the ($20!!!) saloon sharing platter and nachos to share and both were really disappointing! The sharer had 2 ribs which had barely any meat on them, everything else was just cheap and deep fried and you could...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed July 27, 2017

The food was over priced and below average. Wine list was the worst wine nz has which is a shame as so many reasonably priced but quality options in our country. I should have known by looking at the wine to go elsewhere........ My lamb...More

1  Thank harry76
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Food was great, and atmosphere friendly. We really enjoyed our meal. There is a lovely fire and rustic decor. Great service, too!

Thank JessFree
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Nearly every restaurant in Fox Glacier is a bit pricey, but we enjoyed our food here and felt the prices were similar to others in the area. Both dishes we ordered were excellent and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. I'd recommend this place...More

Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

If you are passing through Fox Glacier and are looking for some good old road take away food go no further. Service was quick, staff was friendly, food was yum and decently priced. Take away menu includes chicken nuggets, garlic bread, wedges, hot dog, spring...More

Thank Veronica G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Fox Glacier
  • Phone Number: +64 3-751 0700
Cook Saddle Cafe and Saloon offers locals and visitors a variety of menu options at reasonable prices in a warm and friendly country atmosphere.Our wide menu selection includes ala carte and group menu’s, while our popular western style meals are enjoyed by young and old. A children’s menu is available and we endeavour to meet special dietary requirements upon request.The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining and during the cooler months visitors can relax and unwind by the cosy open fire.The saloon is full of local history, a comfortable place for visitors to the West Coast region to catch up with the locals and perhaps hear a few good old stories from days gone by!
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