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Highway Diner

190 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
+64 3-418 1670
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good8%
  • Average25%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible35%
21 Jun 2017
“Awesome food on the run ”
13 Mar 2017
“Good Dining”
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Diner, Fast food
190 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Went to the Diner a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. The variety and quality of the food was great. The place was clean and buzzing and they had massive "gourmet burgers" that even my glutton boyfriend couldn't finish. Highly recommended

Thank Roz T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

While my vehicle was being serviced I decided to have an early lunch at the Highway Diner. The choice of food was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. The quality and quantity of the food was first class and the coffee tops. I will...More

Thank KP167
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Diner is a good place to stop when you dont want to wait long or go to a bigger shop and the selection of takeaways is reasonable. The prices have gone up over the last couple of years though and isnt as cheap as...More

Thank Jaci F
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

A good place to take children. Lots of chips and yummy milkshakes. Clean toilets. Free instant coffee or tea with a meal. Typical food: chips chicken hot dogs sandwiches cake. Don't expect anything fancy. The staff are friendly.

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 16 January 2016

On the way South recently I decided to stop at the Highway Diner for a cup of coffee and a snack. I wasn't expecting too much but I got more that I expected or wanted. I ordered a Mochachino and bought a packaged muffin (i.e...More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Avoid at all costs! Believe me when I say it's best to stay hungry and wait till you get to Dunedin or Gore. A grease pit, tasteless food even your dog would baulk at, and juveniles manning the kitchen.

2  Thank Salil E
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ordered a thick shake and two toasted sandwiches. The orders were completely wrong the food undercooked. The cheese that saturated the bread was scrapped off and I got the same sandwich back with traces of onion still on it. Very disappointing as we weekly...More

Thank honedu59
Reviewed 30 August 2015

It has to be the worst place that I have ever got a take-a-way coffee. Burnt, over hot , and just a shocker.while the staff member was polite, there needs to be some basic training in coffee making!

Thank 973julieanne
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Food was terrible, Dineing room was freezing cold, middle of winter and fire not going. Like other reviews, this place used to be good.

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Make sure you do not go during a rush at meal times, as you will wait. Food good value for takeout snacks. Lovely pots of chips.

Thank Zavija
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Diner, Fast food
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Balclutha
  • Phone Number: +64 3-418 1670
One of the great things about touring in New Zealand is the great quality of the breakfasts. Fresh eggs, well-cooked bacon, good coffee etc.The Highway Diner in Balclutha is the exception that proves the rule.The array of deep fried foods under the glass counter is impressive; they may even be good.But bacon and eggs was a disaster. Eggs over-cooked; bacon watery, toast from wafer thin bread, coffee very poor. A great pity.
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