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“Quaint, long wait, needs good cleaning”
Review of Kendra's Kitchen - CLOSED

Kendra's Kitchen
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Cafe
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Can't go wrong with salad and salmon. Or grilled oysters which were a bit greasy. Sort of a laid back hang around and wait sort of seaside restaurant though only 2 tables taken. Big drawback they do not take credit cards but will take an out of state check... Assuming you still use checks. Window sills near our table were covered in thick spider webs, obvious that no one moves around with any hurry. But this tiny city does not have much, so bring cash and eat.

Thank FLTraveler88
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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

The only negative thing I can say about Kendra's is that they don't take credit cards. Considering the prices, that can be a minor problem.

The food was great and the service was excellent. I had a halibut/shrimp dish drowning in butter. My brother and sister-in-law both had the blackened salmon Caesar salad. We all loved our dinners. The bread arrived late but was nearly too hot to handle and was vital in my effort to soak up the sauce on my dish.

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1  Thank Atkinson
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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We brought a group of seven in at about 8 p.m. and the restaurant had two tables filled and several open, although they said they had something going on in the back. They said it would be an hour and a half wait, and they only accepted cash. We ate elsewhere, and it reflected poorly on Tillamook as a whole. Eat in Oceanside or somewhere further north, like Cannon Beach, instead if you can.

Thank D3Keith
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

It was lunch time and we were in Tillamook on our way south. We asked at a gas station where we might eat that was not fast food. Another place was recommended. But we passed Kendra's (on Hwy 101) along the way and stopped there because it looked nicer. Had salad specials, one with grilled salmon, one with oysters. Then sampled their clam chowder.

The chowder (if you order a bowl) comes in a bread bowl (it's a meal), but we just tasted a cup. The soup is excellent. More potato and bacon than I would like ideally, but maybe that was just the scoop we had. Otherwise, nicely balanced flavors.

The salads were very good--romaine-based. I thought the oysters were poached rather than grilled, but they were perfectly cooked and fresh. The salmon also was perfectly cooked. Maybe it was just the piece we had, but we thought it was not as fresh as we would have liked--surprising for a place that takes great care--and the people at the next table had the salmon and loved it.

Nicely appointed, clean bathrooms, rare in a small place in a small town.

And Kendra is in the kitchen. See our pictures for a good idea of what Kendra's place is like.

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1  Thank Chescat5
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The baked oysters were wonderful and the blackened salmon caesar salad was marvelous. There were several choices but we picked the specials of the day and were glad we did. Good value for the price and the food was freshly made.

Thank travelgirl60
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