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American, Diner
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed November 24, 2020 via mobile

The waitress was super friendly but not in the “in your face” kind of way. She brought coffee and the rest of our drinks right away. I asked for my toast to come out before my food and she accommodated the request. It was hot...and yummy so it didn’t last long! The breakfast we ordered was served quickly - and hot! Overall, it was a great breakfast and our waitress was amazing!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

The breakfast was average. My sausage was barely cooked. The crisp bacon I ordered was limp. Your meal is served up with an assortment of twangy barroom music about getting drunk, broken marriages, suicide, etc.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

What a great gem of a place for a great breakfast. Met everyone here for breakfast on a bright Saturday morning and it was all delicious! I had the country fried steak and I was highly impressed at how well prepared it was and had...the perfect amount of gravy on the steak. Real hash browns a tad bit crispy for me but prepared properly. Most impressive was that several members of the party ordered their eggs over medium and they were done absolutely correctly. Which in my opinion is a rare skill in a modern dinning establishment. Great service as well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 18, 2019

Staff was very friendly and attentive, ordered fiesta omelette was good. My only complaint is to me the coffee could be stronger. Will more than likely be back tomorrow.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

good food good service . nice place to eat . always friendly. good menu. always a good experence , good people . good menu .

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Don't order liver and onions. Probably should stick with a hamburger or some other sandwich. Staff was very friendly though.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 26, 2019

A party of 7 had breakfast there, 3 under the age of 9. A very good menu variety for everyone. All three little ones ate their serving with one offering a big thumb up for the cinnamon roll. Waitress was really good. Thanks for helping...us get our day started with smiles.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Great family style food, prices are very reasonable, service was good, breakfast is served all day. Great value

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

This place was across the parking lot from our motel so we thought we would try it for breakfast. They were pretty busy but we got coffee right away. When the waitress came to take our order she apologized for not getting back to us...sooner. She was very upbeat and positive and even told us a joke to lighten things up. Food was really good. We would go back if we were ever in Ottawa againMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

They have great fresh and hot food. The breakfast is out of this world. There lunch and dinners are great also. Good place to take the whole family.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Not only do they offer a good menu selection but the food is pretty good as well. In a town that seems to shut down at 8:00, this place becomes your only sit down option.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I stayed in Ottawa for business and I'd been eating at the Old 56 in Olathe for many years. This one is just as good as the other and I always look forward to eating here when I can. It's one of those places that...serve a great breakfast all day.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The decor is cute and the desert case at the entrance very inviting. The option for breakfast at dinner was nice. The works omelette was well prepared and more than enough for 1, the hash browns were crispy. Sourdough toast was a good addition. The...coconut cream pie was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We are from out of state and saw this was a local restaurant so we came here to have breakfast. Their sausage biscuit and gravy and their cinnamon rolls were very delicious. Would have given a five star review because food was very good and...staff was very friendly. But this was actually overly priced. It was 40.00 for s family of four for just simple breakfast items.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 10, 2018

My grandmother lived in Ottawa, Kansas until she passed away. I had not been back there for about 50 years until a couple days ago. My husband, 3 sons and I were looking for a place (not me really as I don't do breakfast very...often) to eat. My son had Google d breakfast places, and found this was recommended by TA, so we decided to check it out. When we opened the menu, we found they had many other items, besides breakfast. So thus, my husband ordered the breakfast, and my 3 sons and I had GOOD sandwiches with good big onion rings, and I know my husband enjoyed his breakfast. I don't drink coffee, and the waitress may have been a little busy elsewhere, but after she brought us our drinks the first time, my son finally was able to get her attention to refill the drinks.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Old 56 Family Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5