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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Diner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast was absolutely delicious. Had the Three egg plate with crispy bacon. Eggs were cooked to order and the bacon was crispy. My son ordered the Two Egg plate with a pancake side. The pancake was a meal in itself (Huge). Service was fast and...courteous and the restaurant was spotless. We will eat there again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Great burgers! It was actually one of the best burgers we have had in a long time! Ingredients are very fresh. Sadly, it was obvious the crinkle fries were frozen. Wish they would make homemade fries. That would definitely give them a 5- tar rating!...Quick service. Friendly wait staff. We did not get to try any of their pies. Will definitely return when in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 16, 2022 via mobile

I see all the 5’s and have to wonder why. The place was good. Nothing spectacular about any part of our breakfast. You could tell the biscuits were made in house but then the gravy was out of a bag. My western omelet was good...but it has pre cooked pizza sausage as the sausage ingredient. Again, food was good but I can’t give them an excellent. Also, no music in the diner except for when the kitchen door opened and you could here them having a good time. Extremely quiet and awkward. The place was even full but no one spoke louder than what their table could hear. I would say it is a good breakfast spot that is consistent and cheap. Just a typical diner on the side of the rode.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 23, 2022 via mobile

We had grilled chicken nachos w the fried pork skins and Ribs w baked potato —ALL EXCELLENT FOOD the fresh fried pork skins were GREAT! service was outstanding ! Thank you LEXI!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 4, 2022 via mobile

We try to hit local places while on the road so this was a logical choice. Sadly it wasn't a good choice. Two hours before closing time and only three cars in the parking lot were mixed signals that should have been picked up on....The first server took our order and then basically disappeared. The second server came back to let us know the kitchen was out of part of our order - baked potato. When offered French fries as a substitute, our response was to ask what other potato options there were because if we wanted fast food, there were plenty of places to hit. We ordered an appetizer of fried green tomatoes and asked for all the food to come at one time. Not sure if it was lack of attention, bad timing or what but the appetizer was definitely in the fryer way too long and were almost inedible. When we commented on them to the server, it seemed like no big deal to her. We did ask at one point if we could get more coffee or did we need to do our own refills. Lack of attention to detail could be more easily explained away if the place had been busy but we were the only table occupied soon after we arrived. The reviews we had read led us to believe this is a good place to eat so not sure just what was so off on our visit. As there are many choices in town to stop, highly doubt we will try this one again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 2, 2022 via mobile

Super friendly and attentive. Delicious breakfast and monster pancakes. We all were able to get a meal we wanted (and there were 9 of us!)

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed November 14, 2021

Fantastic! I felt like my own momma was in the back cooking up my breakfast and lunch. I was so at home that I ate here both days of my trip. A little bit of a wait, but I would do it again in a...heartbeat. They truly have the best cheeseburger and fries!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed September 28, 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on our way home after spending the night in Broken Bow. Everything was delicious and lots of it. Waitresses and other guests were very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

The staff were super friendly! This place definitely is your down home cooking like momma used to make kinda place! We had breakfast & it was great! I ordered a pancake & it was HUGE! So good!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

The best burgers and rib eye steak ever, excellent customer service, if you visit, don't pass this restaurant up, definitely a must

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 6, 2021

Nice, friendly staff. The food was delicious. Tasted just like home cooking. Also nice menu choices.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 8, 2021

I never had Chicken Fried steak and thought I would try it. Absolutely awful. Stringy and gross food. Could not cut it with a knife. I mentioned this fact to the waitress two times. The waitress shook her head in the affirmative to acknowledge the...fact. Baked beans and Lemon pie was the highlight of the meal. I will not go back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 7, 2021

The breakfast was fantastic and HUGE portions. Perfect for my young family. The waitresses were so nice and friendly and had a “family” feel. So glad we picked this spot for our last breakfast before heading back home. Will visit next time for sure for...breakfast and most likely lunch as well!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

It was an awesome place! Owners were gone, and a family of 21 came in right when we did! There was only one waitress and the owners dad stopped by and saw all the people and he got up and started helping. Very friendly and...the food was great. I’d almost do a road trip just for the onion rings. They were soooo good. Chicken fry was too🥰 We will go back next time we go camping for sure.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed May 16, 2021 via mobile

The service and food here were both great! After waiting more than an hour at another breakfast location the day before, finding this little restaurant was awesome. We were seated immediately and served with a smile. The breakfast was great! I highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Yes, Shady Oak Restaurant offers takeout services.

Shady Oak Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4