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“Not as good as it could be” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Overlook Family Restaurant

Overlook Family Restaurant
1332 N Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97217-3253
503-288-0880
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Ranked #430 of 3,629 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Greek
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“Not as good as it could be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012 via mobile

Based on rave reviews from Yelp about Outlook's "hand breaded" chicken fried steak, my female and I rushed over to give this place a try. Thankfully our waiter was honest and he steered us away from The frozen Sysco CFS which you can eat pretty much anywhere (and is pretty gross) and towards other options.

The fried chicken was solid, albeit somewhat bland and slIghtly greasy. The mash was okay, but the factory brown gravy came straight from powder.

We did like the Greek desserts, but skip the pies as they are not made in house.

The service was great, but I think this place takes far too many Sysco shortcuts.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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“Fabulous Desserts on Interstate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Overlook has large dinner servings and fantastic, housemade desserts. Their bread pudding was almost as good as my own homemade and the lemon meringue pie got rave reviews from our French exchange student. The German Chocolate cake was moist and coconut filled and the restaurant's proximity to the Interstate Kaiser Hospital makes it an especially good gem.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Love the Overlook for great food, casual atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Very nice diner that has been around a long time. Great menu and desserts. Lots of Greek food options on top of standard American diner food. Breakfast was great. Lounge is very big and kind of retro. Definitely worth checking out!

Visited October 2011
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“Fantastic diner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

Fantastic diner!

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