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Kenyon Inn & Restaurant

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100 E Wiggin St, Gambier, OH 43022-5000
+1 740-427-2202
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Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Attended a wedding reception. Room was late being opened, no waiter/bartender to take drink orders, wedding party had determined the menu with 2-3 options for each course, taking the order was fine but serving the food was one waitress handling two plates until someone realized that this was a problem. Vegetarian option for main course was listed as "vegetarian" spaghetti... More 

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Elizabeth City, NC
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450 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Three of us ate a very nice dinner here on a Friday night, when Kenyon students were arriving for the fall semester, which resulted in a little bit of confusion regarding our reservation. We had the jamb, rabbit and seafood, which were all perfectly cooked, delicious, and nicely plated. Dinner ended with a yummy chocolate cake. A nice dining option... More 

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Thank Grice-Fearing
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I brought my two teenager daughters and a student guest to the Kenyon Inn for dinner. We were seated quickly, but there was a bit of a wait before our server arrived. Our drinks were delivered promptly, as well as complimentary bread. Dinner took a little longer than I would have expected, considering the dining room was not full. The... More 

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Walhonding, Ohio, United States
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Inn is a small but nicer place to eat in Knox County -- The have a simple menu , but each item on menu is great .. The Ruben is outstanding , not just sliced meat like from the deli ,, but true brisket slowed cooked and falling apart as you eat .. anyone that reads my reviews know... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Stayed at the Inn, and got breakfast there, too. A bit over-priced, but you got more than enough food to satisfy.

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Thank Renee S
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Was staying at the Inn, so we decided to make life easy and have dinner there too. It was the first day of the fall menu. We each had he Beef Tendeloin. Dishes were switched and I ended up with medium rare. Not my favorite, but doable. However, next time, I will eat somewhere else for the price.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

While visiting Kenyon College for the requisite campus tour etc. We stayed at the Inn and had dinner there. Unfortunately, our experience did not meet expectations. Dinner for two with wine was about $100. Not unreasonable if well executed. However the meal was way overdone, no wait staff came to enquire, the service sporadic and the food mediocre at best.... More 

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Thank Debi F
Tristan H, Manager at Kenyon Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

TripAdvisor Member, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We sincerely appreciate the feedback. As we make changes and update our restaurant, we hope to see back! Thank you, again. More 

Gambier, Ohio
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

A little more upscale, but not formal. Nice menu and wine list. Their "Party on the Patio" is held most Fridays through the summer with light appetizers, grilled food and live music. Fun!

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Thank David S
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Has dinner here as I was staying at the inn. Dinner was acceptable, but not worth the prices paid for the items. I ordered a sirloin and was surprised to find it quite overlooked. The sides were overlooked as well. The potatoes to the point of being black and crusty in some spots. They have a bit of a captive... More 

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Maryland, New York
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We had dinner at the Kenyon Inn over Kenyon graduation weekend. There was a fixed price menu ranging from 40 to 55 per person four courses none of which we liked. Starters we had Ahi Tuna, Flat-bread, Asparagus w/prosciutto. The tuna tasted very fishy, the flatbread with apple and onion and cheese was just weird, asparagus was the best of... More 

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Tristan H, Manager at Kenyon Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Kristina, We want to apologize that you and your guests your dissatisfied with the meal. Please give us a call so that we can speak over the phone about your experience. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Wiggin St, Gambier, OH 43022-5000
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Gambier
  • Phone Number: +1 740-427-2202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?