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“good home style cooking”

Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant and Bakery
Ranked #12 of 131 Restaurants in Staunton
Price range: $0 - $16
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Charlottesville, Virginia
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“good home style cooking”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

When I am in the mood for home style cooking this is where I want to go. Meatloaf and gravy with real mashed potatoes--not the flake stuff. A wealth of veggies sides to choose from. Country ham, steak, fried chicken, livers and onions....and the pies are all delicious. The ambiance isn't much but the food is dependably good.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average Country Cookin'”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I always try to support local businesses. Unfortunately, sometimes a country place is exactly what you would expect, very basic American food. I went for lunch, the service was fine no problems. I had fish and chips which were quite bland. I hear their brunch is great though. I would not repeat.

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Cornelia, Georgia
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318 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Mrs. Rowe was the guiding force!”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We usually make it a point to eat at Mrs. Rowe's when in Staunton. However, our dinner this time was marginal at best. The food wasn't hot and the roast beef sandwich with gravy and mashed potatoes tasted ready-made and warmed up in the microwave, not home cooked. When Mrs. Rowe was alive and running the restaurant herself everything was hot and fresh; she hired a kitchen staff that knew how to cook wonderful chicken dumplings, baked tomatoes and spoon bread. Evidently the experienced cooks have passed on too.

I asked the waitress if the restaurant was still family owned and she said it is. The quality has definitely declined in the past years; we won't return again. It doesn't have the same wonderful quality.

Visited November 2012
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Stafford, Virginia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Clean and Friendly”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

In our many trip to the Staunton area, we have enjoyed several visits to Mrs. Rowe's. The breakfast there is our main meal. The staff is always friendly and courteous and the food served hot and always delicious.

  • Visited December 2011
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Staunton, Virginia
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201 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good home cooking and plenty of it”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Rowe's makes Staunton famous. Good Southern cooking. They also have carryout and a bakery with yummy cookies and pies. Large rooms suitable for meetings. Friendly service.

Visited August 2012
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