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“Try the pancakes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meal Ticket

Meal Ticket
Ranked #16 of 86 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe, American
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Mill Valley, California
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Try the pancakes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with seating indoors or in a nice sunny veranda. Food is usually excellent but not always. I tried the buckwheat pancakes twice and was served excellent slightly cakes one time and a soggy undercooked mess the second time. I mentioned this to the server and she offered to take them back to cook them some more but they already were buttered and had syrup on them. The cornmeal pancakes were also excellent on another occasion. I would recommend ordering them cooked slightly crispy. Eggs and bacon dishes were all excellent. I will return here.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Clemente, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food, very reasonably priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

The restaurant is on a well-traveled street and a bit hard to find. It offers simple but well-prepared and very reasonably priced menu, including daily specials on on a blackboard, plus a regular menu. My wife, two sons, and I ate lunch there: each of us tried a different special and shared samples from each order -- they were, each and every one of them unpretentiously well prepared, tasty and wholesome. The ambiance is working class, in a working neighborhood, so there is no service after one orders from a counter and the food is delivered, but the meals were excellent and I will definitely go back there if in the area.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Medford, Oregon
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Unexpected surprise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

We really didn't know what to expect when we arrived at the Meal Ticket. From the outside, it didn't look like anything special and the decor inside was OK but not spectacular. The tip off to the quality was the number of diners present for breakfast. A problem is that the menu is quite big and varied and you have to place your order at the counter before you take your seat. I felt a little rushed. The four of us ordered a variety of dishes. I had the cornmeal pancakes with real fresh grapes and apples. They were light and fluffy. Another had the salmon dish which she declared the best salmon she'd had in a long time. The eggs, potatoes and bacon by the other two diners were enjoyed as well. Now that we know what to expect, we plan to return and try other dishes. The patio outside should provide for a pleasant experience when the weather is warmer.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
“breakfast, anyone?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2009

breakfast, anyone?

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“pretty good breakfast. not a big breakfast eater.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2008

pretty good breakfast. not a big breakfast eater.

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