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“This is not home cooking”
Review of The Grainery

The Grainery
Ranked #40 of 70 Restaurants in Watertown
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Albert, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This is not home cooking”
Reviewed October 29, 2011

Menu mentions food made from scratch, but it came out of a package and was overcooked

Visited October 2011
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Sauk Rapids, MN
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed November 5, 2010

I have eaten at the Grainery several times over the past 2 months. The service has been consistently poor: slow wait staff, staff congregating and talking while people wait, staff visiting with friends, and the like. The food is okay, but not any better than a fast-food place. The salad bar has consistently had a tiny selection with some poor quality ingredients. I had a take-out order where both meals were missing items.

The restaurant is at a truck stop on the interstate. If I need a place to sit down and eat, and after normal restaurant hours, I might stop here. Otherwise, there are much better choices in town.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not near as goods it use to be.poor food”
Reviewed October 26, 2010

Poor food poor service , nothing like it use to be.

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“They used to be my favorite but then they changed their menu and I just can't get over that.”
Reviewed February 3, 2008

They used to be my favorite but then they changed their menu and I just can't get over that.

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Southern US
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378 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Solid Americana”
Reviewed January 15, 2008

The Grainery is a very good Midwestern US family eatery. There is no wine list but the food is very good. The restaurant is clean and well light. The food is fresh and tasty. There is a very decent salad bar.

Pluses: Clean, Good Service, Good Food.
Minuses: Limited Healthy Dining Choices.

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