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US$10 - US$16
American, New Zealand, Cafe, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken back by this place buried in the small town of Oxford, the food was amazing we chose from the all day breakfast. The staff we lovely and the decor amazing it felt like you were in a totally different place.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

We showed up on a busy Sunday without at booking & the staff happily accomodated us - really cool place to visit & the food came out quickly & was really tasty - kids loved it !

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021

First tried here out of curiosity. Massively impressed. Every time we've been back the food and Customer Service standards haven't changed. Faultless. Great value generous portions designed to satisfy hunger and taste great rather than be photographed. They've perfectly captured what they were trying to...achieve. Round trip for us of just on two hours and about 160 Km. Worth every minute of time and the fuel costs. Thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 April 2021 via mobile

Great novelty value and very cool decorations and decor. Unfortunately not sure that the food lives up to the vibe the location promises. Not bad but not great!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 November 2020

Breakfast here this morning. Bruce welcomed us with a smile. Diner colourful and spotless. Food very nice and well priced. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

Recommend booking as it was quite busy. Super cute atmosphere, 50s themed American diner. Loved the servers were in costume and there was even a jukebox. The food is amazing as was the serving size. Even the booth seating us way more comfortable than most...in christchurch - very bouncy.. Not a lot of room, but definitely recommend it if making a trip to Oxford. Loved it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 16 June 2020

Whenever I visited my mum who was 90 years old on this visit( I live in Tasmania now) we would spend the whole time on the road. Sometimes for a couple of hours or 5 and others overnight down south (Wanaka, Te Anau, etc. One...of the quick drives we went through Oxford. Apparently we have early family there. Not sure but I think it was the Knowles. We needed some lunch so parked as close as I could to a cafe. Mum loved as her father and her husband had mid 30's? Fleetmasters and 3 of her 4 son's have owned Chevs. it when we walked in the door. We had a lovely lunch. When the 'waiter' came over he moved the laminated menu that mum had put in front of her as a placemat. The gentleman kindly moved the menu to the side so I had to mention that why she had it ther. He smiled and left it in place. When I went to pay the bill I was told that it had been taken care of. I glanced around and saw this silver haired gentleman (the waiter and obviously the owner) smiling. Wasn't a huge bill but just showed what kind of service and kindness from this Diner.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 14 March 2020

Its ok with amazing decor , this in its self makes it worth going to but the food was pretty average and felt like it was "slapped up" nothing really wrong with food just a bit lacking in presentation. We still enjoyed our visit .

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020

Called in there for lunch today. Spotlessly clean throughout. Staff professional yet friendly too. Excellent food and reasonably priced.. Had one of the best thick shakes that I had ever had. Very glad that we happened upon this Diner.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Managed to get a table without booking on a Sunday lunch, others not so fortunate, space outside didn't seem to be used. Ok service from themed staff, good milkshakes, with Malt !!!, not sure if the mains were fresh cooked or frozen but it was...not terrible. Not expensive so not complaining.More

Date of visit: November 2019
400kimmm, Owner at Cruisy Days Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Hi Rodney C, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - Sundays are very busy so we do recommend booking. Our outdoor area is very much limited to weather so is not always in use. All our meals are cooked fresh to order...More

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8 October 2018|
Response from Kimm M | Property representative |
Hi there, we no longer make our hash browns from scratch :) We are very happy with the product we are using.
14 October 2017|
Response from Kimm M | Property representative |
Hi there 😊 yes we do have gluten free options available on our menu.
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Cruisy Days Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5