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Wayback Cafe

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2138 13th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-3510
208-743-2396
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6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Price vs Value

Yep, another "theme restaurant".....here it's the 50's...great decor..but the menu and PRICES leave a little to be desired. If your new in town, go check it out, it's a fun experience. I'm a local and tend to like more value for my dollar.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Idaho4me
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Lewiston, Idaho
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Lewiston, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful burgers, shakes and fries, and they serve a great breakfast. The atmosphere is fun, and the parking is easy.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yep, another "theme restaurant".....here it's the 50's...great decor..but the menu and PRICES leave a little to be desired. If your new in town, go check it out, it's a fun experience. I'm a local and tend to like more value for my dollar.

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had never been, had never really wanted to. But the boyfriend insisted. I thought it was just an old timey diner that served burgers and shakes. Turns out there's mediocre breakfast too. Slow and awkward service. Biscuits and graver were ok. And the report on eggs benedict were not great. Probably won't come back for breakfast, might come try a... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wait staff is always friendly and happy to see us when we stop. Great specials, the food is always good.

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Asotin, WA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My son talked me into going into the Wayback after having not been there in years. It's the same old thing, poor quality food at a ridiculous price along with really poor service. We waited 25 minutes and I can say I could have gone across the street to Sharps if I wanted a frozen meet patty slapped onto a... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stopped here before going down to our local Hot August Nights car show. I enjoy supporting local businesses, but this was beyond awful. Our table was dirty and the place was full of flies buzzing us as we ate. Much of the dishware looked filthy. There were only four tables of people while we were there for breakfast and... More 

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Corvallis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

While visiting this area and sampling several local eateries, we stopped in for a milkshake and burgers. What we got was a watered down chocolate milkshake, a formerly frozen beef patty slapped on a toasted stale bun and a waitress with a bad attitude. Burger King down the road would have been a better choice. Avoid, avoid, avoid!

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Lincolnshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We went to this restaurant two times. The first time, we were happy to be someplace that did not smell like disinfectant (as we had just exited such a place while hungry). The service was delightful and we loved the burgers and malts. The second time we had higher expectations and were disappointed. The burgers were okay, but the service... More 

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Everything was great, the food, the serve .... The entire place is decked out in 50's memorabilia ..... including the staff.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

.....food and restaurant regulations. I have been to hundreds and even thousands of restaurants in my life and this place was the worst! The burger I had was disgusting. The place looks good from a distance sporting a neon alligator and drag car on a pole, but don't just glance, look closely; there is a rusted out limo in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2138 13th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: 208-743-2396

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

Description

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=9191219350587879661&hl=en&gl=us&authuser=0
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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