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“Very good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Country Kitchen

Country Kitchen
1249 Tapadera Ave, Ontario, OR 97914-3044
541-889-3941
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Ranked #13 of 55 Restaurants in Ontario
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Family Fare
Description: Country Kitchen began with a dream . . . . . It started with the vision of an enterprising young boy by the name of Bill Johnson. At the age of 14, Bill Johnson left his Kentucky home and headed for the "big city" of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was armed with only an eighth-grade education and a pocket full of change. Bill's future began when he was hired to work at a hamburger stand...In 1939 he and a friend, Bill Goodman, pooled their resources, totaling $400, and made a down payment on some restaurant equipment. They rented an empty storefront and opened a restaurant. The sign out front read "Country Kitchen." Customers began coming in for great-tasting hamburgers for only a nickel (or six for a quarter) and for delicious steak sandwiches for a dime. Our Ontario Country Kitchen is attached to the Clarion Inn. We have been in business for many years in the Ontario Community and strive to provide great service to our friends and customers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner- with fantastic menu options at each meal.
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Description: Country Kitchen began with a dream . . . . . It started with the vision of an enterprising young boy by the name of Bill Johnson. At the age of 14, Bill Johnson left his Kentucky home and headed for the "big city" of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was armed with only an eighth-grade education and a pocket full of change. Bill's future began when he was hired to work at a hamburger stand...In 1939 he and a friend, Bill Goodman, pooled their resources, totaling $400, and made a down payment on some restaurant equipment. They rented an empty storefront and opened a restaurant. The sign out front read "Country Kitchen." Customers began coming in for great-tasting hamburgers for only a nickel (or six for a quarter) and for delicious steak sandwiches for a dime. Our Ontario Country Kitchen is attached to the Clarion Inn. We have been in business for many years in the Ontario Community and strive to provide great service to our friends and customers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner- with fantastic menu options at each meal.
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great service and reasonable prices. Food was very good, especially breakfast. If you stay at hotel (clarion), you will receive discount and free breakfast

Visited August 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“close to hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Staying at the Sleep Inn only across the road make this restaurant a great place to dine at . Service was good . Food great , and tastes almost as good as home cooked meals. We return here again for sure.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coupeville, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“wait staff ready to help with limited meue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We found the food adequate for two hungry travelers on a very limited menu of meat, fried and preprepared foods. In our travels around the USA the eateries that went out of the way for fresh veggies and freshly prepared foods seemed to do a brisk business. The employees really get 5 stars to help us mix and match for our meals. Thank you!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pahrump, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is located adjacent to the Clarion Inn within the same complex and after a long day of driving was the perfect place to grab a decent meal at a decent price without driving again. I would go back again.

Visited May 2014
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Spokane, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

They have very tastefully remodeled the redecorated the restaurant. It is very nice but we were disappointed at the menu changes. There isn't a whole lot of variety. Just a fairy basic menu. The food is good but not awesome. If you are looking for an all around American food restaurant this would rate about probably about 2nd or 3rd in Ontario..

Visited April 2014
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