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American, Cafe, Diner
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed yesterday

We camped at Lake Wenatchee State Park for a week and went to the Old Mill Cafe for breakfast one morning. We loved the food so much that we returned the next day for lunch. (I loved the Rueben sandwich!) All meats are smoked onsite....The owner was very friendly and the building including the restrooms were neat and clean. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't understand all of the hype and good reviews of this place. We had a terrible experience. The chicken fried steak was lukewarm & overcooked, the potatoes were cold and totally boring and the eggs were cold too! I hate cold eggs. The gigantic...biscuit was dry and cold as well. Garbages were overflowing both inside and out. My husband had the benedict which was also cold. But he ate it since he was too hungry to care. Nothing to write home about with his meal either. I'm trying to come up with something positive but I simply can't. When I returned my breakfast to the staff, I was told it was busy because of Labor Day weekend. Well, think ahead and bring in extra staff.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2021

We stayed in Plain for a week and although we had planned on cooking at home the food was so good at Old Mill we ended up eating there every day they were open. Some of our favorites include their biscuits (perhaps the best ever)..., corned beef hash, and barbeque pork and beef brisket. Not a single dish we didn't enjoy.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021

Went there for breakfast one day and take out dinner another. The food is solid - everything was tasty and well prepared. I wish I was closer so I could go more often!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 26, 2021

We were expecting soup and sandwiches, but were delighted by gourmet level bbq pork and brisket sandwiches! We chose the homemade chips and a salad as our sides. Very casual atmosphere and kind and friendly owner. Worth the short drive outside of Leavenworth.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

We have eaten here a few times over the last couple of years and each time have had excellent food and service. Fantastic BBQ and breakfasts. Everything is fresh and very hot. We had breakfast here this morning and the bacon is not to be...missed!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

Grubbin’ food! Breakfast served ALL DAY! Also other meals and beverages (coffees and beer) Employees were wonderful and friendly. Establishment had a great atmosphere and decor. Restrooms and tables clean.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 3, 2021 via mobile

Even though it’s technically in Leavenworth, it’s not at all in the cute Bavarian-styled city you’re thinking of. It’s a good 30 minutes out of the city, so be prepared for that. All that being said, the food was excellent and the staff was very...friendly — all worth the drive and getting out of the craziness that is downtown Leavenworth.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2020

Cant go wrong here. Good prices, good food, good people. We stayed at a lodge nearby and had breakfast here twice. Quick, clean, and COVID safe. Espresso coffee too.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

We had great service with outstanding Breakfast food on our way heading South from Canada. We were glad that we altered our itinerary in order to arrive at the Old Mill Cafe.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

It’s small but the people are nice and the food is good. Plus it’s walkable distance from beaver valley lodge. Wish we could have eaten there for lunch! Our one regret because the options looks delicious!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

We've always wanted to visit Plain as we celebrated the holidays in Leavenworth...but, just couldn't' find the time. Now, we're so glad we did! What a bucolic, breathtaking valley and the Old Mill restaurant is a highlight of the experience. The atmosphere is much like...the warm, welcoming cafe in my old home town...but the food is thoroughly modern and out-of-this-world. I ordered their "Redneck Benedict," with grilled sourdough bread, ham steak, eggs made to order and smothered in a tangy hollandaise sauce with fried potatoes...and it made my day. My wife ordered the Lone Star BBQ Brisket and loved it We both took home ample leftover portions for our dinner!.Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

As with our 3rd time in Leavenworth, we drove over to Plain to this great breakfast. The Mrs. enjoyed the Country breakfast with bacon (very meaty cooked just right). I ordered the Skillet scramble with pork - Outstanding with their own BBQ'd pork accompanied by...crispy fresh hash browns. Their homemade biscuits are light, fluffy, and served with a honey butter. The hostess/server (Owner with her husband) took care of us attentively. We will always come back here for breakfast for sure!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

I don't understand why people are giving 4 star reviews in this cafe,. The food is not good, The location is close to thousand trail which is awesome because, it's only minutes away, but the food is not good at all. Drive to Leavenworth to...get a decent meal. This place is only good for coffee.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

Scrambled eggs were rubbery tasting. Bacon and sausage fine. Too many potatoes served and just tasted like cardboard. I wanted to like this place. Probably should have chosen something else. Service was good and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Sorry! I just now saw your question. We had a group of 20 and had to wait a half hour, but got us all together even thought the place is small!
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Yes, Old Mill Cafe offers takeout services.

Old Mill Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4