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The Grounds - CLOSED

1875 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 751-1114
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Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 13, 2014
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12 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
North bend
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Grounds cafe is closed. They used to have great soups and sandwiches but they are no longer in business. The bookstore attached is still there, but no more cafe.

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Glassgow, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sorry, but the Grounds has closed. BUT the store it was in is still there and it is a book store. It is very good and they are supportive and helpful. They also credit paper back books that you buy there, for half price.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The soup here is amazing. Frank has three or four different ones every day. He really knows his way around a creamy soup. But they are a little spendy...around $6 for a bowl.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I must admit, I haven't even tried their coffee. I just love the idea of a bookshop and a coffee shop. I can give a review of the bookshop, though--they carry used books as well as new. The staff are helpful and I often find what I am looking for, despite it being a small shop in a small town.... More

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Pahrump, Nevada
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242 reviews 242 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

had croissant turkey sandwich with a bowl of mushroom lobster soup. sandwich was pre-made and wrapped in saran wrap. they ask you what you want on it and unwrap it and add the condiments. a croissant left wrapped in saran wrap turns soft in a few minutes and totally limp to soggy in a half hour. Ours were cold, small... More

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Coos Bay
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

On the Corner of Sherman Ave (Hwy 101) and California Street in North Bend there used to be an Interstate Bank. That red brick building now houses the Grounds Cafe and Books by the Bay. What could possibly be better than to have a good meal surrounded by books ?! Frank, the Irish owner, is also a good cook, and... More

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Coos Bay, Oregon
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Tucked away in the back of a book store, The Grouds is a favorite place for meetings over a light lunch or coffee. The owner/chef is Irish and makes a killer Irish stew an a number of other excellent dishes but his true claim to fame are his soups. I've enjoyed several over the years but his cream of mushroom... More

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North Bend, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Frank is the soup Nazi! His soups are incredible. I mean, really incredible. From his cream of mushroom to his spicy chicken curry, they are wonderful. This man makes amazing soup!

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Eureka, NV
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We found this place by accident. Anytime we take a trip I always check out the used book store in search of new reading material. This wondeful treasure is located insde the local used book store. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is very relaxing. It was a great place to enjoying a coffee and grab a delicious lunch... More

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

What a great place to relax and eat...nice selection of books as well as super fresh and yummy food.

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