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“Hearty Breakfast”

Barlow Trail Roadhouse
Ranked #4 of 24 Restaurants in Welches
Price range: US$6 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Diner, Steakhouse
Description: An authentic log cabin rich in history and legends, The Barlow Trail Roadhouse dates back to 1926 and is loved by everyone who visits. Locals, travelers and tourists alike have made this restaurant one of their favorite gathering places. The Barlow Trail Inn was built by the legendary William “Bill” Lenz, and named after the famous toll road constructed by Sam Barlow. The building originally served as a general store, and nine months later became The Barlow Trail Inn. The local inn had the reputation of having the “Best Food on the Loop to Timberline” downstairs and “Best Girls” upstairs. Hence, it was a popular stop for miners coming across the Cascades, construction workers building Timberline Lodge, and the local loggers. In 2001 the restaurant was renamed “The Territory” which did not sit well with several folks. By popular demand, the building has been renamed to include the historic Barlow Trail name.
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Description: An authentic log cabin rich in history and legends, The Barlow Trail Roadhouse dates back to 1926 and is loved by everyone who visits. Locals, travelers and tourists alike have made this restaurant one of their favorite gathering places. The Barlow Trail Inn was built by the legendary William “Bill” Lenz, and named after the famous toll road constructed by Sam Barlow. The building originally served as a general store, and nine months later became The Barlow Trail Inn. The local inn had the reputation of having the “Best Food on the Loop to Timberline” downstairs and “Best Girls” upstairs. Hence, it was a popular stop for miners coming across the Cascades, construction workers building Timberline Lodge, and the local loggers. In 2001 the restaurant was renamed “The Territory” which did not sit well with several folks. By popular demand, the building has been renamed to include the historic Barlow Trail name.
Surrey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hearty Breakfast”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The best homemade Sour dough biscuits you will feast on. A hearty breakfast if you are hungry, real Ham, which is rare!

Visited August 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Roadhouse Surprise”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was an unexpected surprise. Simple, comfort foods well prepared and delightful friendly mature staff. Amazing omelets served all day.

Visited August 2014
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Fabulous food in a historic old building”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Barlow Trail Roadhouse in Welches was our choice for breakfast, and a good choice it was. We loved the building on the outside - a log-cabin style lodge building - and the inside is equally rustic and charming. We asked the waitress about the balcony above with a door - did the door actually go anywhere, or was it just cosmetic? She informed us that there was a room up there, and that it had been used as a brothel many years in the past. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the building, which was built by the same man who also built the Zigzag Inn, in the town of Zigzag. (that's another review, and another awesome restaurant!) We sat at a big old-fashioned wooden table and soaked up the ambiance of yesteryear, while debating over the many options on the menu. I settled on bacon, eggs, and blueberry pancakes, and my husband chose a country fried steak with home-fries and gravy. We both were very pleased with our breakfasts and the service we received, as well as the cost-value of the meal. Very tasty and enjoyable start to our day!

  • Visited August 2014
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PACIFIC NORTHWEST
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Cute place,great food”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

14 of us stopped on a sunday,it was a hot day, when we went in the place was very warm,not much air,we all sat down,i saw a fan on the flooe plugged it in helped a little then one of the waitress's brought a big fan that really was nice,helped a lot,the waiters were very busy,and it took a long time to get our food,but it was a busy place,all of our food was awesome,they worked hard to get all 14 people served at one time,great job girls! we will be back!i hear their chicken fried steak is wonderful too.i had a great bacon cheese burger with onion rings.

  • Visited August 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Get The Fried Pie!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Beautiful rustic log cabin with a diverse menu. We had the halibut with slaw and fries. The food was expertly cooked, not greasy and just the size for lunch. Our awesome waitress suggested the "Fried Pie" for dessert. The turnover was big enough for three people and served a la mode. The taste was extraordinary and the waitress wouldn't discuss the recipe. Told us it was a house specialty and the owner wouldn't share with anyone. I don't blame her!

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