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“Good food; bad service.” 3 of 5 stars
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Matt's Grill
301 Main Street, Lewiston, ID 83501
+1 509-243-6008
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Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, German, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
2 reviews
“Good food; bad service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Had a late breakfast at Matt's with gf. The joint is tiny, and the server was not in a spectacular rush to bus tables. We ended up sitting in front of the door. In January.

Gf ordered a skillet-style dish with eggs over-hard. I had jagerschnitzel with eggs over-medium and wheat toast. Both dishes arrived with eggs cooked somewhere between sunny side up and over-easy, and I got white toast. The food was good, and the eggs were well (albeit incorrectly) cooked. When we got the check, we discovered the problem: the server's notes were unintelligible…the egg specifications looked nearly identical, and both white and wheat toast were inexplicably designated as 'W'.

Additionally (pet peeve of mine) gf asked for cream for her coffee, but server filled the cup nearly to the brim so the cream wouldn't fit. Also, we were never offered jelly for toast, or any other typical breakfast condiments. Not a huge deal, but indicative of the lousy service/training. Moreover, I asked for directions to the restroom; server's directions were scandalously bad…not even remotely helpful.

I'll give Matt's another shot because the food was good. There aren't any Michelin stars headed Matt's way, but the food is good diner food with a nice German twist.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Lewiston, Idaho
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The food is fresh, hot and plentiful not to mention delicious! Matt loves food and it shows. And the waitstaff (particularly Jessica) are awesome!

Visited December 2012
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Lewiston, ID
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Bad Marketing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Every time I drive by this place they are closed. Their page on Facebook says they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner but no one is there in the early afternoons. Also, their hours are not posted on their website nor do they have an answering machine with this information. What am I supposed to do, stop and ask the neighbors? The picture on Facebook shows that there are hours posted on the front door (not readable) but the "Open" sign is shown on so there is a credability problem here. Hire a business manager guys.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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