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“Good breakfast. Slow kitchen.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Muffin Patch

The Muffin Patch
Route 28, Old Forge, NY
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Ranked #24 of 27 Restaurants in Old Forge
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Kenner, Louisiana
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154 restaurant reviews
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“Good breakfast. Slow kitchen.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The omelet and egg dishes were tasty and fresh. We wanted lunch at noon, but the kichen was still backed up with breakfast items.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rochester, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Breakfast Bonanza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Excellent breakfasts with fresh baked bread and muffins. The omelets are some of the biggest I've ever been served.

Visited July 2013
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“Don't be fooled by the cute exterior, or even the cute interior...avoid the Muffin Patch.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

During a visit to Enchanted Forest/Water Safari we stayed in Old Forge. As it was our first time in the town, we weren't sure of anything. We arrived in town at 11 am, ready for lunch. After driving down the main drag, we decided the Muffin Patch had a cute name and looked welcoming from the outside.
Immediately upon entering the restaurant we noticed how cold it was. We were seated right next to the restrooms. We ordered off of the small, over priced menu. There is no kids menu. Our food arrived and we could immediately see the food was not even close to homemade, but probably out of a frozen bag. My daughters grilled cheese sandwich was on wheat bread because they were out of white bread. It was terrible - very greasy and over cooked. My husband and I ordered chicken fingers baskets. the fries were disgusting and the ketchup was obviously old. The chicken was definitely a frozen kind but was the best thing that we had.
From the hostess to the waitress, they lacked any sense of courtesy. Everyone seemed to be a bother to them. They don't accept cards only cash.
There aren't many choices for breakfast, so it may be tempting to eat there. Don't!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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South Glens Falls, New York, United States
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“This restaurant needs Robert Irvine's "Restaurant Impossible"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We visited The Muffin Patch for breakfast the day after 4th of July. We were seated fairly quickly, however, everyone that came in after us was told anywhere from 15-35 minute wait, which may be reasonable for a holiday weekend if the place was worth it, but it's not. At least 25 people left without waiting. The young hostesses were rude and never smiled. There was an empty table right next to us. One elderly couple asked if they could sit there and were told, "there's many people in front of you". No one was ever seated at that empty table. Seems the kitchen couldn't keep up with the service. The wait for the food was long, the food mediocre at best, actually kind of gross, very overpriced, waitress never came back to refill coffee, the decor is old, etc. All I kept thinking was this restaurant needs Robert Irvine's "Restaurant Impossible". Don't bother coming here unless Robert Irvine comes and fixes the place. They are in need of serious help on several different levels.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Take out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Went in to order muffins to go for our party of ten but we were told we could only order a half dozen so if you want more than six send in people separate to put in orders. Some muffins were very good and others were a little dry.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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