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Duffy s Restaurant
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were passing through town on our 500 mile mini-vacation on Route 101 through the Washington Peninsula and stopped for dinner. This appeared to be our best bet in town since we wanted a sit-down restaurant. My wife had the salmon fillet and I has their hamburger steak with grilled onions (somewhat tasteless, needed gravy at least). We each had a baked potato and salad. Meals were average and so was their prices. You had to ask for a dinner roll if you wanted one (said so on the menu, so I did when we ordered). I had to ask for them several times more before we got ours, but effort was well worth it. They were made fresh in their co-located bakery and were GREAT, best part of the meal! Service was average to slow. We had to ask a few times for drink refills, but the check came quickly. Place is very dated, at least 20 years since last remodel, even though their history (written on their menus) states that the (3rd generation) current owner/manager has a college degree in restaurant/hospitality management. He must have failed the course in Atmosphere upkeep. I keep looking for a calendar to make sure it wasn't August 1992.

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We always stop in at Duffy's! Lots to choose from, fair prices, and good, homey atmosphere. Will stop in again!

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

Would not recommend. Ordered hamburger, buns were dry and tasted like the refrigerator, freezer burnt taste. Not good.

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

Because it's not tourist season, there are no restaurants open in Ocean Shores, where we spent a freezing, windy morning on a spit, photographing snowy owls.
At noon, we drove to Hoquiam, famished. Duffy's has been there forever, so we stopped. We both had a hankering for fish. After all, Hoquiam is just a little drive away from the Pacific Ocean.

We both had the specialty, “London” fish and chips.
The only thing English about them was the print in the menu. The fish was Alaskan cod, and while good fish, it…as well as the rest of the meal, was industrial grade from first to last. The fish, breaded in industrial grade batter, was okay. The fries, all perfectly uniform in length and rectangular width, were pasty and not very good. Even the condiments were industrial, meaning the tartar sauce looked like sour cream with a dash of green stuff thrown in. I didn’t try the cocktail sauce, but both items came in the prepacked, clear plastic containers. Even the water tasted like it’d been through a softener. And the glass for water was very small. I had to keep asking for refills.
The coffee was blah. It was not very good.
I think we should have realized who was producing the meal by a big clue: the Food Service of America 18 wheeler parked in the parking lot. I bet the food went from truck right into the deep fat fryer.
Service was slow. Our server was distractedly polite but overworked. She had one entire half of the restaurant to take orders, set tables, buss tables, and serve food. She said it wasn’t bad by the time we got there, but usally, she has the entire restaurant to handle by herself until 9 am.
Overall, the meal was edible, suitable for shutting the rumbling stomach up, but certainly not worth a special trip.
The bathroom needs a good cleaning. The floor looked as if it had been mopped, but the management is stinting on a good soap to clean it with.

Drive past Duffy's unless you are really truly dying.

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2  Thank SeattleMeadowlark
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