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Enjoy the salt water fresh beach breeze of Mt Maunganui. Open early through late Dixie Browns caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. With vegetarian and gluten free options complimenting a menu of treats; made on site daily by our passionate kitchen you’re guaranteed to take home another great memory of great food, impeccable service and a touch of fun. Dixie Browns are open seven days
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to Dixies many times but this was the worst. Seafood chowder with garlic bread......the garlic was waved gently over the bread and if that was butter it was rancid. The chowder had virtually no flavour other than cream and about 5 pieces of Seafood...in including 3 shrimps! Only ate half because it was late and I was hungry. Partner had BLT with chips and garlic airlines. Chips were great. BLT very dry, virtually no mayo, toast overcooked, very nearly burnt. We were near the kitchen and it was very obvious that things were not going well in there. Don't know what happened today Dixies but your food and panicked atmosphere was not good. Will take us a while to come again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrible customer service by an older front of the house lady. Rude and felt a bit uneasy as we got the impression of our skin colour.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024 via mobile

Casual Sunday lunch. Reviewed this venue in 2020, it has stayed much the same. Good solid menu with plenty of choice. Good service and if anything a little faster than we are used to at this venue which was pleasing. Our group enjoyed our lunch...in general, portion sizes are generous however my calamari was soggy and the rice accompaniment was smelly and almost a little past its use by if I’m honest. Other than that a good solid choice for families with good broad selection.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

Great food, however, took far too long to take our order. People coming in after us got their order taken, I consider myself patient, but this wait was just far too long. Upgrade this, and it would be perfect.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Having eaten in Dixie Brown’s in Taupō, and had a great experience, we thought we’d visit the one in Mount Maunganui. Well… How different it was! The lady who seated us was rude and dismissive when she seated us and, when she came to take...our drink and food orders. She then continued to be rude by shutting the doors to the restaurant, leaving us outside of them in the cold and wet! I think she was called Louisa… She had short hair, wore glasses and have bright lime green trainers on. I travel all over the world and have eaten in many places, and can honestly say that had we not ordered our food, and had we not been really hungry, then we all would have got up and walked out. The service we received from her really was that bad! The food was also not as good as the one in Taupō. When I am next in the area, I will be sure to avoid this restaurant whilst Louisa is around and will be advising others to do the same.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

Came to Maunganui for 2 days as pert of a tour of NZ from the UK Visited with my partner and her 24 year old son Altogether visited 3 times in 2 days it was so good Lunch was excellent nicely served and the coffee...was excellent. Staff friendly and easy going and attentive and cleared empty tables promptly Prices very reasonable. The restaurant has an excellent location and was well patronised The next day I came alone as my partner and her son went to a hobbit film location. Had the burger and coffee. Again promptly served and staff excellent Finally that evening we all went back for pizzas which were freshly cooked. The restaurant was buzzing and busy and no problems with staff and the bill was very reasonable Would come here again but we’re off to another part of NZMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Mount Maunganui. 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 8 January 2024

went there with the family for a late lunch. 1 pizza and 3 burgers. lets just say nobody finished their burghers as the patties seemed to have been bought from pack-n-save budget line. pizza, was terrible, left 1/2 of it and was not even interested...in taking the rest home. service was shocking. waited 45 minutes for the food, i watched my milkshake sit on the "pass" for 3 minutes before the waiter decided to bring it over. we have been regulars but this was the second time the food was terrible. dont bother wasting your money there.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

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

Reviewed 7 January 2024

Been to Dixies a few times and its been OK, however this time the experience was terrible. Went for lunch, ordered… waited and waited, 40 minutes passed and I asked how much longer our meals would take, the waitress came back to advise the kitchen...had NO record of our order, the guy who took our order supposedly “forgot “ to put our order through!!! Mate you had one job!!! How does a server just forget to put an order through. So if I hadn’t have asked they would have left us sitting there with no food. No one even checked on us or bothered to ask if we needed anything, or check on our meals. Absolutely disgusting. They gave us 10% off which only came off one meal - a whopping $2.80 off!! Will not be going back, their care factor is 0 and I absolutely do not recommend!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

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

Reviewed 7 January 2024

Wow, stuffed up with breakfast, now even worse with Dinner. Burnt seafood chowder, but chef swore it wasn't, I asked if it had veges in it, waitress swore there wasn't, 1st bite was carrot, well,!!!! The service was really bad, so long between any service,...we had to ask if we could order our mains, which were not great, couldn't wait to get out of there, won't go back, hey, it's the Mount, you can't get away with that, no wonder it wasn't busy. SADMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

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

Reviewed 3 January 2024

Below average meal over priced and not that nice. Don't waste your money. Very disappointing. A shame because a great location.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

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

Reviewed 28 December 2023

The worst cafe experience in entire New Zealand during 1,5 years of living here. The guys screwing up absolute everything. Kids burger patty was 20% onion while our kid doesn’t eat it, when we talked the staff about it they were absolutely it different. Margarita...pizza was just a base with cheese and shredded tomatoes-not what you expect from classic margarita. Staff forgot the orders, the manager was fine with that, when we asked for a check -we just got a number to pay. Great work guys!!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

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

Reviewed 21 December 2023

Our tour group stopped in for dinner the other night since we were staying in the area. It was a pre set buffet of roasted root veggies, beef, chicken fettuccini alfredo and Caesar salad. Very disappointed that both the chicken and salad had bacon in...them. Never seen that before! The beef was very tender and the deserts were tasty. The staff was also friendly. Not sure what the regular menu is like or prices.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us here at Dixie Browns Mount Maunganui. 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 we see...More

Reviewed 7 December 2023

We visited this restaurant for a late lunch snack. My partner had burger which he really enjoyed and when I saw they had scones I couldn’t resist. They were very tasty, light and fluffy. We went back later in the evening for pizza which we...both really enjoyed. Very nice staff. Lovely location near the beach, perfect for a stroll after eating.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Mount Maunganui. 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 3 December 2023

Great restaurant, pretty location. Good food, yummy milkshakes. There are $11.90 breakfast specials they do not always advertise that are really good too.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Mount Maunganui. 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 10 October 2023

We've been to Dixie Browns before and couldn't wait to re-visit. This time we visited twice - once for lunch, and once for breakfast. Both times the food was well prepared and delicious. The server for our lunch meal was very friendly, while the next...morning's breakfast server was less so. These days it is almost customary to serve portions that are too big for average eaters... and Dixie Browns is no exception. We will visit them again on our next trip to the Mount.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Caitlin Teal, Marketing at Dixie Brown's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review Dixie Browns Mount Maunganui. 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

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