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308 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1339
360-435-2724
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This place is always one step from being packed with people, but if you wait for a moment, a table becomes available. This your classic small town main street restaurant. The food is good and affordable, the excellent service comes with friendly attentiveness. Your coffee cup is never empty and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Luetner
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Arlington, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there to meet a friend for breakfast. We where waited on quickly, they know who he was and what he wanted, me I was treated very nicely. The breakfast was great, fast to the table with our food, filling the coffee and frequently. They did not rush us even when the dishes were taken. Great people, good food.... More 

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Thank JON B
Arlington, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Eh, not impressed. Food was typical of a greasy spoon. Not a lot of healthy options. I wouldn't say they were bad, but I don't need to go back. A lot of locals frequent the place and I'm wondering if it's just out of loyalty cause it's not anything to write home about. Great Service, good family friendly atmosphere, Food... More 

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Thank tanys b
Dearborn, Michigan
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My meal was good with very generous portions. My fellow diner was not real pleased with his meal. Arlington was an interesting town, with that section having stores nearby for browsing.

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Thank MarySue2
Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fast friendly service and best place in town for breakfast. Large portions on all serving and haven't had a bad meal.

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Thank Pig1287
Arlington, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place is always one step from being packed with people, but if you wait for a moment, a table becomes available. This your classic small town main street restaurant. The food is good and affordable, the excellent service comes with friendly attentiveness. Your coffee cup is never empty and the friendly servers check often for your needs.

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Thank Luetner
North Lakewood
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been going there for years for breakfast. It's got a great small town feel and the food is good.

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Thank 56Special
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoyed the mid century decor. Not as fond of the mid century canned green beans, but basic diner food was fine otherwise.

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Thank KahnJC
Delta Junction, Alaska
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75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Breakfast was on our minds and this looked like a good option. The portions were generous but the food was just okay. Our omelet had a slice of American cheese melted on top rather than some real cheese. It was greasy rather than fluffy. If you are looking for traditional diner food, this place is for you. The pleasant waitress... More 

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Thank Tiki L
Mukilteo, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

You won't find a bigger traditional breakfast anywhere. The service is very friendly. Plenty of coffee refills. The portions are huge. Repeat customer.

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Thank Royce F
Arlington, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their breakfast is probably their best meal, but we've dined here on many occasions and all of their meals are quite nice. The service is quick and friendly. It's not a trendy kind of boring cafe :-). You'll be pleased with this cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1339
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 360-435-2724

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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