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Sandstone Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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273 Sussex Ave W, Tenino, WA 98589-9360
+1 360-264-4400
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food is good for a breakfast joint off the beaten path in a historic feeling downtown (pop 1700). Kids meals had good portion sizes. Adults were not huge. Toast was classic diner style. Hash browns crispy and a touch on the greasy side. Waffles were good and didn't have a cheap mix after taste. The skillet special was hearty... More 

Thank Kristian K
Arcata, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The atmospere in this restaurant is so nice. A true little diner with some history of the area on display. The breakfast here is very good! I like the Omelets and the Bisquits and Gravy. My husband always has the basic eggs and bacon. He is picky about the eggs not being runny and the bacon being crisp and they... More 

Thank annadan114
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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240 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good prices, good food, and a pleasant atmosphere make this a delightful lunch stop. The waitress seemed distracted but was anxious to please. There are less than a dozen tables and the central lighting is florescent overheads, so the window tables are in demand.

Thank VN F
Opotiki, New Zealand
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee here is really good. The food is good with a reasonable selection of snacks and meals. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Prices are reasonable

Thank caroleyoungopotiki
Olympia, Washington
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This little spot, is great, been here a handful of times and they have yet to disappoint me, always busy but have plenty of staff for service, which is great. Have a friend who lives in town and she has gotten to know the staff which is a plus as we get to order items that are not on the... More 

Thank Oly360
Tenino, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Over the past 10 years of living close to this very small town of Tenino, my wife and I have eaten at this diner at least once a week, usually more often than that. Has been owned by three different owners over that years, but....currently owned by a mother and daughter team, and they do a darn good job of... More 

Thank midliferider
Seattle, Washington
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. I ate breakfast. The portions are large and the chili omelette I had was quite tasty. The chili was homemade. The hash browns were real and not the rubbery packaged hash browns you get at some restaurants. My son had the biscuits and gravy and he was quite pleased as well. Service was good.... More 

Thank Robert S
Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I had fish and chips here, they were ok, a little greasy. But I liked the atmosphere and the waitress was friendly and efficient. Will stop again as I go through Tenino freq. Will try brkfst next time, as this seems to be a popular place in the morning.

Thank Quartzjade
Tenino, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

A breakfast institution in Tenino. Excellent food and good service. We go there for breakfast and have never been disappointed!

Thank Jon T
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is my sons favorite place to have breakfast, so I decided to try it last week with a friend. I had a basic breakfast of bacon & eggs, all cooked perfectly. My friend had an omelet & I plan to try that next time. Servers are super friendly.

Thank sabbysguide

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 273 Sussex Ave W, Tenino, WA 98589-9360
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tenino
  • Phone Number: +1 360-264-4400

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