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“Tasty food/drink, helpful and friendly service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edison Cafe

Edison Cafe
5797 Main St, Bow, WA 98232-9245
360-766-6960
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Ranked #7 of 19 Restaurants in Bow
Cuisines: American
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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Tasty food/drink, helpful and friendly service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The bartender/server was great - made helpful drink suggestions, delivered super tasty sliders (my lamb was delicious). Great experience - we'll be back!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“They suggested dessert first...who were we to argue?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

....and we ended up sharing one of the most delicious, gooey, chocolatey brownies you could ask for!!! This cozy surprise of a restaurant came up thanks to an internet search when I was looking for local places to see or stop at if you are driving from Seattle to Vancouver. Well, what a suggestion! First, do not be surprised when you are looking for it...it is nestled in the countryside, but it is only a few minuted off the highway...you're on the right track if you think you went the wrong way! (we did) When you see the Cafe, again, you might be surprised, because it is on the small side...especially when you walk in, it is a cozy, diner atmosphere. But great things come in small packages- don't let their size fool you! We were greeted right away by a woman who was fun and cheerful and knew exactly what to recommend...that's how we got to the desert first ( I think after a lot of traveling, our gang looked like we could use a chocolate infusion!). A tall, cold glass of milk and a brownie later, we got down to breakfast! And Edison is SERIOUS about breakfast...Delicious local, hearty bread, fresh local meats, eggs...all done right. My 10 year old was faced with a no nonsense serving of pancakes that he had to fight others off to finish! They are known for their specialty breakfast potatoes that had cheese, spinach, mushrooms, onions and who knows what else mixed in...the vegetables were so fresh and delicious, it set these potatoes apart from classic diner potatoes that rely on lesser quality veg & sit in bulk on a hot grill the whole day. The heart & humor of the place lay in the people that work there...we loved chatting with the two woman who helped us, as well as the walls all around you. We laughed at the "history" of Edison that asked how well you know the place by which floor you remember- there are cut outs of all the layers of linoleum that have graced the floors throughout the decades, and we loved looking at all the old black and white pictures on the walls. Outside, there is a large map of the greater Washington/Canada area with a spot that says, "You are Here", and I'm glad we were...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Vernon, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Cute and CozyRestaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just happened to be driving through Bow at the right time. We stopped and were really glad we did. The place is compact and very cute. The prices are reasonable. My husband ordered a breakfast and I had an egg salad sandwich. My sandwich came on the great bread that is sold down the street. The raspberry jam for toast was home made and looked just like mine at home.

We both were very satisfied with the food. The local people were friendly at the counter and we all had chuckles about them reading the newspaper articles. The staff were very helpful, friendly and downright nice. She even brought me a to go cup of water for our dog we had outside in the truck.

Since we just moved to this area, I'm sure we will be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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A small town in Northwest Washington
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Old time Cafe - Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had breakfast there and the food was very good. The local potatoes are part of every dish. Great for families and kids as well as couples or singles. Friendly staff. The only negative was it took awhile- in there defense it was a packed Sunday- I was told by other locals that that was unusual.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Vernon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A slice of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Good, honest food...fresh and hot. Try the pancakes and their jam. Yumm. Also have good soups and breads

Visited February 2013
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