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“In-town restaurant”
Review of Englanders

Englanders
Ranked #11 of 53 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We went to Englanders on Sunday morning. It's a busy place, even then. We waited about 15 minutes for a table, and at least that long for our breakfast. Our waitress breezed back and forth without giving our table a glance to find our if we needed more coffee or anything else. The food was ok. The restaurant is located in the same business as an "antique and collectibles" shop, so you can spend some time shopping when you're there for dining.

Thank Diane N
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Dottie's Fountain and Grille is part of the Englander's Antique emporium in Oakland, MD. So far as we are concerned, it's worth driving all the way to far Western Maryland, just to experience this place and step back in time. The soda fountain serves root beer floats and malteds just like the ones of our youth, sit on a stool and be transported. And the food is plentiful and cheap. We split a Philly Cheese Steak sub that cost 4.50. And a bowl of their delicious homemade vegetable soup is a hearty meal all by itself. The killer attraction is the antique concessions that operate within the space around the restaurant. Old toys, pottery, glassware, posters, magazines, knick-knacks, furniture, guns, coins, STUFF! Things you tossed out 50 years ago. We spent a couple of hours just rummaging around. What a trip!

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Thank BillyKmd
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Food is old time lunch counter, the grilled cheese or burger and fries are pretty standard, what is "knock your socks off" is a milk shake. More like Icecream softened in a blender with syrup. You will drink every last drop and not care that you have a brain freeze or are ready to explode. The service is locals first, tourists second but the entertainment is free and fun.
Englanders is also the home of every garage and yard sale moved inside within a twenty mile radius. There is stuff you see and just want because you will find it no where else.

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Thank MacChuckle
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We love the food here & the atmosphere is that of a old school diner. The service however is slow & unfriendly. I can deal with the lousy service tho because the food is yummy & the price is totally affordable, cheap for a quality meal

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Thank Mjfogle
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is your old fashioned restaurant where the waitresses know your name and remember when you were there last. It is hidden in the corner of an Antique store.

I always get pancakes. The waitresses always remember that I prefer honey to maple syrup.

This place is nothing fancy, but if you want to feel like your back in your mother's kitchen with loved ones, you cannot beat Englanders.

Thank Nancy T
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