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“breakfast leftovers that I wouldn't take home to my dog”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Kathy's Restaurant - CLOSED

Kathy's Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
monterey
1 review
“breakfast leftovers that I wouldn't take home to my dog”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

I have never critiqued a restaurant but this needs to be said. The place was about 1/3 full on a Wednesday at about 11am. The Vegetarian omelette was brown like it had been cooked in too hot oil on a dirty skillet. It was to the point of almost being burnt, there was a taste of old, maybe rancid oil on a dirty skillet. Even the cheese could not cover the off taste.

The potatoes were cut in large, over-browned pieces and were dry around the edges, some you couldn't put your fork into. Most you wouldn't eat. Sitting in a lot of that same bad oil. It was like they had been left out for a long time on the counter and then deep fried in old, dirty frying oil before serving. There was a tasteless glob that looked like white gravy over the potatoes. The English muffin had a tablespoon of dark yellow oil that has no taste, the kind you get in cheap diners that is supposed to be melted butter. This cost me $7.50.

I was starving, ate only a bit of the eggs that were least burnt and half of an English muffin and literally left with an upset stomach. The bathroom floor was sticky like someone had spilled a thick pancake syrup on the floor and my shoes stuck with each step, and not just a little.

It is hours later and my stomach is so upset that I may not be able to eat today at all.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Gitan T
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English first
2 reviews
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“Wonderful food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

Went to Kathy's for a quick breakfast. What a lovely little restaurant. The food was great and the service was excellent. Will go back again.

Visited April 2012
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Thank CNEWELL54
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Oviedo, Florida
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Good for breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

Big portions served in a small dining room. A good place for a long, lazy breakfast.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank geomon
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Local gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

Excellent breakfast with homemade muffins. Friendly staff.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Pamela D
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Moreno Valley, California
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Like home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

I'm full. A very quaint family owned place where locals come Wife ordered Eggs Benedict with red potatos & I had the French Toast & a bran muffin. Be ready for butter! Hollandias sauce was homemade & tasty. Potatos were average but good. My French toast was like my mom made it well dipped in egg, covered in powdered surgar. Bran muffin also tasty & homemade. Service couldn't be better. Price was resonable between $6-$8 & well portioned Overall it was not gormet but worth recommending for a good well homecooked breakfast. Enjoy!

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1 Thank RoadBob
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