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“Best breakfast”

Nonnie's Breakfast Barn
Ranked #11 of 12 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: French, American, Barbecue, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Nonnies breakfast barn began serving customers homemade bacon and bread on may 20th 2014. The name nonnies may be a new addition to the building, but the breakfast barn has been a part of charleston for many years. Back in 1976, harrell and carolyn creech decided to move their family away from the growing city of san diego california to the small fishing village of charleston oregon. They bought the property where the restaurant is standing today and began running a drive thru and take out service. The original building was not very big and had no way of offering customers a bathroom, or even a place to sit and eat the wonderful food that carolyn was preparing for them. Before long, carolyn, (nonnie) had convinced harrell that she not only wanted, but needed a dining room. To this day no one is sure why grandpa decided to build a barn, but he immediately set out to do exactly as his wife had asked, and before long, carolyns breakfast barn was born. From 1978 until 2002, carolyns breakfast barn was frequented by tourists and locals alike. Nonnie and papa would often open their doors early to accommodate the local fisherman and charter fishing trips. Unfortunately in 2012, carolyn, called nonnie by her granddaughter, passed away. Per her request, papa then gave his granddaughter ashley and her husband lucas the restaurant. The place he had built for his wife so many years ago. The place where they had both made and shared so many memories with their family, would now be passed on to a new generation. The new owners soon discovered that they were in over their heads and had no experience or knowledge of how to open or run a restaurant. Almost 2 years of hard work and research went into the remodel of the bacon barn which had sat empty since 2002. With new equipment and fresh paint also came new ideas, and a very different menu than the one people had known at carolyns. We are very proud of what we have accomplished this far, and we look forward to being here and providing the best food possible for many years to come.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best breakfast”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

They make their own thick bacon.
The bread was also home made.
They also have an extemaive lunch menu.

Visited June 2014
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Thank jbk15
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Charleston, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Up for an early morning breakfast!”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Nonnies Breakfast Barn (9125 Cape Arago Highway - a new restaurant located in Charleston. Only restaurant in the immediate area serving breakfast at 5:30 AM. Lucas is the Chef/Owner - a big bear of a guy who has a smile and pleasant greeting for everyone. He takes pride in the quality of food presented to the patrons. Homemade breads, Danish, Bear claws are baked on site by his wife a Pastry Chef. For the Bacon Lover - Lucas cures his own hams on site - it's worth a visit/taste.
Open early 5:30 AM - 3:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Visited June 2014
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Kailua, Hawaii
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“Old town feel and awesome breakfasts!”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a new establishment in town and one I'm highly pleased with. The moment you walk in you are thrown back to the diner days of friendliness and old timers sitting at the counter. Breakfast is exactly what you could hope for, a big helping of whatever you order diner style which means greasy, flavorful and absolutely delicious. The owner is extremely receptive to input, even criticism, and sincerely seems like he just wants to make GOOD FOOD. They serve hash browns...not the potato chunks served elsewhere, and you can order just about anything and have it cooked your way. I had regular hash browns, eggs, and toast and it was better than I can make at home. A friend had the pork belly breakfast (I had no idea what that was) and the meat fell apart and my friend said he'd had nothing like it since leaving the South. Bottom line? This place is GOOD and if the owner listens to people he will have a packed house. They also serve lunch and items like rootbeer floats. The only two drawbacks I noticed was the thick grease/kitchen smell (your hair leaves smelling of it lol) and the extremely small restrooms that are right on top of the tables. I will definitely return and am happy this area has such a good, home town feeling place to make a morning tradition of.

  • Visited May 2014
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7 Thank ilem26
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