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232 Fashion Way, Burlington, WA 98233-3242
360-757-0300
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 12
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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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
What a find!

What a find! Tucked away in a nondescript mall in Burlington you might not to find a near-perfect breakfast experience. But there it is. Eggs done perfectly, hash browns without the grease, and service that is timely, sensitive, and friendly. My wife and I make a special point of visiting the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a find! Tucked away in a nondescript mall in Burlington you might not to find a near-perfect breakfast experience. But there it is. Eggs done perfectly, hash browns without the grease, and service that is timely, sensitive, and friendly. My wife and I make a special point of visiting the Curious Chef whenever we're in the area. And did... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited the Curious Chef Restaurant an hour before closing on a Friday night. The restaurant had four tables of customers, two of them being larger parties. While the server was very pleasant, she was the only one on duty. We couldn't tell how many staff were in the kitchen, but it might have only been one as well. From... More 

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Ripon, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is the best home style food in a restaurant I've had in a long time. The turkey dinner is real roasted turkey, not lunch meat like most places. The staff is the friendliest and most sincere I've encountered in quite a while.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good food. Clean and pleasant. Obviously has a loyal local following. My Italian omelet was very good with fresh tomato and delicious sausage in the sauce

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Anacortes, Washington
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I were there for lunch and only had burgers....They were very good. the burgers came with a side so I chose a salad but I knew most restaurants give u a side salad with only ice berg lettuce (which has zero nutrional value ) so I was going to get the chili that was a choice instead.... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant is fantastic! True home-cooked food. The service is outstanding. There were several large groups one after another, but the servers handled it like pros. They were very cheerful, friendly, and accommodating. Breakfast is served all day. My group had various entrees: breakfast, sandwiches, salads. NOT ONE person had anything but raves for their food. I had the club... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We have shopped at The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington on Fashion Way for many years and always walked by this little cafe; until Betty read the reviews on trip advisor last week.. So, on Saturday, 06-Dec-14, 2 hungry couples from B.C. stopped for lunch. It is a big place that looks more like a sparsely decorated cafeteria, however, looks are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Tried this after reading the reviews. We like places off the beaten path, and this restaurant, tucked in a strip mall so you hardly see it, is just that! It has probably been there for years. It's a big place. Sparse in decor, but that doesn't really matter, because the food is great. We went for lunch, then, after deciding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Mom and I were in the US for our yearly shopping trip to Burlington/Mt. Vernon and found yet again the Curious Chef as we did last year. We came back because we remembered how fantastic it was last year. They did not dissapointed! The place is extremely clean food portions are huge, and delicious! Wish I was there RIGHT NOW!!

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Redondo Beach, CA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Been searching for a place to eat that serves real home style cooking? Try this great little cafe! It situated in an Outlet Mall. Yes, a bit strange but so worth the search. Not much for atmosphere but we were there to try the food. The menu was surprisingly huge. So many choices and they serve breakfast all day. Service... More 

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Additional Information about Curious Chef

Address: 232 Fashion Way, Burlington, WA 98233-3242
Phone Number: 360-757-0300
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Fashion Way, Burlington, WA 98233-3242
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 360-757-0300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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