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RoadRunner Tavern

American, Pub
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Opua - Paihia Main Road | Opua - Paihia Main Road SH11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7199
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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... More 

Thank zonisunset
mikey66616, Previous owner at RoadRunner Tavern, responded to this review

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

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Janmac27
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank casey_mcnamara
Paihia, New Zealand
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

Thank David L
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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!

Thank 209tanian
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Our B and B hosts invited us to join them on a Wednesday night when there were, like, 12 people there including us. The in-house band was fantastic and could play anything we dreamed up, it seemed. Really, a highlight of our visit. Thank you.

Thank SusanE2011
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We loved this place! It is one of those you see in the American movies. The interior is nice, mostly made of wood. The tables are so miraculous I wanted to buy one of those for myself. The staff is very helpful. The burgers are great! So tasty! And it is such a good value for money! In Paihia which... More 

2 Thank OxanaZ
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We went to Roadrunner over Easter and were all impressed with the burgers. The kids were welcomed and loved the place as well. The staff were very friendly as were the other patrons. It's a little drive out of Paihia but not far and the burgers are definitely worth it.

Thank deedeeAuckland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
American, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opua - Paihia Main Road | Opua - Paihia Main Road SH11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7199
Nestled just between Opua and Paihia on SH11 is the RoadRunner Tavern ... A good 'choice' kiwi style bar with pub food, friendly bar staff, fun locals. Gaming Machines and Pool Tables ... Family Friendly

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