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“Consistently Good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Side Door Cafe

Side Door Cafe
6645 Gleneden Beach Loop, Gleneden Beach, OR 97388-9700
541-764-3825
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Palm Springs, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have been here many times and the food is always good. Sometimes the service is great and other times it is just okay. It just depends on who you get as a server. However, it is consistent and the owner makes sure it is. They now have a wine bar which is nice. We had the parmesan crusted halibut and the special rib eye and both were great. We've had the salmon in the past which was fresh and tasty. It is a "low key...off the beaten track" kind of place but great for just dinner for two or a group of 6 or 8. Whenever in Lincoln City area, it is a must for a great dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Beaverton, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food, handled misunderstanding professionally”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I went for my birthday in July when we were in Lincoln City. We had a reservation which was good because they were almost full, we got seated within three minutes as soon as they cleared a table.

The food choices were great and they had a nice hand written specials board. My wife had a salad and I had the crab cocktail for appetizers, both on the specials board.

Dinner was great, the fresh halibut was very well prepared and a large portion.

When the bill came the crab cocktail was $6 more than on the specials board. I asked the waiter why and he said the price on the board was actually higher, just wasn't written clearly. It was 16 but looked like 10.

I said that wasn't quite fair as the number looked like a fancy 0 rather than a 6 which as clearly a 6 on the next special, never would have ordered a $16 appetizer. Ten is the way upper limit. He immediately agreed and adjusted the bill. Then they rewrote the board.

Overall very pleased with the food and professional way they handled the situation, left a 20% tip to show that.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boise, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food in a unexpected place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I was at this restaurant about 5 to 6 years ago and couldn't find it until I met my family on vacation.
I can't believe how many times I drove past it. It's a very pretty restaurant and wonderful food, great specials and unique flavor's. I've had their lamb and pastas steak there isn't anything on this menu that isn't good. I recommend saving room for dessert, you most certainly don't want to miss that. I would suggest strongly if your in this area, don't pass this restaurant by. They also have a very good wine selection.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bellevue, Washington
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Underrated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We've been come back to this restaurant year after year during our annual visits to the Oregon Coast. It's consistently excellent! Great and varied food served by a warm and friendly staff in a homey setting. Their Marionberry cobbler is the best we've found. And it's on a side road off highway 101 (just south of Salishan), so it's more quiet and peaceful than other choices.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hidden gem.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on the suggestion of a friend. Diverse menu. Great staff. Nice atmosphere. Perfect little out of the way spot.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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