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.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
329 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060-2307
507-451-9991
Improve this listing
Add hours for The Kitchen and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 8 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Nice for breakfast

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Dave S
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owatonna MN
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Food was great!! Nice cozy place to have dinner. Service was good and very decently priced. I would recommend this to everyone who would enjoy a hometown feel for any meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waseca, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a place to go to all the time! It takes you back to when people really cared about the food they served . Everything and I mean everything was made fresh from the salad dressings to the tarter sauce. The service was great and you could tell they supported the younger generation and giving them their first jobs.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owatonna, Minnesota
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

this is a nasty place to eat. Smells like a musty grandmas house. There is no flow to the place. It is also having an identity crisis. Are you an old style dinner or are you a new one with LCD signs and what not. I cant decide if the food or service is worse.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Davenport, Iowa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is a cafe that the locals seem to like. It appeared to have been busy right before we arrived, or the tables hadn't been cleared from the tables in a timely manner. We went there based on a recommendation from a local person at the ice rink. Being from Iowa that's usually a good way to find a good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Kitchen also viewed

 

Been to The Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?