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329 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060-2307
507-451-9991
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick hot eats.. No complaints

Friendly service, good stop for brunch on I35 ! On our way south from the cities.. Opted to get out of town, then look for a place to eat. This is where we ended up. Comparable to Perkins.. Sandwiches, eggs, pancakes, meat and tators, etc. Comfort food 👌🏽. PS It took me forever to find on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rose B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, good stop for brunch on I35 ! On our way south from the cities.. Opted to get out of town, then look for a place to eat. This is where we ended up. Comparable to Perkins.. Sandwiches, eggs, pancakes, meat and tators, etc. Comfort food 👌🏽. PS It took me forever to find on Trip Advisor...

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Thank Rose B
Rochester, Minnesota
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Were here at about 11:30 on a Sunday morning and we both ordered steak and eggs. For the price we paid it was a perfectly good meal and I would recommend this restaurant. Friendly help and a small-town atmosphere.

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Thank GroovyZ06
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Tried to order an everything omlet without mushrooms, but low and behold that's a 3 dollar charge. Don't go here, please.

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Thank William P
Owatonna
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We really like going here to get some great home cooking. Everything is made from scratch. Easy to find right downtown Owatonna.

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Thank ekhomme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress, Kailie, was excellent. Very flavorful food, good price, quick service, we will definitely go back! The California burger was delicious!

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Thank Patty F
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I am pretty sure this is my first visit to this restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised. I'd heard not-great things in the past, which probably deterred me. But, I had a great time. Staff was awesome. Super friendly and attentive. Food was really really good. I had an open face steak sandwich and tried my sisters Minnesota Melt! Yum! My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I use TripAdvisor for most all of my travels if I'm going to an area where I do not have friends or family they are very reliable this particular restaurant I was downtown almost frozen in time that's not a bad thing we got there just as they opened on a Sunday morning with my wife and kids and the... More 

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Thank Dave S
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Friendly waitstaff, good food - and potatoes are fresh cut and fried, not frozen or pre-peeled. Perfectly cooked fried eggs. Reasonable prices. And looks like you walked into 1975 ... or maybe 1965, but yet they have free WiFi. So the best of both worlds, And no hype or scripted menus like the big chains.

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Thank DryheatAZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The food is great, prices are great, the cook is awesome, the specials are different everyday, and they are open on Sunday's. They also have fish fry every Friday.

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Owatonna MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have a meal here about twice a month and I am always impressed by the omlettes. They are prepared to my specification and are always delivered hot.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 329 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: 507-451-9991

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  • Cuisine: American

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