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Kokanee Cafe

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25545 SW Forest Service Rd 1419 Rd, "# 1419", Camp Sherman, OR 97730
541-595-6420
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  • 38
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  • 7
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  • 3
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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
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I've given one 5-star rating out of dozens of restaurant reviews, and this is it. Kokanee Café is top-notch food, top-notch setting, top-notch service...and worth-it pricey. It's out of the way, in a rustic corner of central Oregon, at the base of Black Butte and within a rock's throw of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
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Oakhurst, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've given one 5-star rating out of dozens of restaurant reviews, and this is it. Kokanee Café is top-notch food, top-notch setting, top-notch service...and worth-it pricey. It's out of the way, in a rustic corner of central Oregon, at the base of Black Butte and within a rock's throw of the Metolius River. If you're staying in Sisters or Black... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had 6:45 dinner reservations to celebrate our friend’s birthday. She and her husband are locals with a home in Camp Sherman. We arrived on time, only to be told that the restaurant was overbooked with a wedding party. It was obvious the restaurant had jammed extra tables into the small dining room. We were told our only option was... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

we use to think of the Kokanee as our local gold standard. Not sure where these negative reviews came from. I can't pick between the top three or four fine dinning places in Sisters country, but the Kokanee is still right there. Four of us returned and had four great dinners. Wait staff was great and it was a very... More 

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portland,oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food was outstanding, but as soon as we did not order liquor, the waitress wrote us off. The service was very slow after that. We would have ordered desert, but since she took her time waiting on every table in the place, even though we were clearly finished, we decided not to get anything else. Too bad, the chef... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I were eager to return to Kokanee Cafe remembering how exceptional it was on previous visits --the last one being four years ago. We just went again this weekend and were disappointed. We split the antipasto which had several items on the tray…the best being a tasty fritatta. The remaining morsels were sparse and aren't worth mentioning... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well how 'bout stream to table? That's what could have been said of my wife's dish at Kokanee Cafe a few nights ago; grilled, stuffed, fresh trout filets, stacked on crispy polenta, a bed of spinach beneath, and surrounded by other savory delights. Probably didn't, but could very easily have come from the picturesque Metolius River, bubbling by just yards... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's worth driving out of Sisters to come here. Cafe doesn't actually describe it, its an excellent restaurant serving very good food, and allowing you to bring your own wine if you want to. We had a very pleasant evening here, with all the above, and attentive servers. We will definitely go again, next time we are in Sisters

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kuna
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Never would have found this place if it weren't for TripAdvisor but it sounded so intriguing we had to check it out. We got reservations at 8:30. Full of lots of people who didn't look like they'd come for the camping. Bread comes with olive oil and a house made spice mix. I had poached tuna, which is basically like... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited Kokanee Cafe on a round trip from Bend over the McKenzie Pass. The location was perfect for the early evening during the return leg back to Bend. The alternative would have been somewhere in Sisters. Salad starters were fine and we split a double cut pork chop for our main course which was no problem at all for... More 

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San Luis Obispo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was very excited to go back here after visiting last September but we were disappointed. The food was not bad, it just was not great. The antipasto plate that changes daily (I think) tasted as though it was left over from the day before, actually none of it had much taste. The seasoning they give you with your bread and... 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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