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“If the mountain blew, I'd finish the cobbler first. ”

Patty's Place at 19 Mile House
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Toutle
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

What a nice setting overlooking the Toutle River. Liked the outdoor covered seating. We enjoyed the elk burger and the BLT+beyond with guacamole and good bacon. Then the mountain berry & peach cobblers were divine. What a great find of this place!

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the only reasons someone might come across this quaint neat little place is if you are taking a trip to the Mount St. Helens area. This is exactly what my wife and I were doing. On the way up to the Observation area at Johnson's ridge we saw this spot and made note of where it was for the trip back. Coming back down we stopped here about 6:00 pm. We were concerned it might be slammed but there was room for us immediately. We were greeted at the door by a very nice lady that I thought might be "Patty" but she was the mother-in-law of Patty. We were able to get a table outside on the patio, and it was beautiful. It sits up on a bluff with a fantastic view of the Toutle River. The décor inside was nicely done (although the piano could be removed to get more dining space.)

The service was very good and the staff was attentive even though they were very busy. We observed some folks having the Elk burgers and they looked nicely done. We opted to split a Chicken and Dumpling and it was ample. The biscuits were homemade and worked very well in the place of the traditional "dumplings". The pieces of chicken were cooked just right and large chunks of breast meat. I also had a side salad and it was very fresh and well done.

The signs out front touted the homemade cobbler so that is why we shared a meal, so we would have room for some. We again decided to share and were not disappointed. We got the Mountain berry cobbler and it was very good. The berries were still a little tart and a great contrast to the crystallized sugary slice of cake on top of them. Of course we had it topped with ice cream.

I do a lot of travelling all over the US (15 to 20 weeks a year) and seek out places like Patty's Place. Local good down home feeling with great hospitality.

Definitely recommend stopping here on a trip to Mt. St. Helens especially for the cobbler. Try to get a seat on the patio overlooking the river.

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Thank Trafcon
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had passed this on our way up to Mt St Helens, Johnston Ridge Observatory and said we would stop here after we were done for the day as the sign had advertised Elk Burgers. So on our way down we did stop and got the Elk burgers that were tasty. We had to get the cobbler as one of the many to choose from was Strawberry Rhubarb one that is a very rare pie, cobbler back home. It was so good we wanted to order another round but decided we still had voodoo doughnuts to eat so we better not. The cobbler had a sweet and tart flavor to it like it should we didn't get the ice cream on top so we could enjoy the actual flavor. The inside is a quaint little cottage with a few seats, the majority of the seats are on the back veranda. We didn't sit outside since on the mountain that day it was chilly with the mist we were hit with and were already chilled from that. There is a gift shop in the front where you check out. We visited the restroom as it takes a good hour and half to get back down the mountain and found you had signs that lead you down the hill to the back of the restaurant to the basement. It appeared the restaurant grows a lot of their own vegetables and fruit and serve it as there was huge garden down there. It was so pretty down there we had to stop and snap a few pics. There was a red building next to the restaurant wasn't sure what it was for but was pretty. This is a must stop if just for the cobbler we wanted to try the chicken and dumplings but all decided on the Elk burgers since this is a rare meat we can get back home. We are all about beef or buffalo in Oklahoma.

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Thank AMR01
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We initially went past this place but due to the inviting exterior, we turned around. This was a very cute little place with a nice little gift shop inside. The interior had a cottage feel to it and was very inviting. Our service was adequate and the food was good. I wouldn't say our food was excellent but it was good enough. I would have liked to try the cobbler everyone has been raving about but I simply didn't have room. If you need to use the restroom, be sure you don't wait too long as you have to go outside and down the stairs as they are in the basement. However, they don't have the dungeon feel, they are nicely decorated and comfortable. We will stop here again on our way through as the atmosphere is very nice and relaxing.

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Thank Heather B
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had chicken and dumplings " famous for ". the chicken tasted good but dumplings are biscuits? still tasted good, but disappointed.

ordered the large chili fries, looked like a really small order (was hoping to use as appetizer for 4, but only big enough for 1-2 ) and was pricey.

cranberry turkey sandwich a friend ordered looked good and they were pleased with.

Service was fine, nothing to complain about. View was very nice on back deck. Crayons and paper for kids was a nice help.

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Thank SilentWOLF9
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