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“Yuck. Dirty.” 1 of 5 stars
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The Kitchen
329 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060-2307
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Ranked #16 of 61 Restaurants in Owatonna
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Owatonna, Minnesota
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yuck. Dirty.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

this is a nasty place to eat. Smells like a musty grandmas house. There is no flow to the place. It is also having an identity crisis. Are you an old style dinner or are you a new one with LCD signs and what not. I cant decide if the food or service is worse.

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  • English first
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English first
Davenport, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Local cafe that didn't cut it for me”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is a cafe that the locals seem to like. It appeared to have been busy right before we arrived, or the tables hadn't been cleared from the tables in a timely manner. We went there based on a recommendation from a local person at the ice rink. Being from Iowa that's usually a good way to find a good 'home cooked' meal. And we were looking for something good that wasn't fast food.

In this case the food was just 'alright' and the waitress seemed to have a hard time knowing what options went with the entree and whether or not the item on the menu was even available. 5 minutes after placing order she returned to tell us they didn't have any of one the items we ordered.

It looked like they had a large selection of pies but we didn't have any of that.

Overall I was unimpressed by the food and the service, and thought it was somewhat expensive too.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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