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“Cooks talked about spitting in our food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe 22 West

Cafe 22 West
5172 Dallas-Salem Hwy 22, Salem, OR 97304
503 363-4643
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Ranked #78 of 458 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American
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Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Cooks talked about spitting in our food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went as a family with two young kids to have dinner. We were the only people in the restaurant. Everything seemed to be going fine until just before our dinner came out. My husband is in law enforcement and our ears perked up when we heard the cooks in the back, talking loud enough for us to hear them, about spitting in our food. I wrote a letter to the owner who called the police department and complained about my husband!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, Oregon
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203 reviews 203 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Delicious milkskakes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is sort of a 50's style restaurant along the highway to Dallas, Oregon. In the summer they have wonderful shortcakes and ice cream, along with a fruit/vegetable market. We eat there on a regular basis. Love their hamburgers.

Visited October 2012
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“Yum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

The food is outstanding. Large portions and delicious fresh ingredients. The owner and staff are wonderful Everything is clean. The sundaes are amazing as well as their milkshakes. I live eating here especially in the summer when I can be outside. Love cafe 22.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“RUDE!! Stung by bees!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Went witb a freind for lunch. Porch swarmed w bees..had a reaction to bee sting..waitress could not help..mgr and owner Rude because I complained about bees. Said he didn't want my or any of my freinds business! Never been treated so poorly.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Have dessert first!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

We were staying in the RV resort close by and decided to try the cafe for an early dinner after reading other tripadvisor reviews. We arrived around 2:00 and found out the dinner menu wasn't available until 3:00. To kill time we decided to order milkshakes and onion rings since we wanted the dinner shrimp and pasta. The shakes were thick, creamy and delish! Onion rings were homemade...good batter! While enjoying our appetizers, the manager came out and accommodated us by letting us order dinner before 3:00. The food was great...salads fresh, grilled and fried shrimp perfect; my husband said his ravioli was a bit bland...he likes zesty!! The service was exemplary!! Cafe 22 will not disappoint...just have your milkshake first!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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