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US$5 - US$12
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

On the way into Paihia just past Opua is the Roadrunner Tavern. Great for a drink but the star item here are the hamburgers. Generous, yummy filling just the right size to get your mouth around. Sink your teeth into bliss. All come with iconic...kiwi names, recommended the Tim Fin, traditional beef burger with lettuce tomatoes beetroot..... Chips are chunky cut and delicious cooked while you wait so fresh hot and delightful.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 14 June 2019

Not Impressed!! The size of the meal was great however the food was not very nice. Fish was undercooked & Kumara chips were burned.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

Awesome burgers! Loved the Fred dag, was hard to eat it all. Fresh and flavoursome. Have renovated place since been there last. Awesome news as I’m a local.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 23 January 2019

A good meal at a good price.The new owners are keen to put their stamp on the market so are improving things from bar to restaurant, free parking and good service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Arrived about lunchtime not sure if they were open or not. They opened for us and turned on the Pokies for us. Had their fish bites and chips which were lovely. Very very friendly staff. Looking forward to returning there next year and seeing their...renovationsMore

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Sorry to break the 5* streak but fell just slightly short for me. Staff was personable. Menu is burgers & frys! For me personally, I don't particularly enjoy picked beats on a burger and "streaky" bacon should be Crispy! Which needless to say doesn't seem...to happen a lot of places (that I've been to)! I just removed said beats and undercooked bacon and it was fine. I did enjoy the sauteed onions on the burger and the fries were very good.More

Date of visit: March 2017
mikey66616, Previous owner at RoadRunner Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Under new ownership/management several months ago hence the name change to Out in the Boondox. Therefore a menu change too :-( Same chips though!

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had no phone reception and the details of the hotel we were staying in that night were on the phone. Thank you Telstra. Dropped into the tavern and used their wifi to connect to booking.com to find out where we were going! The staff...were fabulous and the customers simply shook their heads at the lame Australians. Worth dropping in for a drink. This was a great introduction to Paihia.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stopped in at this classic looking cute little pub for lunch on our day trip up North. The staff were super friendly and very helpful. The menu consist of fantastic burgers and has the option to make a customized burger, which for a fussy...eater such as myself I found helpful. The burgers were delish and reasonably priced with all fresh ingredients. We are planning to cart the family back here when we are up in Russell in a couple months!!!More

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This tavern is a great spot for a Sunday cruise cold beer and a great burger. Just south of Paihia and before Opua or Kawakawa

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Call in and receive a warm Opua welcome at the local tavern. Honestly - grab a burger and fries, you won't leave hungry!

Date of visit: July 2015
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