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“Local cafe that didn't cut it for me” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Kitchen

The Kitchen
Ranked #27 of 71 Restaurants in Owatonna
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Davenport, Iowa
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“Local cafe that didn't cut it for me”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is a cafe that the locals seem to like. It appeared to have been busy right before we arrived, or the tables hadn't been cleared from the tables in a timely manner. We went there based on a recommendation from a local person at the ice rink. Being from Iowa that's usually a good way to find a good 'home cooked' meal. And we were looking for something good that wasn't fast food.

In this case the food was just 'alright' and the waitress seemed to have a hard time knowing what options went with the entree and whether or not the item on the menu was even available. 5 minutes after placing order she returned to tell us they didn't have any of one the items we ordered.

It looked like they had a large selection of pies but we didn't have any of that.

Overall I was unimpressed by the food and the service, and thought it was somewhat expensive too.

  • Visited January 2012
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