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“Needs help”
Review of MIST at Surftides

MIST at Surftides
Ranked #20 of 106 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Burnaby, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Needs help”
Reviewed September 4, 2011

Ours was a party of 12 with 6 kids 12 and under. We arrived around 8pm on a weeknight. We were able to watch the sunset from the restaurant. Restaurant was busy, but not dinner time type busy. Our server was pleasant and seemed a little overwhelmed, but did try his best. The killer was the 40 min wait for food. At that time, kids were already hungry, and we went through 6 baskets of bread by the time food slowly trickled to our table. The kids were served first, which was a good call. To set the next comment in context, it should be noted that the restaurant offered "kids eat free" with an accompanying adult meal over $6.00. 3 kids size Mac and Cheese arrived. Wow! You would get more mac n'cheese from a frozen Michelina's tray for a dollar at the grocery store. The accompanying fries could be counted on 1 hand for the girls' meals. The boy's mac n'cheese seemed to have more fries. This is by far the smallest amount of food offered in a kids' meal I have ever seen. The beef dip was ok, but very salty. The beef was a bit on the dry and tough side. The lobster tail for $20 was tasty, but a bit small. The accompanying seasonal vegetable was green beans, which I could once again count on 1 hand. When it came time to pay, the bill was incorrect, and appropriate amount of free children's meal was not deducted. I read some of the reviews, which were mixed at best, before going to the restaurant. To me, it seems clear that the kitchen requires some revamping or a flow through analysis given the number of comments about the wait for food. I have eaten at places with similar square footage and tables, and my food arrives within 15 mins generally. If it wasn't for the fact that the kids' meals were free, the value for my dollar would have been negative. I can agree with the comments about the atmosphere being nice. The restaurant is quite spacious. I will probably try them one more time, just to see if the experience will be better.

  • Visited August 2011
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Painful experience for the whole family”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Once the food finally arrived, it was passable (the scallops were delicious). The wait, however, was excruciating. After being told by 3 separate staff that they would be our servers, we were finally able to order a glass of wine. It arrived 10 minutes later. Then another server arrived to take our order. 40 minutes later our food arrived, long after those of tables around us. Felt bad about not leaving much of a tip, but TIPS means " to insure prompt service" . For this restaurant it should be " terribly inept, painfully slow" . Our kids were troupers to put up with it all.

  • Visited August 2011
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Otis, Oregon
2 reviews
“Loved it!”
Reviewed August 20, 2011

Great food,service,reasonable prices. We will be back.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Pat J
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Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hire a manager”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

The poorest restaurant management on our trip. 80 minutes to get food. Food was good. If only they knew what they were doing.

  • Visited August 2011
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English, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“good value”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Staying at adjacent hotel so decided to try this restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Was a little concerned because the prices were so inexpensive. Pleasantly surprised!! Good food with generous portions. At times they seem a little disorganized but nothing I could not live with. One of the nights we were in here a fairly large party was there as well. They spent their time giving the staff a hard time yet the staff kept up their friendly smiles the entire time.

  • Visited August 2011
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