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329 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060-2307
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 5:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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medford, MN
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Went here a short time ago for a brunch. friendly staff and average food. The price was right for the quality.

Thank charlesarthurs
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, good stop for brunch on I35 ! On our way south from the cities.. Opted to get out of town, then look for a place to eat. This is where we ended up. Comparable to Perkins.. Sandwiches, eggs, pancakes, meat and tators, etc. Comfort food 👌🏽. PS It took me forever to find on Trip Advisor...

Thank Rose B
Rochester, Minnesota
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Were here at about 11:30 on a Sunday morning and we both ordered steak and eggs. For the price we paid it was a perfectly good meal and I would recommend this restaurant. Friendly help and a small-town atmosphere.

Thank GroovyZ06
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Tried to order an everything omlet without mushrooms, but low and behold that's a 3 dollar charge. Don't go here, please.

1 Thank William P
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We really like going here to get some great home cooking. Everything is made from scratch. Easy to find right downtown Owatonna.

Thank ekhomme
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress, Kailie, was excellent. Very flavorful food, good price, quick service, we will definitely go back! The California burger was delicious!

Thank Patty F
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I am pretty sure this is my first visit to this restaurant, and was pleasantly surprised. I'd heard not-great things in the past, which probably deterred me. But, I had a great time. Staff was awesome. Super friendly and attentive. Food was really really good. I had an open face steak sandwich and tried my sisters Minnesota Melt! Yum! My... More 

Thank A_Miracle_Day
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I use TripAdvisor for most all of my travels if I'm going to an area where I do not have friends or family they are very reliable this particular restaurant I was downtown almost frozen in time that's not a bad thing we got there just as they opened on a Sunday morning with my wife and kids and the... More 

Thank Dave S
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Friendly waitstaff, good food - and potatoes are fresh cut and fried, not frozen or pre-peeled. Perfectly cooked fried eggs. Reasonable prices. And looks like you walked into 1975 ... or maybe 1965, but yet they have free WiFi. So the best of both worlds, And no hype or scripted menus like the big chains.

Thank DryheatAZ
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The food is great, prices are great, the cook is awesome, the specials are different everyday, and they are open on Sunday's. They also have fish fry every Friday.

1 Thank -golfcourse1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 N Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: 507-451-9991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?