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25545 SW Forest Service Rd 1419 Rd, "# 1419", Camp Sherman, OR 97730
541-595-6420
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Our special place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Portland
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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Seattle
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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Portland
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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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Green Valley, Arizona
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 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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Seattle, Washington
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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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Bend, Oregon
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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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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Camp Sherman, last stop on a vacation. I have no idea of how some people rate a restaurant, but this is NOT a typical "resort" restaurant. This is 5 star in my humble opinion. Great staff, outside seating for our fur kids, somewhat limited menu (for a reason) and great offerings from the mixoligest in the bar. Best.....BEST tenderloin steak... More 

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Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Amazingly, despite it's remote location, the Kokanee remains one of the five best restaurants in Oregon. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner there on a packed Friday night. Despite the swamped accommodations,\our service was top notch. The seared scallop appetizer was perfect, lovely crisp fennel crust to perfectly cooked sweet scallops. We each enjoyed our salads, mine the Kokanee... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There aren't any other choices in Camp Sherman, and the Kokanee has been up and down over the years in food quality. We've had wonderful meals there, and some like this time that weren't quite up to par, on balance, but not bad. I had mussels that were a day too old, and sent them back. This is not a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Been here many times and it is consistently excellent. The trout and steelhead are especially good. The chicken pot pie is different, but good. The setting is a delight, as is the staff. Best restaurant in Central Oregon.

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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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