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“Late lunch but lots of choices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Pampered Palate Cafe

The Pampered Palate Cafe
26 & 28 E. Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401
540-886-9463
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Ranked #20 of 105 Restaurants in Staunton
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Sacramento, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Late lunch but lots of choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I stopped in mid-afternoon after a very nice tour of the Woodrow Wilson Museum and Home for a little late lunch. The white bean and ham soup was quite tasty and hot, accompanied by 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich with a side of soup. A little light butter on the grilled sandwich would have been good, it had plenty of cheddar cheese. I gave the very good rating for the soup; good homemade soup can be hard to come by. The staff was pleasant and I thought the 6.25 price was reasonable for all the meal included.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Staunton, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Everyone loves the Pampered Palette”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Great lunches: salads that are not drowned in dressing, creative sandwiches, good soups. Variety abounds. Good wait staff.

Visited September 2012
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Alexandria VA
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44 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Don't order a grilled cheese”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Based on the kind of cool vibe and wine laying around we got the impression this would be good. No.

We went for lunch. It took 40 minutes for our order. I ordered pita and hummus to share. It came one minute before my salad and friends sandwich. So who would want it then? And if it was homemade I suggest they just buy from the grocery store. You could stick a fork straight up in it it was so thick and dry and it would stay. I should have sent it back but the (one) server never came back and we had to leave because of the time.

My said was good - it was their special with apples but crammed onto a small plate so huge mess. My friend ordered the grilled cheese. What a hoot. Toasted bread with melted cheese in the middle. No grilling involved. But after sitting for 40 minutes you have to eat it!

I can't remember what it cost but i do remember being horrified considering how bad and slow it was. If I'd only ordered the salad I would have thought the place was good . . .

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Too pricey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Unfortunately, we came for their web advertised expresso special and they refused to honor it. The place was pricey, but decent. Lunch shouldn’t cost $35 for two but I am spoiled on better deals.

Visited October 2012
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Great Mills, Maryland, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a light supper here. The food was good. I had Quiche Lorraine & a salad. My wife had a stuffed baked potato with salad. They offered a number of toppings for the potatos. The carrot cake was also good. We rarely order dessert.

Visited October 2012
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