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“Nothing personal”

The Stove Restaurant Country Cookin
Ranked #10 of 92 Restaurants in Mammoth Lakes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Host was not friendly. Obviously a busy place with an hour wait but he enjoys turning folks away. We stay across the street at the creek inn so it is easy to check in and wait for us. After being quoted 45 minutes a father with 3 kids replied, " will be back in 35 minutes" and Mr. host said "then you wont get a table" I watched too many people leave upset. The staff assistant was very nice, he brought us water as we sat. Our server was quick to let us know he works off tips (?)and our order came out fast but had to be returned as it was not properly cooked.
I would like to see the host be nicer to tourists. He may be an owner, as he is friendly to locals, most of which do not have to wait. This is our 3rd and last visit to the stove, similar events occurred each visit.

Thank paul b
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Really like to keep things on a positive note. So I will honestly say the service was good. The place was very unique and pleasing.
We ate breakfast. I ordered chicken fried steak, gravy, scrambled eggs, and homestyle potatoes. It looked great, but sadly gravy had no flavor. as well as the chicken fried steak. My husband had the stove special with a side of sausage. Hot cakes were good, bacon and eggs good. Don't order the sausage. With juice and coffee it came to $32.00 not including tip.
Pretty pricey.

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Thank LorenaGus
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Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

When we searched for restaurants in town, this place was ranked #1... But unfortunately it didn't live up to the billing. The food was average at best, and it took FOREVER to get any service.

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1  Thank Kellen K
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Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

This place served up diner-type fare. Solid, if a bit expensive(like most things in this resort town). The floor and table were dirty. The place lacks air conditioning, so summer dining can be a bit toasty. This place earned a "Meh," from our group.

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Thank RobSterner
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I've been to the stove several times for breakfast and it's good. I went there for dinner and it was really bad. They should scap their dinner menu and bring in someone that can start from scratch. Chicken pot pie was bad. I don't know what they use for crust but it was not the least bit flakey. Filling had lots of chicken but no flavor. Soup was like water with veggies and a little beef. Burger was even dry and a let down. Eating here makes you think you own cooking is outstanding. Come on Stove, you're not even trying for dinner.

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1  Thank Michael G
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