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Dinner Bell Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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930 S F St, Lakeview, OR 97630-1757
+1 541-947-5446
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We have lunch here when we can due to their yummy homemade bread, burger buns, and sandwiches. Every meal is a generous portion. These people CARE about what they serve, and cook it as it is ordered. Very quaint. . . very clean. Their HOT PLATE specials change often.

Thank 670christyb
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

When we are in Lakeview at breakfast or lunch time we only go to the Dinner Bell. No fast food here just fabulous food. The man that owns the establishment has been at it for years. He bakes all the beard znd buns from scratch everyday. The wait staff is top notch and is a great saleswomen. We love everything... More 

1 Thank Jay O
Klamath Falls, OR
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Ordered fish & chips which came with fries and a tartar dish-sized serving of coleslaw. Tasted good but the drinks on our ticket really shocked us. We were never told that a refill was another drink charge for a glass of ice with a little ice tea. Being a hot day, everyone drank liberally. You get the picture - mega... More 

Thank Sunlemming
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip to the dinner bell cafe, and we all left full & happy. Mary was very energetic (even though it was close to closing time), made recommendations that we tried (barbecued rib dinner & chicken fried steak) & enjoyed. The butterscotch cream pie was homemade and yummy. The hamburger was hand made and even the bun... More 

1 Thank Kelly M
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I went here following a family reunion based on the reviews from others. Service was very slow considering there are only 5 tables, waitress didn't seem able to multi task at all. The menu is very large and decently priced. The waitress asked if I wanted fries with my sandwich but didn't mention the extra price or the... More 

Thank Megan P
Bayside, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and since Mario's was closed, we chose this place, suggested by the Best Western for the homemade bread... My husband enjoyed his shrimp and I liked the accompanying coleslaw (sweet, KFC style but better). The French Dip was another story. The bun was awesome, fresh, soft, yeasty...a bit over-buttered but obviouly homemade. The beef, however was... More 

Thank Nancy H
Lakeview, Oregon
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

The Dinner Bell is one of my favorite places to eat in Lakeview. The food is fresh and all the bread, buns, and desserts are made in-house. The chicken fried steak is one of my favorites along with the Prime Rib (Saturdays) and the Cindy's Chicken Salad. If you have a choice order the pickled beets as your side...yummy!!!

2 Thank Laura C
Bend, Oregon
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The Dinner Bell is our 'go to' cafe on our road trips to/from Reno. Good comfort food & homemade pies. Reasonable prices as well. It's a favorite of locals as well.

2 Thank TommyHawk118
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Just had a good comforting meal this Halloween afternoon, brought to us by the friendly Mary. Meatloaf and chicken fried steak with a pretty scoop of mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and delicious bread and butter. We unfortunately didn't partake from the dessert menu because we were pretty full but I'll for sure have a piece of pie the next time... More 

2 Thank Maria A
Salem, Oregon
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015

We travel to Lakeview once or twice a year. Usually, we are camping in the area, and will go into town for groceries, gas and a good meal. Since the very first time we ate at the Dinner Bell, we realized that this was a great place to eat. First of all, you need to know that the cafe that... More 

2 Thank Lamkid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 S F St, Lakeview, OR 97630-1757
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 541-947-5446

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