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Lumber Jack Restaurant

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3 Saunders Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8747
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New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our meals were delicious and although the menu is not extensive our food was well cooked, fresh and piping hot. Wines are very reasonably priced and food prices good too. Waitress was a little nervous it seemed as she was not as engaging as most service staff we encountered in the Deep South.

Thank VivNewZealand
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We eat dinner here when we stayed in Owaka. Great menu, my husband and I had the blue cod - it was so fresh, the batter was light and it was cooked to perfection. This was the best meal I had while on holiday. The staff were friendly and helpful. If in Owaka definitely eat HERE!

Thank Mekerei
New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Owaka for family wedding. Looking for pre wedding nibble. Try here!! Best seafood chowder for a while and great helping. Steak burger lovely and simple but tasty as. 👍👍

Thank ConnieNewZealand
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with during our trip round the south island. Lovely waitress very welcoming and friendly. Food was average prices and reasonable size and was delivered very quick and was yummy. Nice wee place to stop for a quick lunch or dinner in warm friendly restaurant.

Thank Terri S
Providence, Rhode Island
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Looking for something to eat while driving through the Catlins? This is the place to stop. We both had the rib eye and it was the best steak we had in New Zealand. Everything was fresh, the service was extremely friendly and quick. They even were accommodating for a dairy allergy. Great experience of warm friendly home cooking.

1 Thank KM-RI
Kansas City
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stopping for lunch in this tiny town I was surprised to find a restaurant as nice as this. The ambience is warm and friendly, good service, good food.

Thank Sush108
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

When in Owaka there's not a lot of places you can eat but we're glad we went here. We chose the rib-eye and were not disappointed. Maybe it's the NZ cows living a stress less life or better grass but the taste was definitely better than we normally eat.

Thank on4bam
Malton, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

A very. Ice restaurant/cafe and bar. The coffee was good and the burgers absolutely gorgeous, not minced meat but real steak and chicken breast. Excellent value for money. Sorry that we did nit have room for the pavlova!!

Thank Anne N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a group of 15 people and when we arrived everything was good to go. The service was outstanding and the food was on point. Tasty and sensibly priced meals; served by attentive & friendly staff. Great atmosphere & all round goodness. Will most definitely be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed in Owaka due to break down of our RV which was repaired here at the gas station. The restaurant has a nice setting and the food was very good. Recommended!!

Thank Mikko P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Saunders Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Owaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-415 8747

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