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American, Steakhouse, Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Table Service
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

We were greeted pretty rudely, but she got better as we went on, I guess. She was overwhelmed, but I'm pretty sure that was her own fault. She also was clearly not comfortable having people dining in at her restaurant yet, but if that's the...case just don't have dine-in yet. The food was mediocre at best. Acceptable, but not what you go out to eat for. Lots of signs outside that didn't seem so true inside. It's a small roadside stop that's trying to get by, but they could do better pretty easily.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

On our way to the Coast, we stopped at Austin House, the women running the place who I believe was the owner, was not welcoming when we entered. She did not greet us. We had to ask if we could order lunch. She said, "You'll...have to sit outside the dining room is closed"! She directed us to a small side yard that was fenced with 2 pick nic tables. No one else was out there. When she came out to get our order, she said, "You need to move to the other table in case a larger group shows up"! We moved to the other table as we were instructed. There was a resident, very persistent, black cat that would not stay off of our laps while we were sitting at the table waiting for our food. (We are not cat people). When our food came, my salad had black cat hair in it! When she delivered our food she said, "when you're done, clear your dishes, throw the garbage away in the can and put your dishes on the deck!" (I guess closer for her to get them and take them back to the kitchen). Her rudeness was incredible! It always make me wonder when I encounter people like this, what has happened in their life to cause them to act this way.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 30, 2020

We had the opportunity to call in early for breakfast last weekend, so it was ready when we arrived. The ultimate omelette is my husband's favorite, and I have the veggie omelette with a side of bacon. My omelet has cheese crumbles on in, like...feta cheese. Both omelettes had some fresh steamed seasonal asparagus on the side, as a surprise. Everything was so yummy, and consistently tasty every time we come up. They only serve breakfast until 11AM, so I called in earlier. Great way to start the weekend! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 29, 2020

Unless the owners are new, I'd pass this one up. We stopped in last year and the restrooms were disgusting! Food was served warm and was mediocre at best. The store was dusty and service was awful. Pass pass pass..

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

They have a little store with gas and a restaurant, little on the pricey side but I would visit them again and the food was good

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

Jeff & Christy certainly can prepare a wonderful prime rib dinner! My husband and I could not have asked for more. We've stopped in for burgers, salads, soups (especially their clam chowder: Yum!) over the years and have always enjoyed their meals. Even gluten free...items. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

This is a hidden gem on the highway, and is a destination restaurant serving prime rib, lobster, and other fantastic dishes on special occasions but for everyday fare their burgers are amazing! The menu is extensive most of the time, though it can be truncated...when they are super busy. The portions are large, and gluten free options are available (burgers, non-burgers, dessert). My favorite is the Blue Mountain Burger with Gluten Free bun & Sweet Potato Fries. When I have room for dessert I go for the Flour-less Chocolate Torte. The staff is friendly, professional, and the atmosphere is a combination of charmingly rustic, while being conveniently modern. This restaurant and gift shop is operated by 2 people, which is an amazing feat! So if it's a little busy cut them some slack - and if it's not super busy you can chat them up and enjoy their wealth of knowledge about the area and what it offers for travelers. There are gift items branded with the establishment logo, as well as items which are crafted by local artisans and authors. There are also a selection of convenience store items, drinks in the cooler, camping and personal hygiene sundries. There are restrooms in parks along the highways btw...seems like that is a sore spot for some that pull in just to use the facility without buying something. The huckleberry ice cream is seriously amazing though so just treat your family and there's no issue, right? What do you think pays for the water, soap, and toilet paper you use in the bathroom? Just buy the ice cream.... ;)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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christy k, Owner at Austin House Cafe & Country Store, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2019

Thank you R’Chel for the kind review as we strive to keep our customers happy and we are so thrilled that you enjoy our establishment! Have a great day and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed June 9, 2019

Buffalo burger / fries / Chili, but other patrons seemed happy. Larger portions... We stayed at Bates State Park... lots of local history. Big foot sightings in the area....

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Only sign of civilization for miles in both directions. It’s a nice spot to stop and stretch or use the bathroom. Be prepared to buy something though if you need to stop for just the bathroom. We have spent hundreds of dollars in snacks, drinks,...food and Bigfoot memorabilia over the years. Stopped this time as we have a few other times without buying something as we ate lunch before we left and the very grouchy woman behind the counter rudely instructed my husband that their restrooms are for customers only. We informed her two weeks earlier we had spent about $100. with them, she snottily replied well I don’t remember that. So we bought a magnet and left. We will never stop again. It was always fun to stop for snacks there but we will bring them from home now. They’ve lost our business. Too bad since we were frequent shoppers throughout the years.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time , great food !! The chicken fried steak was excellent!! The service was excellent the staff was kind and friendly!

Date of visit: October 2018
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christy k, Owner at Austin House Cafe & Country Store, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you so much and we hope you stop by again sometime

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Rob N
October 30, 2018|
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Response from christy k | Property representative |
As we are a seasonal business we ask that you call ahead so that you don't arrive to be disappointed if we were not open. Thank you
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