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“wow what a great place”
Review of Cafe 22 West

Cafe 22 West
Ranked #78 of 535 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American
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Salem, Oregon
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“wow what a great place”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

this place is the the around food is good service is good they have the best breakfast around and wow the jumbo shrimp best in salem

  • Visited December 2011
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English first
Salem, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Ummmmm, Gulf Shrimp and Ribs!”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

I've been here for lunch, but they advertise Shrimp and Ribs on the weekend, so went with my hubby last night. I had the Gulf Shrimp...huge, dipped in batter and deep fried like chicken, perfectly crispy on the outside, yummy on the inside and not greasy. Served with red potatoes that were crispy, well seasoned and sprinkled with fresh grated parmesan cheese, comes with a crisp green salad. Hubby had the ribs which were well cooked, tender and so tastey, It came with 2 choices of several different sides and a crisp green salad as well.
The prices are very reasonable. There's a juke box with oldies you can play. It's not fancy, but clean, friendly and 50's, like a Cafe should be. The food is fresh, the service the best. The Fresh Fruit Milkshakes next door @ Aspinwalls Fruit Stand (same owners) are the best I've ever had. The shortcakes (when in season) are devine. Also the pies.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Debimlee
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Albany, Oregon
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast, Great Dinner”
Reviewed July 20, 2011

Our family has been there both for breakfast and dinner. It is a delightful, delicious; little out of the way place. It has an old fashioned charm. We'll be back!

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank tessOregon
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Salem, Oregon
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun place! Super fruit stand too :)”
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Great place for family & friends. Summer the fresh berries (shortcake! :) etc. can't be beat.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank Blakesalemscuba
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Monmouth, OR
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great food, pretty good service, fair prices”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

I've eaten here a few times, both solo, and with friends and family. Food is very good with large portions and 50's diner decor. Their onion rings are to die for! Service is sometimes spotty, and the last time I was there the waitresses seemed to be more interested in talking to one of the cooks that was eating lunch than refilling my iced tea. Other times the service has been excellent so as I said, it can be spotty. The fruit stand on the premises in the summer is a big plus, with fresh fruits and vegetables, along with ice cream, strawberry shortcake and other delicious desserts! I give the place 5 stars although as noted they need to make sure the waitresses learn to scan the customers (ALL customers not just their own) and make sure no one is left waiting for a refill or the check) to improve their service. I will eat there again for sure, many times into the future!

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank Jaybo700R
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