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Wayback Cafe

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2138 13th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-3510
+1 208-743-2396
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible25%
Oct 11, 2017
“First time diner, hit and miss”
1 week ago
Closed Now
American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
2138 13th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-3510
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to make a trip down to the valley to get the car serviced. Asked the service rep for a recommendation on a place for breakfast. Without hesitation, he said the "WAY BACK CAFE." Had the JFK omelette. This LONE diner thought it was great...a...More

Thank a509man
Reviewed October 11, 2017

First what is most obvious is the location a half block off busy 21st Street with major traffic and a multitude of eating establishments. We've lived here 6 years and tried most all other choices on 21st before venturing onto the side street to try...More

Thank KnikWind
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

The Wayback has obviously listened to their past reviews and learned how to step it up with excellent customer service! The wait staff was very attentive and always had a smile which made me feel very welcome! My chicken fried steak was crispy and served...More

2  Thank STimms
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast. It is a small 50's atmosphere restaurant. Server told us immediately to seat ourselves and within 5 minutes we had menus and water. The food was perfectly cooked to order and there were magazines and books written in the 50s to...More

2  Thank Connette51
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Absolutely worst service i have seen in a long time. Decided to go to brunch with some friends and my daughter and have never been to wayback for breakfast so went and will never go again. The cook can't cook an egg to order. The...More

1  Thank lxixfun
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Their food is always good. Their service is sometimes very slow. Their prices are mid range, but their food is worth it.

1  Thank Shirley D
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Good enough hangout if you want to be transported back to the 1950's. A place for classic car and old nostalgic folks. Extensive menu with generous portions, but nothing memorable. Our service was fine, but since we sat with some regulars that is to be...More

2  Thank Chuck B
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

When I arrived it was one of those restaurants where there's no sign to say seat yourself but you're supposed to know your to seat yourself, till the waitress yells at you to seat yourself. After getting through that dilemma she came over and gave...More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The worst service I have ever experienced. We came in the wait staff never acknowledged we were there. After 10 min. Came to table ask if we wanted menus. 10 more minutes to bring them. Asked for our drink order then never came back .The...More

1  Thank Rob F
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

One of the best parts of my trip to Lewiston. Really felt like you had gone back in time! Staff was so friendly, treated us like regulars, and the food was AMAZING! would definitely recommend a malt or ice cream soda.

2  Thank Melissa R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2138 13th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 208-743-2396
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