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“Diamond In The Rough”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Yellow Dog Lantern

Yellow Dog Lantern
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Oil City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
PA
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Diamond In The Rough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant during a business trip while trying to find a nice local place to have dinner and drinks. The town is a bit run down and difficult to navigate with it's one way streets. The restaurant is hard to spot. While it was a ittle dark and dated once inside, the staff was friendly and cheerful. The dinners were a bit pricy, an average of $16-$22 for an entree, however they came with a wonderful, huge warm roll and butter, fresh salad, and a side dish of your choice, including various pasta and sauces. I had the chicken marsala which was tender and tasty. Would be a nice place for a romantic dinner out. If we are ever in town, we would definately come back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Oil City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was a nice quiet place to eat and the pasta with garlic sauce was excellent if you like garlic. I would recommend this to travelers if you were just passing through!
Bob

Visited July 2012
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NYC
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Don't understand the hype”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

This place has some nice reviews but we were not impressed. It’s a little off-putting out front, as there are no windows so you can’t peek inside. The interior is very dark and old fashioned in the "old" way. The staff and the clientele all seemed to look us up and down like it was a private club. The prices were high considering the area. We decided to go elsewhere.

Visited June 2012
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Olney, Maryland
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525 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Love This Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

I admit. My brother has been a regular here when he visits our hometown. So I've joined him on numerous occasions. The staff is just amazing. Fun and friendly, but efficient, too. The food is very good. Beef dishes especially. Cool throwback atmosphere. Toned down. Lots of food. You really feel at home at the Yellow Dog.

Visited April 2012
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Ct
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Good food reasonable prices, alcaholic drinks were good and priced good.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Jon F
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