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The Block House Cafe

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301 Main St, Dayton, OR 97114-9792
+1 503-864-8412
07:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Thu 07:00 - 15:00
Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Dayton, Oregon
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the home-style breakfast. Classic American eats with efficient, kind and thoughtful service. Make a reservation if you have a group of four or more in the late morning so you get seated quickly. The whiskey rootbeer float is amazing for those leisurely brunch days.

Thank MichelleWaz05
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here a couple of times now and love this building and ambiance. Friendly staff and really good cafe food. Very reasonable prices. Beer, wine and some cocktails available. Wonderful Caravan coffee. These folk have achieved the right combination for success.

1 Thank redhills
Santa Clara, CA
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is clean, fresh, and charming with a delightful wait staff. The owner, Erin, visited with us for quite a while. I had house-made navy bean soup which was perfectly prepared by Erin and chicken tenders, which were good. My husband had a salad that was beautifully prepared with an abundance of ingredients. I took note that the furnishings... More 

Thank ruthmfl
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely wait staff, great back story on the old church and repurposed wood table tops with mortised ends to keep from warping. you're gonna love it. Great R Reuben and cod fish and chips, fries couldn't have been fresher. Constant drunk refills A winner!

Thank Grit D
Port Lavaca, Texas
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The staff is warm and friendly, try and accommodate to the best of their ability. We had not finished meals and the cook was concerned when noticed it coming back at the end of the meal. It was only because we had stuffed ourselves on the homemade soups. Highly recommend and much better than going into McMinnville for a good... More 

1 Thank HighMaint01
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best burgers I've ever had. The Block House Cafe is clean, in a quaint old church and is always reliable for good food. Check out the salads too if you want some healthier options.

Thank Ryanwineguy
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170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious burger in the heart of wine country! Do some wine tastings and then stop at the Block house for a yummy burger that runs about 10 dollars. You won't go away hungry!

Thank movedsouth
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here several times now and keep coming back - for good reason! Everything we've had is delicious and reasonable in price and the coffee keeps flowing! The service is always accompanied by since smiles and small town family feeling. The owners take pride in the atmosphere, employees, and personally cook the food themselves. Just a hop from the... More 

1 Thank Tony F
McMinnville, Oregon
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place is right on ! We were picking up some fruit tress locally, and stopped at The Block House Café for lunch. They are open for breakfast and lunch only. The restaurant is in a 100 year old for church, and beautifully set up for a restaurant. Seating outside is possible too. We had a couple of glasses of... More 

Thank TellTruth2016
San Antonio
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Do NOT miss this cafe if you are in the area. (10minutes from McMinnville.). We had lunch here one day and went back for breakfast the next. BIG Hamburgers - hand made patties, buns and the best french fries, patty melts, Reuben sandwich, etc etc. all fantastic!! But breakfast is just unbelievable - chicken fried steak with gravy, eggs and... More 

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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
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Main St, Dayton, OR 97114-9792
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 503-864-8412
The Block House Cafe is located in the Dayton First Baptist church constructed in 1886. The church has undergone a sensitive and meticulous restoration with an addition on the back (kitchen). The Block House Cafe serves breakfast and lunch with dinners and later hours on Friday nights. Come and enjoy our signature cinnamon roll pancakes or a hand pressed burger with local grass fed beef. Our espresso is locally roasted in Newberg, Oregon and all of our dishes are prepared fresh and to order.

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