We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

RoadRunner Tavern

Opua - Paihia Main Road | Opua - Paihia Main Road SH11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7199
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
31 Mar 2017
“AKA: Out In The Boodox - Burgers or Bust”
4 Sep 2016
“Happy circumstance”
Closed Now
American, Pub
Opua - Paihia Main Road | Opua - Paihia Main Road SH11, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (8)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank zonisunset
mikey66616, Previous owner at RoadRunner Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

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

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...More

Thank Janmac27
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank casey_mcnamara
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 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...More

2  Thank OxanaZ
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...More

Thank deedeeAuckland
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 hotels in Paihia
Bridgewater Bay Apartments
13 reviews
1.16 km away
Opua Motel
20 reviews
1.28 km away
Anchor House
14 reviews
1.83 km away
Pearl of the Bay
411 reviews
2.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Marina Cafe and Bar
64 reviews
1.68 km away
Omata Estate Vineyard
123 reviews
3.18 km away
Opua Cruising Club Bistro
29 reviews
1.56 km away
El Cafe
413 reviews
2.83 km away
Nearby Attractions
Great Escape
82 reviews
1.30 km away
Paihia Harbour
1,043 reviews
3.24 km away
Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
225 reviews
2.73 km away
Opua Forest Lookout Track
33 reviews
2.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from RoadRunner Tavern staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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
  • E-mail
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing