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“Hometown breakfast?”
Review of Pine Cone Cafe

Pine Cone Cafe
Cuisines: American, Diner, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
University Place, Washington
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4 reviews
“Hometown breakfast?”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Had scrambled eggs and ham-tastless and cold. Home fries were terrible-deep fried pieces of potato, cooked beyond recognition. Very greasy. Was sick for rest of the day afterward. Won't eat there again, even tho it is in my hometown which I prefer to patronize. Also, their silverware was of camping quality. More expensive than Shari's or Denny's and both food and atmosphere is inferior. I don't know what all the good reviews are about-didn't see this type of visit coming at all.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
University Place, Washington
Level Contributor
53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just Plain Good Eating!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

The Pine Cone Cafe is a hidden gem! For old fashioned friendly service and down home cooking, pay them a visit. Their biscuits with gravy is simply scrumptious! A lot of University Place senior citizens frequent this cafe. Pull up a chair with them and enjoy their stories!

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Thank feltisjs
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Vilseck, Germany
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Old School”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I remember it when I was a kid, not as good as I remembered. Portions are good size and the standard cafe menu.

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Thank Slyderwso
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nice service... food is OK. Best are the pancakes.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

A little tired but the service is sweet & this is a local favorite. Note that there is only one Pine Cone Cafe but three listings, due to some peeps saying it's in Tacoma, some say it's in Fircrest, and some who say it is in University Place. It is in University Place!!! Endless coffee & lots of choices for pancakes. I've been there lots but only for breakfast, however I checked & they have lunch & dinner menus, too! Who knew? Also, they have senior rates for those over 60.

Visited June 2012
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Thank PIFFKA
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University Place, Washington
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice breakfast”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

This was an ok place for breakfast..my ex-boyfriend took me there with his ill-behaved daughter. The place maybe wasn't so bad as was the kids and noise?

Visited July 2011
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Thank fairie13
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