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“Kelso Gem”

Kelso Theater Pub Backstage Cafe
Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Kelso
Cuisines: American
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“Kelso Gem”
Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Many ridiculously say there is no good food in Kelso. Wrong wrong wrong. If you are a local get here to eat and you won't be disappointed. Passing through town worth the time to find this local gem!

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Longview, Washington
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“Best little restaurant in town.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Backstage Cafe in Kelso, WA is one of our favorite places to go for a dinner and movie night out. The food is superb, the service is exceptional and the atmosphere is both comfortable and attractive. Check ahead to find out if they are serving their wonderful prime rib on Saturday.

  • Visited November 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Very Interesting Find in Surprising Location”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A friend of ours called us during the daytime 10/30 about an email he'd received from a friend of his about a Sneak Preview of the movie War of the Worlds that also including a recorded rendition of the original Orson Welles radio broadcast. This Sneak Preview was being presented nationally on 10/30 and locally at this venue. We jumped at the chance to go and are very glad we did. This theater really did a great job of presenting the movie and themselves in a throughly fun and professional manner including some great beer, wine and food options like a good veg pizza that fed the three of us. We blew through $80 including tickets, but it was worth every penny as the staff of Jessica and Thomas were simply great and the theater, with its original balconey and easy to use tables in the main showing room was up to the task despite its many years.
The Backstage Cafe is off the main theater area and is run by Kitchen Wizard Marc Weiser and the whole shebang is managed by Dawn Julian, who, on this night, was enjoying the same Sneak Preview in Santa Monica. All in all a very fun, special night of enjoyment. We look forward to returning to this enjoyably retro, fun venue.

  • Visited October 2012
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