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European, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went into this cafe for a coffee but found it to be so good that we stayed for lunch. We had an excellent meal which arrived promptly . In addition, the cost of the food was very reasonable. An enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Dixie Browns twice in the last three weeks (not my decision either time) and both times it was grim. The first time I had the chicken parmigiana which was so dry it was inedible. The sauce tasted like tomato paste and the...spaghetti with it was also dry and not pleasant and was cold. Tonight we went and I had the mushroom melt burger. The accompanying chips and onion rings were cold (but ok) and the mushroom sauce on the burger tasted just like cold canned mushroom soup (so it had a weird jelly like consistency) with some cold mushrooms thrown in. It was not good at all. I did let the cashier know this and she took 10% off the bill (as I barely touched the burger after tasting it). The staff here are super friendly and really hospitable but due to the food, it's a big avoid from now on.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee and cakes but the waitress aren’t nice. We wait for 20 minutes for the coffee which was fine, but we wait for 20 more minutes for the cake to be served. So we finished our coffee already

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterfront location, large restaurant and bar. The huge menu had a vast amount of dishes on it (slightly worrying) but the service was super friendly, the food beautifully presented and all the dishes we ordered tasted home cooked. Well done chef and waiting team, you...all did a really good job. I’d definitely go back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Feta and Rosemary bread was incredible. I had the butter chicken and my husband had the pepperoni pizza- they were both amazing. Adam was our server- what a polite and efficient young man. Deserts are over the top- creamy thick milkshakes, bread pudding ,...and banana split in a waffle cone- they all look amazing - hard to make up our minds. We highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good! The service by Maddie was OUTSTANDING! She def deserves an award and a bonus. DB has a great location, and our table outside provided a stunning vista of the lake.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and your feedback has been passed along to our staff. We hope to see you again. Thanks the team @...More

Reviewed 21 February 2024

Dixie Brown's was recommended to us and what a recommendation! The service was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and enjoyed. The coffee and hot chocolate was also enjoyable. Well situated close to the lake and other sights. Would recommend making a reservation as...they can get quite busy.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and your feedback has been passed along to our staff. We hope to see you again. Thanks the team @...More

Reviewed 21 February 2024

Was insulted by the older woman behind the counter as my first interaction. Made me feel pretty upset as a solo kiwi traveller. Average food too.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us here at Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. Your feedback has been passed on to our team and do hope you dine again with us...More

Reviewed 12 February 2024

We were looking for somewhere to get some lunch and found this cafe. We each had an excellent shepherds pie together with a good cup of coffee. It was a good choice.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and your feedback has been passed along to our staff. We hope to see you again. Thanks the team @...More

Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent service and good breakfast. From our super friendly and helpful server to the quickly prepped and delivered tasty options, all was good for breakfast…tho coffee and tea was slow to arrive at the table. Dinner was much less satisfying.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us here at Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so sorry you did not enjoy all of your experience with us. Your feedback has been passed on to our team and do hope you dine again...More

Reviewed 21 January 2024

The tables outside are great, beautiful view of the lake. Staff are super friendly. Food was ok, the menu has too much selection maybe, feels like it would be better to niche it down a bit and specialise. Kids enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and your feedback has been passed along to our staff. We hope to see you again. Thanks the team @...More

Reviewed 21 January 2024

Management needs to understand that a couple / group expects their orders to be delivered together. The excuse that one person’s request takes longer to prepare than the others’ is simply not acceptable. Ours was a simple order of a hot chocolate and an iced...coffee. The latter was served a good 10 minutes after the former was consumed. Getting it right is surely not rocket science. The drinks were both excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us here at Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. Your feedback has been passed on to our team and do hope you dine again with us...More

Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Very disappointing for breakfast - great location and service but the poached eggs were hard and the toast was barely warmed bread. The best thing about the meal were the mushrooms.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us here at Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. Your feedback has been passed on to our team and do hope you dine again with us...More

Reviewed 12 January 2024

A splendid evening of exquisite food and excellent service. The food and presentation is another level and the customer service is cherry on top. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and your feedback has been passed along to our staff. We hope to see you again. Thanks the team @...More

Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

The location is trully excellent and the waitress was charming and helpful. The food however was patchy at best. The calamari were nicely cooked and not rubbery; the prawn cocktail lacked taste according to youngest eater; he did give a thumbs-up to the Southern Fried...Chicken Sandwich. We ordered two chicken parmigiana for our group which we did not enjoy at all, surprised this is one of the house specials. The pizza was OK. On the plus side, the extra thick lime milkshake was a hit. We ordered through the scan app and unfortunately they brought our starters and mains at the same time which was slightly annoying. They tried to keep our food warm whilst we ate the starters but some of the food was cold when they brought it out again. Won't be doing that again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us here at Dixie Browns Taupo. We are so sorry you did not enjoy all of your experience with us. Your feedback has been passed on to our team and do hope you dine again...More

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DIXIE BROWN'S, Taupo - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Dixie Brown's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4