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The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
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Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8801
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Nagambie, Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed good pub food with a texas theme. All in all a good pub to grab a bite to eat. I quite like the beef schnitzel.

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Thank Joshua M
Prevost
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just popped in and everything was really good. The young woman that served us was a superstar. They even had Gluten free items on the menu. Can't remember the burger we had but it was great. Very nice selection of beer and perfectly located. We ate on the terrace as the weather was amazing. We met a wonderful couple... More 

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food at reasonable prices, with fabulous customer service couldn't fault it. A very busy restaurant be prepared to wait for a table as it's so worth it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is comparable to Lone Star franchise in New Zealand. They were really good to accommodate a family of 4 adults and 3 children that they even prioritized the kids meal when they were really busy. The entrees were reasonably quick and even though it was the dinner rush with the advised time of 30 minute wait time for... More 

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Thank R V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had two meals here and both were beautifully presented and cooked. Chose the less pricey options but they looked and tasted amazing so went back again the next night , had a different meal and it was just as great. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Thank Ann N
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and 3 friends had an absolutely amazing dinner there with not a fault at all and it was accompanied by just as good service. Thanks heaps guys we were can't recommend you enough.

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Weissensberg, Germany
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a selection of local food including lamb. It was good. The service appears to be a bit unorganized. They a very friendly. The restaurant was full. Seating took one hour as it was announced by the stuff. But you can have a few drinks at the bar meanwhile.

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Bowral, Australia
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408 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is with sadness that I note the huge differences in my experience in 2017 and the one I reviewed in 2013. The reservation process ended in disaster and while in the end we secured a reasonable table it was at the expense of another booking. The floor staff however were trying very hard and I am sure the kitchen... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

was recommended by the b&b I was staying at to this place. food is a little pricey for casual dining. the restaurant was quite packed when we went so service was a little slow, however the servers are polite. i had a rump steak with mushrooms (NZD 25) and my husband had the ribeye steak with garlic butter (NZD 35).... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passing through Te Anau some good reviews drew us to the Ranch for dinner and we did not regret the experience. We even came back for a hearty breakfast the other day. Disclaimer first: if you seriously dislike country music and cowboy style look elsewhere. We're not especially fans, but it did not bother us either. What we cared about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8801

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?