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Austin House Cafe & Country Store

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Junction Hwy 26 & 7, Bates, OR 97817
+1 541-448-2526
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Baker City, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I had the BIGFOOT burger and it was fantastic. Also had a side order of fried jalapenos that were some of the best I've had.

Thank amicka7511
christy k, Owner at Austin House Cafe & Country Store, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to your return to e joy another meal with us! More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Really good food, souvenirs, mini mart, gas, etc. One of the only places on Hwy 26 between Sumpter and John Day. Beautiful old fashioned wooden bar in the restaurant! Great French fries and buffalo burgers! Very friendly owners. Enjoyed the meal and the visit!

Thank MemomPam
christy k, Owner at Austin House Cafe & Country Store, responded to this review

Thank you and come back again soon! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've always driven by this my whole life & never had the chance to go inside. 20 years old & I finally go in & was amazed! Yummy fudge & sweet treats, a little market & full blown restaurant. Close to Bates State Park!

Thank Kinzi P
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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235 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I always brake for huckleberries, so when we saw a sign that said "huckleberry milkshakes", we stopped in the middle of the road, backed up and pulled in the parking lot. It was so worth it. There is a restaurant, which if we'd had more time, we would have had a meal. We got milkshakes and huckleberry ice cream from... More 

Thank Adventuredawgs
christy k, Owner at Austin House Cafe & Country Store, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your milkshakes and huckleberry treats! Hope you are able to enjoy a meal with us sometime! More 

Eugene, Oregon
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I bicycled into this place on a cold morning and was deeply chilled. I ordered ham, eggs, and hash browns, along with coffee and had the perfect breakfast. The meal arrived promptly and was hot. The best part was the thinly sliced high-quality ham that hit the spot. The coffee was so so, but hey, when considering the good service,... More 

Thank William W
christy k, Owner at Austin House Cafe & Country Store, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comment as we appreciate it and always strive for guality and great service. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We weren't allowed to sit at a table because we were just having dessert. There is NO WAY the owner woman could not have known that was going to be horrible...it was terrible. Last time she purposely set us at a wobbly table saying we'd be okay because we were not having steak. It was breakfast. We kept spilling our... More 

Thank Toni J
Vancouver, Washington
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338 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We had the buffalo burger special and the best sweet potato fries we've ever tasted! Ever!! Both my husband and I thought so. The food was very hot and the bun was so soft and yummy. They have all types of burgers to choose from and we had a great blackberry cobbler. The gift shop also has lots of flavors... More 

Thank TrvlTheWorld2
christy k, Owner at Austin House Cafe & Country Store, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we appreciate your business! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Hadn't been to the Austin House for sometime, but decided to take my hubby there for his birthday. The Ribeye was delicious and well worth the money. Food is fresh and well prepared. I loved the old bar and felt like a step back in time. I will be going back.

Thank Michelle G
Boise, Idaho
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were just passing by when we stopped at the Austin House. A quaint little place, and very clean. It seems they're in the process of fixing things up. The lady there was pretty nice and made polite conversation. We had the Huckleberry Ice Cream, I highly recommend trying this flavor. The little store at the entrance as a little... More 

Thank HeyLookeeHere
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I had a great breakfast here this morning. It was classic cafe fare - crisp bacon, eggs over easy, hash browns, and toast. Good coffee too! I have stopped here here many summers over the years and have always gotten a great meal and friendly service. It's clean and cute/rustic too. This is my first visit in winter when it's... More 

Thank Cindy-Lou-RK

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Junction Hwy 26 & 7, Bates, OR 97817
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Bates
  • Phone Number: +1 541-448-2526

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