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“A cafe but they do it so well!”

Squeeze-In Restaurant & Deck
Ranked #5 of 12 Restaurants in John Day
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Durham, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“A cafe but they do it so well!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Situated on the main road through John Day and easily walkable from the Best Western, this place, with parking out front, is nothing fancy but the welcome was friendly. They do their own soups so we ordered the spinach and tortellini, which sounded a strange combination, but it was really good. I had eggs benedict which had plenty of ham and was very filling and my husband had a great Philly cheese steak which he said was one of the best he had had. They specialize in pies so we had to try them. I had the pineapple and cherry which was lovely and hubby had the chocolate which met with approval. Our server was a lovely lady who we enjoyed meeting. It looks nothing from the outside but the cooking is good and they now have a deck out back for outdoor eating. Just as well we don't live in John Day as we would eat far too much here.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Okay food”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Deck area really needs to be cleaned up to be acceptable to us. It looks really trashy and while some of the area can't be controlled by the Squeeze In, much of it is under their control and could be taken to a higher standard. It looks like an after thought.

Visited September 2013
Thank nombres02
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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We had breakfast on the deck. Greeted with a friendly hello from Hannah who also was are server. They were very busy but she did not make us feel rushed at all took the time to make recommendations of which we took her advice. The pancakes with fresh blueberries were excellent, along with the eggs that were made just they way we ordered them. Hash browns were crisp and not greasy. Even the yoast was still warm. Service and value was great with the deck being a bonus.....

Visited August 2013
Thank Toebesue B
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great breakfast!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stopped in to the Squeeze-In for breakfast on our way out of John Day, OR and enjoyed an excellent meal. The staff were very friendly, as well as some the other patrons. We think they were the regulars/locals. The food was cooked perfectly and they were very okay with a change in the menu we asked for when we ordered. It's a relaxed atmosphere, much like an older diner. There is a deck out back which we didn't have time to investigate. We will certainly go back for another meal or two when stopping in John Day.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank OregonLiz
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Eugene, Or
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I enjoyed the food at the restaurant. Sometimes when you are traveling through smaller towns it is difficult to know were to eat. This is a clean friendly place with good food.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank mauimamaEugene_Or
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