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“Great pizza, friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Embers Restaurant

Embers Restaurant
204 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-2739
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Ranked #7 of 21 Restaurants in Joseph
Cuisines: American
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great pizza, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stopped here for a quick dinner while driving through. It had the feel of a locals' place but the staff were very welcoming, especially our waitress. Great selection of beer on tap (which I couldn't indulge in because of driving). We ordered pizza and salad which came quickly and tasted good. Recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Nice menu, friendly folks as you might expect in this little town. We stopped in for lunch. Only place in Oregon I found Moose Drool beer on tap.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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seattle
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81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Terrific calzone, excellent local beer selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I went in alone, sat at the counter/bar. Nice vib, happy tables of people, nearly full at 6:30pm Sun. Outstanding calzone, worth going back for just to eat it again, perfect crispy crust, great filling, piping hot.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Average food, nice outdoor seating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Burgers and chicken were over-cooked. Flavors lacking. Just go for the beer and the outdoor seating. Expect to wait for service as well.

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Nightmare Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This restaurant is horrible. We dropped in for a beer and pizza on a crowded night when three people were celebrating their birthday, including the owner. We were seated at the small bar and for the next hour had a bird’s eye few of one horrific event after another. Flies – in abundance throughout the restaurant – crawled over every visible surface. On shelves above the bar, flies crawled in and over wine glasses that were later used to serve customers. While three of the four wait people appeared to be highly motivated and trying to render professional service, it was the fourth who appeared to have an attitude. We witnessed this one waiter do the following: Having dropped utensils on the filthy floor, picked them up and served to customers; Having run out of beer glasses, rinsed them off in cold water and used them again; Having lost track of what beer he’d started to pour, handed the glass to a customer (young man standing at the bar, waiting to order) to taste and determine whether it was beer A or beer B, then filled it and served to a different customer; Used his hands to scoop ice into drinks. About our meal: beer served in a plastic cup was lukewarm and pizza was just OK. This place may have a good reputation, but we would never, ever, ever go there again.

Visited August 2013
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