Enjoy quality cuisine with family or friends on the shores of Lake Taupo with views across to the mountains.
Open early through late, Dixie Brown’s caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
With vegetarian and gluten free options complimenting a menu of lakeside treats; made on site daily by our passionate kitchen you’re guaranteed to take home another great memory of your time in Taupo.
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I really like starting dinner at Dixie Brown's with one of their homemade soup entrees, especially in winter. It's hard to find really good chicken soup - just like the one nana made - but Dixie Brown's homemade chicken soup comes a very close second! It's packed full with shredded chicken, croutons and winter veggies. Yum!
It’s some stiff competition I think, between Dixie Brown’s and Lone Star in Taupo. Both serve a similar sort of menu and portion sizes, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I love that Taupo can benefit from two awesome big and hearty dine in restaurants. Dixie Brown’s makes a rocking surf n turf - scallop and sirloin stack with just the right amount of garlic butter sauce. So much yum on one plate and definitely worth more than one visit.
I’ve totally jumped on the Dixie Brown’s fan club bandwagon in recent months. While they make absolutely killer yummy pizzas (not the healthiest option), they’ve got a great ‘health club’ menu, which I totally subscribe too. My favourite is their cajun chicken salad - a great healthy lunch option when I feel like taking some timeout from my home ‘office’ and eating out.
Take a trip down to 1950s retro USA as you step foot into this lakefront establishment that is Dixie Brown’s. Complete with vinyl leather booths, and meal portions large enough to feed the hungriest rugby player after a game, Dixie Brown’s has become renowned Taupo local eatery. I’m a sucker for dessert, and specifically their Croissant Bread and Butter Pudding, served with caramel sauce and cream. Not fantastic for the waistline, but absolutely ideal on the taste buds!
I love Dixie Brown’s Salmon Salad Nicoise, part of the Dixie Brown’s health club menu - beautifully poached South Island Salmon, fresh green beans, olives and tomato, topped with a boiled egg, and some potato, on a mandatory bed of crispy lettuce. It’s got just the right amount of dressing on it too and the portion is fairly big - enough to share actually. A good lunch option at only $19.90.