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25545 SW Forest Service Rd 1419 Rd, "# 1419", Camp Sherman, OR 97730
541-595-6420
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful surprise

The atmosphere is log cabin but we loved it. The staff was very friendly. The food is so different. We wanted to try all that we could so went light on the main course and ordered several appetizers. The smoked boar was amazing. Even the bread is great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Bruce S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The atmosphere is log cabin but we loved it. The staff was very friendly. The food is so different. We wanted to try all that we could so went light on the main course and ordered several appetizers. The smoked boar was amazing. Even the bread is great!

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Thank Bruce S
Florida
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

A woman from work recommended the Kokanee Cafe and I am so glad I listened! Get there early for the specials because they sell out fast. I was there at 6pm and may have gotten the last trout. It was prepared in an unusual way - two halves layered on top of each other with sprigs of fresh herb in... More 

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Thank cmonteFlorida
Keizer, Oregon
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

When we want to celebrate a special memorable event in Central Oregon, high on our list for consideration is the Kokonee Cafe located near the Metolius River, in Sherman, OR. The ever-changing menu features uniquely prepared Oregon cuisine and carefully chosen wines. We are always surprised with the offerings and always delighted with our meal. The kitchen and wait staff... More 

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Thank Marky K
Bend, Oregon
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We had low expectations for this out of the way place...Boy were we wrong! We've passed by here many times, always saying we should checke it out sometime. Fiinally we spent a few days concentrated in the headwaters of the Metolius River area. We came for dinner, early enough to get a table without reservation. The fresh bread with a... More 

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Thank trex97701
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We visited the Kokanee with some friends and I was disappointed in the the menu selection, the high prices (the restaurant has always been a bit spendy, but worth it in the past) and they served my glass of wine in a pre-measured,small carafe that came with a glass... that just seemed cheap...are they afraid of over serving a customer... More 

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Thank joear123
Seattle
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We are long time visitors to this restaurant. Most of our experiences were back with the original owners in the 80's and 90's. It remains a good restaurant, but not to the level of the original owners. The warmth and excellence of the service is completely gone. The food is good while being a bit over priced for what you... More 

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Thank Dovie
Portland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

For the past 12 years, my wife & I have come to this great restaurant for our special date night. And, we still are amazed by it. Upon arrival, one could become confused by its exterior "look" - a rustic, "shack"??? When you walk in, it looks fairly basic, but when you receive the menu, the charm begins. The entrees... More 

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Thank hrachinski
Green Valley, Arizona
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

This deli style restaurant is in a rustic setting. Ordering is by checking boxes on a menu card and putting the completed card in a holder and waiting for your order to be prepared. Mostly sandwiches and Burgers that are run of the mill. Outdoor seating with good views of the Metoluis river.

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Thank Phil S
Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have eaten at the Kokanee several times and have always enjoyed the ambiance and food. This last time, I have to say was a disappointment. I ordered the stuffed trout. Usually, when you get a stuffed trout it is the whole trout with the stuffing in the middle of the fish. The plate appeared with the fish rolled up... More 

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Thank JoAnneEHR
Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wish I could say something good about the food at Kokanee Cafe in Camp Sherman OR, but cannot. Our waitress was very nice and did a lovely job serving us and making sure everything was punctual in her service. Have not visited Kokanee Cafe for a couple years and my partner and I were really looking forward to going to... More 

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  • Address: 25545 SW Forest Service Rd 1419 Rd, "# 1419", Camp Sherman, OR 97730
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Camp Sherman
  • Phone Number: 541-595-6420

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