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“It's Shari's...predictably average” 3 of 5 stars
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Shari's Cafe & Pies
1200 N. Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336
509-735-7438
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Ranked #38 of 180 restaurants in Kennewick
Cuisines: American
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La Grande, Oregon
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“It's Shari's...predictably average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

When Mom and I went to Kennewick/Richland Washington to shop recently, we ate breakfast at Shari's on Columbia Center Blvd which is right next to the mall.

It was clean and reasonably new with somewhat updated decor. Our waitress was attentive, friendly, accommodating and helpful. The food was...well, Shari's...or Denny's...or fill in the blank for chain cafe's.

I had bacon, scrambled eggs and two pancakes. Mom had three pancakes and scrambled eggs. It's hard to screw up a scrambled egg, and they didn't. The bacon was crap quality, but cooked the way I asked them too. It was sort of a cross between smokey beef jerky and boot leather and didn't taste that much like bacon...and was super-duper thin. The pancakes were good but small, and tasted heavily of vanilla...almost like vanilla cake...which isn't to say that's bad necessarily. The coffee was weak but they do bring you a little carafe so you aren't likely to be left waiting for a refill.

The service was reasonably fast (and it was not busy in there when we went). I would eat there again. When you eat at Shari's (or Denny's...or fill in the blank), you sorta know what you're getting into.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Just like any other Shari's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Good average waiters and meals were good also.
Pies are always a treat! Always a good place to go when everywhere else is closed to nip your craving in the bud!

Visited December 2012
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Kennewick, Washington, United States
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“Great Pie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This place is one of Scott's favorites. Their loaded baked potato soup is his favorite. Their pies are very tasty and they usually have a good selection to choose from.

Visited December 2012
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Kennewick, Washington
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191 restaurant reviews
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“Cinnamon role and pies are fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Breakfast I believe is their best meal.
Cinnamon roles and pies are the best and are worth taking one home when you leave.

Visited January 2013
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Richland, Washington, United States
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“pie”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Bought a pie there which is there specialty...it was moldy within a couple days...I have made pies that lasted over a week. It just tells me that it wasn't fresh it was frozen and that's why it molded so fast. Also ordered an omelet once and got a couple extras added..It became a 12 dollar omelet!!! This isn't Beverly Hills.

Visited December 2012
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