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“Was expecting better”

Knotty Pine Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 87 Restaurants in Front Royal
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mentor, Ohio
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150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Was expecting better”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Someone recommended the restaurant for breakfast. It is a really old establishment that is in need of some remodeling, but we weren't there for the décor. We were just looking for a good breakfast before a long day of travel. We didn't get it. Six of us had breakfast and the best review was "just OK".

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Make sure you go in the correct entrance!”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

My only complaint when we tried this restaurant was smoking, but I found out we sat in the bar area and there is a restaurant area with no smoking on the other side! The pancake was huge and the food was good!

  • Visited October 2012
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Life's Too Short for Butter Substitutes”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Don't insult my biscuits by only offering pre-packaged Shedd's Spread. I don't even want to know what was in that cup of pre-melted whatever to go on the pancakes. Really? If you have a menu that includes sausage gravy, you're obviously not concerned with being heart-healthy. I'll gladly pay a few cents more for the real deal. The ham steak was overly salty and the texture, leathery. Reviews that said the service - and the locals - were friendly were accurate, but that's where it ends. This is not the place for good, honest, down-home cookin', unless mom was a slouch.

  • Visited May 2013
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4 Thank roadtrippin58
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Front Royal, Virginia
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Priced perfectly, ample food”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

A local place for a great value, old fashion dining. I go there for breakfast every so often and the value is perfect, the food good and atmosphere is ok. A good meal for a fair price is not a bad thing at all.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank jazphan
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Washington D.C.
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Maybe good for breakfast?”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Maybe the breakfast here is good, but we stopped in for dinner and the food was just awful. I certainly wasn't expecting gourmet, I figured cafeteria-style cooking would be the order of the day, but this was bad cafeteria. Canned green beans were old and salty like they'd been sitting in a warmer all day. Country fried steak was a foodservice frozen patty thrown in the deep fryer. Microwaved frozen corn. Nothing we had was homemade except the fried chicken which was pretty good though the pieces were tiny. Service was friendly and it's definitely a time-warp inside.

Visited May 2013
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