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Dutch Mothers Family Restaurant

405 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264-1913
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Ranked #5 of 51 Restaurants in Lynden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: American, European, Dessert, Dutch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Family friendly, serving good, old-fashioned homestyle cooking, plus some delicious old world specialties.Some of our claims to fame:- Voted "Best Breakfast" in Lynden- Won "Best Pie" in America- Large Portions of good home cooking- We CATER! (on site, or at your location)- Nearly thirty years of cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for LyndenBefore or after your meal, browse our gift shop and Dutch market, explore downtown Lynden, visit the Lynden Pioneer Musuem and the Jansen Art Center.
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52 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Place could use a "reno", but it is very clean and the food never disappoints. The pea soup for me is as good as Mom's and the other dishes do remind of childhood meals at home

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Los Altos, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice home cooking in the dutch style. The red cabbage stewed with apple juice and spices was great as well. I had the pancake with ham and pineapple. It was so big it made for 2 large meals. The strawberry rubarb pie was also good but more expensive ($6/slice) than I expected. Down the street the bakery has slices for... More

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ate lunch here. Asked the staff for advice on a true Danish lunch. They said the pea soup and pork schnitzel. Pea soup was thick, but not that tasty. Only ate half the cup, because I thought I'd save room for the schnitzel. Should of had all the soup. Potatoes were wedge chunks deep fried, brunt and grease laden. Strings... More

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Fraser Valley, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We drove through Lynden in April and as usual we could not resist the temptation to stop for lunch at Dutch Mothers, as we have done for many many years now. It is always a wonderful treat with good food and friendly staff. Of course, being a "Dutchie" I often chose the "kroketten" with mustard on bread, or the apple... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stopped for lunch. Prompt and friendly service. Space is fairly clean but dated. The lunch menu seemed interesting so we tried a variety of items. The large pancake was a hit. The sandwiches, soup, sides and fries were a let down. The issue clearly lies with the kitchen. A little more attention to each item would have really benefitted them.... More

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Aztec, New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went to breakfast here with brother and sister in law and had a lovely breakfast. The waitress was attentive and kept our coffee mugs filled, the servings were huge and we got our order quickly. The restaurant is decorated to reflect the Dutch heritage of the town and community and you can order fresh baked goods to go. I have... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

After a long wait at the border while on our way from Vancouver, BC to LaConner, WA we ended up taking a circuitous route that included Lynden just in time for a late breakfast. We were warmly welcomed and taken through to a side room furnished with comfortable and interesting curious reflecting the Dutch heritage of the farming community. Our... More

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North Bend, Oregon
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

i found this place through trip advisor - and we were very happy with our choice. the food was delicious and there was a lot of it. didn't need to have another meal that day! i tasted the strawberry freezer jam that came with my husband's breakfast, delicious! i had their giant dutch pancake - apple, pecan, cinnamon - served... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Everything was delicious! Friendly service, unique decor. A really nice place. We had biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steak, and agreed they were the best we ever had.

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Seattle, WA
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Delicious food! And big portions. I hate it when food is good but small portions and you leave hungry. But this is delicious home cooked food and LARGE portions...enough for us to reheat for breakfast the next morning! After seeing Yelp pictures of the pancakes - we ordered the pecan apple pancake and it was huge! Served with a cup... More

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